Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

  The U.S. is now working to combat the Islamic State.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the mistrust dates back centuries.

Food Friday
10:40 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Food Friday Recipe: Balsalmic Glazed Short Ribs

Credit Michele Scicolone

  Listen to cookbook author Michele Scicolone on Food Friday!

A handful of ingredients in the slow cooker turns a tough cut of beef luscious and falling-off-the-bone tender.  Serve the ribs with creamy polenta. 

Serves 6


1 tablespoon olive oil

4 to 5 pounds beef short ribs, well trimmed

Salt and freshly ground pepper

2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/2 cup dry red wine

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Ideas Matter - Frankenstein And The Unforeseen Consequences Of Technology

  In our series, Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities we visit with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area and discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

This morning we welcome the folks from Mass Humanities to discuss – Frankenstein! Linda McInerney joins us. As Artistic Director of Old Deerfield Productions, Linda has been creating, producing, and directing performing arts for 30 years. In 2013, she commissioned a new theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (adaptation by Lindel Hart) that will be performed at the Springfield Museums, thanks to Mass Humanities, on Sept. 26 and 27.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri September 19, 2014

"The Terrorists's Son"

  What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayyid Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In one of his infamous video messages, Osama bin Laden urged the world to “Remember El-Sayyid Nosair.”

For Zak Ebrahim, a childhood amongst terrorism was all he knew. After his father’s incarceration, his family moved often, and as the perpetual new kid in class, he faced constant teasing and exclusion. Yet, though his radicalized father and uncles modeled fanatical beliefs, to Ebrahim something never felt right. His story is told in The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice.

Legislative Gazette
9:39 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Legislative Gazette #1438

(Airs 9/19/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: election season is underway with the release of negative ads, our Karen Dewitt will take a look at one ad that backfired, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a judge ruling the word independent be removed from a ballot question on redistricting, and the EPA says no to most of a Cuomo Administration request for a loan for the Tappan Zee Bridge.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

9/19/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf & University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Scottish Vote
Senate ISIS Vote
Cuomo on Equality Act

New York News
8:16 am
Fri September 19, 2014

GOP Candidate Gets Tepid Reception At Business Dinner

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Credit Pat Bradley

Republican candidate for governor of New York Rob Astorino received a mostly polite reception from the state’s biggest business  lobby at their annual meeting in Lake George.

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7:42 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Locked Box and Scotland voting "No" for independence.

7:14 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Two Reports Of Attempted Child Abduction

There were two reports of attempted child abduction in our region yesterday. In Colonie, New York police are investigating an apparent child luring early Thursday morning. Lt. Robert Winn of the Colonie police said when an older man approached a 9-year-old child and yelled “Get in my car!” The 9-year-old instead ran away. The student at Forts Ferry Elementary described the driver of the gray four-door car as an older man with a British accent.

Meanwhile, a man tried to abduct an 11-year-old boy while he was walking home from school yesterday afternoon on Norfolk Road in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. According to a release from the Berkshire District Attorney’s office, the boy says he was approached by a man in a gray, four-door car with blue and white New York State license plates. It is unknown if the two reports are related.

Hudson Valley News
7:10 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Poll Shows Congressman Maloney Leading Hayworth

A Time Warner Cable News / Siena College poll released Thursday night of New York’s 18th Congressional District has the incumbent Democrat leading by eight points.

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