New England News
12:14 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Pittsfield Community Charts Ways To Address Youth Violence

More than 100 people came out to Conte Community School Tuesday night for the second community conversation over the past month addressing youth violence.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

More than 100 people turned out for a community conversation addressing youth violence last night in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It’s the second meeting since an August shooting involving two teenagers that put one in the hospital.

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Roundtable Music 9/30

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Listener Essay - Apples

  Anne Decker’s essays and observational humor have appeared locally in newspapers and magazines and on public radio. More of her work may be seen at

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue September 30, 2014

'This Is A Book For Parents Of Gay Kids' By Dannielle Owens-Reid And Kristin Russo


  National Coming Out Day is October 11th. There is a new guide for parents to help them answer questions when their son and/or daughter come out to them. We welcome the the authors of the new: This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Made In The Berkshires And POE At BTG

  Curated by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims, Made in the Berkshires is a locally-grown festival of new works including theatre, film, dance, poetry, music, short stories, performance and visual art.

This year’s festival takes place Friday, October 10th through Sunday, October 12th at The Colonial Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre, and The Garage.

Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims join us now along with Kate Maguire. Kate is the Artistic Director and CEO of The Berkshire Theatre Group – whose stages host Made in the Berkshires. Kate will also tell us about a world premiere play that BTG is presenting in October - written and directed by Eric Hill and featuring David Adkins - POE tells the story Edgar Allan Poe - the great American poet and short story writer and his mysterious disappearance for four days in Baltimore in 1849.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney


  New York’s bid to use clean water funds to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge was rejected by the EPA.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks that was a mistake.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Robert B. Paker's Blind Spot - A Jesse Stone Novel By Reed Farrel Coleman

    Reed Farrel Coleman, called “a hard-boiled poet” by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, is the Edgar-nominated author of eighteen novels and three novellas, including the critically acclaimed Moe Prager series.

He's taken over writing the late Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone character and the new book in the series is Blind Spot.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Jennifer Armstrong from The Northshire Bookstore.

Skink -- No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
Vanilla Ice Cream by Bob Graham
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
I Wish I Had a Pet by Maggie Rudy
There Will Be Bears by Ryan Gebhart
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue September 30, 2014

9/30/14 Panel

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

Topics include:
White House Intruder
Hong Kong Protests
Supreme Court on Early Voting
Judge on Rikers Beating

7:41 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the White House fence jumper, and the Massachusetts gubernatorial debate.