Albany, NY – Matthew Parker discusses his book, "Panama Fever: The Epic History of One of the Greatest Engineering Triumphs of All Time: The Building of the Panama Canal" with Joe. The building of the canal was the most expensive project in human history and required the movement of mountains. Parker explains his interest in the history of the canal and how he came about to write this book.
Albany, NY – Alan speaks with Congressman Richard Neal to give an update on Ireland's economic success and its relationship with the U.S. Neal will continue his conversation tomorrow with Alan as they continue to discuss more politics.
Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Steve Ettlinger about his book,"Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats". This book explores the mysterious ingredients that lie in the processed foods that we eat.
Albany, NY – James Howard Kunstler is the Roundtable Reads author for April and his book is "World Made by Hand". Joe speaks with Kunstler about how he came to write his new book about our current energy situation. Kunstler will be joining the Roundtable for a live discussion about this novel at the end of April, so start reading and stay tuned!
Albany, NY – A zip-code level analysis of home loan data reveals it will be months before New Yorkers feel the full impact of the subprime mortgage crisis. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports,
Springfield, MA – Officials from four public colleges in the Pioneer Valley hosted about 2 dozen Massachusetts State Legislators for a breakfast in Springfield Friday morning and urged them to increase funding for higher education in next year's state budget..... WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Lee, MA – General Electric has released its preferred PCB clean-up method for the next portion of the Housatonic River in Berkshire County and beyond. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, many residents are saying more could and should be done to remove the harmful chemical from those waters;
Currently, the EPA is accepting public comment on General Electric's Corrective Measure Study through April 21.