It’s a truth universally acknowledged that terrible apologies are the worst. We all recognize bad apologies when we hear them. So why is it so hard to apologize well? How can we do better? How could they do better? Marjorie Ingall and Susan McCarthy show us the way in their book, Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies.
Bethesda House of Schenectady is a homeless shelter and service provider dedicated to the homeless, disabled, and economically disadvantaged citizens of Schenectady County. Bethesda House is building Cara House, a new supportive and emergency housing building for the homeless and impoverished in our community.
Will the full State and Local Tax deduction return? In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressman Marc Molinaro of New York’s 19th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This interview was recorded March 28.
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, Tetherless World Chair of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences and Founding Director of the Future of Computing Institute at RPI Jim Hendler, and corporate attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP Rich Honen.
In 1984, the IRA attempted to assassinate Margaret Thatcher and her high-ranking cabinet members. Thatcher narrowly avoided death and the world was transfixed by the epic manhunt that followed. Rory Carroll, a renowned Irish journalist for The Guardian, brings a new and personal perspective to this almost forgotten chapter of history in "There Will be Fire: Margaret Thatcher, the IRA, and Two Minutes That Changed History."
The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts presents the exhibition "Nora Krug: Belonging" featuring art by the noted contemporary illustrator, who has assembled a list of prestigious accolades for her comics and graphic novels. On view through June 19, 2023, this new exhibition will present more than 200 original drawings and paintings by Nora Krug, as well as historical artifacts, letters, photographs, and personal items that inspired the artist’s work.The Norman Rockwell Museum's Deputy Director and Chief Curator Stephanie Plunkett and illustrator Nora Krug join us.
The Republican House majority has upstate New York to thank. In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressman Marc Molinaro of New York’s 19th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This conversation was recorded March 28.
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 adjunct professor at UAlbany and RPI Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.
Alissa Quart is the executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Her new book is "Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream." The book is an unsparing, incisive, yet ultimately hopeful look at how we can shed the American obsession with self-reliance that has made us less healthy, less secure, and less fulfilled.
This week's Book Picks lists comes from Giovanni Boivin from The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Allen Ginsberg’s 1956 poem “Howl” opens with one of the most resonant phrases in modern poetry: “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness.” Thirty years later, Ginsberg entrusted a Columbia University medical student with materials not shared with anyone else, including psychiatric records that documented how he and his mother, Naomi Ginsberg, struggled with mental illness.In "Best Minds," psychiatrist, researcher, and scholar Stevan M. Weine, M.D., who was that medical student, examines how Allen Ginsberg took his visions and psychiatric hospitalization, his mother’s devastating illness, confinement, and lobotomy, and the social upheavals of the postwar world and imaginatively transformed them.
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 Adjunct Professor at UAlbany and RPI Rosemary Armao, 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, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.
Woodstock Bookfest will be live and in person this weekend in Woodstock, New York. The festival features an amazing line-up of writers including: Neil Gaiman, Abigail Thomas, Alexander Chee, Mark Whitaker, Gail Straub, Ann Hood, and Amy Ferris -- just to name a few. The festival will open with a Story Slam and end with its signature panel: Memoir-A-Go-Go! Festival Founder Martha Frankel is here with details.
The New York State Writers Institute’s Third Annual Albany Film Festival takes place on Saturday, April 1 at the University at Albany. It is a celebration of the convergence of film and storytelling featuring a lineup of award-winning filmmakers, novelists, and screenwriters, screenings and conversations, and a presentation of the Ironweed Awards and short film awards.
Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Symphony Orchestra will return to Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. with a concert that celebrates spring. They’ll perform Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Li Huanzhi’s “Spring Festival Orchestra.” This concert will also feature Yu-Heng Wang, one of ESYO’s two 2023 Lois Lyman Concerto Competition winners, performing Bartok's Viola Concerto.
Photographer Larry Sultan began taking photos of his parents beginning in the early 1980s and he spent a decade interviewing, and writing about his parents and his relationship with them. He published a photo memoir in 1992 entitled “Pictures from Home.”. Before it was a book, it was an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City - and now, it’s a Broadway show. Adapted for the stage by Sharr White and directed by Bart Sher, “Pictures from Home” is running through April 30 at Studio 54.
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, Albany Law School Professor of Law, Director of The Justice Center and Director of Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.
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.
The 46th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival will return for a full two-day and two-stage festival experience on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
From the dinosaurs and the glaciers to the first native peoples and the first European settlers, from Dutch and English Colonial rule to the American Revolution, from the slave society to the Civil War, from the robber barons and bootleggers to the war heroes and the happy rise of craft beer pubs, the Hudson Valley has a deep history.
It has been 20 years since the American invasion of Iraq. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This interview was recorded March 21.
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Mulligan, Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti, and director, actor, educator and co-founder and Artistic Director of WAM Theatre Kristen van Ginhoven.
Music journalist Will Hermes is a regular contributor to NPR, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork. He’s the author of the upcoming “Lou Reed: The King of New York” which is scheduled to be published by FSG this fall. Hermes recently spent time exploring the music scene in Ireland and an article he’s written about what he heard and learned on the Emerald Isle will be published in The New York Times this weekend.
Where does one go without health insurance, when turned away by hospitals, clinics, and doctors? "The People’s Hospital," physician Ricardo Nuila’s debut, follows the lives of five uninsured Houstonians as their struggle for survival leads them to a hospital where insurance comes second to genuine care. Each patient eventually lands at Ben Taub, the county hospital where Dr. Nuila has worked for over a decade.
The American banking system has gotten a scare. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This interview was recorded March 21.
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany’s Chief City Auditor Dorcey Applyrs, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.
"Black and Queer on Campus" offers an inside look at what life is like for LGBTQ college students on campuses across the United States. Michael P. Jeffries shows that Black and queer college students often struggle to find safe spaces and a sense of belonging when they arrive on campus at both predominantly white institutions and historically black colleges and universities.
In 1999, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology admitted to discriminating against women on its faculty, forcing institutions across the country to confront a problem they had long ignored: the need for more women at the top levels of science. Written by Kate Zernike, the journalist who broke the story for The Boston Globe, "The Exceptions" is the untold story of how sixteen highly accomplished women on the MIT faculty came together to do the work that triggered the historic admission.
President Trump’s legal woes are mounting. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This interview was recorded March 21.
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, public policy and communications expert Theresa Bourgeois, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, and corporate attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP Rich Honen.