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WAMC's The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9am to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, listener call-ins, music, and much (much) more!

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    "Workhorse: My Sublime and Absurd Years in New York City's Restaurant Scene" by Kim Reed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 13:11

    This morning we meet Kim Reed and look at her nearly two decades in the New York City restaurant scene, including her time working with Joe Bastianich, and what happens when your job consumes your life.Workhorse is a deep-dive into coming of age in the chaos of New York City's foodie craze and an all-too-relatable look at what happens when your job takes over your identity, and when a scandal upends your understanding of where you work and what you do. After spending years making the impossible possible for someone else, Kim realized she had to do the same for herself.

    7th annual New York Craft Brewers Festival

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 28:42

    The New York State Craft Brewers Association will be holding their seventh annual New York Craft Brewers Festival on Saturday January 29th at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.

    Congressional Corner with David Hawkings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 9:10

    Former President Trump says Congresswoman Elise Stefanik could be headed for the White House.In today's Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The American Leader wraps up his conversation with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

    1/21/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 74:43

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Bard College Malia DuMont, Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

    "Fear of Black Consciousness" by Lewis R. Gordon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 24:55

    The new book “Fear of Black Consciousness”  is a journey through the historical development of racialized Blackness, the problems this kind of consciousness produces, and the many creative responses from Black and non-Black communities in contemporary struggles for dignity and freedom. Lewis R. Gordon is an Afro-Jewish philosopher, political thinker, educator, and musician. He is Professor and Head of the Philosophy Department at UCONN-Storrs. In the book, Gordon exposes the bad faith at the heart of many discussions about race and racism not only in America but across the globe, including those who think of themselves as "color blind."

    "The Urge: Our History of Addiction by Carl Erik Fisher

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 14:28

    Even after a decades-long opioid overdose crisis, intense controversy still rages over the fundamental nature of addiction and the best way to treat it. In "The Urge: Our History of Addiction," Carl Erik Fisher draws on his own experience as a clinician, researcher, and alcoholic in recovery as he traces the history of a phenomenon that, centuries on, we hardly appear closer to understanding—let alone addressing effectively.

    Congressional Corner with David Hawkings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 8:57

    Two Democratic Senators have outsize say in Washington right now.In today's Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The American Leader continues his conversation with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

    1/20/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 80:53

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Immigration attorney and partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, best-selling author and counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.

    "American Comics: A History" by Jeremy Dauber

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 24:26

    Comics have conquered America. From our multiplexes, where Marvel and DC movies reign supreme, to our television screens, where comics-based shows like The Walking Dead have become among the most popular in cable history, to convention halls, best-seller lists, Pulitzer Prize–winning titles, and MacArthur Fellowship recipients, comics shape American culture, in ways high and low, superficial, and deeply profound.

    The Sound of Spring: A Chinese New Year Concert at the Fisher Center at Bard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 12:55

    The US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music presents The Sound of Spring: A Chinese New Year Concert conducted by Director of the US-China Music Institute Jindong Cai.This special annual event, marking one of the most important holidays in the Chinese lunar calendar, showcases some of the best Chinese American artists and solo artists in America today, Chinese music, and traditional instruments. This year's concert will celebrate the Chinese Year of the Tiger.Performances will take place on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 8pm in The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at BardCollege and on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 3pm in the Rose Theater of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.Conductor Jindong Cai is the director of the US-China Music Institute, professor of music and arts at Bard College, and associate conductor of Bard's The Orchestra Now. Over the 30 years of his career in the United States, Cai has established himself as an active and dynamic conductor, scholar of Western classical music in China, and leading advocate of music from across Asia.

    Congressional Corner with David Hawkings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 8:37

    Republican John Katko is leaving the House.In today's Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The American Leader speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

    1/19/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 79:07

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Peabody and Emmy Award winning journalist Linda Ellerbee, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.

    "Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern" by Jing Tsu

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 19:06

    After a meteoric rise, China today is one of the world's most powerful nations. Just a century ago, it was a crumbling empire with literacy reserved for the elite few, as the world underwent a massive technological transformation that threatened to leave them behind. Jing Tsu, a Yale professor and world-renowned authority on East Asian languages joins us to discuss her new book, "Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern." Jing Tsu will also be acting as a correspondent for NBC during the upcoming coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. 

    Book Picks - Battenkill Books

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 15:09

    This week's Book Picks come from Heather Boyne and Eve Macneill of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, New York.

    1/18/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 78:23

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report's J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

    Falling into Place - Social Enterprise and Training Center

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 8:39

    Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.This week we focus on the Social Enterprise and Training Center (SEAT) in Schenectady, NY. We welcome Jennifer Lawrence Founder/CEO & Emanuel McCall, Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator.

    1/17/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 79:45

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, UAlbany Lecturer in Africana Studies Jennifer Burns, Lecturer and Adjunct Professor in Communications for SUNY New Paltz and RPI Terry Gipson, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.

    Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 61

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 59:30

    Each weekday morning, WAMC's President and CEO and Political Observer, Alan Chartock, and Roundtable Host Joe Donahue are joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.

    Creativity and problem solving with Amy Herman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 19:42

    Amy Herman has developed a unique approach to problem solving that uses works of art to revitalize our minds and refine our creative thinking. She's trained thousands of people around the world in organizations and industries from the military and government to medicine, finance, and education, technology, security, intelligence, and more. In her new book, "Fixed: How to Perfect the Fine Art of Problem Solving," (HaperWave) Herman shares her methodology that refreshes and rejuvenates essential critical thinking skills to help readers resolve problems, difficulties, and challenges.

    New Frankie Elkin thriller from Lisa Gardner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 15:09

    In Lisa Gardner's latest novel, her protagonist from last year's "Before She Disappeared," Frankie Elkin, is up against the worst man and what nature has to offer in her most chilling missing persons case yet. Lisa Gardner joins us to discuss her new thriller, "One Step Too Far." (Dutton)

    1/14/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 78:05

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Former EPA Regional Administrator, Visiting Professor at Bennington College, and President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, Lecturer and Adjunct Professor in Communications for SUNY New Paltz and RPI Terry Gipson, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

    "Lost & Found" - New memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner Kathryn Shulz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 22:52

    Eighteen months before Kathryn Schulz's beloved father died, she met the woman she would marry. In "Lost & Found," she weaves the stories of those relationships into a brilliant exploration of how all our lives are shaped by loss and discovery.

    Art Omi in Ghent, New York celebrates 30 years

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 8:48

    This year Art Omi in Ghent, New York commemorates 30 years with a slate of special events and conversations highlighting its legacy as a haven for the arts.Art Omi was founded in 1992, when 21 visual artists from 11 countries were invited to a month-long residency in a refurbished dairy farm. Since its founding, Art Omi's residencies have expanded to include five distinct programs, serving architects, dancers, musicians, and writers, in addition to visual artists.Ruth Adams is the Co-Executive Director of Art Omi.

    1/13/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 81:14

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, research professor and Stuart Rice Honorary Chair at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University Fran Berman, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

    Donald Cohen on how the plunder of public goods transformed America

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 22:56

    As people reach for social justice and better lives, they create public goods—free education, public health, open parks, clean water, and many others—that must be kept out of the market. When private interests take over, they strip public goods of their power to lift people up, creating instead a tool to diminish democracy, further inequality, and separate us from each other. "The Privatization of Everything," by Donald Cohen, the founder of In the Public Interest, an organization dedicated to shared prosperity and the common good, chronicles the efforts to turn our public goods into private profit centers.

    "Eva and Eve" by Julie Metz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 16:53

    To Julie Metz, her mother, Eve, was the quintessential New Yorker. Eve rarely spoke about her childhood and it was difficult to imagine her living anywhere else except Manhattan, where she could be found attending Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera or inspecting a round of French triple crème at Zabar's.After her mother passed, Julie discovered a keepsake book filled with farewell notes from friends and relatives addressed to a ten-year-old girl named Eva. This long-hidden memento was the first clue to the secret pain that Julie's mother had carried as a refugee and immigrant from Nazi-occupied Vienna.

    Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 9:28

    Why run for lieutenant governor and not governor? In today's Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science wraps up his conversation with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

    1/12/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 81:37

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler.

    Former NBA, Syracuse star Etan Thomas on countering white supremacy and police brutality

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 22:32

    Etan Thomas was a basketball star at Syracuse and then spent more than a decade in the NBA with the Wizards, Thunder and Hawks. But basketball has only been part of his focus.

    The Joy of Missing Out's Christina Crook returns with Good Burdens

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 14:01

    Christina Crook is a pioneer and leading voice in the field of digital well-being. Her new book is "Good Burdens: How to Live Joyfully in the Digital Age."

    Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 8:50

    Will Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey become Governor Maura Healey? In today's Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science continues his conversation with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

    1/11/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 84:02

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

    Esteemed food critic Bryan Miller's memoir of depression

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 23:22

    From the early 1980s to the mid-1990s, Bryan Miller was a household name among restaurant goers in the greater New York City area and beyond as the restaurant critic for the New York Times, as well as the author of numerous books, a public speaker, and a radio and television commentator. Over ten years as a columnist, he dined out more than five thousand times in the United States and abroad, from haute to humble. And for much of that time, he wanted to die. "Dining in the Dark" chronicles Miller's battle with Bipolar II disorder, also known as depression, which ruined his life, professionally and personally.

    Patriotic Millionaires and The New Press present "Tax the Rich"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 15:05

    In "Tax the Rich!" (The New Press) Morris Pearl, the millionaire chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, and Erica Payne, the organization's founder, take readers on an insider's tour of the nation's tax code and show how the rich (and the politicians they control) structured the tax code to make themselves even richer. They explain how to un-rig the economy through the tax code to reverse America's ever-growing and dangerously destabilizing concentration of wealth and power. Morris Pearl joins us.

    Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 8:49

    Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will soon be former Governor Charlie Baker. In today's Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

    1/10/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 81:55

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Albany Law School professor and director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

    Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 60

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 59:30

    Each weekday morning, WAMC's President and CEO and Political Observer, Alan Chartock, and Roundtable Host Joe Donahue are joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week.

    Peter Bogdanovich - in memoriam

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 17:43

    Legendary director, actor and screenwriter Peter Bogdanovich has died at age 82. He shot to fame with “The Last Picture Show” in 1971, earning an Academy Award nomination in his early 30s. Other films included “Paper Moon,” “Mask,” “Saint Jack” and a long-running project to finish Orson Welles' “The Other Side of the Wind” in 2019. A tabloid fixture throughout his life, Bogdanovich was introduced to a new generation with a recurring role on “The Sopranos.” He spoke with WAMC in 2011 when he was attending a screening of his film "Daisy Miller" at The Linda.

    Danielle Friedman's new book explores women's exercise culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 14:52

    The new book - "Let's Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World" is a blend of reportage and personal narrative that explores the untold history of women's exercise culture by author and award winning journalist Danielle Friedman.

    Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 8:34

    Sometimes in the Senate, you have to win by 20. In today's Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district wraps up his conversation with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

    1/7/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 81:06

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Former EPA Regional Administrator, Visiting Professor at Bennington College, and President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

    Coming up at The Linda

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 10:48

    Peter Hughes, Manager of The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, joins us with a preview of upcoming events and broadcasts.

    Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 9:06

    Donald Trump is out of office, but the former president's legal troubles continue. In today's Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district continues his conversation with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

    1/6/21 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 50:06

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Cohoes City Director of Operations Theresa Bourgeois, Lecturer and Adjunct Professor in Communications for SUNY New Paltz and RPI Terry Gipson, and best-selling author and counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance.

    An interview with Mark Bowden about new book, "The Steal"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 22:56

    The new book, "The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It," (Grove Atlantic) delivers a bird's eye view of this period, following participants you may not have heard of, but who played a critical role in the immediate aftermath of the 2020 election.

    "White Hot Hate" by Dick Lehr

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 18:27

    Dick Lehr's new book is "White Hot Hate: A True Story of Domestic Terrorism in America's Heartland." It tells the true story of an averted case of domestic terrorism in one of the most remote towns in the US.

    Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 9:16

    How long is too long? In today's Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

    1/5/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 79:45

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.

    "Saving Grace" by CNN's Kirsten Powers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 20:08

    Kirsten Powers - a CNN senior political analyst and USA Today columnist - offers a path to navigating the toxic division in our culture in her new book "Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts." (Convergent Books)

    Falling into Place - CEK RN Consulting Inc.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 14:44

    Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.This morning we welcome Coretta Killikelly: Founder and Executive Director of CEK RN Consulting, Inc. - a patient advocacy organization in Albany, New York.

    1/4/22 RT Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 78:44

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report's J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

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