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The Roundtable
4:03 pm
Tue December 13, 2005

Roundtable discussion on Public Safety in Troy 12/12/05

Albany, NY – Mayor Harry Tutunjian was first elected to the Troy City Council in 1999 as a representative of District #3. In 2003, he became the second strong mayor of Troy since a charter change in 1995, and the first Republican in more than 40 years.

Gary Favro was the President of the Troy Uniformed Firefighters Association, Local 86, for many years. He has just retired from the department, and is currently working as a union organizer for theUnited Public Service Employees Union.

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The Roundtable
2:16 pm
Tue December 13, 2005

Jennifer Nathan's interview with Timothy Kenslea - The Sedgwicks in Love

Albany, NY – Historian Timothy Kenslea has written a new book about courtship and marriage in the United States at the turn of the 19th century. It's called The Sedgwicks in Love and the Roundtable's Jennifer Nathan had a chance to speak with Kenslea about why he decided to spend so much time studying one family's love life.

The Roundtable
1:13 pm
Tue December 13, 2005

The Roundtable's conversation with folks from The Paint Box Project - Greeting Cards by Children with Cancer

Albany, NY – Since losing her daughter, Katherine, to cancer in 1989, Anne Gioia has energized Buffalo, New York's support for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and its research programs. She has created the Roswell Park Alliance, which has grown into one of the most successful fundraising organizations in Western New York's history, raising over $103 million dollars to uncover new treatments for cancer and improving the quality of life for patients.

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The Roundtable
1:05 pm
Tue December 13, 2005

Listener Essay - Emily Arrighi / College Admissions Process

Albany, NY – Raised in a country now considered to be the ultimate "Fast Food Nation," high school senior Emily Arrighi wonders if we've turned our nation's children into marketable super-sized products as well.

Emily Arrighi is a senior at Emma Willard School in Troy, New York.

WAMC New York News
12:08 pm
Tue December 13, 2005

Hinchey Pushes for Energy Reform

Kingston, NY – New York State Congressman Maurice Hinchey has unveiled what he considers to be a comprehensive, bipartisan energy reform bill to decrease dependence on foreign oil and expand the market for renewable sources.

WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.

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WAMC New York News
11:58 am
Tue December 13, 2005

Amherst 250 plan on its way

Amherst, MA – The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has completed an initial blueprint for adding 250 faculty members to academic and research positions within five years. Early estimates put the cost at $32.5 million. It is a step that officials say is necessary to keep the university at the level of quality expected from a nationally-renowned public institution.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:52 am
Tue December 13, 2005

Barrington Stage Co. announces opener

Pittsfield, MA – A Pittsfield, Massachusetts theatrical venue has announced its season opener - a rarely produced musical by the composer of the iconic rock musical Hair.

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WAMC New York News
11:47 am
Tue December 13, 2005

Donate, But Donate Wisely, According to VT AG

Montpelier, VT – Vermont's Attorney General has been tracking charitable donations in his state for several years. Bill Sorrell is urging people to give to charities, but is also advising caution when making any donations at this time of year. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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Legislative Gazette
8:53 am
Tue December 13, 2005

The Legislative Gazette #549

Albany, NY – The state's education commissioner and librarians say public libraries are woefully underfunded, Senator Clinton answers questions about Iraq, and a village in Ulster County bands together to defeat a proposed casino.

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Media Project
8:43 am
Tue December 13, 2005

Media Project #758

Albany, NY – Alan, Rex and Ira discuss the future of the media, the audit bureau of circulation, your letters and more...

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