Jeffrey Epstein

When disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in a jail cell earlier this month while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, it was a stunning turn in a case about money, power and influence. A Vassar College history professor says the Epstein story is representative of systemic problems in American society and the justice system. Professor Dr. Mita Choudhury spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Duune about parallels she sees in other realms of society.

Jeffrey Epstein
New York State Sex Offender Registry / New York State Sex Offender Registry

Financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, a former law enforcement official said Saturday.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses growing calls for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign, following reports of Acosta's role in a lenient 2008 plea deal offered to Jeffrey Epstein, who now faces charges of sex trafficking. 

7/9/19 Panel

Jul 9, 2019

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post and investigative journalist Rosemary Armao.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's "environmental leadership," and considers whether reports of sex trafficking charges faced by multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein could affect Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta or the president.