Dr. John Ratey is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
For more than a decade he taught residents and Harvard medical students as the Assistant Director of Resident training at Massachusetts Mental Health Center. He continues to teach psychiatrists as a regular instructor in Harvard's Continuing Medical Education program.
Plattsburgh, NY – The weak American dollar is a boon to the region's ski industry. The exchange rate is attracting Canadians and other international tourists to Vermont's ski areas, where they are spending more time and money than a typical domestic skier. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – A Pittsfield restaurant hailed by many as a downtown magnet has closed while it works to reconfigure its upscale dining model. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more on the implications some believe this could have on the business community;
Washington, DC – The stock market has been roller coastering this week in reaction to the collapse of an investment bank and the subsequent federal deal that kept it afloat. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett looks at the economy, the plans to fix it, and the lessons to be learned from history.
Albany, NY – Julia and David speak with Steve and Dede Leiber of Upstate Films about the Academy Award winning best documentary "Taxi to the Dark Side" with film maker Alex Gibney as well as current and upcoming local theater events. Upstate Films is located in Rhinebeck, New York and for more information visit, www.upstatefilms.org.
Albany, NY – In today's Congressional Corner, the discussion shifts from domestic issues such as the economy and health care to the U.S.'s foreign policy in Alan and New York's Congressman Maurice Hinchey's discussion.
Albany, NY – WAMC's Steve Felano reports about the rise in citizen journalism as an alternative source of news and information in today's media. Felano explored how the public has turned towards reporting the news themselves rather than relying on other sources of media. Recently bigger media companies such as CNN have accepted information from the public and perhaps this alternative source of information will become more important in the news.
Albany, NY – Julia speaks with book salesman Dick from Oblong Books about his weekly book picks. Oblong Books is located in Rhinebeck, New York and for more information about this bookstore, visit www.oblongbooks.com.
Albany , NY – Hudson Valley Bureau Chief, Susan Barnett, shares with the Roundtable her progress on her New Year's Resolution to lose weight that she calls "From Flab to Fit". Do people gain weight because of stress, tempting food, lack of exercise or bad genes? Susan Barnett explores these answers and more in her quest to become fit for life.