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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the Trump Administration's refugee policy. 

The White House has a new approach to trade.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal of the first House district wraps up his interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Sean Spicer has served as White House press secretary and communications director as well as Republican National Committee communications director and chief strategist. He also worked for the United States Trade Representative and several members of Congress.

In his new political memoir, "The Briefing," Spicer talks about some of the biggest news stories of our time, and offers a glimpse into what it’s like to stand at the press secretary’s podium.

Dan Pfeiffer was one of Barack Obama's first hires when he decided to run for president, and was at his side through two presidential campaigns and six years in the White House.

Using never-before-heard stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Pfeiffer's book, "Yes We (Still) Can," examines how Obama succeeded despite Twitter trolls, Fox News (and their fake news), and a Republican Party that lost its collective mind.

Dan Pfeiffer is a co-host of the popular political podcast "Pod Save America."

 


The Supreme Court is entering a period of change.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Please note: this conversation was recorded before President Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nomination.

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Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked a judge to order that they be reunited with their families.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Trump administration's immigration policies.

Senator Chris Murphy
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The Mueller investigation chugs on.

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

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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.

CNN anchor and correspondent Jake Tapper is known for his hard-nosed interviews that seek to get at the truth of our contentious times. But now in his new novel, Tapper turns his attention to another fractious period in U.S. history.

In "The Hellfire Club," a political thriller set in 1950s Washington, Tapper writes about a time when the Red Scare and McCarthyism ruled the city.

As for the day job - Tapper hosts “The Lead” and “State of the Union” on CNN and brings attention to some of the biggest political headlines. Tapper talks to us about the inspiration for his foray into fiction, his life as a journalist, and which recent news stories have captured his full attention.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Trump Administration's policy on abortion providers.  Dr. Chartock also discusses former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who is considering a run for New York state attorney general, and reportedly hasn't been registered to vote in the state since 2006.

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.

Jorge Ramos, an Emmy award-winning journalist, Univision’s longtime anchorman and widely considered the “voice of the voiceless” within the Latino community, was forcefully removed from an Iowa press conference in 2015 by then-candidate Donald Trump after trying to ask about his plans on immigration.

His new book is "Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era."

Congressman Joe Courtney
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The FCC in the Trump era has a different view of the internet.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney.

How does President Trump stack up against his predecessors?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

More than a year into the Trump presidency, Russia looms large.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

A lot of questions accompany tax season.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, concludes his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Women marked one year of President Trump with a series of marches.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

It's safe to say that no journalist knows Donald Trump better than David Cay Johnston, who has been following him since 1988.

Johnston's new book, "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America" goes inside the administration to show how the federal agencies that touch the lives of all Americans are being undermined.

What will Robert Mueller conclude?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

1/19/18 Panel

Jan 19, 2018

       The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists for our special RTPanel at The Linda discussing the events of the first year of the Trump administration are:
Alan Chartock, President and CEO of WAMC
Joe Bonilla, Communications Specialist
Theresa Bourgeois, Communications Specialist
Chris Churchill, Times Union columnist
Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Administrator
Rich Honen, Corporate Attorney
J.P. Miller, Founder/Publisher of the Empire Report New York
Aaron Pacitti, Siena College Economics Professor
Jenn Smith, Berkshire Eagle Reporter
David Soares, Albany County District Attorney

Allan Lichtman is a political historian and Distinguished Professor of History at American University. Lichtman predicts that an impeachment investigation will be launched and lays out the factors that, he believes, will lead to Trump’s removal from office.

From Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry, to President Trump’s foreign policy moves and conflicts of interest– not to mention his Twitter account – Lichtman warns that Trump’s rogue presidency is approaching a critical mass of violations that could trigger his impeachment – but only if the American people demand it. 

Lichtman’s new book, “The Case for Impeachment,” contains new material assessing how Trump’s first year in office has strengthened the case for his impeachment, and explaining exactly how he could be removed from office. 

Year one of the Trump administration is wrapping up.

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

Brad Campbell (left), Deanna Moran (center) and Tom Irwin (right)
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The Conservation Law Foundation, which has regional chapters in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, held a year in review teleconference Thursday to discuss environmental issues in the age of President Trump.

The White House in consumed with palace intrigue.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of President Trump.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was one of President Trump’s earliest supporters. Now the president calls him “beleaguered.”

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

In many ways, the Trump administration is unprecedented in American politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Rutgers University political science professor Ross Baker concludes his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Rep. Peter Welch
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Donald Trump Jr.’s inbox is the latest front in the Russia investigation.

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

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