Albany, NY – John Weber is Dayton Director of the Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum. Weber joined up with Ray Giguere to create and exhibit called Molecules that Matter. It covers ten molecules and their impact on society. This interview on The Roundtable explores the exhibit, and its inspiration.
Albany, NY – Robert Reich served as United States Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, and is currently a professor at University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. During this interview on The Roundtable, Reich speaks of his new book: Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life.
Albany, NY – Kate Smith's career as a singer spanned five decades, and she had a legendary career in radio. Smith had a summer home in Lake Placid, New York - and would have turned one hundred this year. WAMC's Pat Bradley files this report about Kate Smith, and those who remember her.
Albany, NY – Frank Rich is a columnist for the New York Times. He began his career at the Times as a theater critic, and now writes about politics and popular culture. Rich has also published a new book called The Greatest Story Every Sold: The Decline and Fall of True from 9/11 to Katrina. In this interview on The Roundtable, Rich speaks about the book.
Albany, NY – Literacy Northeast New York is a nonprofit organization serving three upstate counties. The group tutors adults who need help learning to read, write, or speak English. Executive Director Sue Hensley-Cushing, volunteer George Walker, and Ambassador for Literacy Susan Lynch all meet for a discussion on The Roundtable about the organization.
Albany, NY – Mark Owen is Holiday Image's creative director. The company is one of several that help retail outlets design and build displays for the holidays. In this interview, Julia Taylor talks with Mark about the process and concepts behind such design work.
Albany, NY – Alan Cheuse is a book commentator for National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and he's also an author. His most recent work, entitled The Fires, is a compilation of two novellas. In this interview on The Roundtable, Cheuse speaks his new work.
Albany, NY – William Cope Moyers is the son of famed journalist Bill Moyers. Before becoming the vice president for external affairs at the Hazelden Foundation, Cope Moyers struggled with and recovered from an addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine. In this interview on The Roundtable he speaks of the struggle, and his book on the experience: Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption.
Albany, NY – Independent producer Jay Allison is well known to fans of Public Radio. One of his recent projects is This I Believe. It is a reincarnation of a radio show that began in the 1950s under the leadership of Edward R. Morrow. Jay Allison has now put together a book of collected essays from the show. On this interview on The Roundtable, he talks about This I Believe and the book.
Albany, NY – Congressman Maurice Hinchey Represents New York's twenty-second district. In this Congressional Corner he speaks with Alan Chartock about US foreign aid to Africa, outgoing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and the final months of the Bush Administration.