Today's panelists are WAMC’s Ray Graf, and for the fist half of the hour Paul Conti, assistant professor of communications at the College of Saint Rose, and for the second half U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Judith Enck.
Ninety Miles is a Cuban American music collaboration of a distinctly unique collection of songs. Originally recorded in Cuba under a special visa, Ninety Miles has received global recognition and was a featured documentary on BBC Worldwide in the fall of 2012. The group will be performing Thursday night at the College of St. Rose.
The touring group features three critically acclaimed jazz musicians: vibist and Albany native Stefon Harris, saxophonist David Sánchez and trumpeter Nicholas Payton.
Stefon Harris attended Albany High School and played in the Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble.
A four-time Grammy nominee, Harris has been heralded by The Los Angeles Times as “one of the most important young artists in jazz” and has been awarded “Best Mallet” six times by the Jazz Journalists Association.
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.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Rone Shavers of the College of Saint Rose explains the literary movement known as Afro-Futurism.
Rone Shavers is an assistant professor of English at the College of Saint Rose. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and arts residencies, and has published creative works in such diverse venues as Another Chicago Magazine, www.identitytheory.com, Nth Word, and Pank magazine.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Amina Eladdadi of the College of Saint Rose explains how mathematical models can help physicians predict the growth of cancerous tumors.
Amina Eladdadi is an assistant professor of mathematics at the College of Saint Rose where her research interests include mathematical and computational modeling in life sciences and the development of multiscale cancer simulations. She holds a Ph. D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Donna Burns of The College of Saint Rose explores the range of events that can produce feelings of grief.
Donna Burns is a professor of psychology at The College of Saint Rose where her teaching and research interests include developmental psychology, grief and loss, and resilience and wellness. She holds a Ph.D. from the University at Albany.