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WAMC News
7:51 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses last night's snow storm and two editorial pieces in the New York Times about Edward Snowden and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri November 15, 2013

"Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House" By Robert Dallek

A 2010 Gallup poll asking Americans to assess the last nine presidents gave John F. Kennedy the highest ranking and highest approval rating at 85 percent.

Historian Robert Dallek- who the New York Times called Kennedy’s leading biographer, whose JFK biography An Unfinished Life was a number 1 New York Times best seller- was somewhat amused by this appraisal. For while he admired Kennedy tenured, Dallek’s own in depth study of the man and his presidency offered him a new assessment of his achievements and flaws.

The poll rekindled his interest in Kennedy’s leadership and he decided to revisit the subject in his new book Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 11, 2013

"The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of the New Times" by: Richard Reeves

This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy- who is still regarded as one of the most popular notable presidents in US history.

To commemorate the man and his time in office, the newspaper of record has authorized a book, The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of the New York Times. It is edited by presidential historian, Richard Reeves with a forward by the paper’s executive editor, Jill Abramson.

The Roundtable
10:05 am
Mon November 11, 2013

"The First Phone Call From Heaven" by: Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom has carved out a special place among contemporary authors with New York Times best sellers such as Tuesday with Morrie, and Five People You Meet in Heaven.

The humanism and the gift of story telling is on full display in his new novel called, The First Phone Call From Heaven. It is the story of a small Midwestern town whose residents begin to get phone calls from the departed. It is a compelling novel with equal parts mystery, love story, and an allegory about the power of hope and belief.

Mitch Albom will be joining Joe Donahue on stage in Saratoga Springs this Friday night in a Northshire book store event at 7pm. For more information visit Northshire’s website.

The Roundtable
10:41 am
Tue November 5, 2013

National Geographic's "The Science of Everything"

From refrigerators to roller-coasters, from neon signs to digital music - everywhere you turn the things around you help explain the fundamentals of science. National Geographic’s new book, The Science of Everything reveals the science behind virtually everything.

David Pogue is the former New York Times tech columnist (he's now with Yahoo) has written the foreword to the book and we welcome him to the show.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

8/28/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria
Syria Stock Slump
NYT Attack
March on Washington Anniversary

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New York News
12:40 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

Robert Ostertag - 50 opening days with the New York Mets

Making it through 50 of anything is quite an accomplishment. Going to 50 baseball games in a lifetime, for people not in the industry, is a feat likely held by a slight percentage of fans. Going to 50 opening days for a single team is an accomplishment shared by a chosen few, the fan elite.

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WAMC News
8:09 am
Wed March 20, 2013

NY Gov. Cuomo to extend tax bracket

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

The New York Times reports that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is finalizing a deal with legislative leaders to extend a high-tax bracket for wealthy New Yorkers.

The bracket applies to individuals making more than $1 million and married couples making more than $2 million. The measure was first approved in late 2011 and would have expired at the end of the 2014 election year, but, lawmakers are now talking about extending the bracket through 2017.

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New England News
5:51 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

New York Times Co. Puts Boston Globe Up For Sale

The New  York Times  is putting its New England holdings, including the Boston Globe up for sale. 

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue December 11, 2012

The Obits: The New York Times Annual 2012

New York Times Obituaries Editors, William McDonald, is back again with a new collection of obituaries for the colorful figures who have died this year. Here's your chance to get a glimpse into the lives of the provocative and powerful, the saintly and the scandalous. Did you know Steve Jobs had a long-lost sister? Or that Loretta Young and Clark Gable had a love child. Or that Stalin’s daughter, Lana Peters - the “little Princess of the Kremlin”—ended up in a cabin in northern Wisconsin?

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