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.
Albany, NY – Mike Hein was elected Ulster County Executive in November 2008. He became Ulster County's first executive after residents voted in favor of changing the county form of government. He had previously served as the County Administrator and Deputy County Treasurer. He talks to Alan Chartock about some of the challenges of running a county government.
Albany, NY – Ralph Gardner is a freelance writer whose work has appeared frequently in the New York Times, New York Magazine, and the New York Observer. He also writes for The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast websites.
He's currently covering the ongoing trail of Brooke Astor's son, Tony Marshall, who is charged with taking advantage of the New York socialite to plunder her $185 million fortune.
Albany, NY – Alex Storozynski is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a former member of the New York Daily News editorial board, founding editor of amNewYork and former city editor of the New York Sun. He has also been published in the European edition of The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, Newsday and other publications.
His biography of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Era of Revolution, was published in April 2009 by St. Martin's Press.
Albany, NY – Julianne Boyd founded the Barrington Stage Company in January, 1995. She has directed many productions at BSC, including last season's critically acclaimed West Side Story and the 2005 production of Follies, the world premiere musical The Game, based on Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Mack and Mabel, A Little Night Music, South Pacific, Cyrano de Bergerac and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Albany, NY – In this interview, recorded in 2006, Alan Chartock asks Sander Vanocur, a veteran journalist with more than 40 years' experience in print, radio and television, about many of the historic events he covered.
Vanocur spent 14 years with NBC News, where he served as White House correspondent, national political correspondent, Washington correspondent for the "Today" show, contributing editor to the "Huntley-Brinkley Report" and host of "First Tuesday," a monthly magazine show.
Albany, NY – Alan Chartock talks with one of the real treasures of the American cinema, Oscar-winning actress Eva Marie Saint, star of movies like "On the Waterfront" and "North by Northwest." Saint's career has spanned more than five decades, beginning on the stage and expanding to include radio, film and television work. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress her very first time working in movies, acting opposite Marlon Brando in Elia Kazan's "On the Waterfront."
Albany, NY – David and Nancy Ginsberg run Ginsberg's Food Service in Hudson, N.Y. This year the family owned business is celebrating 100 years of service. They talk with Alan Chartock about the history of the company from its beginning as a local grocery store and butcher shop to its evolution into the largest independently owned and operated foodservice distributor in the Hudson Valley. The Ginsbergs also touch on their family histories in Columbia County.