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The Roundtable
11:02 am
Fri April 5, 2013

"Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family" by Ezekiel J. Emanuel

    For years, people have been asking Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, the brash, outspoken, and fiercely loyal eldest brother in the Emanuel clan, the same question: What did your mom put in the cereal? Middle brother Rahm is the mayor of Chicago, erstwhile White House chief of staff, and one of the most colorful figures in American politics. Youngest brother Ari is a Hollywood super-agent. And Zeke himself is one of the world’s leading bioethicists and oncologists, and a former special advisor for health policy in the Obama administration.

In the new memoir, Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family, Zeke tells his family's story.

Capital Region News
3:30 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Jonathan Dordick, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - nano-collaboration focus of symposium

Collaboration is the focus of a two-day National Academy of Sciences symposium at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, and nano-technology is at the center of the discussion because of the work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, the College of Nano-Scale Science and Engineering in Albany and Global Foundries in Malta, Saratoga County.

Working together in the nano field is vital according to professor Jonathan Dordick, vice president of research at RPI. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon March 25, 2013

"Dollars and Sex" by Marina Adshade

    Like Freakonomics, Dollars and Sex takes economics and converts it into a science by applying the principles of supply and demand, and other market forces, to matters of love, courtship, sex, and marriage.

As she does in her blog, author Marina Adshade explores the marketplace for sex and love using research, economic analysis, and humor to reveal just how central the interplay of libido, gender, love, power, and economic forces is to the most important choices we make in our lives. Call it "Sexonomics."

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Vox Pop : Science Forum : 3/21/13

It's the Science Forum today on Vox Pop as we welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to answer your science questions. On today's show:

Dr. Barbara Brabetz is associate professor of biochemistry in the department of natural sciences at the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

Dr. Nancy Slack is emeritus professor of biology and history of science of the Sage Colleges.

A physicist, Dr. Ken Welles, is retired following a 33 plus year career at the GE Global Research Center.

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The Roundtable
2:38 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Butterflies at miSci and Albany Pine Bush

  miSci in Schenectady, New York has a new exhibit entitled, Butterflies – it’s an indoor butterfly house and will be open through April 7.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is releasing a new children’s book entitled Mister Karner Blue Book – about the Karner Blue Butterfly – they will have a release party for the book tomorrow. The book is illustrated by the students of Farnsworth Middle School and written by Natasha Permaul.

Here to tell us more about the butterfly saturation of the region are Mac Sudduth, Ph.D., miSci Executive Director, Jeffrey Folmer, Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center Director, and Neil Gifford, Conservation Director for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu January 31, 2013

"To Sell is Human" by Daniel Pink

According to Daniel Pink, whether we're entrepreneurs persuading funders, employees pitching colleagues, or parents and teachers cajoling kids, we spend our days trying to move others. Like it or not, we’re all in sales now, as he explains in his new book To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others.

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WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

The Book Show #1280 - Caleb Carr

  Caleb Carr is the critically acclaimed author of The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, The Lessons of Terror, and The Italian Secretary. He has taught military history at Bard College, and worked extensively in film, television, and the theater.

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Science
9:51 am
Thu January 17, 2013

"The Myths of Happiness" by Sonja Lyubomirsky

    The new book, The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does, isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements and failures to reveal that our misconceptions about the impact of such events is perhaps the greatest threat to our long-term well-being.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri January 11, 2013

"The Universe Within" by Neil Shubin

In his last book, Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy—our hands, our jaws—and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago.

Now, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are in his new book, The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies.

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Science
11:12 am
Tue September 18, 2012

The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction

How does love begin? How can two strangers come to the conclusion that it would not only be pleasant to share their lives, but that they must share them?

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