Albany, NY – It's not too early to think about spring flowers and today we're joined by two gardening experts from the Berkshire Botanical garden to talk about the plants that grow naturally in our region:
- John Parker: The Executive Director of the Berkshire Botanical Garden.
- Dorthe Hviid is the director of horticulture at the Berkshire Botanical Garden.
For more information about the Berkshire Botanical garden or any of their programs, visit: www.berkshirebotanical.org
Albany, NY – Every day in America, 2,300 children are reported missing. Today we'll meet some people from a a free investigation agency that specializes in finding missing children. It's called Child Find of America Inc. and it's a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and resolution of child abductions.
We're joined by:
- Donna Linder: Executive Director of Child Find America
- Elizabeth Norton Baker: President of Child Find's voluneer Board of Directors and former client.
Albany, NY – In today's extended poll question, we ask, "Should corporations have the same rights as individuals?"
We're joined by Jeff Milchen, the founder and executive director of Reclaim Democracy Dot Org, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring democratic authority over corporations, and revoking the power of money and corporations to control our government and civic society.
Following the poll question, Susan speaks with Ralph Estes, author of Taking Back the Corporation.
Albany, NY – This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and sbout 7 million women and 1 million men suffer from eating disorders. The Capital Region Association for Eating Disorders is sponsoring a conference to highlight these issues.
Our Roundtable conversation includes:
- Drew Anderson, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University at Albany, whose research focuses on eating disorders and obesity. He is also the President of the Board of Directors for the Captial Region Association for Eating Disorders
Albany, NY – George McGovern served in the U.S. Senate for 18 years and was the 1972 Democratic candidate for President. He is a decorated World War II bomber pilot, holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and directed the first Food for Peace Program under President John F. Kennedy. Just in 2000, he was awarded the Medal of Freedom.
Albany, NY – There's a yiddish proverb that says, "Worries go down better with soup." And no one knows more about soothing worries or simmering soup than a Jewish grandmother. Today, The Roundtable's Jennifer Nathan shares some special memories of her own grandmother, Bertha Malmed.
Jennifer Nathan is the producer of WAMC's The Roundtable Show.
Albany, NY – Gloria Allred is considered one of the most prominent women's rights attorney in the United States and is one of the highest-profile attorneys in the world. She has been a television commentator on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and Court TV, and is a three-time Emmy nominee for her television commentary. A founding partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.
Her new book is titled Fight Back and Win. WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with her about how she came to write the book.
Albany, NY – Just Another Bluegrass Boy is the title of a new CD that pays tribute to the music of John Herald. We're joined by two familiar Roundtable faces to tell us more about this project - Brian Hollander of the Woodstock Times who is the producer of this new CD, and Dick Hermans who owns Oblong Books and Music in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.
For more information about the CD, visit http://johnherald.com/