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2:22 am
Mon February 13, 2006

Joe Donahue's Interview with Dave Barry - Part II

Albany, NY – We talked with Dave Barry last week about his new book on money - Dave Barry's Money Secrets. Today we talk with him about his retirement.

About a year ago, Barry announced he was going to give up writing his newspaper humor column for a year or so. Well, he has just announced he has no immediate plans to start writing the column again. Joe Donahue talked with Dave Barry about why he decided to take even more time off...

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The Roundtable
1:16 am
Mon February 13, 2006

Susan Arbetter's interview with Amy Bass / Olympics 2/13

Albany, NY – Dr. Amy Bass is a professor of history at the College of New Rochelle, as well as a member of the NBC research team covering the Olympic games.

She is the author of "Not the Triumph But the Struggle" as well as "In The Game: Race Identity and Sports in the 20th Century."

Amy Bass is currently in Turin doing research for NBC sports. Susan Arbetter spoke with Bass just before she left for Turin, and asked her when she first became interested in the Olympics.

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The Roundtable
3:55 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Congressional Corner with NH's Charles Bass 2/10, 2/13, 2/14

Albany, NY – New Hampshire's Charles Bass joins Alan in the Congressional Corner to discuss ethics reform, new leadership in the House, and the role of the Speaker of the House.

The Roundtable
9:41 am
Wed February 8, 2006

Congressional Corner with MA's John Olver 2/2, 2/9, 2/10

Albany, NY – Massachusetts John Olver joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the State of the Union, domestic spying, and Darfur.

The Roundtable
8:44 am
Tue February 7, 2006

Susan Arbetter's interview with Michael Klare, author of "Blood & Oil" 2/3

Albany, NY – America's oil wells are drying up. In fact, some say we are at peak oil production right now. At the same time, China, Russia, and India are starting to consume more oil. According to international security expert Michael Klare, the confluence of these two events, plus the rocky relationship between U.S. policy in the Mideast and the oil found there, could spell war in the future.

Klare's new book is called Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum.

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The Roundtable
1:15 am
Thu February 2, 2006

Roundtable conversation on Domestic Adoption/Foster Care 2/2/06

Albany, NY – About two months ago, we produced a segment on overseas adoption, with a focus on adopting children from Africa.

This morning we shift that focus from adopting overseas to adopting children, epsecially older children, who are looking for homes right here in America.

We're joined by three experts:

- Tito Del Pilar: Noted speaker and nationally recognized presenter on foster care and adoption issues. He is the Associate Director and the Director of Training for Family Focus Adoption Services.

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The Roundtable
11:02 am
Mon January 30, 2006

Congressional Corner with VT's Bernie Sanders 1/31, 2/1, 2/2

Albany, NY – Vermont's Bernie Sanders joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the NSA wiretapping hearings, rising oil prices, and the economy.

The Roundtable
1:42 am
Fri January 27, 2006

Roundtable conversation wtih Theatre 88's new play WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ 1/27/06

Albany, NY – As the war in Iraq rages on and the death toll rises daily, Theatre 88 will present WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ, a staged reading of the play that ignited the Los Angeles area. The play was originally adapted for the stage by Simon Levy from Eliot Weinberger's provocative article, "What I Heard About Iraq."

The cast is composed of Albany area theatre professors who are concerned about the war and wish to inspire a thoughtful, enlightened discussion. The reading also interweaves multi media sounds and images from real news footage.

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The Roundtable
8:42 am
Thu January 26, 2006

Listener Essay - Judith Barnes/Ebay 1/25

Albany, NY – The adage "one person's trash is another person's treasure" has never been more true than on Ebay. Today, essayist Judy Barnes shares the joy of selling her stuff on the internet.

Judith Barnes is an entrepreneur and educator who lives in Albany, New York.

The Roundtable
3:54 am
Thu January 26, 2006

Joe Donahue's Interview with Lee Eisenber 1/25

Albany, NY – WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with Lee Eisenber, author of the new book: "The Number," A book about how to properly prepare for retirement.

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