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Programming Notes: January 2020

We can see clearly now that 2020 has arrived. We've set clear goals and are holding fast to them (at least in January), but will need some motivation to help us along. Let's see what WAMC has to inspire us as we peer into the new year. 

The Metropolitan Opera season starts the new year with Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier" on Jan. 4, a new production of Berg's "Wozzeck" on Jan. 11, Verdi's "La Traviata" on Jan. 18 and Puccini's "La Boheme" on Jan. 25. Opera broadcasts are Saturdays at 1 p.m.

This month on “Person Place Thing” we hear from dancers Jacques Damboise and Daniel Ulbricht on Jan. 3, former Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture James Polshek Jan. 10 and assistant professor in rehabilitation medicine Maria del Mar Cortes on Jan. 17. Also coming up: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan on Jan. 24, and president and CEO of Northwell Health, the largest integrated health care system in New York State, Michael Dowling on Jan. 31. Airing Fridays at 10:30 p.m.

We hope you enjoyed the Best of the Academic Minute segments that aired in late December.  To start off the New Year on The Academic Minute, we'll feature a brand-new week of segments from the University at Albany.  Cutting-edge research on pathways from imagination to altruism, helping the homeless and political polarization will keep you informed and up to date from our friends up the street. UAlbany is poised to overtake Columbia as our most featured New York University or college. We'll also feature a takeover week from another regional institution — Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Join us for segments on encouraging more women to enter STEM fields and the benefits or group and project-based learning at higher education institutions. For the rest of January we'll discover amazing research into autonomous vehicles, the keto diet and brain health and the imposter syndrome from professors around the country. Join us throughout 2020 to discover your next favorite segment.  

Coming up at The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio: an evening of Delta blues with Lonnie Shields presented by The Capital Region Blues Network, Jan. 11th at 8 p.m.; and Rochmon Record Club covers Carole King's "Tapestry," Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Check out https://www.thelinda.org/events/ for a full list of events. 

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