The Roundtable

The Roundtable
11:01 am
Wed March 28, 2007

Listener Essay: Debora Townsend / Motherhood later in life

Albany, NY – Earlier this winter we were inundated with responses to our poll question about starting a family later in life. And amongst your wonderful emails was this essay from Debra Townsend. Her frank, honest, and frankly hilarious observations caught our eye and today she tells us what it's really like to have a baby at 47.

Debora Townsend is a communications specialist and a mother who lives in Loudonville, New York.

The Roundtable
1:50 am
Fri March 16, 2007

Congressional Corner with CT's Joe Courtney 3/16, 3/17, 3/18

Albany, NY – Connecticut's Joe Courtney joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the conditions at Walter Reed, proposed cuts to first responders, and submarine production.

The Roundtable
4:49 am
Wed March 14, 2007

Joan Murray's Poem "I Saw Your Son Last Night" 3/14/07

Albany, NY – Joan Murray's Poem, "I Saw Your Son Last Night." Joan Murray will be giving a reading at the Claverack Library on Sunday March 25th at 3 PM. Her reading, titled "Poems of Peace and Conscience," will observe the 5th anniversary of the US Invasion of Iraq.

Joan will read her poems about the Iraq war, as well as poems from new anthology, Poems to Live By in Troubling Times (published by Beacon Press 2006).
She invites others to join her by bringing a poem about peace. For more info: Claverack Free Library 851-7120.

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The Roundtable
1:48 am
Wed March 14, 2007

Congressional Corner with VT's Peter Welch 3/14, 3/15

Albany, NY – Vermont's Peter Welch joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the facilities at Walter Reed and Welch's new carbon neutral offices.

The Roundtable
4:56 am
Fri March 9, 2007

Congressional Corner with VT's Bernie Sanders 3/9, 3/12, 2/13

Albany, NY – Vermont's U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss medical care for veterans, President Bush's 2008 budget, and the war in Iraq.

The Roundtable
5:00 am
Wed March 7, 2007

Congressional Corner with MA's Richard Neal 3/6, 3/7, 3/8

Albany, NY – MA's Richard Neal joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss Medicare, taxes, and Iraq.

The Roundtable
4:52 am
Wed March 7, 2007

Joe Donahue's Interview with Deborah Tannen 3/5/07

Albany, NY – Why do daughters complain that their mothers always criticize, while mothers feel hurt that their daughters shut them out? Why do mothers and daughters critique each other on the Big Three-hair, clothes, and weight-while longing for approval and understanding? And why do they scrutinize each other for reflections of themselves?

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The Roundtable
3:46 am
Wed March 7, 2007

Susan Arbetter's Interview with Jodi Picoult 3/7/07

Albany, NY – Susan Arbetter speaks with Jodi Picoult about her new book 19 Minutes and her previous novel My Sister's Keeper.

She'll be giving a reading in Schenectady as part of the One County, One Book program - www.onecountyonebook.org

The Roundtable
12:28 am
Tue March 6, 2007

Border Watch Delegation Returns 3/6/07

Albany, NY – A group of local teens recently returned from a spring break trip to Mexico. But they didn't spend the week tanning by the beach. The New York Labor-Religion Coalition group traveled along the U.S./Mexican border to visit the maquiladoras that produce many of the goods we buy every day. Susan Arbetter spoke to them about free trade, fair trade, and what it takes to change this country's economic policy.

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Mon March 5, 2007

Congressional Corner with NY's John Hall 3/1, 3/2, 3/5

Albany, NY – New York's John Hall joins Alan Chartock to speak about life in Congress, veteran's affairs, and Indian Point.

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