Albany, NY – The month of December has turned into a gift giving bonanza and sometimes it seems like no one's happy with what they get. Today, listener essayist Hedi McKinley shares her thoughts on presents, holiday and otherwise.
Albany, NY – Chris Murphy defeated Nancy Johnson in the 5th district of Connecticut by 30,000 votes. Alan asks him about the issues that drove the election, how freshman orientation is going, and what bills he expects the Democrats to pass in the first 100 days.
Albany, NY – In less than two decades, large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America. In her revealing new book, Big Box Swindle, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems from the shrinking middle class to rising pollution and diminished civic engagement.
Susan Arbetter began her conversation with Stacy Mitchell by asking her why people who say they hate Wal-Mart still shop there.
Albany, NY – A holy jolly Christmas is all well and good, but there's no denying that the holidays can be a bubbling cauldron of stress and melodrama. And no matter how much you try to keep up the good cheer, there's always one family member who just loves to stir the pot. Roundtable favorite Hedi McKinley tells us how to stay sane this holiday season.
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.
Albany, NY – New York's Michael McNulty joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the recommended hospital mergers in New York State, governor-elect Elliott Spitzer, and the issues the Democrats will be focusing on in January.
Albany, NY – Gore Vidal is widely considered to be one of this and last century's greatest essayists and is also a prolific author of novels, plays, and screenplays. He is one of those larger than life characters.
In his latest book, the second volume of his memoirs, titled Point To Point Navigation, he turns his sights to his friends, faces and events of his own life. In the second part of his conversation with WAMC's Joe Donahue, he talks about the state of literature in this country, a subject he has been very critical of in the past.
Albany, NY – Here are just a few of the words used to describe Gore Vidal: Raconteur, essayist, novelist, politician, playwright, historian, critic and screenwriter.
As a result of all those professions, it is hard to think of another American writer in the 20th and 21st Centuries who has lived a life richer in incident, achievement and association than Gore Vidal.