Albany, NY – A religious pilgrimage won't be part of most American's summer vacation plans this year, but for essayist Richard Frisbie, it was an important part of his recent trip to Spain. He shares his journey "on the road" to Saint James.
Albany, NY – Tonight's edition of The Best of Our Knowledge will focus its entire show on autism. With the reported incidence of autism on the rise, Dr. Judith Grether, research scientist with the California Center for Autism, was asked if she feels this disease is growing to epidemic proportions.
Albany, NY – As much fun as it might be to be a cowboy, boxer, soldier, writer and President of the United States, it is hard to imagine having the energy to pursue all of those things at once. But that is exactly what President Theodore Roosevelt was able to do. Award winning Times Union Reporter Paul Grondhal has written a book about Roosevelt's life prior to being President of the United States called I Rose Like A Rocket.
I Rose Like A Rocket, by Paul Grondhal. Published by Bison Books.
Albany, NY – Eric Daniel Metzgar and Nell Carden Gray's new documentary, The Chances of the World Changing, follows writer Richard Ogust as he tries to move his ever-growing endangered turtle collection from his Manhattan apartment to a tract of land in New Jersey.
Albany, NY – From Clint Eastwood's westerns to Batman, the mysterious yet helpful stranger is a powerful and recurring force in American culture. Novelist Lee Child has made a career of telling stories about this archetype, writing about former military policeman Jack Reacher, who wanders America solving mysteries and helping others.
Bad Luck and Trouble, by Lee Child. Published by Dell.
Plattsburgh, NY – A report written for Industry Canada indicates that Canadian professionals entering the U.S. on business trips are facing harassment at the border. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 7/13/07 and 7/14/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: congestion pricing for New York City and the death penalty for cop killers will top the agenda when the state senate returns on Monday, the State DEC is threatening legal action against the owners of unsafe dams, and food pantries are seeing more demand.
Albany, NY – AIRS: 7/15/07 & 7/16/07) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss the tv anchor who was fired for being too close to a source, reprinting slurs, and much more.