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4/27/21 RT Panel

Apr 27, 2021
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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, Cohoes City Director of Operations Theresa Bourgeois, and  and Bard Center for Civic Engagement Senior Fellow and Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University Cairo Jim Ketterer.

There's an average of one mass shooting per day in the United States. In "Repeal the Second Amendment," Allan J. Lichtman has written the first book that uses history, legal theory and up-to-the-minute data to make a compelling case for the amendment’s repeal in order to create a clear road to sensible gun control in the US.

Allan J. Lichtman is Distinguished Professor of History at American University and the author of many acclaimed books on U.S. political history, including "White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement," which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, "FDR and the Jews" (with Richard Breitman), and "The Case for Impeachment."

Sen. Murphy
Sen. Murphy

Connecticut’s Democratic U.S. Senators are hoping to bring a new round of attention to proposed federal gun control measures.

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Fred Guttenberg, a 1988 graduate of Skidmore College, will be returning to his alma mater this week, but the trip from Florida to the campus in Saratoga Springs will not one for reunions and college memories. 

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Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Hurricane Dorian, which has become a Category 1 hurricane as it skims the coast of North Carolina, and President Trump's proposals to address gun violence. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's response to Hurricane Dorian, which has devastated the Bahamas and is expected to impact the southeastern U.S. coast. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump has postponed his trip to Denmark after the country's prime minister said she will not sell Greenland to the U.S. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that White House officials are drawing up plans to boost the economy, while publicly dismissing any thoughts of a looming recession.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump will name Joseph Maguire acting director of national intelligence.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's visits to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, both of which were met with protests.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is continuing to offer his views in the national debate about gun control. He’s asking Democratic presidential candidates to endorse four gun control measures previously adopted in New York.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump is heading to El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio following the mass shootings in both cities this past weekend. He also examines the president's calls for unity, and reports that a quarter of the world's population is living with extreme water stress. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's response to the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. 

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's threat to impose new tariffs on China. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a shooting at a California food festival that left four people dead on Sunday, including the gunman. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a New York Times investigation finding President Trump's tax figures show over $1 billion in losses from 1985 to 1994. He also comments on reports that Democrats are moving forward with a contempt vote against U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and that Iran has partially retreated from a 2015 nuclear deal.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses U.S. Attorney General William Barr's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. He also comments on speculation from Preet Bharara that President Trump may be indicted after he leaves office, and reports that the Florida Legislature has passed legislation allowing teachers to carry guns in schools. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Saturday shooting where one person died and three others were injured at a California synagogue. He also comments on President Trump's withdrawal from a global arms treaty via a speech to the National Rifle Association on Friday. 

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Mar 21, 2019

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's statement that the Mueller report should be made public, and the president's continued criticism of the late Senator John McCain. He also comments on an voter registration initiative by former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in Florida, and a ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons in New Zealand after a terrorist attack at two mosques last week. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on The Roundtable March 18, 2019.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a terrorist attack that has killed 49 people in New Zealand. He also comments on the Senate's rejection of President Trump's emergency declaration, and reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may suspend nuclear talks with the U.S. 

Robert Jackson Bennett's "Vigilance" is a dark science fiction action parable from an America that has permanently surrendered to gun violence.

The United States. 2030. John McDean executive produces "Vigilance," a reality game show designed to make sure American citizens stay alert to foreign and domestic threats. Shooters are introduced into a "game environment," and the survivors get a cash prize. The TV audience is not the only one that's watching though, and McDean soon finds out what it's like to be on the other side of the camera.

Robert Jackson Bennett is a two-time award winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, an Edgar Award winner for Best Paperback Original, and is also the 2010 recipient of the Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer, and a Philip K Dick Award Citation of Excellence.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that U.S. Senator Rand Paul may vote against President Trump's emergency declaration, forcing a veto from the president. He also comments on U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign, which launched Saturday, and gun control efforts in New York state. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Mueller investigation, and reports that President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, lied to the FBI, a federal grand jury, and the special counsel. He also comments on gun control in the U.S., one year after the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Roger Stone's appearance in federal court Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty to several charges related to the Russia investigation. He also comments on a number of gun control measures passed in the New York Legislature Tuesday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses his recent Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about the "red flag" gun bill pending vote in the state Legislature. He also comments on progress in Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations, and a New York Times report questioning what U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan could mean for the country. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a pair of votes scheduled in the Senate for Thursday on competing bills to end the partial government shutdown. He also comments on New York state legislators passing the Reproductive Health Act to codify Roe v. Wade into state law, and the Supreme Court's first gun rights case in nine years. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on some of the top stories and topics of 2018, including press freedom, political division in the U.S., and gun control. He also discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's inaugural address Tuesday at Ellis Island. 

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams, “Church & State” is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core three days before his bid for re-election.

Directed by Charlotte Cohn founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals, “Church & State” intends to have you talking and Tweeting long after the curtain closes – which is why all shows feature a talkback following the performance.

“Church & State” runs through June 30th at the Unicorn Theatre and features: Judy Jerome, Keira Naughton, Graham Rowat, and Andy Talen.

We welcome Graham Rowat, Director Charlotte Cohn and playwright Jason Odell Williams.