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12/27/18 Panel

Dec 27, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are: WAMC’s Alan Chartock, James Ketterer, Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program, Fran Berman, the Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, at Harvard University, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Communications Department at the College of St. Rose.

For the final segment today, Alan speaks with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

12/26/18 Panel

Dec 26, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are: WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, former NYS Senator and SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor, Terry Gipson; and James Ketterer, Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program.

12/10/18 Panel

Dec 10, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic; Political Consultant Libby Post; Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program James Ketterer; and Executive Editor of The Times-Herald Record Barry Lewis.

Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her three-time, SAG Award–winning, stand-out role as Carrie “Big Boo” Black in the Netflix hit series "Orange is the New Black." However, DeLaria’s multifaceted career as a comedian, actress, and jazz musician has, in fact, spanned decades. DeLaria holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on American television which led to countless television and film roles portraying police lieutenants, PE teachers and the lesbian who inappropriately hits on straight women.

Returning to Bard Fisher Center after sell-out performances at the SummerScape Spiegeltent, DeLaria performs an extra-sassy concert of holiday favorites with her all-female jazz ensemble. "Oh F*ck It’s Christmas" will be performed in the Sosnoff Theater on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini takes inspiration from the natural world in her new theatrical lecture, addressing the latest scientific discoveries about animal minds, intelligence, and emotions.

In "Link Link Circus," Rossellini is joined by Pan, her trained dog, as she transforms herself into Aristotle, Descartes, B. F. Skinner, and Charles Darwin to deliver a vivid monologue about the brilliance of the animal kingdom.

"Link Link Circus" will be performed in the Sosnoff Theater at Bard College's Fisher Center on November 17 at 7:30 p.m.

11/5/18 Panel

Nov 5, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, Political Consultant Libby Post, Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program James Ketterer, and Executive Editor of The Times-Herald Record Barry Lewis.

10/30/18 Panel

Oct 30, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's Panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain; The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller; Vice President for Editorial Development at New York Press Association Judy Patrick; and Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program James Ketterer.

9/24/18 Panel

Sep 24, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, Political Consultant Libby Post, Executive Editor of The Times-Herald Record Barry Lewis; and James Ketterer - Dean of International studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program.

9/17/18 Panel

Sep 17, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists: WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program James Ketterer; and Political Consultant Libby Post.

9/10/18 Panel

Sep 10, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel:a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, James Ketterer - dean of international studies at Bard College and academic director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program, and Executive Editor of The Times-Herald Record Barry Lewis.

9/5/18 Panel

Sep 5, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, Political Consultant Libby Post and Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, and Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program James Ketterer.

Today's Roundtable Panel was live from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. to discuss and accommodate NPR's special coverage of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.

 

8/24/18 Panel

Aug 24, 2018

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 Judith Enck, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program James Ketterer.

Anton Rubinstein’s opera “Demon” opens tonight at Bard SummerScape, in a new production by frequent SummerScape director Thaddeus Strassberger. Anchored by the American Symphony Orchestra under music director and festival coartistic director Leon Botstein, the new staging represents an all-too-rare opportunity to see one of 19th-century Russia’s most popular operas in the West. The opera features the Bard Festival Chorale under the direction of James Bagwell.

And that’s not all that’s coming up at Bard – not by a longshot.

The 29th annual Bard Music Festival presents a two-week, in-depth exploration of “Rimsky-Korsakov and His World” in twelve themed concert programs, complemented by pre-concert lectures, panel discussions, and expert commentary.

We are joined by Artistic Co-Director of Bard Music Festival Christopher Gibbs and James Bagwell, Choral Master James Bagwell. 

In his new memoir, "20th Century Boy," celebrated New York City painter, Duncan Hannah gives a rollicking and vividly immediate account of his life amid the city's glamor and extravagances in their most vital era as an aspiring artist, roaring boy, dandy, cultural omnivore, and far-from-obscure object of desire.

He will discuss the book and the heady days of the Seventies New York Art scene with his Editor, Gerry Howard at the White Hart Inn in an Oblong Books event on Thursday at 6PM in Salisbury, Connecticut.

Award-Winning Filmmaker Will Teach At Bard College

Jan 20, 2018

An acclaimed filmmaker has been appointed as visiting artist in residence at a college in the Hudson Valley.

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The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College finds that U.S. military spending on drones in 2018 is set to outpace 2017 spending.

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A monetary gift for a college in the Hudson Valley has gone toward creating a digital media studio.

Since the opening of the Fisher Center at Bard, Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra have been responsible for championing and restoring to the stage a growing number of important but long-neglected operas.

This year’s Bard SummerScape festival features the long overdue American premiere of Antonín Dvořák’s Dimitrij in an original new staging by award-winning director Anne Bogart. Dimitrij runs for five performances between today and August 6.

Dvořák’s work includes no fewer than twelve operas but his grand opera, Dimitrij, is rarely staged outside the Czech Republic.

Here to tell us more is Choral Director, James Bagwell. 

Civil Rights Leader Is Bard Commencement Speaker

May 27, 2017

Georgia Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis will deliver the commencement address Saturday afternoon at Bard College.

1984 At The Moviehouse

Mar 29, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. The Moviehouse in Millerton, NY will be showing 1984, the second film adaptation of the George Orwell novel – starring John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton.

The film is set during April of 1984 in post-atomic war London, the capital city of the repressive totalitarian state of Oceania.

Following the film, there will be a discussion and Q&A with  Professor Roger Berkowitz, Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for the Humanities and Politics, Bard College, where he teaches political theory, legal thought, and human rights. 

Alan Cumming is an award-winning actor, writer, activist, and photographer.

In his new book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams, he shares real life stories of late-night parties; backstage anecdotes; cross-country road-trips with his dog, Honey; and poignant memories of his life, loves, family, fellow actors, and friends. 

A documentary theater project about Hudson Valley and Capital Region farmers is being brought to the stage at Bard College this weekend. The piece is being directed by Dutchess County resident, actress and filmmaker Mary Stuart Masterson, known for roles in films like Fried Green Tomatoes and Benny & Joon. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Masterson  and the National Young Farmer Coalition's Lindsey Shute about the multimedia play “Good Dirt.”  

Bard College Orchestra Opens To Community

Sep 11, 2016
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A college orchestra in the Hudson Valley is expanding to include community musicians.

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55 colleges and universities across New York state have signed REV, the Reforming the Energy Vision Campus Challenge.

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  Bard SummerScape’s 2016 season presents seven weeks of opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret. 

The prime focus of these offerings is the 27th annual Bard Music Festival, exploring the life and times of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. The rich arts and culture of turn-of-the century Italy inspires a revival of Pietro Mascagni’s art nouveau opera, Iris. 

The production at Bard boasts a new staging and sleek, edgy design and is directed by James Darrah.

Bard College Project Wins NYS Clean Energy Competition

May 18, 2016
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state is awarding $1 million each to three colleges whose student-led teams won a competition to develop clean energy projects. As Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, one of the winning teams is from Bard College in Dutchess County.

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Student-led teams from three upstate New York colleges have been awarded $1 million each for their proposals to harness renewable energy to power their campuses. One winner is a team from a Hudson Valley college.

Two institutions in the Hudson Valley have received a $5 million grant for a large-scale study aimed at reducing tick populations and Lyme disease. The five-year project is the first to explore Lyme disease management for entire communities.

Panelist Sana Mustafa took a train up from in Annandale-On-Hudson to participate in the discussion.
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A Syrian refugee was in Albany Thursday to take part in a panel discussion, "Facing the Global Immigration and Refugee Crisis," at The State University of New York's Rockefeller Institute of Government. The event kicked off a celebration of immigrants and cultural diversity in the area.

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Earlier this year, Bard College professor Robert Kelly was appointed Dutchess County’s first poet laureate. Kelly was invited to read his poetry at County Executive Marc Molinaro’s state of the county address last month at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief spoke with Robert Kelly about that night and what he has planned as poet laureate.

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