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9/27/22 RT Panel


The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and RPI adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain.

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