Albany, NY – Mayor Harry Tutunjian was first elected to the Troy City Council in 1999 as a representative of District #3. In 2003, he became the second strong mayor of Troy since a charter change in 1995, and the first Republican in more than 40 years.
Gary Favro was the President of the Troy Uniformed Firefighters Association, Local 86, for many years. He has just retired from the department, and is currently working as a union organizer for theUnited Public Service Employees Union.
Albany, NY – Historian Timothy Kenslea has written a new book about courtship and marriage in the United States at the turn of the 19th century. It's called The Sedgwicks in Love and the Roundtable's Jennifer Nathan had a chance to speak with Kenslea about why he decided to spend so much time studying one family's love life.
Albany, NY – Since losing her daughter, Katherine, to cancer in 1989, Anne Gioia has energized Buffalo, New York's support for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and its research programs. She has created the Roswell Park Alliance, which has grown into one of the most successful fundraising organizations in Western New York's history, raising over $103 million dollars to uncover new treatments for cancer and improving the quality of life for patients.
Albany, NY – Raised in a country now considered to be the ultimate "Fast Food Nation," high school senior Emily Arrighi wonders if we've turned our nation's children into marketable super-sized products as well.
Emily Arrighi is a senior at Emma Willard School in Troy, New York.
Albany, NY – Now Michael York is off to make the biggest independent film in Russian history-in the capitalist Wild Wild West that is today's Russia. York is co-starring alongside the 300-pound, 6-foot-6-inch Russian bodybuilder Alexander Nevsky (think Arnold Schwarzenegger) in an action film called Moscow Heat. The result is a new book called: Are My Blinkers Showing: Adventures in Film making in the New Russia. Joe Donahue spoke with Michael York about how the whole project came about...
The Roundtable's discussion on the Earthquake in Pakistan 11/30/05
Albany, NY – - Michael Ellis is a professor of geology at the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis. He is also the Program Director of geomorphology and land use dynamics for the National Science Foundation.
- Julia Spry-Leverton is the Communications Officer for UNICEF - The United Nations Children's Fund. She joined us from Pakistan.
Susan Arbetter's interview with Valerie Paradiz - "Clever Maids"
Albany, NY – Paradiz traveled to Germany and researched the brothers Grimm and their upper-crust muses, and uncovered some very interesting details about their collaboration. She's written about it in her latest book, "Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales". Susan Arbetter asked her to tell us who the Brothers Grimm were...