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.
Last weekend, enthusiasts from across the Northeast gathered to trade parts and stories at the Rhinebeck Car Show. Reporter Meg Heckman sent this audio postcard.
Hot rods, muscle cars and automotive echoes of the gilded age are the public face of the Rhinebeck Car Show, but look past the tidy rows of glittering bumpers and you’ll see something else: acres and acres of dust, rust and chrome. It’s the annual swap, where buyers and sellers come from across the East Coast to haggle over the stuff that old cars are made of.
A town in New York’s Hudson Valley has a new affordable housing initiative, while officials across the river want more first-time homebuyers in their Hudson Valley city.
Officials from the Dutchess County Town of Rhinebeck and Hudson River Housing will provide details Tuesday on a new workforce housing initiative to sell affordable housing units at The Gardens at Rhinebeck.
Allison Dunne's interview with incoming NYS Senator Terry Gipson
Terry Gipson will be sworn in Saturday as the New York State Senator for the 41st District. The Democrat’s win was not decided until about one month after the November election. Longtime Republican State Senator Stephen Saland, of Poughkeepsie, conceded the race December 13th, after a final count of absentee ballots and affidavits. The race was three-way, with Conservative Neil DiCarlo on the ballot, saying there needed to be a conservative choice in light of Saland’s vote in 2011 for the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne sat down with state senator-elect Terry Gipson in his home base of Dutchess County’s Rhinebeck, to see what he has in mind for his first term in Albany.