Albany, NY – According to author Damon Linker, George W. Bush has gone out of his way to blur the line between religion and politics in America. Linker says this has been acknowledged by his strongest supporters as well as his most strident critics. It is commonly assumed that the growing role of religion in public life has been driven by fundamental Protestants. However, in Linker's book The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege, he suggests that an exclusive focus on the evangelicals misses the heart of the story.
Albany, NY – There's nothing worse than a New Year's resolution that sounds great on December 31st and feels awful by January 5th. But today, Hedi McKinley shares her prescription for a New Year's resolution that lets you eat what you want, spend all you like, and feels good to boot.
Hedi McKinley is a retired member of the SUNY School of Social Welfare, and a clinical social worker with a private practice in Albany, NY
Albany, NY – Even if you haven't picked up Emily Post in ages, the holidays aren't over until a pretty little pile of hand-written thank you notes are on their way to the post office. That's a lesson that Judy Barnes' mother taught her at an early age. Today, Judy looks back on her mother's kind spirit, gracious nature, and unconditional love for her family.
Albany, NY – Connectictut's Congressman-Elect Joe Courtney joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss his campaign, the Democrats' plan for the first 100 hours, and Congress' new five-day work schedule.
Albany, NY – The month of December has turned into a gift giving bonanza and sometimes it seems like no one's happy with what they get. Today, listener essayist Hedi McKinley shares her thoughts on presents, holiday and otherwise.