Alan is joined by Susan Crandell, a freelance writer and editor based in Cornwall-on-Hudson who spent three decades editing magazines like Travel & Leisure and Smart Money. After six years as editor in chief at More magazine, Crandell quit, and soon after published the book Thinking About Tomorrow: Reinventing Yourself at Midlife. She is a Capital Region native and graduate of Middlebury College.
Alan is joined by Terry a la Berry, a Lenox-based drummer who has played in Arlo Guthrie’s band for decades. Terry a la Berry also writes and performs children’s music and has worked as an actor and producer.
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Joe and Carol Reich, educational reformers who have spent decades working to make quality education available to underprivileged students.
The co-founders of the Beginning with Children Foundation, which opened the first charter-like public school in Brooklyn in 1992, Joe and Carol Reich are the authors of Getting to Bartlett Street: Our 25-Year Quest to Level the Playing Field in Education. Joe Reich founded investment firm Reich and Tang, and Carol Reich is the former president of the Lexington Center.
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Nancy D. Campbell, Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Campbell, who earned a PhD in the History of Consciousness program at UC Santa Cruz, did her master’s in English at the University of Washington and a bachelor’s in English at Bucknell. She has researched and published on topics such as drug addiction, bioethics, public health and drug policy, and feminist and postcolonial science and technology studies.
Alan is joined by Aaron Lansky, president and founder of the Yiddish Book Center, which is based in Amherst, Massachusetts. While a graduate student of Yiddish literature in 1980, Lansky founded the Yiddish Book Center, a non-profit that works to rescue, translate and disseminate Yiddish books. A graduate of Hampshire College, Lansky received a MacArthur Award in 1989. He is the author of Outwitting History about the founding of the Yiddish Book Center.
Alan is joined by John Madigan, Senior Director of Public Policy with the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA, a division of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Michelle Hunt, chair of the public policy committee of the Capital Region Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; and Mary Jo Gibson, wife of New York Congressman Chris Gibson, who is one of four Congressional spouses from across the country co-chairing a series of symposia and other events to raise awareness about suicide.
Alan is joined by Shari Foos, a marriage and family therapist with practices in New York and Los Angeles. Foos — who serves on the boards of the New Vision Foundation of L.A., the New York Council for the Humanities, and Breast Cancer.org — is currently completing a master’s degree in narrative medicine at Columbia University.
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Dr. Dominick Salvatore, distinguished professor of economics and director of the PhD program in economics at Fordham University. This interview was recorded at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.