Ian Pickus

News Director

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian has been with WAMC as a producer since late 2008. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard filling in as Morning Edition and Weekend Edition anchor and on The Roundtable, various newscasts, and Any Questions?. An avid fan of sports and music, Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany. He became news director in March 2013.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Any Questions #165

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel celebrate the World Series with a show about other series.

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The Roundtable
10:45 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Art Garfunkel Returns To Stage In Hudson Valley Concerts

Art Garfunkel has returned from vocal paresis that threatened his career.

One of the defining voices of American popular music was silenced in recent years. Art Garfunkel’s world-famous counter tenor faded, forcing him off the stage and into vocal rehab.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Any Questions #164

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel try to mask their Nobel envy.

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The Roundtable
10:05 am
Thu October 16, 2014

John Waters To Visit Hudson, Northampton — But He's Not Hitchhiking

John Waters

Writer, director, actor, and artist John Waters occupies a space all his own in American culture, from trash film classics like Hairspray, Pink Flamingos and Cry-Baby to his one-man stage shows to his many books, including his latest, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America.

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The Roundtable
11:20 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Legs McNeil, Gillian McCain Give Mary Rose Life After Death

Literature has a long history of posthumous diaries, some of which changed the world and others of which languished in anonymity. Thanks to co-authors Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil, the late Mary Rose is getting her due.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Beloved Albany Band The Orange Returns After Twelve-Year Filibuster

Ben Karis-Nix, Levi Jennes, Dan Sorensen, and Frank Moscowitz are back together as The Orange after 12 years.
Credit Sarah LaDuke

Twelve years is an eternity in music — and once-inseparable band members often go their separate ways, start families, and find that day jobs have become job-jobs.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Any Questions #163

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel celebrate a crucial part of WAMC fund drives: the volunteers.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Any Questions #162

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch spots this week for a show about the O.J. Simpson trial.

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The Roundtable
11:40 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Memories Of Beijing Fresh, Nastia Liukin Eyes 2016 Games

This is as close as WAMC's Ian Pickus will ever get to Olympic gold. It belongs to gymnastics legend Nastia Liukin.

Even though she's not yet 25, in some ways, Nastia Liukin has already led several lives — and has done so on the world stage.

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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Woodstock Film Festival – Bruce Greenwood

Bruce Greenwood and Ella Purnell in Wildlike.
Credit Wildlike

Actor Bruce Greenwood has been a familiar face on screen for decades, with credits including the new Star Trek series, Capote, Meek’s Cutoff, Flight, St. Elsewhere, Knots Landing, and dozens more.

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