The Roundtable

The Roundtable
9:15 am
Fri January 5, 2007

Susan Arbetter's Interview with Daniel Mendelsohn - "The Lost" Part 2

Albany, NY – Sixty years later, the Holocaust still horrifies us in large part because of the mass systematic extermination that took place. Yet, at the same time, it's because there were so many victims that today we have a hard time grasping the enormity of the event.

Bard Professor Daniel Mendelsohn has just come out with a new book that helps personalize the tragedy. It's called, "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million." In it, he takes the reader on a quest to find out what happened to his own Polish relatives during WWII.

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The Roundtable
12:26 am
Thu January 4, 2007

Susan Arbetter's interview with Damon Linker, author of Theocons 1/5/07

Albany, NY – According to author Damon Linker, George W. Bush has gone out of his way to blur the line between religion and politics in America. Linker says this has been acknowledged by his strongest supporters as well as his most strident critics. It is commonly assumed that the growing role of religion in public life has been driven by fundamental Protestants. However, in Linker's book The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege, he suggests that an exclusive focus on the evangelicals misses the heart of the story.

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The Roundtable
1:30 am
Wed January 3, 2007

Hedi McKinley 's Advice on New Year's Resolutions 1/3/06

Albany, NY – There's nothing worse than a New Year's resolution that sounds great on December 31st and feels awful by January 5th. But today, Hedi McKinley shares her prescription for a New Year's resolution that lets you eat what you want, spend all you like, and feels good to boot.

Hedi McKinley is a retired member of the SUNY School of Social Welfare, and a clinical social worker with a private practice in Albany, NY

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The Roundtable
11:25 am
Tue January 2, 2007

Susan Arbetter's interview with Stefan Kanfer about Yiddish Theater 12/22/06

Albany, NY – Susan Arbetter spoke with Kanfer and asked him to set the stage for us - what kind of experience would we have if we could experience the heyday of yiddish theatre.

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The Roundtable
8:40 am
Wed December 27, 2006

Joe Donahue's Interview with Maya Angelou

The Roundtable
11:46 am
Tue December 26, 2006

Congressional Corner with New York's John Hall 12/26, 12/27, 12/28

Albany, NY – Alan speaks with Congressman-elect John Hall from New York's 19th District about his win, the orientation process, and the issues he'd like to focus on next session.

The Roundtable
12:16 am
Fri December 22, 2006

Judy Barnes' Essay - Thank You Notes 12.22.06

Albany, NY – Even if you haven't picked up Emily Post in ages, the holidays aren't over until a pretty little pile of hand-written thank you notes are on their way to the post office. That's a lesson that Judy Barnes' mother taught her at an early age. Today, Judy looks back on her mother's kind spirit, gracious nature, and unconditional love for her family.

The Roundtable
2:01 am
Wed December 20, 2006

Dean's Beans Coffee Tasting 12/20/06

Albany, NY – Dean Cycon of Dean's Beans has blended our Roundtable brew. Susan and Joe taste his creations: Roundtable Roast and Joe's Hot Lover Blend.

The Roundtable
4:14 am
Tue December 19, 2006

Congressional Corner with CT's Joe Courtney 12/20, 12/21, 12/22

Albany, NY – Connectictut's Congressman-Elect Joe Courtney joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss his campaign, the Democrats' plan for the first 100 hours, and Congress' new five-day work schedule.