WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Carl Rubino, the Winslow Professor of Classics, on Tuesday, July 17, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. During his reading, Rubino explains why the Star Wars series is attracting a whole new generation of fans. “The Star Wars films bear witness to the enduring power of this ancient legacy, which has much to do with the secret of their appeal.”
Academic Minute can be heard on many other public radio stations across the nation and is featured daily on InsideHigherEd.com. The program airs each weekday at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m. on 90.3 FM in the Clinton area.
According to WAMC’s website, “The Academic Minute features professors from top institutions around the world, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy.” WAMC is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states. These include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Among the other colleges and universities that have participated in this program are Williams, Amherst, Middlebury, Mt. Holyoke, University of Texas, University of California Berkeley, Yale, Columbia, Brown, Skidmore, Duke, Rensselaer and Vassar.