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2020 election

9/1/20 Panel

Sep 1, 2020
Microphone in radio studio
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      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.

Tim Vercellotti
Western New England University / Western New England University

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.

Tim Vercellotti
Western New England University / Western New England University

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

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany County District Attorney David Soares has kicked off his re-election campaign.

In today’s Congressional Corner WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York’s 18th District have a speed-round Q&A addressing bail reform, the proposed U.S.-Mexico- Canada Trade Agreement, tax reform and SALT caps, and the 2020 Presidential Election.

Tim Vercellotti
Western New England University / Western New England University

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about some of the candidates in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary.

Congressional Corner With Chris Murphy

Dec 30, 2019
Senator Chris Murphy
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The new year brings a presidential election with it.

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

Freshly re-elected Troy Mayor Patrick Madden gives victory speech at Ryan's Wake.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

After a wild campaign, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden has been elected to a second four-year term.

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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey campaigned in Pittsfield Saturday as he tries to fend off a challenge from one of the most famous names in politics.

A pale red headed man speaks into two mics
Josh Landes / WAMC

With Congressman Joe Kennedy challenging U.S. Senator Ed Markey in the 2020 Democratic primary, some Western Massachusetts politicians are taking sides.

9/13/19 Panel

Sep 13, 2019

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and corporate attorney Rich Honen.

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse stands in front of microphones
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     Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse Monday night hosted a launch party for his congressional campaign with a reported 200 supporters.

The 2020 election is already under way.

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

Andrew Yang is the founder of Venture for America, a major non-profit that places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in emerging U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. Yang has been the CEO, co-founder or executive at a number of technology and education companies.

The 2018 elections will tell us a lot about 2020.

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.

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