2012

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – 2012 In The Headlines : 12/27/12

From the re-election of President Barack Obama, to the shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, to the “fiscal cliff,” on today’s show we want to know what you think are the biggest news stories of 2012.

It’s our Vox Pop year in review today, and whether national, local, or personal, we want to know what stories are on your list. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Sean Philpott: Annus Horribilis

Sean Philpott

Sean Philpott - Annus Horribilis

In Great Britain, where much of my family is from and still lives, there is an annual tradition known as the Royal Christmas Message. Begun in 1932 by then King George V as a radio broadcast, the tradition has evolved into an annual event in which the sovereign head of the British Empire delivers a speech on that year's events, as well as personal and national triumphs and tragedies.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Keith Strudler - 2012 In Review

So as years go, 2012 may not have been our finest.  But, alas, and mercifully, it is coming to a close.  Yet generally time is not the best aid to remembrance nor perspective.  And with that we look back on the year that’s nearly past, not with an acute vision on recent events but with a more reflective eye on this year’s whole body of work.  In other words, sometimes it’s hard to remember something that happened even a month ago, much less 10 or 11.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Any Questions? #69

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel undertake what might well be their very last show.

Last week's challenge
Think of an eight-letter word beginning with T that names a part of an airport. Change one letter to an O to spell the name of a foreign city. What is the word and what is the city?
Answer: The word is TERMINAL. If you change the T to an O, you can spell MONTREAL.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – Your End of the World Bucket List : 12/12/12

December 21, 2012, by some accounts, will mark the end of the world as we know it. seeing as that’s only 9 days away, today we want to know your plans for what could be, but most likely aren’t, the final 9 days of human existence.

What are those things that – if you knew the world was ending – you would want to do, see, or accomplish before the end? Maybe a trip to an exotic locale, or trying a vegan diet for the last week ever.

Whatever it is, on this edition of Vox Pop, we want to hear about your end of the world ‘bucket list.’ WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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WAMC News
8:09 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Romney's Wife Says Woman Being Eyed for Ticket

Mitt Romney's wife says her husband is thinking about picking a woman to be on his ticket this fall.

Ann Romney says in an interview, "We've been looking at that and I love that option as well."

She tells CBS News she thinks the person selected for the No. 2 spot should be "someone that obviously can do the job but will be able to carry through with some of the other responsibilities."

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Capital District News
7:37 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Mixed Results for Cuomo after Conclusion of 2012 NYS Legislative Session

The just concluded 2012 legislative session brought mixed results for Governor Cuomo, who is in his second year as governor.  While Cuomo and lawmakers could claim credit for a calm and functional end to the session, the Governor had to drop some of his original goals in order for that to happen.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt takes a look back…

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New England News
7:16 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Massachusetts Set to Honor 2012 Teacher of the Year

Governor Deval Patrick and education officials are planning to honor Massachusetts' top teachers at a Statehouse ceremony.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

As part of today's event, awards will be presented to the 2012 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, the 2012 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year and winners and finalists of the 2011 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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