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3:00 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Vox Pop : The Copyright Forum : 3/13/13

Today on Vox Pop, we look at where art and law meet with the Copyright Forum. Our gyests are intellectual property lawyer Paul Rapp, artist Polly Law, and medical illustrator Bill Westwood. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

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Vox Pop
1:37 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - DREAM Act : 1/22/13

Credit Pat Arnow

There is talk in Albany about a  plan that would provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants.

The idea is to provide a way to help poor immigrant families afford college.  Similar proposals in New York and the nation have faced strong opposition from conservatives. 

On this edition of Vox Pop we are talking about the DREAM Act. What is your opinion of the idea?  Should we provide this type of assistance to those in this country illegally?

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4:03 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Facebook Just Declared War on Google: Meet Your New Search Engine

Facebook's secret announcement today was all about search. Facebook wants you to be able to search your entire life with their service, Graph Search. It is not going to replace the current Facebook search, but rather offer a new way to explore your social life.
Today's big bad Facebook revelation is a search engine-not for the web, but for your life. And it's just another step in Facebook's attempt to conquer the entire Internet. Meet Graph Search. Facebook's search has been convoluted and weak for years until now-it's hard to expect what you get when you type anything in, even if it's your best friend's name.
8:51 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Apple's Schiller: A cheaper iPhone? Um, no

Yesterday, reports circulated about Apple possibly releasing a less expensive iPhone. Today, Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said there's no truth in those reports.
In an interview with a Chinese newspaper, Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, says there's no truth in reports that Apple will make a cheaper iPhone. (Credit: James Martin/CNET) LAS VEGAS -- I had always fancied that when CES comes along, Apple's devious PR people sit around and wonder which little rumor to toss out, just to turn the heads of those who gawp here.
11:53 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Feeling Unproductive? Blame Your Lunch

Carter Coberley, vice president of Health Research and Outcomes at Healthways, said more and more employers are defining individual well-being through the performance and productivity of their work force.
for BusinessNewsDaily Companies trying to increase productivity should offer their employees more wellness programs, a new study finds. Workers who ate healthful meals and exercised on a regular basis had better job performance and lower absenteeism, research from the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), Brigham Young University and the Center for Health Research at Healthways shows.
11:36 am
Thu January 10, 2013

James Taylor for Senate?

WAMC's Alan Chartock was quoted in a recent story on Politico regarding the James Taylor possibly wanting to fill Massachusetts Sen. Jon Kerry's Senate seat
Ben Affleck has bowed out, but now another famous name has been floated for Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry’s seat, MassLive.com reports: A public radio broadcaster is now encouraging singer/songwriter James Taylor to enter the race for John Kerry’s U.S. Senate seat. Alan Chartock is president and CEO of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, an Albany,...
11:30 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Apple Still Casts a Long Shadow Over CES

For a company that hasn’t attended CES since 1992, Apple dominates the show.
LAS VEGAS - For a company that hasn't attended CES since 1992, Apple dominates the show. You can't walk more than a dozen feet here at the Las Vegas Convention Center without seeing an iGadget or iAccessory of some kind. Apple's overwhelming presence by proxy is impressive, and underscores the immense place the company occupies in the consumer electronics sector.
11:16 am
Sat January 5, 2013

Predictions for the New Year

Alan Chartock is back with his annual predictions for the new year. What does he see happening in 2013?
It's time for my fearless New Year's predictions. Here are the rules: some of these will be based on things that I want to have happen. Others will be conjured up to put a hex on things that I don't want to see happen, while still others are things that I believe actually will happen.
WAMC News
11:23 am
Sun November 11, 2012

WAMC Northeast Public Radio Raises Money for Superstorm Sandy Victims

On Thursday, November 8, WAMC/Northeast Public Radio held a special fund drive, opening up the phone banks to raise support for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. For eight hours, WAMC listeners called in non-stop with pledges for the American Red Cross and when the dust settled, a total of $240,000 was raised and pledges were still coming in.

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8:15 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Tanglewood Tickets for the BSO or Boston Pops

A few weeks ago,  our generous friends at Tanglewood gave WAMC one hundred pairs of undated lawn tickets for the BSO and Boston Pops.   They ran out in a matter of hours!   But thanks to  their continued generosity, WAMC can offer a limited number of additional pairs of undated Tanglewood  lawn tickets - while they last.   These tickets  can be used for any BSO or Boston Pops performance at Tanglewood this season.  For a $100 pledge.  You can pledge online at WAMC.org .  Click pledge now.   And be sure to put it in the comment line that you want the UNDATED TANGLEWOOD TICKETS.

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