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September 16, 2016

Mike Hauser talks Baseball

Episode 129-Sports historian Mike Hauser explores Fulton County connections to major league baseball. For example, Jack McKeon, who played for the Gloversville Glovers in 1950, managed the Florida Marlins to a World Series victory in 2003. The Historians is also featured on ITunes.

September 14, 2016

Schuyler Mansion

From the Archives-Episode 54, March 29, 2015, Heidi Hill of Schuyler Mansion in Albany and Albany attorney Richard Bader on Alexander Hamilton’s Albany connections.

September 11, 2016

Sea Stories/The Historians

Episode 128-In 1962 Gary Slaughter was on board a U.S. destroyer in what could have been a disastrous confrontation with a Russian submarine; the Russian vessel was armed with a nuclear tipped torpedo. Slaughter’s new book is “Sea Stories: Memoir of a Naval Officer (1956-1967).”

September 10, 2016

Talk of The Town

Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Talk of The Town. Magic590WROW also on 100.5FM

September 07, 2016

Nelson Rockefeller/Richard Norton Smith

From the Archives-Episode 44, January 23, 2015-Author Richard Norton Smith discusses “On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller.” Rockefeller was New York governor for 14 years and U.S. vice president for 3 years.

August 31, 2016

...from the Archives/The Young Historians

From the Archives-Episode 103 from March 23. 2016-Our most downloaded podcast: Two young historians, town of Palatine historian Eddie Watt and graduate student Abby Cretser of Ephratah, discuss their work.

August 28, 2016

Christopher Kelly/Italy Invades

Episode 126-Christopher Kelly talks about the Romans, Garibaldi, Mussolini and more in discussing his latest book with Stuart Laycock, “Italy Invades: How the Italians Conquered the World.”

August 27, 2016

Talk of The Town/Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan

Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Magic590 WROW also on 100.5FM

August 24, 2016

Saratoga Racing Hall of Fame

From the Archives-Wednesday, August 24, 2016-Episode 57 from April 19, 2015, Victoria Tokarowski of the National Racing Museum in Saratoga Springs describes their exhibit on the horse breeding Sanford family of Amsterdam. Sam Hildebrandt discusses efforts by the Friends of the Sanford Stud Farm to restore buildings at the historic farm.

August 21, 2016

Bill Buell/Daily Gazette

Episode 125-Daily Gazette feature writer Bill Buell discusses his recent story on several vacancies in Schenectady area municipal historian positions.

August 20, 2016

Talk of The Town

Bob Cudmore interviews Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Talk of The Town. Magic590 WROW. Also on 100.5FM

August 18, 2016

The Jewish View

Bob Cudmore on The Jewish View. Audio from the 30 minute You Tube Presentation. Bob has authored three books about the Mohawk Valley in which he discusses the area’s connection to Kirk Douglas, Sam Goldwyn, Lucius Littauer and Rabbi Bloom. Two mayors of Amsterdam were Jewish. There were many non-Jewish connections as well that would surprise you such as Ed Sullivan and Fredric Remington. This is a fascinating recollection of the Mohawk Valley communities of Amsterdam, Gloversville and Fonda, yes, Henry, Peter and Jane Fonda’s roots are from the Mohawk Valley.

August 16, 2016

Christina Baker Kline

From the Archives of The Historians-Episode 42, January 9, 2015 the author of the novel Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline discusses the program that transported thousands of destitute children from New York and other Eastern cities to foster homes located mainly in rural areas of the Midwest. Kline’s novel is set in Maine and this month Kline has written a New York Times article explaining how her parents “inadvertently started a family compound when they bought a home in Maine.”

August 14, 2016

Bruce Dearstyne

Episode 124-History professor Bruce W. Dearstyne discusses his recent NewYork History Blog post: “Five Opportunities to Promote New York History.”

August 13, 2016

Talk of The Town

Bob Cudmore and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Talk of The Town on Magic590 WROW

August 12, 2016

Jay Towne Minutiae

Jay Towne from Amsterdam is in production with his new radio play "Minutiae" The drama will air on WCSS 1490AM

August 10, 2016

....from the Archives

From the Archives-Episode 106 from April 12, 2016-Brien Bouyea, the author of “Bare Knuckles & Saratoga Racing: The Remarkable Life of John Morrissey.” Brien is communications officer of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs.

August 07, 2016

Diana Carter SCCC

Episode 123-Instructor Diana Carter reports on archaeological digs along the Mohawk River and in the Stockade section of Schenectady done by the Community Archaeology Program at Schenectady County Community College.

August 06, 2016

Talk of The Town Troy Mayor Patrick Madden

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden is the guest on this week’s Talk of the Town with Bob Cudmore on Magic 590 AM and 100.5 FM. Troy is seeing some major downtown development but the neighborhoods in the city need work. Madden tackles issues ranging from infrastructure and finances plus he takes a look back at the political campaign that elected him mayor.

July 30, 2016

History with Peter Betz

Episode 122-Leader Herald history columnist Peter Betz has two stories about elephants in Fulton and Montgomery Counties plus the tale of a failed effort to keep a Northville summer theater going in the 1960s.

July 30, 2016

Talk of The Town

This week in Talk of the Town with Bob Cudmore on Magic 590 AM and 100.5 FM the guest is Colonie town supervisor Paula Mahan.

July 25, 2016

Jack Kelly Heavens Ditch

Episode 121-Jack Kelly discusses topics as diverse as the origin of the Mormon religion and how Americans learned how to make cement in his book “Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal” (St. Martin’s Press, 2016)

July 24, 2016

America Invades

Episode 116-Christopher Kelly, co-author of “America Invades: How We've Invaded or Been Militarily Involved With Almost Every Country on Earth.”

July 17, 2016

Jamie Bologna WBUR Boston

Episode 120-Jamie Bologna of WBUR-FM’s Radio Boston interviews Bob Cudmore on Cudmore’s years as a radio reporter in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, when General Electric was beginning to downsize its operations there.
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