Albany, NY – Most people's favorite songs are the ones they loved in high school, even if it has been a few decades. The same often holds true for friendships, especially for essayist Rebecca Rego Barry.
Albany, NY – From the Horseshoe Sandwich of Springfield, Illinois to the mystery sandwich of Pittsburgh or the Pella Bologna sandwich of Iowa--the Sterns have located some of the best culinary delights that you can eat on the road. And they have collected them in the book Roadfood Sandwiches. Joe Donahue speaks with Michael Stern about how they came to seek out the perfect sandwich.
Roadfood Sandwiches, by Jane and Michael Stern. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Albany, NY – Bruce Dern is an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actor known for such films as Hang 'em High, The Cowboys and They Shoot Horses Don't They? As Well as Silent Running, The Great Gatsby, Black Sunday and Coming Home. He currently has a role on the HBO series Big Love. His latest project is the book Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have. In the 2nd of his two part interview, Joe Donahue interviews Bruce Dern about his thoughts on choosing roles.
Albany, NY – Joel Best-- author of Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists--talks about his new book Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads.
Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads, by Joel Best. Published by University of California Press.
Albany, NY – The Newburgh Preservation Association is having their 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Cruise and this year they'll be honoring the world-renowned painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly--as well as raising funds to preserve the Newburgh Dutch Reformed Church. Stuart Sachs, the Vice President of the Newburgh Preservation Association, and Winthrop Aldrich, past deputy commissioner for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation tell us about the event.
Albany, NY – Macau is a bit of an enigma. Originally a quaint trading outlet off the coast of China, today Macau is the Las Vegas of the East. Essayist Richard Frisbie spent some time in this dynamic city and he shares his tales of curry, casinos and coconut.
Albany, NY – Sara Gruen's novel Water for Elephants was one of the most talked about books of 2006. It is now out in paperback and it tells the story of Jacob Jankowski who was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the Great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell.
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. Published by Algonquin.
Albany, NY – Bruce Dern's career has run the gamut from B movies to Z movies, to becoming an Oscar Nominee, and he has created some of the most indelible performances in modern cinema. For many filmgoers, he will always be the guy who killed John Wayne in "The Cowboys." His latest project is the book: Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have. In the first part of a two part interview, Dern talks about how he came to write this story.
Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have, by Bruce Dern. Published by Wiley.