Albany, NY – Aidan Delgado was in the process of enlisting in the US Military when terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11th. He was also exploring Buddhism. Then in 2003 Delgado was deployed to Iraq and assigned to the Abu Ghraib prison. Eventually he filed for, and was granted, status as a contentious objector. In this interview on The Roundtable, Delgado speaks of his experiences and his new book - The Sutras of Abu Ghraib.
Albany, NY – Matt and Ted Lee together produce the Lee Brothers Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, which is a mail-order source for southern cooking. The two of them also write about food, wine, and travel for the New York Times, Travel and Leisure, and Martha Stewart Living. They both visited The Roundtable to talk about southern cooking, and the work they do.
Albany, NY – Allison Janney is perhaps best known for portraying White House Press Secretary C.J. Craig on the show The West Wing. The role earned her not one, but four Emmys. Since then she has been busy working in television and film. In this interview on The Roundtable, Allison Janney talks about her career and her role in the Williamstown Theater Festival production of The Autumn Garden.
Albany, NY – John Kruth is a musician and author who recently wrote a biography of Texas song writer Townes Van Zandt. Van Zandt was not well known during his life, but his music has been gaining recognition since his death. His haunting country-folk music is said by some to be a major influence on 'outlaw country'. WAMC's Michael Eck interviews John Kruth in this segment. The book is called To Live's To Fly: The Ballad of the Late Great Townes Van Zandt.
Albany, NY – Bucolic North Hero, Vermont is home to something you might not expect to find: The Royal Lipizzan Stallions, also known as The Flying White Stallions. WAMC Pat Bradley explores how they came to summer in the Lake Chaplain area.
Albany, NY – Kathleen Turner's career as an actress made her an icon during the 1980s. She has won two Golden Globe Awards, and is an Academy Award nominee. During this interview on The Roundtable, Kathleen Tuner talks about her directorial debut and how she got started acting.
Albany, NY – Michael Arcuri represents New York's twenty-fourth district in Congress. In this Congressional Corner, Alan Chartock speaks with the congressman about farm subsidies and funding in New York for higher education.
Albany, NY – Michael Evely is Albany's Commissioner of Development and Planning, and works with the Central Avenue Business Improvement District. The organization is currently working to create an arts and entertainment district on Central Avenue. In this interview on The Roundtable, Michael Evely talks about those efforts.
Albany, NY – Mackenzie Miller is one of the best known names in horse training. During his nearly fifty year career he worked with seventy-two stakes winners, and four champions. Author Jonelle Fisher recently wrote a biography of the fables trainer entitled: MacKenzie Miller - The Gentleman Trainer from Morgan Street by Jonelle Fisher. Listen to both the author and Mac Miller in this interview from The Roundtable.
Albany, NY – Jane's Ice Cream has been a staple of New York from Albany to Manhattan since 1987. Amy Keller, Jane Keller and Bob Guidabaldie sit on the board of directors for the ice cream shop. They speak with Joe Donahue and Julia Taylor during this interview on The Roundtable.