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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon June 30, 2014

"Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot" - A Spenser Novel By Ace Atkins

    Ace Atkins has taken over writing Robert B. Parker’s Spenser novels.

His latest is Cheap Shot about a mystery surrounding a New England Patriots linebacker.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon June 30, 2014

"Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure To Build The Statue Of Liberty" By Elizabeth Mitchell

    

  The Statue of Liberty has become one of the most recognizable monuments in the world: a symbol of freedom and the American Dream. In her new book, Liberty’s Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty, journalist Elizabeth Mitchell tells the story of the envisioning, funding and building of the Statue of Liberty - dispelling long-standing myths around its creation.

We all know the legend that the statue was a gift from France, but that implies that the government of France gave it to the government of America. In reality, it was the inspiration of the French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, hungry for fame and adoration.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

6/30/14 Panel

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

Topics include:
New Vet Head Announced
Afghan Elections
Border Control
Alaska Postal Costs
ISIS name change

The Roundtable
11:55 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Listener Essay - Softball Brain

  A listener essay by Maxine Schmidt about aging and Summer fun.

The Roundtable
11:30 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Clea Newman And SeriousFun Children's Network Camps

    The Double H Ranch/SeriousFun Camp, co-founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman, provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

Paul Newman's youngest daughter, Clea Newman, joined SeriousFun Children's Network as a Senior Director of External Affairs in January 2013, where she works as part of the advancement team to raise money to support SeriousFun Camps and Programs around the world. She also serves as a spokesperson for the organization.

Clean Newman joined us to talk about the SeriousFun's 23rd Annual Gala, taking place tonight at 5pm at The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri June 27, 2014

"Canals And Railroads: Collaboration To Competition" At The Schenectady County Historical Society

  The Schenectady County Historical Society was founded in 1905 to preserve the history of the area. The Society’s museum and local history and genealogy research library have been located at 32 Washington Avenue in the Stockade neighborhood in Schenectady since 1958.

They are opening a new exhibition this weekend entitled "Canals and Railroads: Collaboration to Competition." The exhibit explores the beginnings of the Canal Era and New York State’s early railroads which were built to enhance and complement–rather than compete with– the waterway system.

It is a traveling exhibit, put together by Alco Historical and Technical Society historian, Dave Gould and Alco Historical and Technical Society designer, John Kolwaite. They join us now along with Mary Zawacki, Curator for the Schenectady County Historical Society.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Ideas Matter - The Music of Irving Berlin

  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 focus on the PA Humanities Council and The Music of Irving Berlin; Specifically, how Berlin's music reflected the cultural climate of the time. Joining we welcome Phillip Atteberry - English & Music History Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh. And part of the Pennsylvania Council’s Commonwealth Speaker Program.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

6/27/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political activist Libby Post and newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
SCOTUS Decisions
Big Soda Ruling
Syrian Rebel Training
Suing Obama

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Roundtable Music 6/26

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Shirley Jackson Day

    

  It is Shirley Jackson Day – commemorating the day her famous story, "The Lottery," was published in The New Yorker. We welcome Susan Scarf Merrell whose new novel is Shirley - a psychological thriller set at Bennington College in the 1960s.

A young woman who moves with her professor husband into the home of novelist Shirley Jackson and Jackson’s husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, narrate the book. She uncovers a chilling connection between the celebrated couple and the disappearance of a young co-ed on campus years before.

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