On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a measure that would create new penalties for people who make bomb threats against community centers, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on growing pressure for a group of breakaway Democrats in the state senate to reunite with mainstream Democrats, and over 60 million dollars in grants will support drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the state.
Good teachers are hard to find…and a county school district in Florida has gone out of its way to make sure it kept one of theirs. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll tell you the story of Steve Box, a music teacher on the Florida panhandle who suffered from severe hearing loss…and what that district did to keep him in the classroom
And we’ll spend an academic minute finding out why hearing new music can feel so darn good.
WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.[Continue reading...] about #1733 – Ken Lovett Of The NY Daily News
WAMC’s Alan Chartock in a 2010 encore conversation with the late Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Syndey Schanberg and Actor Sam Waterston about the Killing Fields, the movie inspired by Schanberg’s coverage of the civil war in Cambodia during the 1970s. Schanberg was portrayed by the actor Sam Waterston, who earned an Academy Award nomination for the […][Continue reading...] about Remembering ‘Killing Fields’ Journalist Sydney Schanberg
Tom Perrotta’s new novel, Mrs. Fletcher, is a provocative and very funny look at parenthood, the empty nest, and sex in the suburbs. Perrotta is the author of eight works of fiction including Election, Joe College and Little Children. His novel The Leftovers was adapted into an HBO series that just finished up a three-season run.[Continue reading...] about #1517 – Tom Perrotta
On this episode of Food Friday Leftovers, we speak with Deanna Fox about the food you’ll find at your favorite local fair.[Continue reading...] about 059 Deanna Fox | Fair Food