New York News
2:31 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

King Exits With Common Core As Legacy, For Better Or Worse

New York state is losing its education commissioner, as John King takes a job with the Obama Administration. King was in charge of school policies during a tumultuous time, and he admits there are things he might have done better.

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Listener Comment Line
12:55 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Listener Comment Line - Week of December 15, 2014

Our listeners shared their thoughts on the Sony hacking case and other issues in the headlines.  Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Rogovoy Report for December 19, 2014

The big art news this week was of course the announcement of next summer’s performance season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Highlights of summer 2015 at Jacob’s Pillow include “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,” a special dance and radio stage production starring public radio’s Ira Glass of This American Life fame, with Monica Bill Barnes; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2); Alonzo King LINES Ballet; Dorrance Dance, featuring Michelle Dorrance, one of the top contemporary tap dancers and choreographers, with live music by Toshi Reagon; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company’s 90th Anniversary season, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Food Friday: Meet the Chef - Nick Moulton

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Nick Moulton of Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

12:26 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, December 19, 2014. 

New England News
12:14 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Pittsfield Hotel On Pace For May Opening

Each room with have a view, some of Bosquet Ski Area
Jim Levulis WAMC

Community leaders and members of the media toured the Hotel on North construction in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts Thursday.

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Roundtable Music 12/19

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

  President Obama said his immigration actions are a response to an intransigent Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a sensible bill would likely pass the House. 

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Ideas Matter - All Stories Are True And Some Have Actually Happened

  We are very happy to continue our regular feature – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

Today we check in with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and their Commonwealth Speaker series where they present experts from a variety of backgrounds—arts and museum educators, folk artists, dancers, musicians, scholars—who offer presentations on a wide range of popular topics.

Kelly Armor brings 20 years experience as a professional folk musician and storyteller to her Commonwealth Speaker presentation entitled: All Stories Are True and Some Have Actually Happened – an interactive presentation on storytelling and traditional music.

Arts & Culture
10:30 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Classical Music According To Yehuda #141

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss why we listen to baroque music around the holidays.