Albany, NY – George Foreman is probably best-known as a two-time heavyweight boxing world champion. Millions recognize him as the smiling ad pitchman for his popular George Foreman grills. Foreman first became a boxing champ at the age of 24 and then did it again at the age of 45. He says, as a result, he believes in second chances. It is the subject of his new book, God In My Corner. He speaks with Joe Donahue about the story he wanted to tell.
God In My Corner, by George Foreman. Published by Thomas Nelson.
Albany, NY – The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will have New York State Symbols on display through the end of the summer. Museum education coordinator, Judy Onufer, and exhibit curator, Pam Golbin, tell us about how they came up with the idea.
Albany, NY – Once again it is time to put your money down and see what Roundtable Roulette has in store for you. Roundtable producers Jen Nathan and Andy Clegg let us know what events are available in the listening area.
Albany, NY – Young photographer Christopher Makos met Andy Warhol in 1971. Warhol quickly grew to admire Makos' photography, saying, "I wish I could take pictures like that." Makos went on to become Warhol's personal photographer and traveling companion. In his travels, he gained a unique perspective on Warhol and his circle of friends and admirers. His new book Warhol/Makos In Context, is an attempt to cast Warhol and Makos' relationship with him, in a new light.
Albany, NY – Ted Shawn began one of the Berkshire's most enduring traditions when he founded the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. He was also a renowned choreographer, generating many works for the festival and other venues. In their debut at the festival, Coleman Lemieux & Company have decided to pay homage to that tradition, but also shake things up a bit by replacing the men in Shawn's piece with children. Joe speaks with Bill Coleman, Laurence Lemieux and one of those child dancers.
Albany, NY – Roy Blount Jr. lives in the Berkshires. But, he is a southerner. So, what is it like for a southerner to spend most of his life up north? Well, it took the humorist and member of the literary rock group the Rock Bottom Remainders an entire book to explain-- it is called Long Time Leaving: Dispatches From Up South.
Long Time Leaving: Dispatches From Up South, by Roy Blount Jr. Published by Random House.
Albany, NY – Imagine if you were blind for a major part of your life and then all of a sudden there is a surgery that can allow you to see. That is just what happened to Mike May, who was blinded at the age of three. He led a very successful life as a blind man--but, he decided to have his sight restored when he learned of a revolutionary new surgery. Journalist Robert Kurson tells May's story in his new book Crashing Through.