The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Roundtable Music 1/29

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu January 29, 2015

James Gurney "Watercolor In The Wild" And Dinotopia At Stamford Museum And Nature Center

  Artist James Gurney is one of our favorite guests. He is best known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia. He specializes in painting realistic images of scenes that can’t be photographed, from dinosaurs to ancient civilizations. His new art instruction video is “Watercolor in the Wild.”

Plus, Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney - an exhibition of original oil paintings from The New York Times bestselling Dinotopia series – will be opening on Valentine’s Day at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center in Stamford, CT.

Arts & Culture
11:15 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Ladysmith Black Mambazo At The Mahaiwe and The Bardavon

  In 2015, Ladysmith Black Mambazo – led by founder and leader Joseph Shabalala – celebrates over fifty years of joyous and uplifting music. Within this music are the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. In those years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual spirit that has touched a worldwide audience. Their musical efforts over the past five decades have garnered praise and accolades from a wide body of people, organizations, and countries.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Congressional Corner With Chris Murphy

  President Obama wants to make community college free for some students.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the idea should be supported.

Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Metroland 1/29/15

  Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu January 29, 2015

'The Reaper: Autobiography Of One Of The Deadliest Special Ops Snipers'

  Nicholas Irving became the first African American sniper assigned to the Army's Third Ranger Battalion, which had fought in Somalia in the historic "Black Hawk Down" mission.

His autobiographer, The Reaper, was released this week and coincides with the controversy over the hist film, American Sniper, about the most lethal sniper in US history.

Irving's fascinating story tells of his bloody final tour in Afghanistan that made him a legend and earned him the nickname, "Reaper," after he set a record for enemy kills on a single deployment.

His first-person account of his development into an expert assassin offers a rare view of special operations combat missions through the eyes of a Ranger sniper during war.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

1/29/15 Panel

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

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

Topics include an update on Sheldon Silver, California school bans students without vaccinations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled speech to the U.S. Congress, Attorney general nominee Loretta E. Lynch, and Biofuels.

Vox Pop
8:56 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Winter Gardening: 1/29/15

Credit By Schnobby via Wikimedia Commons

Joining us for this special “winter” gardening program is gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery and Garden Center in Great Barrington, and arborist Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum in Esperance.

7:52 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, a new transmitter for the station - 92.9 FM in Scotia, and the next Assembly Speaker for NY.

Hudson Valley News
7:48 am
Thu January 29, 2015

NYS Senate Passes Bill Concerning Sex Offenders

A bill requiring sex offenders to register multiple residences has passed the New York state Senate. The bill’s sponsor is from the Hudson Valley.

Republican state Senator John Bonacic says current law requires sex offenders to register their primary residences.

“Many of these sexual predators have been living not at their primary, but at their so-called secondary [residence], unbeknownst to the neighborhood, unbeknownst to schools, unbeknownst to child care centers,” says Bonacic. “So we’re plugging that loophole.”

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