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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the president's visit to Fort Drum in upstate New York Monday. Dr. Chartock also discusses a Washington Post article highlighting President Trump's aggressive use of non-disclosure agreements.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the president's visit to Fort Drum in Jefferson County, New York today. Dr. Chartock also discusses Western New York Congressman Chris Collins, who has suspended his campaign for reelection.  The suspension comes after the Republican was indicted last week on insider trading charges.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about statewide campaign efforts for the November elections. The pair also discuss President Trump's visit to Fort Drum in Jefferson County today.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the charges against Republican U.S. Representative Chris Collins of New York's 27th district. Dr. Chartock also discusses the ongoing trial of Paul Manafort, the former campagain manager for President Donald Trump.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Tuesday's special election in Ohio. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the ongoing trial of Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for President Trump.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on comments made by President Trump calling the media "the enemy of the people." Dr. Chartock also discusses the Trump administration's proposal released Thursday, which would freeze antipollution and fuel-efficiency standards for cars.

Herb London: Trump, Russia And The Future

Aug 1, 2018

In what can only be regarded as an ingenuous diplomatic assertion, President Trump agreed that the Russians had not attempted to influence the 2016 election, despite intelligence reports to the contrary.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's feud with the Koch brothers. Dr. Chartock also shares his thougths on the president's proposed cut to capital gains taxes.

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The Trump-Putin summit continues to reverberate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Fallout from Helsinki continues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Trump-Putin summit will go down in history.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for a summit today in in Helsinki, Finland. This is the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders, and comes just days after an American grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges related to Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The two leaders are holding a news conference following their meetings.

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After the Trump administration said the federal government will let schools leave race out of admission decisions, Governor Andrew Cuomo directed New York's state university system to continue policies that promote racial diversity among students.

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OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College's 2018 Mona Sherman Memorial Speaker will be Katy Tur. Tur is an NBC journalist and New York Times bestselling author of "Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History."

Katy Tur will speak at 6pm at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts directly following OLLI's 2018 Annual Meeting, which begins at 4:30pm. Both events are free and open to the public but have reached capacity. There is a standby list.

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm.

Those who championed globalization once promised a world of winners, one in which free trade would lift all the world's boats, and extremes of left and right would give way to universally embraced liberal values. The past few years have shattered this fantasy, as those who've paid the price for globalism's gains have turned to populist and nationalist politicians to express fury at the political, media, and corporate elites they blame for their losses.

In his new book, "Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism," Bremmer writes that globalism creates plenty of both winners and losers, and those who've missed out want to set things right.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Friday's school shooting in Texas. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on President Trump's claims that the FBI and DOJ "infiltrated or surveilled" his campaign for "political purposes." Trump is expected to make an announcement demanding a formal investigation Monday.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who says special procescuters can not indict the president unless he is impeached. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments on the integrity of this White House.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the rising tensions in Syria between Israel and Iran.  Dr. Chartock also discusses President Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore.  

Activists representing various groups including Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration demonstrated against a speech by former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke
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Activists rallied Wednesday outside the Albany Capital Center, protesting a controversial former sheriff's appearance there.

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WAMC's Dr. Chartock discusses President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on possible New York state attorney general appointees, which the legislature has the power to decide.

Amy Siskind is a national spokesperson, writer and expert on helping women and girls advance and succeed. A former Wall Street executive, she's President and Co-founder of The New Agenda, a national organization working on issues including economic independence and advancement, gender representation and bias, and campus sexual assault. She is a frequent source for the national press, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president, Siskind began compiling a list of actions taken by the Trump regime that pose a threat to our democratic norms. Under the headline: “Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you'll remember” Siskind's “Weekly List” began as a project she shared with friends, but it soon went viral and now has more than half a million viewers every week. Compiled in one volume for the first time, "The List" is a first draft history and a comprehensive accounting of Donald Trump's first year.

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WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the nationwide May Day rallies being held by U.S. immigrants today. Dr. Chartock also discusses the New York Times article listing questions Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Trump.  

Ralph Nader has launched three major presidential campaigns and founded over 100 civic organizations that have affected auto safety, tax reform, atomic-power regulation, occupational safety, the tobacco industry, clean air and water, food and drug safety, access to health care, civil rights, open government, citizen access to justice, and much more.

He will be at The Rowe Center in Rowe, MA May 18-20 presenting a talk entitled "Trump, Empire, the Military Budget, the Draining of America, and What You Can Do About It ‑‑ Now!"

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses White House physician Ronny Jackson, who will not be returning to his position after withdrawing his nomination for Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on President Trump's visit to Michigan over the weekend.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the United States.  Dr. Chartock also discusses President Donald Trump's new personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who reportedly met with special counsel Robert Mueller this week.

The war of words between President Trump and James Comey is ramping up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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In mid-March, President Donald Trump told an audience in Detroit that he would roll back vehicle emissions standards established by President Barack Obama’s executive order on fuel mandates. This week Trump made good on his promise.

Steve Almond is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including the New York Times Bestsellers "Candyfreak" and "Against Football." His short stories have been anthologized widely, in the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Erotica, and Best American Mysteries series.

Like a lot of Americans, Almond spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. The problem wasn’t just the election, but the fact that nobody could explain, in any sort of coherent way, why America had elected a cruel, corrupt, and incompetent man to the Presidency.

"Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country" is Almond’s effort to make sense of our historical moment.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is condemning President Donald Trump's latest ban on transgender troops.

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The recent call between President Trump and Vladimir Putin has come under scrutiny.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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