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11:12 am
Fri June 20, 2014

3rd Annual Jane Austen Retreat At Wiawaka Center For Women

  The 3rd Annual Jane Austen Retreat takes next weekend at the Wiawaka Center for Women on Lake George on Sunday, June 29th.

Participants will join scholars and enthusiasts in exploring Austen's world through facilitated discussions of Mansfield Park, viewing and discussion of film adaptations of the novel, and presentations from local JASNA members Mary Huber, Nancy Duell and Dr. Susan Jones.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Ideas Matter - Environmental History Of New York

    

  We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on The Roundtable, entitled – 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.

This morning we key in on the environmental history of New York, the effect of the environment on culture, and environmental conservation. This topic is related to the New York Council for the Humanities's new Community Conversations on Environmental Stewardship.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

6/20/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Managing Editor, Mike Spain and WAMC Newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
Military Advisers to Iraq
Medical Marijuana Deal
McCarthy In
Wisconsin Gov
Rangel Poll

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Roundtable Music 6/19

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu June 19, 2014

"Rescuing Julia Twice" By Tina Traster

  In her new book, Rescuing Julia Twice, Tina Traster tells foreign-adoption story - from dealing with the bleak landscape and inscrutable adoption handlers in Siberia, to her feelings of inexperience and ambivalence at being a new mother in her early forties, to her growing realization over months then years that something was “not quite right” with her daughter, Julia, who remained cold and emotionally detached.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Woodstock Chimes For Autism

Garry Kvistad in studio with his Woodstock Chimes for Autism

    

  Woodstock Chimes offers a unique variety of high quality, affordable musical gifts from around the world that inspire, entertain and bring pleasure to people of all ages. Their most recent endeavor, Woodstock Chimes for Autism, was inspired by several uplifting stories shared by loyal Woodstock Chimes customers.

One aspect of autism is hypersensitivity to sound. Studies have found that music therapy can assist with some of the challenges attributed to autism. Mozart's music, in particular, has been a blessing for some individuals living with autism. The Woodstock Chimes for Autism features a specially designed clapper, so its soothing tones ring more gently. The chime is musically-tuned to a melody from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21. The Woodstock Chimes for Autism also features a bright, nickel-plated windcatcher with the symbolic, multi-colored puzzle pieces. This recognizable and distinctive logo was first created in 1963 by the National Autistic Society.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Steve Martin At The Palace On 6/20

    Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell are hitting the road fresh off their recent Grammy win for Best American Roots Song! They will be at The Palace in Albany, NY on Friday, June 20.

The concert will showcase new material performed by Martin and Brickell, including selections from their album Love Has Come for You along with the unique hybrid of bluegrass and comedy that Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers have been delighting audiences with at their sold-out, critically acclaimed shows.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

6/19/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC newsman Ray Graf and Associate Editor of the Time Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Iraq Update
Heart Attack Prevention
Redskin Patent
Hybrid Pension Plan
Amazon Phone
TU Headlines

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Roundtable Music 6/18

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Marc Maron: 'Attempting Normal' Amid Unprecedented Success

Things have been going unprecedentedly well for comedian Marc Maron in recent years: his podcast, WTF, began as an upstart taped in his garage and is now chugging past its 500th episode, downloaded by millions; his eponymous television show is now in its second season on IFC; and his book, Attempting Normal, is now out in paperback.

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