Albany, NY – Joseph Finder's background as an ivy league educated Sovietologist and member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers really makes him stand out from other leading thriller writers because no one delves quite so deeply into the world of espionage. His previous books include - "High Crimes" and "The Zero Hour." His new book, Paranoia, is not about government spies. It is instead a tale of corporate espionage. Joe spoke with Finder - about how he came to write this story.
Albany, NY – John Stossell is a long-time correspondent and co-anchor of ABC's 20/20. When he hit the airwaves thirty years ago, Stossel helped create a whole new category of news, dedicated to protecting and informing consumers. He claims in his new book, Give me a Break, that through this discovery he lost the respect of his peers and, as he tells Joe in the first of a 2-part interview, he thinks he became - to his peers - a threat to journalism.
Albany, NY – Stephen J. Cannell is an Emmy Award-winning writer/producer, and bestselling author. His career spans 35 years of writing for television, film, and popular fiction. Cannell's career as a novelist began 20 years after his initial success in television. His 10th book is now out called Vertical Coffin, which is the 4th novel in his Shane Sulley series. Joe spoke with Cannel about his writing career, the FCC's crackdown on indecency, and about his main character Shane Sculley.
Albany, NY – Bravo's hit show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has taken the world by storm. Joe recently had an opportunity to speak with Carson Kressley, the show's Fashion Savant, and Kyan Douglas, the Grooming Guru.
Albany, NY – In April of this year, the U.S Postal Service will be issuing a stamp featuring the popular composer Henry Mancini. Mancini is best known for his classic film and TV scores. To celebrate the release of the stamp and Mancini's work -his daughter- singer Monica Mancini is taking to the road in a show title: Mancini At The Movies which arrives at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, NY Friday night at 8pm. Joe spoke with Monica, who talked about her late father and how this particular tour came about.
Albany, NY – Ellen received the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 1980. She became the first journalist to receive that coveted award for coverage of what is often perceived as "soft news" news that emphasizes family life, marriage, parenting, the status of women, cultural values, and changing lifestyles. Syndicated in more than 400 newspapers by the Washington Post Writers Group, Goodman is that organization's best-selling writer. But, she did not originally intend for that to be her career.
Albany, NY – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ellen Goodman has been sharing her thought provoking ideas and opinions with readers for more than 25-years in her column. Her new book, Paper Trail: Common Sense in Uncommon Times, is a running commentary on the defining moments, scandals, and headline grabbing stories that continue to make us think and laugh. Ellen Goodman's "beat" has ranged from values to the women's movement to the American Family. Joe spoke with her about the what led to this book.
Albany, NY – AR Gurney's play LOVE LETTERS chronicles the lifelong relationship between a man and a woman solely through their correspondence. It is performed by two actors seated at a table, reading from their scripts. The latest pairing brings actors Robert Wagner -best known for Hart to Hart- and Actress and former Bond girl Jill St. John together for a Valentine's Day performance at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady tomorrow night at 8pm. Joe spoke with Wagner and St John about performing in the play.
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