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
11:35 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Holly Goldberg Sloan - Counting By 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan has taken the literary world by storm with her novel Counting By 7s. As the characters defy the labels they’ve been branded with, the reader embarks on a humorous, and sometimes heartbreaking, journey of reflection and hope. We also learn, like with many things in life and our main character’s last name, it all comes down to Chance.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Sarah Dessen - The Moon and More

In time when most authors are writing about the end of the world, zombies and vampires, Sarah Dessen has remained true to her roots - and with wild success. For almost two decades, Dessen has delighted young adult readers with her stories of friendship, love, family and growing up. Her newest novel, The Moon and More is no exception. We’re brought back to Colby, North Carolina where we explore what constitutes as a family, and the fine balance between locals and vacationers.

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WAMC Programs
10:25 am
Sun December 1, 2013

Programming Notes 12/1/13

I love December. There’s nothing better than cuddling up on the couch with my favorite radio station on, grandma’s blanket wrapped around me,  and a hot toddy in hand as I enjoy the crackle of the fire place (ok, it’s the Yule log on TV, but the bright side is that I don’t have to worry about chimney maintenance). To help you get into the holiday mood this month, we have several specials to put you at ease as the race for last minute shopping and New Year’s plans reach their pinnacle of stress.

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WAMC Programs
10:45 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Programming Notes 11/1/13

Happy Thanksukkah!

That’s right folks we get a twofer this month with the awesome mash-up of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. This means double the food and double the special programming.

We’re kicking off the celebration on Wednesday November 27th at 11AM with Leonard Nimoy’s Hanukkah in Story and Song. This hour-long favorite returns and is celebrated with The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes. 

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Samira Kawash - Candy

Tonight millions of costumed children will take to the streets in the hopes off filling their orange pumpkins with a bevy of candy. Whether it’s Kit Kats, peanut butter cups or Twix, sleep will not be had by the thousands riding out their sugar highs. So how did candy become a multi-billion dollar industry in America? Well, we have just the person to help us learn about the complex and enticing history of these sugary goodies. Samira Kawash is the author of Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, and tells us it comes to one fateful word: hyperpalatable.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Mary Pope Osborne - The Magic Tree House

For over twenty years Mary Pope Osborne has entertained and educated her readers with brother-sister team Jack and Annie as they explore the world in the Magic Tree House series. Each book is a new adventure for everyone as they meet people like Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, explore the moon, and experience the Great Depression firsthand.

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WAMC Programs
10:47 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Programming Notes 10/1/13

Hello WAMC Land. As some of you are reading this, we are in the throes of another glorious fund drive. Some of you have already pledged, and I know some of you are waiting for the right moment. Perhaps I can entice you to pledge sooner than later by dangling the programming carrot in front of you. Not a fan of carrots you say? Hmmm, well how about the biggest and most crispy slice of bacon? Yep, knew that would work.

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The Roundtable
8:34 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Kate Messner - Wake Up Missing

Kate Messner’s new novel, Wake Up Missing, has all the qualities you want in a thriller: deceit, science taken to the extreme, and characters that you root for – especially when it looks like there is no hope. Messner has taken two very prominent issues ripped from the headlines, and combined them into a fast paced cranial feast as she explores concussions and gene therapy.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu September 19, 2013

David Levithan - Two Boys Kissing

David Levithan’s new novel, Two Boys Kissing will make you laugh and cry, but best of all, it will make you relive those perfect innocuous moments of finding and then being with your first love. Levithan also takes it several steps further by having the lost generation of AIDS victims tell the story as they see it unfolding.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Sara Farizan - If You Could Be Mine

In Sara Farizan’s debut novel, If You Could Be Mine, she articulately weaves a tale of secret love, self-actualization, and most of all hope for a better tomorrow. Set in current day Iran, Farizan writes about being gay in a society that punishes homosexuality and tries to fix them by offering transgender surgery, while also capturing the multitude of emotions that love infects in everyone.

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