Albany, NY – Joel Best-- author of Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists--talks about his new book Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads.
Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads, by Joel Best. Published by University of California Press.
Albany, NY – The Newburgh Preservation Association is having their 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Cruise and this year they'll be honoring the world-renowned painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly--as well as raising funds to preserve the Newburgh Dutch Reformed Church. Stuart Sachs, the Vice President of the Newburgh Preservation Association, and Winthrop Aldrich, past deputy commissioner for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation tell us about the event.
Albany, NY – Macau is a bit of an enigma. Originally a quaint trading outlet off the coast of China, today Macau is the Las Vegas of the East. Essayist Richard Frisbie spent some time in this dynamic city and he shares his tales of curry, casinos and coconut.
Albany, NY – Sara Gruen's novel Water for Elephants was one of the most talked about books of 2006. It is now out in paperback and it tells the story of Jacob Jankowski who was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the Great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell.
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. Published by Algonquin.
Albany, NY – Bruce Dern's career has run the gamut from B movies to Z movies, to becoming an Oscar Nominee, and he has created some of the most indelible performances in modern cinema. For many filmgoers, he will always be the guy who killed John Wayne in "The Cowboys." His latest project is the book: Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have. In the first part of a two part interview, Dern talks about how he came to write this story.
Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have, by Bruce Dern. Published by Wiley.
Albany, NY – Tax reform advocates say New York's school property tax system has to go: it's bad for the economy, bad for property owners and doesn't do what it's supposed to do. But the current legislative session is about to end and it appears that yet another tax reform bill will die before becoming law.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 6/15/07 and 6/16/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Legislative Gazette: the fight over Campaign finance reform heats up at the capital, an environmental group calls on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reject Indian Point's re-licensing application, and public interest groups demand that the state's recycling laws be updated.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 6/17/07 & 6/18/07) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss the journalistic standards of reviewers, Prime Minister Tony Blair's feral beast comments about the media, your letters and much more