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Dr. Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coronavirus pandemic amid reports that the U.S. reached its sixth daily case record in ten days Thursday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's threat to withhold federal funding should schools fail to reopen in the fall. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that a coalition of reform groups is calling on the New York Legislature to limit Governor Andrew Cuomo's emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's sinking polling numbers with white, college-educated voters, and considers how they may impact November's election. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coronavirus pandemic, and President Trump's claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are "totally harmless." 

In lieu of Dr. Alan Chartock’s morning commentary, WAMC airs a slice of this week’s Media Project — featuring Dr. Chartock, Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith, former Saratogian and Troy Record Executive Editor Barbara Lombardo, and former editor and investigative journalist Rosemary Armao. Rex Smith poses an important question for media companies: what do you do when there's too much news? 

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Russian voters have largely approved a number of amendments to the country's constitution, including one that keeps President Vladimir Putin in power until 2036. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Dr. Anthony Fauci's warning to senators Tuesday that the U.S. could see up to 100,000 new COVID-19 cases a day without quick action to follow key CDC recommendations. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a restrictive abortion law in Louisiana Monday, and comments on reports that President Trump received a written briefing on the possibility of Russian bounties against U.S. troops in Afghanistan. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's claim that he was never briefed on Russia's collusion with the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the police reform bill passed by the House Thursday, and President Trump's response to the growing number of coronavirus cases in southern states. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the spike in COVID-19 cases in states like Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, and South Carolina, and the economic impact of the pandemic. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Tuesday's primary in New York, and Dr. Anthony Fauci's recent testimony before Congress. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Tuesday's primaries in Kentucky and New York, and President Trump's upcoming rally in Arizona. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's rally in Tulsa Saturday, and the president's firing of Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.   

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reflects on the history of racism in the U.S. and the significance of Juneteenth Friday, which New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently declared a holiday for state workers. 

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On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected an attempt by the Trump administration to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock and Joe Donahue discuss the decision with Albany Law School professor and director of the Immigration Law Clinic, Sarah Rogerson. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former national security advisor John Bolton's upcoming memoir, which accuses President Trump of repeatedly using trade negotiations and investigations with other countries to support his reelection hopes. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's expected rally in Tulsa this weekend, and the rise of coronavirus cases in states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Justice Neil Gorsuch's role in the new Supreme Court ruling that prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ workers. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the police killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, and President Trump's commencement speech at West Point on Saturday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's refusal to budge as the rest of the U.S. takes a closer look at systemic racism across the country. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis has been torn down in Richmond, Virginia. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses how key Democrats are responding to protesters' calls to "defund the police," and the repeal of the decades-old 50-A law in New York Tuesday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses police brutality, and examines recent calls by protesters across the country to defund or dissolve police departments. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that the ongoing protests over police brutality in the U.S. have spread worldwide, and analyzes President Trump's response to the demonstrations. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ongoing protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, and the memorial held for Floyd Thursday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' criticism of President Trump Wednesday, and the ongoing protests over police brutality in New York City. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a new Reuters poll that says most Americans sympathize with those protesting police brutality across the country. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that police in Washington D.C. used tear gas to clear protesters by the White House on Monday so that President Trump could take a photo outside St. John's Church. 

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