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April 29, 2020

Michael Cinquanti 5

Amsterdam Mayor Mike Cinquanti is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #5.  The Mayor talks about food distribution, corona virus news from Amsterdam and the importance of the census.  He also covers other topics including an update on the situation regarding his daughter, about to give birth in Brooklyn. Episode #5 Recorded Wednesday, April 29, 2020

April 24, 2020

Kirk Douglas

Friday, April 24, 2020-Episode 315-A look back at movie star Kirk Douglas’s roots in Amsterdam, N.Y., featuring WGY radio audio from June 1, 1985, Kirk Douglas day in Amsterdam.  Then Governor Mario Cuomo spoke as a city park was named for the famous actor.

April 22, 2020

Matt Ossenfort

The guest on Historians Podcast Extra Edition #4 is Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort.  In an interview recorded, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11am Ossenfort has timely information on the COVID 19 virus.  Ossenfort has been working with hard hit dairy farmers.

April 17, 2020

Anita Sanchez

Friday, April 17, 2020-Episode 314-Environmental educator Anita Sanchez has history stories from the War of 1812 and the Civil War.  Malta historian Paul Perreault tells the tale of a missing metal eagle.  And local history authors are interviewed at the 2016 Chronicle Book Fair in Glens Falls.

April 15, 2020

Michael Cinquanti 3

Amsterdam Mayor Michael Cinquanti has the latest local report on COVID 19 And other news on the Historians Podcast Extra Edition #3. Podcast "22 Minutes" Posted at 11am, Wednesday, April 15, 2020

April 10, 2020

Matthew Costello

Friday, April 10, 2020-Episode 313-Matthew Costello, author of “The Property of the Nation:  George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President.” 

April 09, 2020

Extra Edition 2

Thursday, April 9, 2020-Historians Podcast: Extra Edition #2-Marietta Carr, librarian at Schenectady County Historical Society, discusses how to keep track of the local history of COVID 19.  Author Nina Sankovitch talks about releasing her new history book “American Rebels” in the middle of the pandemic.

April 03, 2020

Susan Leath

Friday, April 3, 2020-Episode 312-Susan Leath, town historian of Bethlehem, N.Y.—did explorer Henry Hudson land there?  Plus, courtesy of WAMC public radio, Bob Cudmore is interviewed by Lucas Willard on the impact Kirk Douglas had on his hometown, Amsterdam, N.Y. 

April 01, 2020

Michael Cinquanti


In a special podcast, Mayor Michael Cinquanti has an update on corona virus news in Amsterdam, N.Y.  The Mayor talks about a personal family connection to the virus and explains city efforts to help citizens cope with the new reality.  Recorded 9 a.m. April 1, 2020

March 29, 2020

Peter Barber

Sunday, March 29, 2020- Bob Cudmore’s guest on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town is Guilderland town supervisor Peter Barber.

March 27, 2020

Kathryn Smith

Friday, March 27, 2020-Episode 311-Kathryn Smith is a journalist from South Carolina, author of “Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy.”

March 22, 2020

Dan McCoy

Sunday, March 22, 2020- Bob Cudmore’s guests on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town are Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Rev. Sara Baron, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Schenectady, discussing the impact of the corona virus. 

March 20, 2020

Sinclair McKay

Friday, March 20, 2020-Episode 310-World War II historian Sinclair McKay is author of “The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945.”

March 15, 2020

Sara Foss

Sunday, March 15, 2020- Bob Cudmore’s guest on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town is Daily Gazette news columnist Sara Foss.

March 13, 2020

Howard Schaffer

Friday, March 13, 2020-Episode 309-Adirondack history with Howard Schaffer, president of the Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society; the Glenville, N.Y., bicentennial with Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle and the life of Avery King Clizbe. Jr., known as radio entertainer King Owen on WENT in Gloversville-Johnstown in the 1950s.

March 08, 2020

Anita Sanchez

Sunday, March 8, 2020- Bob Cudmore’s guest on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town is environmental educator and author Anita Sanchez.

March 06, 2020

Buddy Levy

Friday, March 6, 2020-Episode 308-Journalist Buddy Levy is author of “Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition.”  The book details the harrowing story of A.W. Greely’s expedition in the 1880s. 

March 01, 2020

Chris Gibson

Sunday, March 1, 2020- Bob Cudmore’s guest on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town is the new president of Siena College in Loudonville, former Congressman and retired decorated Army officer Chris Gibson.

February 28, 2020

Peter Ward

Friday, February 28, 2020-Episode 307-Professor Peter Ward explores the history of personal cleanliness over the past 400 years in Europe and North America in his book, “The Clean Body.”

February 23, 2020

Gary McCarthy

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy is Bob Cudmore’s guest today on Talk of the Town on Magic 590 and 100.5.  Hear about proposals to spend a $10 million dollar state grant for downtown Schenectady development including an entertainment center and a water park.

February 21, 2020

James Kaplan

Friday, February 21, 2020-Episode 306-Controversy has developed involving American Revolution advocate Thomas Paine and neglect of historic sites dedicated to Paine’s memory in New Rochelle in Westchester County.  New Rochelle resident and historian Jim Kaplan explains the issue.  Kaplan was author of an essay on the subject in the New York History Blog.   

February 16, 2020

David VanLuvan

Bethlehem Town Supervisor David VanLuven is Bob Cudmore’s guest today on Talk of the Town on Magic 590.  Hear the latest on the Port of Albany’s plan for Bethlehem and learn about famous people (like Megyn Kelly and Eva Marie Saint) who are natives of the town.  Listen each Sunday morning for Talk of the Town with Bob Cudmore on Magic 590 and 100.5.

February 14, 2020

Stories Paul Perreault

Friday, February 14, 2020-Episode 305-Malta N.Y. town historian Paul Perreault has the story of a famous drawing of Andersonville Prison in Georgia done by a Union prisoner, Thomas O’Dea.  Perreault also has an account of the Saratoga Battlefield and the story of a fighting chaplain in World War I, Reverend Francis Kelly.

February 09, 2020

Chris Koetzle

Sunday, February 9, 2020-Bob Cudmore’s guest on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town is Glenville town Supervisor Chris Koetzle

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