Alan In Conversation with Sonia Shah -- 2014 Ottaway Visiting Professor at SUNY New Paltz, Investigative Journalist and author of critically acclaimed and prize-winning books on science, human rights, and international politics including: The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years (Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus & Giroux, July 2010).
WAMC's Alan Chartock in conversation with National Geographic Photographer John Stanmeyer.
Correction: January 2, 2014
Guest John Stanmeyer refers to a certain type of Indonesian bench that he bought for $125 in Asia, saying those same benches would probably sell at Asia Barong in Great Barrington, Massachusetts for $2000 or $3000. Asia Barong confirms that the items, in fact, sell in the range of $295 to $365.
WAMC's Alan Chartock in Conversation with Liz Kennedy, Counsel for Demos - a public policy organization working to reduce both political and economic inequality - about Citizens United, FEC vs McCutcheon, and the general influence of money in politics.
Alan Chartock in conversation with Asher Weiner, MD, a doctor in private practice at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region in Albany, Troy, Clifton Park, and Schodack, New York. On the web at www. ophthalmicconsultants.com
WAMC's Alan Chartock sits down with children's performer David Grover as he gets ready to celebrate 30 years playing for children at the Great Barrington, Massachusetts bandstand this Saturday at 10 a.m.
Alan interviews Donna Burkhart, Acting Executive Director of Gould Farm - a highly-regarded residential therapeutic community in the Berkshires dedicated to helping adults with mental illness since 1913.
Alan speaks with Helen Epstein about her New Yorker Magazine article about Melita Maschmann, a former Nazi who wrote a memoir. Epstein is also the author of six books including the multi-generational memoir Where she came from: A Daughter’s Search for her Mother’s History; the first book on inter-generational trauma Children of the Holocaust: and the biography Joe Papp: An American Life. She also reviews theater and music in the Berkshires for the online arts magazine The Arts Fuse.
WAMC and the Albany Times Union take a look at the unusual number of fatalities along Central Avenue in Albany. A panel of experts discuss how law enforcement, engineering and new technology are coming together to find ways to reduce accidents along the road.
WAMC's Alan Chartock sits down with Deborah Amos, award-winning foreign correspondent for NPR, and the 2013 James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz.