The Roundtable

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 24, 2014

The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy

  Jacopo Della Quercia is an educator and history writer who has authored more than 100 articles for the comedy website Cracked.com. His work has been featured in The New York Times best-seller: You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News.

His new book is the historical thriller, The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy. The book is an equal-parts cocktail of action, adventure, science-fiction and comedy. It follows a globe-trotting President Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln in a race to solve a mystery stretching back to the Civil War and the Lincoln assassination. Based on true events, the books describes a vast conspiracy spanning four continents and three oceans during the turn of the century.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon November 24, 2014

The New Isolationism And The Coming Global Disorder By Bret Stephens

  Bret Stephens, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is the foreign affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal. His new book is: America In Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.

In the face of economic troubles at home, Americans have been weary of acting as the world’s policeman. Troops are coming home in some cases, certain military spending is being cut, and surveillance programs are being exposed and curtailed.

Stephens makes the case that there is a profound connection between the new global disorder and America’s diminishing international footprint.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon November 24, 2014

The Upside of Your Dark Side

  In The Upside of Your Dark Side, Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener two pioneering researchers in the field of psychology, show that while mindfulness, kindness, and positivity can take us far, they cannot take us all the way. Sometimes, they can even hold us back.

Emotions such as anger, anxiety, guilt, and sadness might feel uncomfortable, but it turns out that they are also incredibly useful. Robert Biswas-Diener joins us.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon November 24, 2014

11/24/14 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Roundtable Music 11/21

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Josh Ritter Trying Out New Songs And Such At MASS MoCA 11/22

Josh Ritter at The Linda

    Singer-songwriter, touring musician, and novelist Josh Ritter joins us this morning at The Linda.

Josh tours nationally and internationally often with The Royal City Band, sometimes in a trio, and some other times - solo.

Tomorrow night at MASS MoCA in North Adam, MA, Josh will play solo acoustic, trying out new material -- warming it up and feeling it out for an as-yet unnamed forthcoming album.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Ideas Matter - NEH’s 50th anniversary and the Common Good

  We are very happy to continue our regular feature – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

Today we check in with William "Bro" Adams, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and speak with him about his new initiative to use humanities as the civic toolkit for working towards the Common Good.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Basilica Farm & Flea

  Farmers, artisans, vintage collectors, and makers of handmade and quality goods will converge at the 2nd annual Basilica Farm & Flea, the large-scale farm-stand and flea market taking place over Thanksgiving Weekend at Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY.

A local, artisan alternative to big box and mall shopping, Basilica Farm & Flea showcases fantastic wares made by regional and very talented people.

The weekend kicks off with the Black Friday Soirée from 5 to 9pm on Friday, Nov 28th - which will offer attendees local food, music, and fun.

Here now to tell us more are Melissa Auf der Maur, creative director of the Basilica Hudson, Farm & Flea’s farmer coordinator Lauren Giambrone (a farmer herself and maker of Good Fight Herb Co.), and Hudson River Exchange organizer Stella Yoon.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

11/21/14 Panel

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Topics include Immigration Overhaul, Smithsonian Cosby Debate, Drug Stings Faulted, Ebola Spread Slowed, and Airbag Hearing.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Roundtable Music 11/20

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