Albany, NY – In this Poll Question segment, Joe Donahue and Julia Taylor read listener responses to the previous day's poll question: What time-table for withdrawal from Iraq would you like to see? We also ask listeners to think about whether shock therapy is ever justified?
Albany, NY – Jack Kerouac's book On the Road has been required reading for rebels and romantics for fifty years. But at least one person thinks the book might not be all that revolutionary. John Leland is an author and journalist, and recently wrote Why Kerouac Matters: Lessons of On the Road. They're not what you think. In this interview on The Roundtable, Leland speaks about his observations.
Albany, NY – The shootings at Virginia Tech earlier this year shocked the nation and the world with its brutality. Professor Roland Lazenby was teaching on the campus that day, and was in a room locked down because of the shooting. Along with several of his students, he compiled a narrative of the shooting and the following weeks. During this interview on The Roundtable, he talks about the experience and writing the book.
Albany, NY – New York Times best selling author Michael Korda has a new book out called Ike: An American Hero. The book outlines why we should celebrate Dwight D. Eisenhower's life, his time as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II, and his presidency. During this interview on The Roundtable, Korda explains why he chose to write the book.
Albany, NY – The painter Thomas Cole is well known for sweeping landscapes, and epic series like The Voyage of Life. Many of the images he created depicted views from his home in Catskill, NY, called Cedar Grove. Cedar Grove fell into disrepair following Cole's death. But that's changed in recent years. The site is a national historic site that's open to the public, and has enjoyed recent infusions of money.
Albany, NY – Howard Frank Mosher is an author who has written frequently about Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom. His most recent book, On Kingdom Mountain, is the September pick for our Roundtable Reads segment. The fictional book narrates the experiences of Miss Jane Hubbell Kinneson, as she tries to protect the northern Vermont mountain on which she lives from development.
Albany, NY – Congressman Michael McNulty represents New York's 21st district. In this Congressional Corner Alan Chartock speaks with Rep. McNulty about everything from political partisanship, to bringing home the bacon for local projects.
Albany, NY – Music guru Hal March is owner of Toonerville Trolly CDs and Records. His store is located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and it is one of the last independent music stores in the area. Hal was on The Roundtable to talk about jazz, and about several recently released jazz albums.
Albany, NY – We currently live in very contentious political times. If you're wondering how this might have happened, Earl Shorris is probably the man to give you the answer. He's an author who recently wrote The Politics of Heaven: America in Fearful Times. The book outlines how religion has shaped American politics over time. In this WAMC's Katie Britton spoke with Shorris about his book.