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 25, 2013

Any Questions? #113

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel mark the Fall Classic with a show about series.

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The Roundtable
10:05 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Familiar Hollywood Face Larry Miller Brings Comedy To Middletown

Larry Miller

Larry Miller has one of those Hollywood faces that you recognize instantly, even if you can’t always remember all of his credits or even his name. But with more than 100 film and TV credits on his resume, Miller has made a career of sometimes short but memorable roles on screen in Pretty Woman, Ten Things I Hate About You, The Nutty Professor, Boston Legal, Seinfeld, Law and Order, Desperate Housewives, and as a member of the ensemble in Christopher Guest’s masterpieces Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration and Waiting For Guffman, to name a few.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Comedian Tom Green Heads Back To TV

Tom Green

From public television in Canada to MTV, his living room to his new set at AXS TV, Tom Green has made an impressive career of subverting talk show conventions in a manner befitting his absurd humor, which has he honed in recent years on the standup circuit.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Any Questions? #112

WAMC’s Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on family bands.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Radio Legend Robin Quivers Celebrates Cancer Recovery, Lifestyle Change

The daily stresses of doing a morning radio show are nothing new to us here at WAMC. There are interviews to tape and edit, guests to track down, breaking news to cover.

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WAMC News
2:32 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Rep. McGovern: Boehner To Blame For Shutdown

Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the 2nd District, says he has lost respect for Speaker John Boehner’s leadership amid the ongoing federal government shutdown. McGovern slammed the Ohio Republican on WAMC’s Congressional Corner.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Any Questions? #111

Guest answerer Neville Fogarty

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel welcome another guest to play.

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The Roundtable
8:36 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Crossroads: Blues, Rock Forever Intertwined

In his new book, music journalist John Milward traces the evolution of blues music across American history, connecting the often long lost songs of sharecroppers to the rock and roll of bands like the Rolling Stones celebrated by white teenagers.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Detroit Rock City: An Oral History Of America's Loudest City

Detroit has hit a rough patch of late, but to hear the veterans of its music scene tell it, the city has always been something of a rough patch – and that helps to explain the blue collar, underdog charm that infused its rock and roll.

Los Angeles had its Laurel Canyon folk-rockers and San Francisco had the hippie dreamers, but Detroit had snarl, with groups like the MC5, the Amboy Dukes and their wild guitarist Ted Nugent, and the now legendary Bob Seger.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Any Questions #110

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a show about people who go by their initials.

Last week's challenge

Start with the phrase SEARCH ENGINE. Drop one letter, then rearrange the rest to spell a six-letter word and a five-letter word that each name a part of a laptop computer. What are the words?

Answer: If you change the A to an E, you can spell SCREEN and HINGE.
 
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: PEOPLE WITH INITIALS

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