Science & Technology
11:33 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Jesse Feiler - Agile Software Development

  This morning we will discuss important tech issues with our tech guru, Jesse Feiler.

Jesse is a developer, consultant, and author specializing in Apple technologies. He is the creator of Minutes Machine for iPad, the meeting management app and Saranac River Trail app a guide to the Trail that includes location-based updates as well as social media tools. His books include: Swift for Dummies and iOS App Development for Dummies.

Today he joins us to talk about Agile software development.

Vox Pop
11:22 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Open Forum: End-of-Life Issues

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  As of 2012, overall life expectancy in the United States is at a record high—78.8 years of age. But what are we doing with our lives in those golden years? And how do we handle dying? We have two women in the studio with us today who are eminently knowledgeable on this topic – Eleanor Aronstein of the Captial Region chapter of the Final Exit Network, and Hedi McKinley, a 95-year-old with a remarkable life story. They’re here to lead a discussion and answer your questions about end-of-life issues.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue March 24, 2015

'American Higher Education In Crisis?: What Everyone Needs To Know'

  American higher education is at a crossroads. Cost-minded students and their families--and the public at large--are questioning the worth of a college education, even as study after study shows how important it is to economic and social mobility. And as elite institutions trim financial aid and change other business practices in search of more sustainable business models, racial and economic stratification in American higher education is only growing.

In American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know, Goldie Blumenstyk, who has been reporting on higher education trends for 25 years, guides readers through the forces and trends that have brought the education system to this point, and highlights some of the ways they will reshape America's colleges in the years to come.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Congressional Corner With Brad Hays

The Republicans are anxious to retake the White House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Jeb Bush is building a long-range campaign.

The Roundtable
10:33 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group Host The 2015 Berkshire County Sprout Film Fest

  Founded in 1954, Berkshire County Arc provides a broad range of community-based services to 650 individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries and autism throughout Berkshire and Hampden Counties in Massachusetts. The agency offers three day programs, 35 residential programs, employment services, citizen- and self-advocacy programs, respite services, an adult family care program and Zip 'N Sort Mail Services.

On Saturday, March 28, the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group will host the 2015 Berkshire County Sprout Film Festival at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Mass. The Festival begins at noon and will feature short films about individuals with various disabilities, their lives and personal achievements.

Here to tell us more are Jessica Dennis, Adult Family Care Case Manager at Berkshire County Arc and Amy Robandt, Director of Family Services at Berkshire County Arc.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Book Picks


  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

In Wilderness by Diane Thomas
The Cavendon Women by Barbara Taylor Bradford
A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment by Scott Carney
Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina Maclaughlin
The Cabot Creamery Cookbook: Simple, Wholesome Dishes from America's Best Dairy Farms
National Geographic’s Abroad at Home: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson 

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue March 24, 2015

3/24/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain, and WAMC newsman Ray Graf.

Scheduled topics include: Netanyahu apologizes for comments about Israeli Arabs, Police Find No Evidence of Rape at UVA Fraternity, Utah Firing Squads, Philly Police Justice Dept. Report, Boston Marathon Bomber Poll.

8:58 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a possible presidential run from Hillary Clinton, poll on the Boston Marathon Bombing verdict, and occupy Albany.

Hudson Valley News
8:33 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Boscobel Donates Painting to West Point

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A Federal-period house museum in Putnam County is donating an historic painting across the Hudson River, to West Point.

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6:59 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny, less wind and not as cold today.  Highs in the mid 30's.

Clear and cold tonight.  Lows in the upper teens.

Sunny tomorrow morning, then increasing clouds with a chance of showers in the afternoon.  Highs in the mid 40's.