Albany, NY – John Weber is Dayton Director of the Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum. Weber joined up with Ray Giguere to create and exhibit called Molecules that Matter. It covers ten molecules and their impact on society. This interview on The Roundtable explores the exhibit, and its inspiration.
Buchanan, NY – Congress mandated new sirens at the nuclear facility...and Indian Point has missed three deadlines to get them up and running. Now it's facing fines from the NRC and a possible investigation.
Plattsburgh, NY – Plattsburgh State has received its largest cash gift in the college's history. More than a million dollars has been donated from the estate of a former employee. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more
Albany, NY – Robert Reich served as United States Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, and is currently a professor at University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. During this interview on The Roundtable, Reich speaks of his new book: Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life.
Albany, NY – Kate Smith's career as a singer spanned five decades, and she had a legendary career in radio. Smith had a summer home in Lake Placid, New York - and would have turned one hundred this year. WAMC's Pat Bradley files this report about Kate Smith, and those who remember her.
Albany, NY – Frank Rich is a columnist for the New York Times. He began his career at the Times as a theater critic, and now writes about politics and popular culture. Rich has also published a new book called The Greatest Story Every Sold: The Decline and Fall of True from 9/11 to Katrina. In this interview on The Roundtable, Rich speaks about the book.
Utica, NY – Politics are heating up in Central New York, where voters in Utica are preparing to elect a new Mayor on November 6th. There are five candidates including present Mayor Tim Julian. 2 democrats, 2 republicans along with independent candidate and former Mayor Ed Hanna, are participating in the September 18th primary. Whoever emerges victorious in the mayoral race, may have to share financial powers with the Common Council. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has invoked jurisdiction under "The Martin Act" (the same 1921 law Eliot Spitzer used against Wall Street when HE was A.G.) in his investigation possible abuses of New York's $154 billion public employee pension fund under Alan Hevesi. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports,