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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Fri April 13, 2012

100th Anniversary of the RMS Titanic - Nicholas Wade

Nicholas Wade is the grandson of teacher and author Lawrence Beesley, a survivor of the RMS Titanic. Wade has written the afterward for the book, Titanic, First Accounts. We speak with him about his grandfather's story.
Music: "That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune" - Ian Whitcomb conducting The White Star Orchestra on the album, Titanic: Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage

The Roundtable
11:30 am
Fri April 13, 2012

100th Anniversary of the RMS Titanic - Hugh Brewster

Hugh Brewster has been writing about The RMS Titanic for more than 25 years. His new book is Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World. Here we talk about the fascinating, often frivolous, and frequently frustrating lives of the crème de la crème on board the doomed ship.

The Roundtable
10:55 am
Fri April 13, 2012

100th Anniversary of the RMS Titanic - Barry Denenberg

Children are now taught about the sinking of the Titanic in their textbooks or by James Cameron's movie. As we’ve learned so far, there is so much more information than what is included in a few paragraphs or a Hollywood movie. So enter Barry Denenberg. As a children’s book author, he’s an expert at creating eye catching lay-outs, and breaking down the information in a concise and interesting way. His newest book is Titanic Sinks! where readers can experience the Titanic’s doomed voyage in its unique presentation of fact & fiction.

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The Roundtable
10:20 am
Fri April 13, 2012

100th Anniversary of the RMS Titanic - Daniel Allen Butler

Daniel Allen Butler

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with maritime historian Daniel Allen Butler, a Titanic expert whose seminal recounting of the doomed voyage, Unsinkable: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic, is now out in a new edition.

Music: Salut d'Amour - Ian Whitcomb conducting The White Star Orchestra on the album, Titanic: Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage

The Roundtable
10:05 am
Fri April 13, 2012

100th Anniversary of the RMS Titanic - Hampton Sides

Hampton Sides is an American historian and journalist. He's written the Titanic cover story of this month's National Geographic.

Music: "The Merry Widow Waltz" - Ian Whitcomb conducting The White Star Orchestra on the album, Titanic: Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage

The Roundtable
9:50 am
Fri April 13, 2012

100th Anniversary of the RMS Titanic - Bob Ballard

Photograph by Mark Thiessen

We welcome the man who discovered the wreck of the RMS Titanic in 1985, Bob Ballard.

Music: "Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix" - Ian Whitcomb conducting The White Star Orchestra on the album, Titanic: Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage.

The Roundtable
11:44 am
Fri April 6, 2012

The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two

We welcome Piers Paul Read (Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors) to the show and speak with him about The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two.

The Roundtable
2:15 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science George Saliba

The Albany School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences along with the Iraqi Refugee Project is presenting a talk by Columbia University Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science, George Saliba, on Thursday, April 6

The Roundtable
12:42 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

The Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food

We welcome Lizzie (E.M.) Collingham and discuss her book, The Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food.

The Roundtable
12:50 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

The Hunt for KSM

Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer discuss their book, The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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