Albany, NY – As part of the Clinton Administration, Bruce Babbitt served as the US Secretary of the Interior for eight years. He also served as both Arizona's governor and as their attorney general.
His new book is Cities in the Wilderness which makes the case for why we need a national vision of land use. Babbitt will be coming to our region this weekend to talk about the topic. In the second of his 2-part interview, Joe Donahue asks him how you can tell when development has gone too far...
Albany, NY – GENIE ZEIGER, A WRITER AND POET WHO RESIDES IN NEIGHBORING WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS, HAS OCCASIONALLY REGAILED US WITH ESSAYS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS. GENIE'S LATEST COLLECTION OF POEMS WAS RECENTLY PUBLISHED BY WHITE PINE PRESS. WAMC'S RESIDENT POET, PAUL ELISHA, HAS GIVEN IT HIGH PRAISE AND INVITED GENIE IN, TO TALK ABOUT THE BOOK, HOW MUCH IN HER LIFE IS RELATED TO POETRY AND VICE VERSA.
THE TITLE OF GENIE ZEIGER'S BOOK IS - "RADIO WAVES." IT'S PUBLISHED BY WHITE PINE PRESS.
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.