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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

February 07, 2020

Maria Riccio Bryce

Friday, February 7, 2020-Episode 304-Maria Riccio Bryce discusses her historical music production Home Again which deals with her hometown and current residence of Amsterdam, N.Y.  The production can be seen Feb. 21-23 at Amsterdam High School, Proceeds benefit Amsterdam Free Library.

February 02, 2020

Phil Barrett

Bob Cudmore’s Magic 590 Talk of the Town guest today, Sunday, February 2, 2020 is Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett.  Topics include construction work on Ashdown Road and Sitterly Road and a discussion planned for town residents on organic lawn care.   Listen Sunday on Magic 590 plus 100.5, and on 1410 and 96.9 in the Glens Falls/Lake George region.

January 31, 2020

Variety Podcast

Friday, January 31, 2020-Episode 303-Bob Cudmore reads three stories from an audio tour compiled by Montgomery County historian Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar: the Palatine Church, Charleston’s forests and the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine.  Also the story of Amsterdam drama coach Bert DeRose and from the archives, historian David Pietrusza on the last years of Teddy Roosevelt.

January 26, 2020

Paula Mahan

Bob Cudmore’s guest today on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town is Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan. Topics include new Northway Exit 3, a computer attack on town records and public safety in Colonie.  Hear Talk of the Town Sunday morning on Magic 590 plus 100.5, and on 96.9 and 1410 in the North Country.

January 24, 2020

Peter Betz January 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020-Leader Herald history columnist Peter Betz has a story about blackouts during World War II plus the tale of W.C. Porter, the absconding drummer and the convicted man who convinced a friend to go to jail in his place.

January 19, 2020

Sheriff Craig Apple

Sunday, January 19, 2020-Bob Cudmore’s guest on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town is Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple

January 17, 2020

Murder and Mayhem

Friday, January 17, 2020-Episode 301-Caryl Hopson and Susan Perkins discuss a book they have edited, “Murder and Mayhem in Herkimer County.”  One chapter describes the death of Grace Brown, which became one of the most famous cases in the country, inspiring Theodore Dreiser’s novel “An American Tragedy.”

January 12, 2020

Glen Cortese

Sunday, January 12, 2020-Bob Cudmore’s guest on Magic 590’s Talk of the Town is the new Schenectady Symphony Orchestra conductor Glen Cortese

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