Albany, NY – Tonight's edition of The Best of Our Knowledge will focus its entire show on autism. With the reported incidence of autism on the rise, Dr. Judith Grether, research scientist with the California Center for Autism, was asked if she feels this disease is growing to epidemic proportions.
Albany, NY – As much fun as it might be to be a cowboy, boxer, soldier, writer and President of the United States, it is hard to imagine having the energy to pursue all of those things at once. But that is exactly what President Theodore Roosevelt was able to do. Award winning Times Union Reporter Paul Grondhal has written a book about Roosevelt's life prior to being President of the United States called I Rose Like A Rocket.
I Rose Like A Rocket, by Paul Grondhal. Published by Bison Books.
Albany, NY – Eric Daniel Metzgar and Nell Carden Gray's new documentary, The Chances of the World Changing, follows writer Richard Ogust as he tries to move his ever-growing endangered turtle collection from his Manhattan apartment to a tract of land in New Jersey.
Albany, NY – From Clint Eastwood's westerns to Batman, the mysterious yet helpful stranger is a powerful and recurring force in American culture. Novelist Lee Child has made a career of telling stories about this archetype, writing about former military policeman Jack Reacher, who wanders America solving mysteries and helping others.
Bad Luck and Trouble, by Lee Child. Published by Dell.
Albany, NY – Consider the following: single women, lesbians, and gay men are the fastest growing groups of assisted reproductive technology patients. Women now give birth to babies that are in no way related to them. Half a million embryos are in storage in the US alone, and no one quite knows what to do with all of them. These are all issues discussed in journalist Liza Mundy's new book Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction is Changing Men, Women and the World.
Albany, NY – Too much work on your desk to find something to do this week? Have no fear, our event gumshoes over at the Roundtable Roulette have already done all the work for you. Producers Jen Nathan and Andy Clegg investigated all of the angles to bring you this week's lineup of outstanding local area events.
Albany, NY – The debate over immigration, and illegal immigration in particular, continues to be a hot button issue, with plenty of misconceptions on both sides of the divide. Aviva Chomsky is the author of They Take Our Jobs: and 20 Other Myths About Immigration. Chomsky is a professor of history and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. The daughter of activist Noam Chomsky, Aviva Chomsky has been teaching and writing about immigration for the past twenty years.
Albany, NY – Best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as the man crazed Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the hit TV comedy series Golden Girls, actress Rue McClanahan is a colorful personality, filled with saucy wit and a joy for life. Her new book My First Five Husbands...and the Ones That Got Away is the story of one woman's quest to find herself.
My First Five Husbands...and the Ones That Got Away, by Rue McClanahan. Published by Broadway.