Albany, NY – In his new book, The Fabric of America, Historian Andro Linklater argues that the Founding Fathers understood citizenship and country in different terms. Linklater writes that since the very beginning, democracy has been tied to property and ownership, and our unalienable rights to the establishment of government, laws and borders.
The Fabric of America: How Our Borders Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity, by Andro Linklater. Published by Walker.
Albany, NY – It's a summer of Dutch Arts in the Berkshires, with six different venues hosting exhibitions, installations, concerts, and theater and dance performances from the Netherlands. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on the programming running through August.
Albany, NY – If you are looking for something to read-- in addition to the Roundtable Reads book selection for the month of July: North River by Pete Hamill--Joan Grenier of the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts has some thoughts.
Albany, NY – Jerry Seinfeld once said that he felt sorry for Wayne Knight because he ran the risk of forever being typecast as Newman--the post office worker that appeared regularly on Seinfeld. Knight has starred on Broadway in Sweet Charity, Art, Mastergate and Gemini as well as his film work in JFK, Basic Instinct, Jurassic Park and Dirty Dancing. He plays Sheriff Hartman in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of The Front Page.
Albany, NY – Richard Kind is one of those great actors that shows up in everything at some point. He starred on Broadway in The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. He is a regular on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and has starred in Scrubs, Spin City and Mad About You. He speaks with Joe Donahue about how he came to Williamstown to play the role of Walter Burns in their production of "The Front Page."
Albany, NY – As communities prepare to celebrate the nation's independence, many of the men and women serving in America's armed forces are far from home this 4th of July. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has more on what one Congresswoman is doing to help Iraqi vets, and what some soldiers still fighting in Iraq hope to accomplish .
Pittsfield, MA – The council appointed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to advise him on how the state can best to assist veterans and their families met for the first time yesterday. The governor appointed three members to the commission from Western Massachusetts. More now from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Lenox, MA – The Lenox, Massachusetts-based Shakespeare and Company hopes to begin construction of a $5 million center for the performance arts in November. But, as out Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, the company needs to raise $2.5 million to make that happen;
Albany, NY – (Airs: 7/29/07 and 7/30/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Legislative Gazette: Governor Spitzer and Senate Majority leader Bruno continue to spar over the end of session, Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff comes to Buffalo to discuss secure border I-Ds, and education advocates and parents gather to discuss the state's new contracts for excellence.