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May 17, 2019

Hidden History

Friday, May 17, 2019-Episode 266-Bob Cudmore has stories from the Mohawk Valley: Amsterdam’s downtown movie theaters, a syndicated journalist from Fonda and a Civil War surgeon who was born in Root, N.Y.

May 12, 2019

Matt Ossenfort

Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort is Bob Cudmore’s guest this weekend on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town. Ossenfort is now opposed to a planned industrial park in the Montgomery County town of Mohawk, noting that the unemployment rate in his county has declined substantially because of previous business growth. Listen each Sunday on Magic 590 and 100.5 in Albany and 1410 and 96.9 in the North Country. Posted as a Podcast hear on The Historians

May 10, 2019

Peter Betz April 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019-Episode 265-Leader Herald newspaper history columnist Peter Betz has stories about a murderer who wanted to hang and a salesman who stole the goods he was supposed to sell.  

May 05, 2019

Sara Foss

Sara Foss, news columnist for the Daily Gazette, is Bob Cudmore’s guest today on Talk of the Town.  Topics include how to handle school bus bullies, helping St. Clare’s Hospital pensioners and is the Schenectady revival for real. Listen each Sunday on Magic 590 and 100.5 radio in Albany, also heard in the Glens Falls/Lake George Region on 1410 AM and 96.9 FM.  The interview posted online hear on The Historians

May 03, 2019

Roger Higgins

Friday May 3, 2019-Episode 264-Roger Higgins is author of “Billy Gogan Gone Fer Soldier,” a historical novel about an Irish immigrant and his experiences in the Mexican-American War in the 1840s.

April 28, 2019

Denise Murphy McGraw

Bob Cudmore’s guest this weekend on Talk of the Town is Niskayuna town councilwoman Denise Murphy McGraw.  She discusses town finances and remembers the life of philanthropist Jane Golub who was a Niskayuna resident.  Listen Every Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 and 100.5 in Albany and 1410 and 96.9 in the North Country.  Posted as a Podcast on The Historians

April 26, 2019

Victoria Riskin

Friday, April 26, 2019-Episode 263-Victoria Riskin, a psychologist and movie and TV producer, is author of “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir” about her parents.   Fay Wray was in King Kong and many other movies.  Robert Riskin was a screenwriter.

April 21, 2019

USS Slater

Bob Cudmore’s guest on Talk of the Town today is Tim Rizzuto, executive director of the World War II era USS Slater destroyer escort, moored in Albany and open as an historical museum. Listen each Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 and 100.5 in Albany and on 1410 and 96.9 in Glens Falls. Posted as a podcast hear on The Historians

April 19, 2019

Warren Garling

Friday, April 19, 2019-Episode 262-Warren Garling tells how his career as a radio disc jockey began at a young age in his memoir, “I’ll Have to Ask My Mom: A Radio Journey.”  Using the on-air name Chris Warren, he is still heard on Capital District radio.

April 14, 2019

Carmen Maciariello/Siena

 

Sunday, April 14, 2019-Bob Cudmore’s guest on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town today is Siena College men’s basketball coach Carmen Maciariello.

April 12, 2019

Richard Ratajak

 

Friday, April 12-Episode 261-Richard Ratajak, now 87, looks back on his life as a child in Amsterdam, a soldier in the Korean War, and a priest in training who served summers at Auriesville Shrine.  Ratajak left the priesthood to marry the woman he loved and held jobs in state government as he gradually lost his eyesight.  He worked for the state agency that helped blind people find meaningful work and served on the board of RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind.

April 07, 2019

Carm Basile

 

Bob Cudmore’s guest today, Sunday, April 7, 2019 on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town is Carm Basile, CEO of Capital District Transportation  Authority.  He has the latest on a possible expansion of CDTA bus service to Montgomery County, the future of electric buses and other topics.  Listen Every Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 and 100.5 plus on 96.9 and 1410 in the Glens Falls area.

April 05, 2019

Bruce Chadwick

Friday, April 5-Episode 260-Bruce Chadwick, author of “The General and Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of a Marriage and a Revolution,” talks about joy and tragedy in the lives of George and Martha Washington.  Chadwick was a featured speaker at the recent George Washington Symposium sponsored by the Fort Plain Museum.

March 31, 2019

Bob Blais

 

Bob Cudmore’s guest on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town today, Sunday, March 31, 2019 is Lake George Village Mayor Bob Blais, who is the longest serving mayor in the state, first elected in 1971!  Mayor Blais talks about Lake George’s role as a destination resort and the need to build an essential but expensive wastewater treatment plant.  Listen  every Sunday morning at 6:30 on Magic 590 and 100.5 in Albany plus 1410 and 96.9 in the Lake George-Glens Falls region.

March 29, 2019

Walsh Chadwick

Friday, March 29-Episode 259-Patricia Walsh Chadwick, author of “Little Sister,” a memoir about her childhood in which she was raised in an excommunicated Roman Catholic community.

March 24, 2019

Richard Guthrie

Bob Cudmore’s guest on Talk of the Town on Magic 590 radio and hear on The Historians is bird expert Rich Guthrie.  Richard has fascinating stories about bird migration and courtship plus advice, such as bring the bird feeders in if bears are spotted in your neighborhood!  Listen each Sunday at 6:30 a.m. to Talk of the Town on Magic 590 and 100.5, plus 1410 and 96.9 in the North Country.

March 22, 2019

Michael Davi

Friday, March 22-Episode 258-Michael Davi recounts his 40-year career as a General Electric engineer in his book “PrivileGEd: Experiences From My Unusual 40-year Career With One of America's Most Iconic Companies."

March 16, 2019

Sara Foss

Sara Foss, news columnist for the Daily Gazette, is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Talk of the Town this weekend.  Foss looks at Schenectady politics, has a heartwarming story about former Schenectady High basketball standout Willie Dean and takes a critical look at Kirsten Gillibrand’s Presidential campaign.  https://dailygazette.com/

March 15, 2019

Cosby and Tom

Friday, March 15, 2019-Episode 257-Mohawk Valley singer-songwriters Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle play songs and tell stories from their new show on the 19th century lumberjacks of upstate New York.

 

March 10, 2019

Yasmine Syed

Bob Cudmore’s guest today, Sunday, March 10, 2019 on Talk of the Town is Yasmine Syed, Supervisor of the Schenectady County Town of Niskayuna. Syed discusses a possible zoning change for property adjacent to Mohawk Commons to provide both housing and retail. She also talks about a controversial pilot project to treat waste from a soda bottling plant. Hear Talk of the Town Sunday morning at 6:30 on Magic 590 and 100.5, plus 96.9 and 1410 in the North Country. 

March 08, 2019

Robin Oliveira

Friday, March 8, 2019-Episode 256-Robin Oliveira discusses her book “Winter Sisters,” set in Albany, N.Y., in 1879.  Oliveira grew up in the Albany area and is also author of a novel about a Civil War physician, “My Name is Mary Sutter.”  Sutter is a major character in “Winter Sisters.”

March 03, 2019

Chris Churchill/TU

Albany Times Union news columnist Chris Churchill is Bob Cudmore’s guest today, Sunday, March 3, 2019 on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town.  Churchill talks about the Albany Convention Center, New York State’s loss of the Amazon facility and a touching story from Rensselaer County about the “widowhood effect.”  Listen at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 and 100.5 plus in the North Country at 96.9 and 1410. Posted as a podcast hear on The Historians

March 01, 2019

Frankie Bailey

Friday, March 1, 2019-Episode 255-Frankie Y. Bailey, a criminal justice professor at the University at Albany, discusses issues in the history of crime and her own career as a criminal mystery writer. http://www.frankieybailey.com 

February 24, 2019

Talk of The Town/Chris Koetzle

Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle is Bob Cudmore’s guest on Talk of the Town.  Hear the latest on plans for a new town hall, police department and senior center. Listen Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 plus 100.5. We’re also heard in the North Country on 1410 AM and 96.9 FM. Posted as a podcast hear on The Historians

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