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
Thu April 25, 2013

Lauren Oliver - Requiem

It’s been a long journey for Lauren Oliver. Not only is she the co-owner of the literary development company Paper Lantern Lit, she is the master behind several young reader novels such as Leisel & Po and The Spindlers. But Oliver is probably most well known for the dystopian Delirium Trilogy. The final book, Requiem, is now out, and readers are finally able to find out what happens to her beloved characters Lena, Alex, Hana and Julian as they wage war against the anti-love government, and fight for something they know is right.  Can love really be wrong? 

Lauren Oliver will be at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, NY  Sunday, April 28th with 3 other YA authors at 4PM.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Megan Shepherd - The Madman's Daughter

We’ve all heard of the story, if not read, H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau.  As narrator Edward Prendick   accounted the happenings of the Island, we got a creepy glimpse into vivisection. Author Meghan Shepherd has now taken the tale one step further, and her novel The Madman’s Daughter tells the story from the newly created daughter of Dr. Moreau, Juliet.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Peter Trachtenberg - Another Insane Devotion

Cat owners know you don’t own the animal, but the animal owns you. People know that cats are independent, aloof, and certainly don’t care whether or not you’re freezing while holding the door open waiting for them to come back inside. But on the other hand, it’s why we love cats, personify them, and use them as means to define our relationships. Okay, maybe not all of us do the last thing, but Peter Trachtenberg has. In his memoir Another Insane Devotion we see how he tackles his love of cats and persons.

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The Roundtable
2:45 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Marie Lu - Prodigy

Credit Paul Gregory

In Marie Lu’s book Legend, she created a dystopian world there the United States fractured in two, and a plague ravaged the upper half. Our heroes Day and June narrowly escaped with their lives, but the body count behind them continues to climb. Now Lu has finished the second in the trilogy, Prodigy, and we’re on the run with Day & June as they find their way to the opposition and begin to face their demons.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Stefan Bachmann - The Peculiar

Stefan Bachmann has been named one of the Huffington Post’s 18 Under 18: List Of The Most Amazing Young People Of The Year in 2012, which included Malala Yousafzai, and Gabby Douglas. And it’s with good reason; he’s accomplished an incredible amount in his 19 years. Not only did he have his first book, The Peculiar published, but he also wrote a symphony to accompany it, and attends the Zurich Conservatory in Switzerland.  WAMC's Katie Britton spoke with Bachmann about the novel, and his accomplishments.

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WAMC News
4:38 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, our news team stayed on air from 4PM - 10PM reporting on the havoc the storm was creating in our listening area. This is from our 6PM news show Northeast Report Late Edition.

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WAMC News
4:21 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Northeast Report Late Edition 10/18/12

This show featured:

Daniel Robison on police health study

Lucas Willard: Mass Creative new lobby efforts

Dave Lucas: Bread-Alone helps stimulate Hudson Valley economy

Pat Bradley: Mission of Hope Receives Entire Nursing Home Contents for Nicaragua Poverty Project

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Gayle Forman - Just One Day

Fall in love with Gayle Forman all over again.

Readers were enthralled with Gayle Forman’s If I Stay books, and now she’s captivated them again as they fall in love with her characters in Just One Day. It’s the first of a duo, and in it we’re brought into a world of Shakespeare, borrowed identities, and the crushing and exhilarating experience of first love found and lost.

You can meet Gayle Forman Sunday, Feb. 3rd  at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck NY. 

The Roundtable
11:18 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Natasha Solomons - The House at Tyneford

In Natasha Solomons’ novel The House at Tyneford, we’re brought into the Downtown Abbey-esque

upstairs/downstairs world of England at the beginning of World War II. Our main character Elise escapes Nazi occupied Vienna to Tyneford as a parlor maid, and we see the barriers begin to crumble between the floors, and how the small town and house hold struggles to stay afloat.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Susane Colasanti - Keep Holding On

As a teenager author Susane Colasanti was bullied by her peers and didn’t have anyone to turn to for help.

Since then she has decided to use her experiences as a base for her novel Keep Holding On, where we learn that it does get better, it’s ok to let your freak flag fly, and help is available if you mutter the courage to ask for help.

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