Albany, NY – Miranda July, acclaimed writer and director of the Indie Film "Me You and Everyone We Know" talks about her new collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, in which she continues to explore lonely yet optimistic characters.
No One Belongs Here More Than You, by Miranda July. Published by Scribner.
Albany, NY – Will Hermes, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, NPR's All Things Considered and All Songs Considered, and SPIN, among others, is a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz. He happens to live right in the Hudson Valley and fills us in on the perfect summer music picks.
Albany, NY – In an attempt to bring further International attention to the genocide in Darfur, Don Cheadle, along with John Prendergast, penned the book Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond about the crisis, and a fact-finding trip that he went on with several US Congressmen. Both authors speak about their experiences and activism.
Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast. Published by Hyperion.
Pittsfield, MA – The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is putting the finishing touches on a revitalization plan for the West branch of the Housatonic River. The plan was developed with the help of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
Kingston, NY – The massive Kirkland Hotel in uptown Kingston is being restored for multiple uses and affordable housing. But developers have also invested in an energy system that they say ensures the historic structure will never again be a dinosaur.
Albany, NY – This week on the Capitol Connection, Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senate Minority Leader, Malcolm Smith. Are democrats on the verge of winning a majority in the state senate? If so, what changes can we expect? Senator Smith address these questions and a number of other topics including legislative pay raises, charter schools, judicial diversity and much more.
Albany, NY – First on the show, we'll talk to an expert about navigating that sometimes-treacherous father-daughter relationship. Dr. Margaret Meeker recently put out a book called Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, that is just coming out on paperback. She's a general practitioner, but Meeker has developed a niche treating and counseling teenaged girls. During her 20 years of practice, she found a common thread among many of her meetings with young women.
Highland and Poughkeepsie, NY – The massive Poughkeepsie-Highland railroad bridge has been abandoned since the 70s. But Walkway Over the Hudson hopes to have the mile and a quarter long structure open for pedestrians and bicycles by 2009 - the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's historic trip up the river. A June 23rd bike tour is planned to benefit that project.