Albany , NY – Katie speaks with Maureen Ogle about her book, "Ambitious Brew : The Story of American Beer". After seeing a beer truck, Ogel decided to research and write her next book about the history of beer in America. Her book explore the deception, how lager came to America, prohibition and how microbreweries started.
Albany, NY – Joe and David speak with Scott Meyer, the owner of Merritt Books in Redhook and Millbrook for this week's book picks. For more information, visit www.merrittbooks.com or visit The Roundtable's website for a complete list of the book picks.
Albany, NY – Julia speaks with Harriet Ruben about her book, "La Pincessa: Machiavelli For Women". Ruben's book looks back at the Machiavelli's concept of power. She will be given a lecture that is free and open to the public at the Russel Sage College April 17.
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. We'll get an update on the progress of budget negotiations and how much revenue will be coming into New York. DiNapoli is proposing a stricter debt cap to reduce borrowing. We'll also hear about the condition of dams in the state, audits of school districts and much more.
Washington, DC – Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has introduced a proposal that includes $10 billion in tax-exempt bonds designed to assist struggling homeowners with refinancing sub-prime loans. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany, NY – In many Christian religions, men hold claim to the top leadership roles. While that's changing in some Protestant and other faiths, Catholics still reserve the priesthood for men. Well, not quite. 51%'s Jill Rontey tracked down some women who beg to differ.
Many Muslim cultures treat men and women very differently. In some cases, women must be completely veiled while men are free to wear Western clothing. In other cases, women are not allowed to own property or to live alone.
Albany , NY – Joe speaks with investigative journalist and author, Jennifer Lee, about her book, "he Fortune Cookie Chronicles : Adventures in the World of Chinese Food". This book examines the Chinese cuisine that has entered into the U.S. and how it got here.