Capital Region News
12:21 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Mayor Sheehan Kicks Off "Albany Earth Week"

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

This morning at City Hall, Mayor Kathy Sheehan proclaimed the beginning of “Earth Week” in Albany. The mayor was joined by Congressman Paul Tonko and other government and business officials to discuss ongoing community-centric initiatives and upcoming events.

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New York News
12:14 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Documents Show New York's Fracking Health Study Is Ongoing

Documents obtained by a group opposed to hydrofracking in New York show that the Cuomo Administration is conducting a thorough and comprehensive health study on the controversial natural gas drilling process. The Finger Lakes-based organization is wondering, why then, the review has been conducted almost entirely in secret.

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The Roundtable
11:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Roundtable Music 4/21

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

    The Paul Ryan budget is the latest left-right dividing point.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP mistakenly sees tax cuts as a panacea.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon April 21, 2014

"Venera" By Jay Rogoff


  Jay Rogoff has taught at Skidmore College since 1995; first in the former Liberal Studies Program, and since 2001 in the English Department, where he teaches courses in poetry, poetry writing, nonfiction writing, arts reviewing and criticism, Shakespeare, and twentieth century poetry.

His new poetry collection is Venera. It is Rogoff’s fifth book. In it, a husband consoles his wife when she is wakened by an imaginary child; another man daydreams of his kindergarten crush. Mary at the Annunciation, stunned by Gabriel’s inhuman beauty, contemplates her decades of purity stretching ahead.

Drawing on the natural world, personal intimacy, and the imagination as evoked in visual art and biblical narrative, Rogoff’s poems detail our drive to both acts of veneration and submission to Venus’s sensuous power.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon April 21, 2014

"The Confidence Code" By Katty Kay And Claire Shipman

    Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career.

Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

4/21/14 Panel


  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Afghan Runoff
Ukraine Fatal Clash
Boston Marathon
Sherpa Strike
Army Hairstyle Ban

7:37 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Boston Marathon and Rob Astorino's bid for Governor of New York.

6:21 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Sports Report: Boston Marathon Starts This Morning

The Boston Marathon starts today with the Mobility Impaired Start at 8:50 am, Push Chair Wheelchair Division Start at 9:17 am, Handcycle Participants Start at 9:22 am, Elite Women’s at 9:32 am, the Elite Men’s and Wave One at 10 am, Wave Two at 10:25 am, Wave Three at 11 am, and Wave Four at 11:25 am. More information about the Marathon can be found at EPSN.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Dr. Jayanth Banavar, University of Maryland - The Geometry of Life

The constraints of physical shape have helped guide life's evolutionary path.

Jayanth Banavar, dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) at the University of Maryland, discusses how geometry plays a significant role in development and evolution.

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