Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Rob Edelman: Grim Indeed

The recent events in Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island, and elsewhere only serve to emphasize the content and significance of a powerful new documentary that has just earned theatrical play. It is TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER, and it is directed by veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield.

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WAMC News
12:33 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, December 22, 2014.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Medical Monday : Dr. Pablo Lopez : Primary Care

  

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Pablo Lopez, a board-certified family medicine physician. He practices at Ellis Primary Care in Schenectady, and he’s here to answer your questions. Brian Shields hosts.

WAMC News
12:30 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Part Seven Of Student Loan Series: Sticker Shock

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As the price for higher education continues to climb, more students are taking on loans to help pay their way through college. But many students take on financial assistance without fully understanding what will happen once they leave campus and the bill comes due. In the seventh installment in our series, WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard explores the “sticker shock” that can accompany student loan payments.

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New England News
12:13 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Berkshire Volunteers Aim To Close Diaper Gap

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Community groups in the Berkshires and across the country are aiming to close what’s known as the diaper gap. One Yale University professor is looking at the psychological impact of being unable to afford diapers for a young child.

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Roundtable Music 12/22

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Listener Essay - God Rest Ye Merry, Elmo Doll

  Diane Kavanaugh-Black is an upstate New York writer who leads workshops at Of-the-Essence Holistic Wellness.

"God Rest Ye Merry, Elmo Doll" was one response to the sadness pierced post-divorce question: Were we the family I remember us being? The answer: Yes -- sometimes, yes

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon December 22, 2014

George Glass On Blending Families Successfully

      According to the National Center for Health Statistics, less than half of the people who get married in the United States remain with their first spouse, and less than 50 percent of children grow up with both biological parents. In short, we live in a society of blended families. Everyone who survives a divorce and enters a new family is vulnerable.

  George Glass, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist, has designed a book, Blending Families Successfully: Helping Parents and Kids Navigate the Challenges So That Everyone Ends Up Happy, to help parents understand the challenges of beginning new lives with blended families, and to help their children make the necessary adjustments.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon December 22, 2014

'The Happiness Of Pursuit' By Chris Guillebeau

    When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist – each pursuing a challenging quest.

Interestingly, these quests aren’t just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they’re as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment.

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Carline Watson is the executive producer of NPR's Culture and Identity Unit.

Previously, she served as executive producer of NPR's Tell Me More and before that she was supervising senior producer for NPR's news talk-show Talk of the Nation.

In January 1996, Watson came to work at NPR as an editorial assistant on Weekend Edition Sunday. Since that time she has worked on the first iteration of satellite radio, News and Notes, and All Things Considered. Watson was the first producer and on-air director of The Tavis Smiley Show.

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