Albany, NY – This is the time of year when young Frankensteins appear on doorsteps asking for treats, something that would have astonished the pregnant Mary Shelly as she penned her gothic tale of the driven young medical student who played god and the anguish of the creature he created and abandoned. That story went on to have a cultural history of its own which Susan Tyler Hitchcock explores in her new book "Frankenstein: A Cultural History."
Albany, NY – Valerie Martin Is known for her carefully crafted novels. Her new book "Trespass" combines a series of violations. A middle aged couple living in New York State seems to have a peaceful life. When their son takes up with an intense young woman from Croatia, intruders ranging from a poacher, to the unexpected pregnancy of the girlfriend, to the war in Yugoslavia completely upend their world.
Albany, NY – This week, Dr. Stieg talks with Josef Woodman, author of the book "Patients Beyond Borders." Woodman has written the first comprehensive guide for Americans considering medical tourism. Less about travel and all about healthcare choices, this consumer guidebook provides practical answers for the increasing numbers of Americans facing long-term financial insecurity due to challenging medical conditions.
Stockbridge, MA – Peter Berle, former head of National Audubon, a New York state Commissioner of Environmental Conservation, and WAMC contributor, has died from injuries sustained on his farm in the Berkshires this summer. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more;
Albany, NY – If you look at most numbers, seems like Hillary Clinton is likely to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2008. Polls show women prefer Clinton. There's a sizable gap between Clinton and Barack Obama, who's running second. She's done well in presidential debates.