On this week’s Gazette: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo releases his executive budget seeking to close an over 4 billion dollar budget gap, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the Governor’s payroll tax proposal, and The Adirondack Park Agency has approved a plan to redevelop the former Frontier Town.
How much are teachers valued in the US? There are a lot of politicians, media outlets and education reformers who can’t say enough bad things about teachers and teachers unions. But every school day kids around the country sit down in front of teachers dedicated to their jobs.
Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to the author of a new book that explores, and debunks, the 19 biggest myths about teachers, unions and public education.
We’ll also spend an Academic Minute building a better brain…bilingually. [Continue reading…] about #1426: “You Can’t Fire The Bad Ones”
Brothers Karthik and Guha Bala spent 25 years turning the video game company they started in their parents’ basement into one of the most successful studios in the industry, only to leave the company in 2016. Why would they do such a thing? We get the answer to that question on the latest episode of […][Continue reading...] about Reinventing The Gaming Industry With Velan Studios’ Karthik Bala
WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.[Continue reading...] about #1803 – New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week, WAMC presents an encore Power of Words. On this program, WAMC’s Alan Chartock, H. Carl McCall, and Dr. J. W. Wiley discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have A Dream Speech.[Continue reading...] about Power Of Words: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – I Have A Dream Speech
On this week’s 51%, we learn about women’s major contributions to astronomy, hear from a project manager of one of the largest bridge projects in the country and listen to an essay on body positivity. In the mid-19th century, the field of astronomy was rapidly advancing. Thanks to developments in photography, astronomers were starting to […][Continue reading...] about #1486: Women As Stars Of Astronomy, For One