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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Sinterklaas In The Hudson Valley

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  In Holland, the event, “Sinterklaas” has ushered in the season of joy and sharing and created childhood memories for centuries. And in colonial times, it was the one shared celebration that took place annually in New Amsterdam (now New York).

Drawing on the Hudson Valley’s Dutch roots, Sinterklaas in the Hudson Valley is entering its seventh year as a unique, community-built cultural event. It now takes place over two weekends in Kingston on Saturday, November 29th and December 6th in Rhinebeck.

Joining us on the Roundtable this morning to talk about Sinterklaas Hudson Valley, we welcome co-chair Susan Linn and Artistic Director of Sinterklass - Jeanne Fleming.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Hudson Valley Restaurants Weeks November 3-16

    Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, presented by The Valley Table magazine, celebrates the region’s cuisine and diverse dining scene, which continues to have a strong focus on sourcing local, sustainable, seasonal products during Hudson Valley’s fall harvest season.

HVRW returns for its 11th bi-annual event from November 3 (that’s today!) to the 16 with two-hundred restaurants from the region’s seven counties expected to participate in the two-week dining experience.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Art Along The Hudson

  The Hudson Valley is known as an arts destination and the art communities along the Hudson River are known for their Art Days, Events and Studio Tours. The groups that represent the art towns and the art celebrations joined together 11 years ago to form a marketing collaborative effort to bring focus and awareness of their art activities.

Art Along the Hudson represents over 1000 artists, 400 studio tour participants, 250 art venues, 150 art festivals and community events – plus art receptions, performances, exhibits, and more. Joanna Hess, co-chair of Art Along the Hudson and Albert Shahinian, owner of Albert Shahinian Fine Art in Rhinebeck and co-founder of Art Along the Hudson join us to tell us more.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

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    Voters in the Hudson Valley are liable to throw incumbents out.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s confident he has a better record than his November opponent.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed June 25, 2014

"The History Of The Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness To The Civil War" By Vernon Benjamin

  Sailing down the river that would later bear his captain’s name, explorer Robert Juet described the Hudson River Valley in 1609 as a “drowned land” submerged by a “great lake of water.” Over the next two centuries, this drowned landscape would be the site of a truly historic flowering of art, literature, architecture, innovation, and revolutionary fervor—drawing comparisons to another fertile cultural haven built around a might mighty river in Western Europe.

As historian Vernon Benjamin chronicles in The History Of The Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness To The Civil War, the Hudson River Valley has been a place of contradictions since its first settlement by Europeans. Discovered by an Englishman who claimed it for the Dutch, the region soon became home to the most vibrant trading outpost for the New World colonies—the Island of Manhattan—even as the rest of the valley retained the native beauty that would inspire artists from James Fenimore Cooper to Thomas Cole.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Arts Mid-Hudson

    

  The Dutchess County Arts Council celebrates its 50th anniversary and its new name, Arts Mid-Hudson, with a 50-week tour that includes visits to 50 locations across Dutchess, Ulster and Orange counties. The yearlong celebration was announced on March 18 at the first stop on the tour, the Locust Grove Estate in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

The Dutchess County Arts Council was incorporated by the American Association of University Women and the Junior League of Poughkeepsie on March 18, 1964. In 1985 the council began providing services to artists and cultural organizations in Ulster County through New York State Council on the Arts’ decentralization program funding for grants, and beginning this year will provide service to Orange County.

Some of the locations on the tour include Beacon, Rhinebeck, Millbrook, Pawling, Newburgh, Walden, Kingston, New Paltz, Saugerties and Rosendale.

Executive Director of Arts Mid-Hudson, Linda Marston-Reid and poet Gold Wilkerson join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri May 2, 2014

"One Hundred Miles from Manhattan" By Guillermo Fesser

    

  Guillermo Fesser is a Spanish television and radio journalist known in his country for his humorous but compassionate news reporting, and especially for an innovative Madrid-based national morning radio talk show that ran for 25 years and had over 1 million listeners.

Fesser now lives with his family in Rhinebeck, New York, where he broadcasts weekly stories on life in small-town America to Onda Cero Radio in Spain.

He has written a book, as well, One Hundred Miles from Manhattan, which is an affectionate portrait of life in small-town America—and beyond.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival 4/11-12

    

  There is nothing like a good literary festival, especially when it takes over an entire municipality.

The 3rd Annual Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival will take place next weekend, April 11th and 12th, throughout the village. The festival is full of free events celebrating local authors and featuring the likes of James Romm, Valerie Martin and Gail Godwin.

We get a preview this morning from two of the organizers - Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books and Music and Juliet Harrison of Red Hook Community Arts Network.

WAMC News
9:56 am
Tue January 28, 2014

A Bridge In His Honor

Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

A town official in the Hudson Valley is writing to New York state officials, urging them to consider naming a bridge in honor and in memory of Pete Seeger, who passed away today.

Pete Seeger employed his music in a push for a cleaner river in the 1960s (long before others took on the cause).

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New York News
7:18 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Hudson Valley Election Results

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Justice of the Supreme Court-9th Judicial District:

John P. Colangelo [D]

Victor G. Grossman [D]

Mark C. Dillion [R

John W. Sweeney, Jr. [R]

Daniel D. Angiolillo [R]

 

Dutchess County:

Dutchess County Comptroller:

James L. Coughlan [R]

Dutchess County Family Judge:

Joseph A. Egitto [R]

                                                Putnam County:

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