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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.

The Roundtable
2:24 am
Mon February 13, 2006

Joe Donahue's Interview with Dave Barry Part I

Albany, NY – It is important to trust who you get your money advice from. So, why not trust a humorist. Dave Barry has just written a new book on how to deal with your money. The Pulitzer-Prize winning syndicated columnist has taken a break from his semi-retirement to help us all keep better track of our cash.

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The Roundtable
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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