Patrick Garrett

Programming Notes: February 2019

Feb 6, 2019

As we warm ourselves by the radio and fireplace, waiting on Groundhog Day to ease our winter woes, WAMC presents special programming, a Fund Drive, an award announcement, and a temporary replacement for a much-loved program.

Programming Notes: October 2018

Sep 26, 2018

The end of the year fast approaches, we are already in month 10 of 12 for 2018 and we are going full swing into the Fall Fund Drive. The drive starts October 15th this year and we have plenty of programming announcements for before, during and after.

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s probably the most asked question in a young person’s life. For many, answering it is a chore well into adulthood. But when they get to college, they are asked to instantly start down whatever path it is they think they want to take.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear why the arts and sciences should still be a big part of a higher education.

You may have noticed that a lot of people are walking around a lot of places playing a certain game on their phones. Although it may seem that this game that shall not be named dropped from the heavens…it actually had to be developed by human beings. And people who can develop such things are in demand. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about a new college degree in video game production.

We’ll also talk to a veteran teacher who wrote a book about helicopter parents, special snowflake and other…uh…stuff.

Everything Explained: What Is A Podcast?

Jun 20, 2016

It's 2016 and podcasts have been out for over a decade. What makes a podcast a podcast? We delve into that and more with WNYC's Chief Content Officer Dean Capello. 

Elms College

If you spent any of your school years at all in a Catholic school, then you probably spent some time being taught by nuns. Over the years, more and more Catholic schools are turning to lay teachers as fewer women are called to a religious vocation. But there is at least one college in the northeast that is still run by someone called “sister”, not “mister”

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear a conversation with Sister Mary Reap, the President of Elms College in the Berkshires.

More schools around the country are emphasizing STEM education to help students get a head start in a world that is rapidly becoming more technology driven. But with all that science and math…is there any room for creativity?

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about a group where imagination is the key to the destination.

Then we’ll hear about some nursing students who are helping new refugees in the US navigate the health care system…and we’ll also spend an academic minute with Baby Boomers who are having a little too much fun.

Patrick Garrett

Saratoga Springs attracts many people who flock to the small city to see sites like the race course, Yaddo, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the historic downtown. But during election season and even in the weeks after the final votes have been counted, campaign signs dominate the landscape.