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
11:12 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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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Morgan Rhodes - Falling Kingdoms

Most people know Morgan Rhodes as paranormal romance novelist Michelle Rowen.  But under this pen name Rhodes has launched another successful series with her novel Falling Kingdoms. In this Game of Thrones-esque  high fantasy, Rhodes has created a world that’s raging with war, deceit, spoiled royals, and a populous needing little to spark a revolution.

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The Roundtable
12:05 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Abigail Dodge - Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets

Credit Abby Dodge

There’s just something about having that perfect single serving of sweet goodness in a neat package, like a cupcake. But if you’re sick of the same old cupcakes and cookies, and want to add some spice to your desserts, we have the perfect cookbook for you. Abigail Johnson Dodge has created some delectable recipes for her book Mini Treats & Hand-held Sweets.

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Jack Bishop - The Science of Good Cooking

Cook's Illustrated's The Science of Good Cooking

In the past decade a resurgence has occurred in the family home, as more people have become foodies and broadened their palates as they experiment with newly available ingredients. Jack Bishop is the editorial  director of America’s Test Kitchen, and has helped put together everything we’ve wanted to know about The Science of Good Cooking to make sure those newly tweaked recipes are up to snuff. WAMC's Katie Britton spoke about the new cookbook, and how just because he’s an editorial director, doesn’t means he’s not hands-on in the kitchen.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Will Schwalbe - The End of Your Life Book Club

When Will Schwalbe’s mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer life for her family and friends didn’t come to a stop, but morphed into something even more beautiful. Her compassion towards others never faltered, her grown children learned more about themselves and her, and a bond solidified as Will and his mother unconsciously formed The End of Your Life Book Club.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Antony John - Elemental

Antony John’s novel Elemental is a dystopian treasure hunt of epic proportions as the reader is guided by a group of teens trying to find out what really happened to the human race. On top of that, the small group of survivors has the power to control the elements, a gift that has helped them stay alive, yet makes them targets for other survivors.  Katie Britton spoke with John about this first book in the trilogy, and its perfect setting in the Outer Banks.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu December 27, 2012

John Green - The Fault in Our Stars

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars debuted at number one on the NYT Best-sellers list for Children’s chapter books, and has held firm in the last year - and rightly so. It’s soul baring and tear inducing, yet wickedly funny as our characters Hazel and Augustus, confront living with cancer and make the best of their circumstances. WAMC's Katie Britton spoke with Green about the novel, and why their story needed to be told.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz - Colin Fischer

  Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz are the dynamic writers behind the movies X-Men First Class, and Thor, and TV Shows Fringe and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. But now they’ve done a 180 with their insightful and mesmerizing  novel Colin Fischer. In it, we get into the brain of a 14 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, as he tries to navigate the harsh world of high school.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Ned Vizzini - The Other Normals

Remember when you were growing up, there were some kids who just didn’t fit in? Maybe we were even that person. In Ned Vizzini’s The Other Normals, Perry is that kid. He’s totally awkward, absorbed in his role-playing game, and well, branded a loser by everyone including his parents. Although he knows he is, he doesn’t want to enter the real world, and is intent on hiding in his gaming world.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Yankee Magazine Recipe Extrvaganza

Amy Traverso is the Lifestyle Editor for Yankee Magazine and she joins us to talk about The Apple Lover's Cookbook and Yankee's Lost & Vintage Recipes

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