WAMC's Alan Chartock sits down with children's performer David Grover as he gets ready to celebrate 30 years playing for children at the Great Barrington, Massachusetts bandstand this Saturday at 10 a.m.
Alan interviews Donna Burkhart, Acting Executive Director of Gould Farm - a highly-regarded residential therapeutic community in the Berkshires dedicated to helping adults with mental illness since 1913.
Alan speaks with Helen Epstein about her New Yorker Magazine article about Melita Maschmann, a former Nazi who wrote a memoir. Epstein is also the author of six books including the multi-generational memoir Where she came from: A Daughter’s Search for her Mother’s History; the first book on inter-generational trauma Children of the Holocaust: and the biography Joe Papp: An American Life. She also reviews theater and music in the Berkshires for the online arts magazine The Arts Fuse.
WAMC and the Albany Times Union take a look at the unusual number of fatalities along Central Avenue in Albany. A panel of experts discuss how law enforcement, engineering and new technology are coming together to find ways to reduce accidents along the road.
WAMC's Alan Chartock sits down with Deborah Amos, award-winning foreign correspondent for NPR, and the 2013 James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Host Alan Chartock is joined by David Szczerbacki, who became the ninth president of The College of Saint Rose in July 2012 after serving for eight years as the college’s provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Alan Chartock is joined by Henry Wiencek, an author, editor and journalist who has written a dozen books on the Founding Fathers, early American life, slavery, and other topics. A winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Wiencek has penned a controversial new book called Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves.
Alan is joined by three guests to discuss the 50th anniversary of Scenic Hudson, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Hudson River and the Hudson River Valley of New York State: Ned Sullivan is president of Scenic Hudson and has led the organization since 1999. He holds an MBA and master’s in environmental studies from Yale. Steve Rosenberg is the senior vice president of Scenic Hudson and has been with the organization for 22 years. Hayley Carlock, a recent law school graduate, works on the frontlines of the group’s environmental battles.
Alan is joined by Kate Maguire, artistic director and CEO of the Berkshire Theatre Group, which includes the Berkshire Theatre Festival and The Colonial Theatre. A graduate of Boston College, Maguire has helped shepherd many productions from the Berkshires to New York and is also an accomplished actor.
Alan is joined by Anne Banks and Ted Dobson, whose daughter, Moira Banks-Dobson of Sheffield, Mass., was killed by a drunk driver who had six previous convictions in February of 2012. Her death has led her parents to push for various reforms in the months since. There's more information about their efforts and their daughter's life at moiramemorial.org.
Alan is joined by journalist and author Donald Connery, a World War II veteran and Harvard grad who covered the Cold War for United Press, Time, Life, NBC, and other outlets. Connery’s new book is Escape From Oblivion: A Moscow Correspondent’s Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Alan is joined by Jean-François Bizalion , a French-born former New York City fashion editor and director who has run Bizalion’s Fine Food for almost a decade at 684 South Main Street near Great Barrington, Massachusetts.