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2020 election

10/28/20 Panel

7 hours ago

 

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI, Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the Katherine Hampson Bessell Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University Fran Berman, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kellyand Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/2020-Electoral-Interactive-Map / ABC News Interactive Map

Today we welcome UAlbany Political Science Professor Sally Friedman for this special election open forum discussion. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

10/27/20 Panel

Oct 27, 2020

      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 UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

Western Mass Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO Logo
Western Mass Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO

A group that represents more than 30 labor unions and 30,000 workers across Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin and Berkshire counties in Western Massachusetts says it’s ready to strike if President Donald Trump attempts to manipulate the outcome of the election. Lydia Wood of the Western Mass Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO spoke with WAMC about the resolution it released ahead of next week’s vote.

10/23/20 Panel

Oct 23, 2020

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Former EPA Regional Administrator, Visiting Professor at Bennington College, President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, and Bard Center for Civic Engagement Senior Fellow and Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University Cairo Jim Ketterer.

Gary Greenberg
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The race for New York’s 46th state Senate District seat, which includes parts of Albany, Schenectady and Ulster Counties, and all of Montgomery and Greene Counties, includes a write-in candidate. WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Gary Greenberg.

Judy Patrick and Ray Graf
Judy Patrick photo provided by Judy Patrick, Ray Graf photo taken by Jackie Orchard. / WAMC

It's The Week In Review today with WAMC's Ray Graf, Alan Chartock, and the New York Press Association's Judy Patrick.

Burning bales of hay send up thick clouds of smoke over a farm field at night
PHOTO PROVIDED TO WAMC BY MEGAN WHILDEN

A Dalton, Massachusetts man was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court Tuesday on a charge of burning personal property after being accused of setting a political display on fire Friday.

10/8/20 Panel

Oct 8, 2020

 

    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 UAlbany Adjunct Professor Rosemary Armao, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist Linda Ellerbee, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler.

Kevin O'Connor (left) and Senator Ed Markey (right) headshots made into a split composite photo.
O'Connor photo provided, Markey photo credit WAMC.

   The two candidates for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts held their only debate of the general election Monday night. 

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Today is national voter registration day and voting rights groups are encouraging people to register and make a plan for how they will cast their ballot.

Several leading New York elected officials held a Zoom session to launch "Vote WFP"
WAMC Composite Image by Dave Lucas

Several leading New York elected officials held a Zoom session to launch "Vote WFP" in a bid to keep the Working Families Party on the statewide ballot after November’s election.

9/14/20 Panel

Sep 14, 2020

     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 UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Bard Center for Civic Engagement Senior Fellow and Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University Cairo Jim Ketterer.

9/11/20 Panel

Sep 11, 2020

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Former EPA Regional Administrator, Visiting Professor at Bennington College, President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, Communications Faculty member at SUNY New Paltz & R.P.I. and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

9/1/20 Panel

Sep 1, 2020

      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 UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, and  counter-terrorism expert and best-selling author, Malcolm Nance.

Once again, a Kennedy is on the ballot in the Bay State.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his interview with Democratic Representative and U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Kennedy of the fourth district.

This interview was recorded August 17.

What is next for Senator Elizabeth Warren?

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.

It’s a Biden-Harris ticket heading into the fall.

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

Senator Edward Markey
Senator Edward Markey

Summer will soon give way to the fall campaign.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey.

This interview was recorded on August 12.

Joe Kennedy and Ed Markey in a  TV studio debate
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        Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy, sparred in a fiery televised debate Tuesday. 

An envelope leans against a wall on a table with a blue tablecloth.
Josh Landes / WAMC

Residents in Berkshire County’s largest community have begun to receive documents on how to vote by mail in the state and federal elections in September and November. WAMC spoke with Pittsfield, Massachusetts City Clerk Michele Benjamin about the mail-in voting process amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 election was going to be a stress test for American democracy under the BEST of circumstances. With the pandemic, the election will easily be one of the most chaotic, hotly contested elections in American history.

Professor & Legal Scholar Lawrence Douglas’s new book “Will He Go: Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020,” outlines how Trump is likely to threaten the most important principle of democratic governance: the peaceful succession of power, not by refusing to leave office but by undermining our faith in the tenants of a free and fair election.

Professor Douglas say if Trump rejects his defeat in November, our constitutional and legal systems are exceptionally ill-prepared to manage and resolve that challenge.

Lawrence Douglas is the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College.

Despite everything, we still have a big election coming up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded on March 24.

U.S. Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district Anthony Brindisi
Official Portrait 116th Congress

After the pandemic, election season looms.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22nd Congressional district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This interview was recorded on March 23.

It seems likely that the winner of November’s presidential election will be a white man.

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

A neon yellow cone with "Voting" spraypainted on it sits outside of a school
Josh Landes / WAMC

Berkshire County residents are hitting the polls today for Super Tuesday. WAMC spoke to some of them this morning in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

A sign that reads "Early Voting Here" in blue and red font with the hours 8:30 - 4:00 below it
Josh Landes / WAMC

Early voting in the March 3rd Massachusetts primary began this morning, and Berkshire County voters were ready.

The Pittsfield city seal
The City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Early voting for the Massachusetts presidential primary begins Monday, and city officials Berkshire County’s largest city say they’re ready to start collecting ballots.

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   This is an important day on the 2020 election calendar in Massachusetts.

 Matt Toporowski
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Albany County District Attorney is facing a primary challenge. A local attorney kicked off his campaign today.

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