Albany, NY – If you're considering purchasing a diamond engagement ring, think again. WAMC's Susan Arbetter recently spoke with gemologist Richard Wise about his new book, "Secrets of the Gem Trade" and why developing "connoisseurship" is so important.
You can also find out more about Richard and his book at www.secretsofthegemtrade.com or by visiting Richard at his store, R.W. Wise in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Albany, NY – A few weeks ago in the first part of our interview with Tim Feeney we talked about the nature of autism. Today, Feeney, the Director of the Wildwood Institute in Schenectady New York explains his take on the nature of autism to WAMC's Susan Arbetter. You can contact the Wildwood Institute in a variety of ways. You can call them at 518-347-1891, or online at www.wildwood.edu. The other websites Tim mentions include www.canfoundation.org; www.autism.com; and www.mindinstitute.org
Albany, NY – Eve Ensler is probably best known for her Obie-Award-Winning play, "The Vagina Monolouges". The play has also initiated V-Day - which coincides with Valentine's Day- and was created by Ensler to become a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. On Tuesday, Feb. 17th at 10pm, Lifetime television will air a documentary that highlights much of Ensler's work. The program is called "Until the Violence Stops". Joe Donahue recently spoke with Eve Ensler about how it came about.
Albany, NY – Arianna Huffington, who just ran for Governor of California, has written a book titled "Pigs at the Trough...How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America." How has it been possible for corporate pigs to gorge themselves on grossly inflated pay packages and heaping helpings of stock options while the average American struggles to make do with their leftovers? Joe Donahue asked her what happened in that year between the release of the hardcover and now the paperback.
Albany, NY – In an era of unprecedented technological change, media consolidation, and cynicism from all sides, how can journalism preserve its values? It is a question veteran journalist and media columnist for the New Yorker, Ken Aulleta, grapples with in his new book: "Backstory: Inside the Business of News". In part 2 of Joe Donahue's discussion with Auletta they begin by talking about the two latest journalism black eyes involving the BBC and the New Yorks Times. Joe aked Auletta simply - what happened?
Albany, NY – Ken Auletta is best known for his books and articles about journalism and the information age. He has written the "Annals of Communication" column and profiles for The New Yorker since 1992. He is also the author of nine books, including a new book entitled "Backstory: Inside the Business of News." In this first part, Joe Donahue talks with Auletta about where the biases lie.
Albany, NY – In the Congressional Corner is New Hampshire's Charles Bass to talk with Alan about the transfer of power in Iraq. Today they take a look at the possibility of the elections taking place in June as projected and impact it, and other issues, may have on the presidential election this fall.
Albany, NY – New Hampshire's Congressman Bass is back in the Congressional Corner for a final conversation with Alan. The discussion runs from the rights of women in Iraq and the Shiite majority there to what it's like to witness the President's State of the Union address.
Albany, NY – Vermont's Independent Bernie Sanders is back in the Congressional Corner today expressing concern about the state of the economy in the US. Alan opens the discussion with a question about economic recovery and employment expectations.