Albany, NY – The first of three WAMC radio broadcasts highlighting topics related to Alzheimer's disease. The event was originally broadcast live, from The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio at 339 Central Avenue in Albany. The Leon J. Goldberg Foundation is sponsoring the series.
Questions were answered by a panel of Capital Region experts and moderated by WAMC's Alan Chartock.
Springfield, MA – With innovative narrative strategies, masterful prose, and vivid atmospherics, E.L. Doctorow has created one of the most substantial bodies of work of any living american writer. His most celebrated works include the Book of Daniel, inspired by the story of Julius and Ethel Rosenburgh, Ragtime, and City of God.
Albany, NY – Antoine van Agtmael is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Emerging Markets Management LLC and a director of Strategic Investment Partners. He is widely considered a pioneer in emerging markets investing, having coined the term "emerging markets." Mr. van Agtmael has served as Division Chief in the World Bank's Treasury operations and as Deputy Director of the Capital Markets Department at the International Finance Corporation. At the IFC, he created the world's first emerging markets equity index.
Albany, NY – Our panel of three area college presidents discusses the rising cost of tuition, the weakening economy, the recent credit crunch and other factors that make access to higher education more and more difficult for low and middle-income students.
Panelists: Steve Poskanzer, President of the State University of New York at New Paltz
Albany, NY – As the U.S. prepares for a historic presidential election in November, we'll ask the question, Is America ready for its first African American or female president? WAMC's Alan Chartock leads a lively panel discussion with area political insiders.
Albany, NY – In May 2007, Bob Edgar was named President and CEO of Common Cause, a national nonpartisan, non-profit "citizens" lobby working to make government at all levels more honest, open and accountable, and to connect citizens with their democracy.
Dr. John Ratey is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
For more than a decade he taught residents and Harvard medical students as the Assistant Director of Resident training at Massachusetts Mental Health Center. He continues to teach psychiatrists as a regular instructor in Harvard's Continuing Medical Education program.
Perhaps only a cat with its nine lives can claim to have more than Theodore Bikel has had. Folk singer; theater, film and television actor; radio host; president of Actors' Equity; political activist; Jewish spokesman, and author are some of the many careers to which Mr. Bikel can lay claim.
Great Barrington, MA – Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of seventeen best-selling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages and are used in hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world. His most recent books include "The Hydrogen Economy," "The European Dream," "The End of Work," "The Age of Access," and "The Biotech Century."