Albany, NY – In Philip Roth's new novel, "Exit Ghost" 71-year old novelist Nathan Zuckerman returns for a short trip to Manhattan after eleven years of voluntary exile in the Berkshires where he has deliberately kept himself out of touch with the modern world. Once in New York, he is both impulsive and linked to the past. In one week he confronts possibility and its loss as he thinks about the literary life.
Albany, NY – This show is strictly for the birds! Expert birdwatcher Rich Guthrie returns for an enlightening hour. Steve Felano is your host. Topics include: Drunk Birds(?) and a preview of Rich's banding demonstration at Powell Sanctuary in North Chatham.
Albany, NY – This week, Dr. Stieg welcomes noted author and President of Health Literacy Consulting, Helen Osborne. Find out what health literacy is and how you as a patient can be fully informed about your medical condition. Osborne explains why it's important for patients to know what it means to have their disease, what their options are and the risks associated with each of those options.
North Adams, MA – After 10 months of negotiations a tentative contract agreement has been reached between the nurses and administration at North Adams Regional Hospital. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Albany, NY – Last weekend a former U.S. Congressman and a well-known businessman were arrested for DWI. Public records for both men reflect histories of alcohol-related offenses. Despite education and awareness campaigns, most people fail to recognize Alcoholism for what it is--- a disease. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Andy Clegg fills in for Joe Donahue. Deer hunting season opens this week - how will EHD, the deer disease Ward has been working on, influence the annual ritual? With the upcoming holiday in mind, Andy asks Ward about the wild turkey population in New York. They also talk about some problematic trends, including the electrocution of birds and the disappearance of butternut trees.