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New England News
12:24 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Area Bookstores Awarded In First Round Of James Patterson's Giveaway

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Author James Patterson has announced the first round of grants in his goal of donating $1 million to independent bookstores

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Capital Region News
3:39 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Carey Institute To Explore "What If" Of Palin Presidency

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President Obama’s election in 2008 marked a landmark shift in American politics. But what if he had lost? What would life in America be like today, had John McCain and Sarah Palin headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave? 

Imagine a Sarah Palin presidency — what kind of a difference —if any — would it have made if the course of history had flowed in a different direction?

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Ideas Matter: New York Council for the Humanities and Summer Reading

  We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities.

It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

This morning we spotlight New York State’s Summer Reading kick-off. Erika Halstead is program officer for the NY Council for the Humanities and she joins us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

We welcome Andrew Preston and speak about his book, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

The Roundtable's 2012 Best Of Lists

BOOKS (selected by Joe Donahue)

FICTION

1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
3. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
4. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
5. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

NON-FICTION

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The Roundtable
10:45 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

We welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Edward Humes and talk about his latest book, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:00 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

The Book Show #1251 - Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches: A Novel , Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont.

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