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2:05 am
Tue February 21, 2006

Joe Donahue's Interview with Bruce Babbitt Part I

Albany, NY – As part of the Clinton Administration, Bruce Babbitt served as the US Secretary of the Interior for eight years. He also served as both Arizona's governor and as their attorney general.

His new book is Cities in the Wilderness which makes the case for why we need a national vision of land use. Babbitt will be coming to our region this weekend to talk about the topic. In the first part of Joe Donahue's 2-part interview, Joe asks him about how he came to this topic and what he means by the title "Cities in the Wilderness."

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The Roundtable
2:02 am
Tue February 21, 2006

Joe Donahue's Interview with Bruce Babbitt Part II

Albany, NY – As part of the Clinton Administration, Bruce Babbitt served as the US Secretary of the Interior for eight years. He also served as both Arizona's governor and as their attorney general.

His new book is Cities in the Wilderness which makes the case for why we need a national vision of land use. Babbitt will be coming to our region this weekend to talk about the topic. In the second of his 2-part interview, Joe Donahue asks him how you can tell when development has gone too far...

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The Roundtable
1:58 am
Tue February 21, 2006

Paul Elisha's Interview with Genie Zeiger 2/20

Albany, NY – GENIE ZEIGER, A WRITER AND POET WHO RESIDES IN NEIGHBORING WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS, HAS OCCASIONALLY REGAILED US WITH ESSAYS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS. GENIE'S LATEST COLLECTION OF POEMS WAS RECENTLY PUBLISHED BY WHITE PINE PRESS. WAMC'S RESIDENT POET, PAUL ELISHA, HAS GIVEN IT HIGH PRAISE AND INVITED GENIE IN, TO TALK ABOUT THE BOOK, HOW MUCH IN HER LIFE IS RELATED TO POETRY AND VICE VERSA.

THE TITLE OF GENIE ZEIGER'S BOOK IS - "RADIO WAVES." IT'S PUBLISHED BY WHITE PINE PRESS.

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The Roundtable
12:07 am
Tue February 21, 2006

Listener Review - Heather Copps 2/21

Albany, NY – Listener Heath Copps gives us a review of The National Touring Company's production of Phantom of the Opera at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady.

Heather Copps is a student at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. The Phantom of the Opera runs through March 26th at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady.

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The Roundtable
9:05 am
Mon February 20, 2006

Paul Elisha's Interview will Bill Patrick - 11/7

Albany, NY – SOMEONE HAS APTLY SAID THAT POETS ARE BORN, NOT PAID. SERIOUSLY THOUGH, FEW POETS BECOME WEALTHY FROM THEIR CRAFT, SO DAY JOBS ARE IMPORTANT TO MOST OF THEM. POET WILLIAM PATRICK HAS FOLLOWED A MOST UNPOETIC CAREER, WIELDING A BUSY PEN AS A NOVELIST, TV SCRIPT WRITER AND MOST RECENTLY, AS A REPORTER. HE SPENT A YEAR, IN TROY, NEW YORK, RIDING WITH THE COLLAR CITY'S FIREMEN AND EMT'S ON THEIR HAZARDOUS AND OFTEN GRISLY ROUNDS. OUT OF WHICH HAS COME A COMPELLING BOOK.

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The Roundtable
3:58 am
Mon February 20, 2006

Listener Essay - "Single-dumb" by Erick James

Albany, NY – Valentine's Day... a time for snuggling up with your sweetheart and showering your special someone with gifts. But what if you don't have - or want - someone to hold hands with for long walks on the beach. Today's essayist Erick James tells us how he navigates his way through "single-dumb."

Erick James is a stand-up comedian, magician, and hockey player, as well as marketing director at the Clever Fellows Innovation Consortium in Troy, New York.

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The Roundtable
12:51 am
Fri February 17, 2006

Congressional Corner with NY's Michael McNulty 2/20, 2/21, 2/22

Albany, NY – New York's Michael McNulty joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the 2007 Budget, Lobbying and Ethics Reform, and domestic wiretapping.

The Roundtable
1:21 am
Thu February 16, 2006

Clarence Fanto's Interview with Joshua Bell - 2/16

Albany, NY – Classical superstar violinist Joshua Bell, who's a special favorite with younger audiences, is paying a rare visit to the Hudson Valley this weekend. He's performing at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie on Saturday evening at 8. With pianist Jeremy Denk, Bell will play works of Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok, and Prokofiev. WAMC's Clarence Fanto talked with Bell recently about his career, which began when he was 14, and about his upcoming concert program.

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The Roundtable
1:14 am
Thu February 16, 2006

Roundtable Conversation about Racial Profiling - 2/16

Albany, NY – In October, the Millions More March bought leaders from communities across the country together to talk about Unity, Spiritual Values, Education, and Economic Development
in communities of color.

Over the past few months we have followed how participants from our region are taking the issues raised at this event to the next level.

Today's conversation examined racial profiling in the Capital District. The conversation included:

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The Roundtable
8:21 am
Tue February 14, 2006

Congressional Corner with CT's Rob Simmons 2/15, 2/16, 2/17

Albany, NY – Connecticut's Rob Simmons joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the NSA Hearings, the war in Iraq, and Vice President Cheney's hunting accident.

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