Katie Britton

Program and Outreach Director

Katie grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY and is a graduate of the University at Albany.  Aside from overseeing the programming, she also is in charge of the WAMC Internship Program, and community outreach. Her voice can be heard on The Roundtable & National Productions. Katie is also the baker in residence and showers the newsroom with cakes & pies.

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The Roundtable
11:48 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Andrew Smith - Grasshopper Jungle

Andrew Smith has captivated readers with his YA novels In the Path of Falling Objects, The Marbury Lens and Passenger - and his newest book is no different. Grasshopper Jungle doesn’t hold back any punches; it’s brutally honest narrator clinically recounts the beginning of the end of the world, as he and his friends try to figure out their own feelings for each other, which part of their families’ pasts can be connected to the present, and what caused their little Iowan town to turn so horrifying, so quickly.

Grasshopper Jungle

WAMC Speakers Corner
12:03 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

The Great Debate - Single Payer or Private Insurance

Students for a National Health Program at Albany Medical College presented The Great Debate at WAMC's The Linda on the evening of February 21st.  Moderated by Dr. Kimberly Kilby, the debate featured Dr.

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Jenny Offill & Chris Appelhans - Sparky!

As a kid the want and need for a pet can take over every fiber of their being, as they beg and plead for that puppy or kitten. But in Jenny Offill’s book Sparky!, our little girl gets a sloth. That’s right, a three-toed, slow moving sloth. The book and story are magically brought to life by Chris Appelhans’ illustrations.

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WAMC Programs
4:29 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Programming Notes: March 2014

March may be coming in like a lion, but keep your fingers crossed that the lambs will be arriving shortly and April showers will indeed bring May flowers. Is that enough modismos for you? (Obviously I’m getting a little punchy with all the snow.) This month, I’d like to highlight a few of our regular shows, as well as some specials we’ll have on tap. 

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The Roundtable
2:53 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Katie Cotugno - How to Love

In Katie Cotugno’s novel How to Love, we’re told an unconventional love story, about what happens when the love of your life disappears , and how that love is transferred and transformed into a new kind for the daughter that you’re left with. Cotugno beautifully weaves between the past and present as we find out how a single teenage parent tries to claim back her life and voice.

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WAMC Programs
1:23 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Programming Notes: February 2014

Walk softly and carry a big radio.

Ahoy, WAMC Land! By now you know we’ve kicked off February with the winter fund drive, but like the frigid air, it will end and leave everyone all the happier for the great specials coming up this month.

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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Laurie Halse Anderson - The Impossible Knife Of Memory

Laurie as a young adult

High school is hard enough having already known your classmates since grade school, but when you’re thrown back in after years of being home schooled in an 18-wheeler, it’s just a little bit harder to kind your place amongst the freaks & zombies – but for our main character Hayley, in Laurie Halse Anderson’s new novel The Impossible Knife of Memory, it’s even more so.  Hayley is under significantly more pressure and stress because her father is severely suffering from PTSD, and she’s struggling to keep both of their lives together.

Laurie Halse Anderson - The Impossible Knife of Memory

Anderson will be at Oblong Books Monday evening January 20th at 6PM in Rhinebeck NY.  

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Ruta Sepetys - Out of the Easy

Ruta Sepetys debut novel, Between Shades of Gray, took the literary world by storm winning dozens of awards and landing at the top of the ‘Best of’ lists, as she followed a 15 year old girl struggling to stay alive at a work camp in Siberia during World War II. 

Now in her much anticipated second novel, Out of the Easy, Sepetys brings us to 1950’s New Orleans, and a young girl trying to break free from the web of secrets that tie her to the French Quarter.

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WAMC Programs
1:47 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Programming Notes: January 2014

Well, folks, it’s a new year with endless possibilities ahead. Some of us watched the ball drop in Times Square, some rang in 2014 with friends and family, while others (like myself) decided it’s too hard to stay up that late and greeted the new year sometime after sunrise.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Jan Brett - Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella

  For decades children’s author Jan Brett has been enchanting people of all ages with her new and classic tales, and intricate illustrations. Her newest book is Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella. In this version, Brett magically transforms the fairy tale into an eighteenth-century Russian snowy wonderland, as Cinders falls in love with Prince Cockerel at the Ice Palace.

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