Albany, NY – Alan speaks with Massachusetts congressman Richard Neal about to what extent does Ireland's economic revitalization aid in the peace accord. Alan will conclude his conversation with Neal tomorrow.
Springfield, MA – An ad-hoc committee of the Springfield City Council is set to clear one member of the city's financial management team of any wrongdoing in connection with a faulty investment that nearly cost the Massachusetts city 13 million dollars. WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Steven Greenberg, spokesman for the Siena Research poll. Greenberg talks about the results of a new poll which asked New York voters about Governor David Paterson, Eliot Spitzer, Michael Bloomberg and other politicians in the state. They'll also talk about the polling process and how politicians use the information gathered from polls.
Albany, NY – Matthew Parker discusses his book, "Panama Fever: The Epic History of One of the Greatest Engineering Triumphs of All Time: The Building of the Panama Canal" with Joe. The building of the canal was the most expensive project in human history and required the movement of mountains. Parker explains his interest in the history of the canal and how he came about to write this book.
Albany, NY – Alan speaks with Congressman Richard Neal to give an update on Ireland's economic success and its relationship with the U.S. Neal will continue his conversation tomorrow with Alan as they continue to discuss more politics.
Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Steve Ettlinger about his book,"Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats". This book explores the mysterious ingredients that lie in the processed foods that we eat.
Albany, NY – James Howard Kunstler is the Roundtable Reads author for April and his book is "World Made by Hand". Joe speaks with Kunstler about how he came to write his new book about our current energy situation. Kunstler will be joining the Roundtable for a live discussion about this novel at the end of April, so start reading and stay tuned!
Albany, NY – A zip-code level analysis of home loan data reveals it will be months before New Yorkers feel the full impact of the subprime mortgage crisis. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports,