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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.

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. 

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

February 22, 2019

Sandy Maceyka

Episode 254-Sandy Maceyka, vice president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium (ECSWC), explains a fund raising campaign to build a statue of the women’s rights leader in Stanton’s home town of Johnstown, N.Y.

February 17, 2019

Talk of The Town/Dan McCoy

Bob Cudmore’s guest this weekend on Talk of the Town is Albany County Executive Dan McCoy.  Topics include the opioid crisis, relocation  of the county election board and an honor bestowed on Vietnam War hero Charles Chandler.  Listen at 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning on Magic 590 plus 100.5 and two signals in the North Country: 96.9 and 1410.

February 15, 2019

The Historians/History Talk

The Historians Podcast: Episode 253-Bob Cudmore has stories from local history he had planned to share with the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Historical Society.  The Broadalbin talk was cancelled because of a power outage.  Stories include the impact of Minaville native Sheldon Jackson on development of Alaska.  

February 10, 2019

Talk of The Town/Craig Apple

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple is Bob Cudmore’s guest today, Sunday, February 10, 2019 on Talk of the Town.  The Sheriff updates efforts to block deportation of an Albany rescue mission cook, talks about the importance of watching out for your neighbors in the winter and describes efforts by an Albany Law School student to to prevent jail inmates from being repeat offenders.  Listen each Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 and 100.5 FM in Albany plus Glens Falls stations 1410 AM and 96.9 FM. Posted as a podcast hear on The Historians 

February 08, 2019

The Historians/Nick Bunker

Episode 252 Historians Podcast, Pulitzer Prize finalist Nick Bunker discusses his book, “Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity.”  Nick Bunker on Amazon

February 03, 2019

Talk of The Town(February 3)

The guest this weekend on Talk of the Town with Bob Cudmore is Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy.  The program airs Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 AM, 100.5 FM plus two radio signals in Glens Falls, 1410 AM and 96.9 FM, and online on The Historians

February 01, 2019

Bob Cudmore/The Historians/Fout

Friday, February 1-Historians Podcast, Episode 251-Curator Susanna Fout discusses the Schenectady County Historical Society exhibit: Back in My Day: Childhood, Play, and Schenectady.

January 27, 2019

Patrick Madden/Troy Mayor

Bob Cudmore’s guest on Talk of the Town today, Sunday, January 27, 2019 is Troy Mayor Patrick Madden.  Mayor Madden discusses how Troy is faring with winter weather, Kirsten Gillibrand’s run for President with her headquarters in Troy and the process of choosing a new Troy fire chief.  Hear Talk of the Town Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 and 100.5, now also heard in the Lake George/Glens Falls area on 1410 AM and 96.9 FM. Posted as a podcast hear on The Historians

January 25, 2019

James Kaplan

Friday, January 25, 2019-Historians Podcast, Episode 250: James Kaplan of the Lower Manhattan Historical Association discusses the effort to commemorate the site of the first Jewish synagogue in North America.

January 20, 2019

Talk of The Town January 20, 2019

Phil Barrett and Bob Cudmore at Albany Broadcasting

Bob Cudmore’s Talk of the Town guest today is longtime Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett.  The town just received an improved credit rating from Moody’s investor services.  Listen Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 plus 100.5, and on 1410 AM and 96.9 FM in the Glens Falls/Lake George region.

January 18, 2019

Jeff Haraden

Historians Podcast Episode 249- Jeff Haraden discusses the 100 year history of the family car dealership, Mohawk Honda, now headquartered in Glenville, New York.  His grandfather, Joseph Haraden, Sr., was a General Electric engineer who founded the business in Schenectady In 1919.

January 13, 2019

Sara Foss(January13)

The guest this weekend on Talk of the Town with Bob Cudmore is Schenectady Gazette news columnist Sara Foss.  The program airs Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on Magic 590 AM, 100.5 FM plus two radio stations in Glens Falls and online hear at The Historians

January 11, 2019

Jack Kelly Episode 248

Friday, January 11, 2019-Historians Podcast Episode 248, Jack Kelly is author of “The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America.” Kelly tells the story of the 1894 Pullman strike.

January 06, 2019

Chris Churchill/TU

Chris Churchill Albany TU on Talk of The Town with Bob Cudmore, Sunday, January 6, 2019. Broadcast each Sunday on Magic 590 and 100.5FM WROW

January 04, 2019

Norm Bollen Episode 247

Norm Bollen talks to Bob Cudmore about his new book "Geroge Washington and The Mohawk Frontier"

December 28, 2018

Kathleen Day

Friday, December 28, 2018-Historians Podcast Episode 246-Business reporter and finance professor Kathleen Day looks at the history of America’s economic cycle of boom, bust and taxpayer-funded bailout.  Day is author of “Broken Bargain: Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street.”

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