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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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...