Albany, NY – Alan is joined by author and educational critic E.D. Hirsch, writer of the landmark Cultural Literacy, to discuss his new book The Making of Americans and what still needs to be improved in American public schools.
Albany, NY – Alan is joined by Mark Steward to discuss how the state of Mississippi has rethought its youth incarceration programs recorded live at the New York State Capitol's Juvenile Justice Reform Symposium, 9-17-09. Steward was the long-time director of the Missouri Division of Youth Services.
Albany, NY – James Barba joins Alan Chartock for an interview about health care reform and how it could affect hospitals in our region. Barba is the president and CEO of Albany Medical Center. This interview was taped July 15th at WAMC studios.
Albany, NY – David Kaczynski accepts the WAMC Person of Courage Award and joins Alan Chartock for an interview to discuss his life and experiences. David Kaczynski is Executive Director of New Yorker's Against the Death Penalty. The interview was recorded July 30th, 2009 on in front of a live audience at the WAMC studios.
Albany, NY – Alan is joined by journalists James Barron and Mitchel Levitas to discuss "The New York Times' Book of New York: Stories of the People, the Streets, and the Life of the City Past and Present."
James Barron is a reporter on the metropolitan staff of The Times and has been a journalist in New York for the last 30-years. He wrote the minute-by-minute stories on the 9/11 attacks for The New York Times on the web and the front page lead story on the 2003 blackout.
Albany, NY – For almost three decades, Anthony C. Wood has been intimately involved in preserving New York City.
A preservation activist, historian, writer, teacher and grant maker, he is currently Executive Director of the Ittleson Foundation. An Adjunct Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University, Mr. Wood is the founder and chair of the New York Preservation Archive Project.
Albany, NY – Alan Chartock moderates a panel discussion on the importance of corporate support of local arts organizations.
The panel is made up of four Berkshire County business leaders: Dick Sullivan, President of The Legacy Banks Foundation - John Law, CEO of Wiliamstown Savings Bank - Jane Iredale, CEO of Jane Iredale Cosmetics and Bill Booth, CEO of Country Curtains.
Albany, NY – David Bornstein specializes in writing about social innovation. He is the author of "How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas" which was described by The New York Times as "must reading" for "anyone who cares about building a more equitable and stable world" and a "bible" in its field. The book, which has been published in 20 languages, chronicles and analyzes the work of social innovators who are successfully addressing social problems at scale in several countries.