The Roundtable

The Roundtable
3:40 am
Tue July 17, 2007

Listener Essayist Nell Strizich 7-17

Albany, NY – Can one feel patriotic for more than one country? Today, essayist Nell Strizich spreads her nationalism with a wide net.

The Roundtable
3:36 am
Tue July 17, 2007

Paul Tuthill 7-17

Albany, NY – A Western Massachusetts man has devoted much of his life to collecting WWII memorabilia about the Navy's patrol torpedo boats. PT boats are 80 foot wooden boats that went up against much larger Japanese warships in the Pacific. The private collection is now on display in Springfield, MA and WAMC Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill tells us more.

www.springfieldmuseums.org

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The Roundtable
3:32 am
Tue July 17, 2007

Scott Meyer of Merritt Books 7-17

Albany, NY – Scott Meyer, owner of the three Merritt Bookstores in Millbrook, Cold Spring, and Red Hook, shares some book picks.

www.merrittbooks.com

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The Roundtable
3:29 am
Tue July 17, 2007

Joe and Julia speak with Stephanie Copeland 7-17

Albany, NY – The Mount, Edith Wharton's Estate and Gardens in Lenox, MA, has designed an innovative exhibit to highlight her novel, The Fruit of the Tree, and explore the contrasts between mill owners and mill workers. The exhibit is titled The Mills Come to the Mount, and Stephanie Copeland, President of The Mount, tells us all about it.

www.edithwharton.org

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The Roundtable
3:25 am
Tue July 17, 2007

Joe Donahue speaks with Chuck Barris 7-17

Albany, NY – Legendary producer Chuck Barris' latest project is the novel, The Big Question, about a game show where contestants vie for a hundred million dollars, and are executed on TV if they lose. Barris is taking the oppurtinity to explore the idea that maybe TV has gone too far.

The Big Question, by Chuck Barris.
Published by Simon and Schuster.

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The Roundtable
2:05 am
Tue July 17, 2007

Joe Donahue speaks with Susan RoAne 7-16

Albany, NY – Susan RoAne, author of several editions of How to Work a Room, has some tips for speaking to people who are less vertically gifted.

How to Work a Room: Your Essential Guide to Savvy Socializing, by Susan RoAne.
Published by Harper Collins.

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The Roundtable
2:02 am
Tue July 17, 2007

Listener Essayist Richard Frisbie 7-16

Albany, NY – A religious pilgrimage won't be part of most American's summer vacation plans this year, but for essayist Richard Frisbie, it was an important part of his recent trip to Spain. He shares his journey "on the road" to Saint James.

The Roundtable
1:59 am
Tue July 17, 2007

The Best of Our Knowledge Preview 7-16

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.

The Roundtable
1:56 am
Tue July 17, 2007

Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with Paul Grondhal 7-16

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.

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The Roundtable
1:48 am
Tue July 17, 2007

Julia Taylor speaks with Eric Daniel Metzgar 7-16

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.

www.pbs.org

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