Albany, NY – Hannah Seligson, a 2004 Brown University graduate, learned the hard way that young women face a particular set of challenges when they walk into their first jobs. After being fired from her first job, she decided to call up some successful women for their advice. More than 100 interviews later, she's written a primer for 20-something women in the workplace.
New Girl on the Job: Advice from the Trenches, by Hannah Seligson. Published by Citadel Press.
Albany, NY – For many people, Father's Day isn't all about tie racks and golf balls. It's also a time to look back on growing up with Dad. Essayist Valerie DeLaCruz remembers her dad's aloofness and celebrates their new found relationship.
Albany, NY – Six-time National Sportswriter of the Year and author Frank Deford discusses his new book, The Entitled. He is a correspondent on RealSports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO, a Contributing Editor at Sports Illustrated, and a commentator at NPR's Morning Edition.
The Entitled, by Frank Deford. Published by Sourcebooks Landmark.
Albany, NY – Dr. Margaret Meeker talks about navigating the sometimes treacherous father-daughter relationship. She recently put out a book called Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, that is just coming out on paperback. She's a general practitioner, but Meeker has developed a niche treating and counseling teenaged girls. During her 20 years of practice, she found a common thread among many of her meetings with young women.
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, by Dr. Margaret Meeker. Published by Regneny.
Albany, NY – Rob Gifford, a former NPR correspondent in China, was traveling on Rt. 312, a highway that crosses the entire length of China. His book about his extraordinary travels, China Road: A Journey Into the Future of a Rising Power, chronicles his observations of China's enormous advancement in recent decades, and the equally large challenges that lie ahead.
China Road: A Journey Into the Future of a Rising Power, by Rob Gifford. Published by Random House.
Albany, NY – Leslie has run Parnassus Records since 1969, a Saugerties music seller and publisher. The shop has its own small line of classical CDs. Leslie writes about music for the Woodstock Times, the American Record Guide, and Amazon.com. No stranger to radio, he's also contributed to NPR's Performance Today. He shares some of his favorite picks.
Albany, NY – Miki Conn is the Executive Director of the Hamilton Hill Arts Center, and African-American Cultural Arts Center in Schenectady, New York. She tells us about the center's Juneteenth festivities in celebration of the day that Major General Gordon Granger trotted into Galveston, Texas to free the slaves-- a full two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.