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Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden, WAMC's Ray Graf and Alan Chartock take your calls and field your reactions!

Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Vermont
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One of the strangest inaugurations of a U.S. President is set for Wednesday at noon. Democrat Joe Biden will take the oath of office in a muted ceremony, with attendance strictly limited because of the coronavirus pandemic and new security concerns in the nation’s capital. On top of that, President Donald Trump is leaving Washington early, becoming the first incumbent to snub his successor since Reconstruction. Niskayuna Town Board Member Denise Murphy McGraw chaired the Capital Region/Upstate New York arm of the Biden campaign. She first volunteered for Biden's presidential campaigns in 1987.

The President’s Microphone

Jan 18, 2021
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When Joe Biden steps up to the presidential podium in the coming weeks, the speeches he'll deliver will have one thing in common with his most recent predecessors. There’s been one constant in presidential speeches ever since Lyndon Johnson occupied the White House: the microphone; in particular, the Shure SM57.

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Counties in New York’s Hudson Valley are among those beefing up security this weekend. This is in case any rallies or protests get out of hand ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration January 20, and after the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol last week.

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Outside the New York State Capitol in Albany demonstrators appeared Saturday after the presidential race was called for Joe Biden.

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David Lienemann was Joe Biden's official White House photographer for all eight years of his Vice Presidency, and like his former boss Pete Souza, David was granted unfettered access to Biden, which resulted in nearly a million compelling photos.

In both previously published and never-before-seen photos, his new book, "Biden: The Obama Years and the Battle for the Soul of America." shows the now-presidential candidate both in the public eye and behind the scenes.

David Lienemann is an editorial and lifestyle photographer based in New Mexico. He spent 8 years documenting visits to 47 states and 64 countries, making photographs of moments both grand and intimate. Before coming to the White House, Lienemann covered the 2008 presidential campaign for clients including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, and Getty Images.

10/15/20 Panel

Oct 15, 2020
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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, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and counter-terrorism expert and best-selling author Malcolm Nance.

9/14/20 Panel

Sep 14, 2020
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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, 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.

9/4/20 Panel

Sep 4, 2020
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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, Former EPA Regional Administrator, Visiting Professor at Bennington College, President of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck, President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Heather Briccetti, and Bard Center for Civic Engagement Senior Fellow and Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University Cairo Jim Ketterer.

Bryan Griffin: Voters Aren’t Buying It

Sep 2, 2020

There’s a great divide in this country.

The Democrats spent most of their recent convention trying to make the case that the divide belongs solely to the President.

Biden delegates Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Chief City Auditor Dorcey Applyrs
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Former Vice President Joe Biden will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president tonight. But in the age of COVID-19, local delegates are taking part in what has become a mostly virtual Democratic National Convention.

Tim Vercellotti
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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.

8/12/20 Panel

Aug 12, 2020
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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 Times Union columnist Chris Churchill.

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Vermont’s Congressional delegation doesn’t lack for seniority.

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

This conversation was recorded on July 28th.

Officials from the Biden for President campaign have tapped a group of New York veterans to launch an organizing group aimed at engaging the more than 830,000 veterans and their families in the state to support Joe Biden for President. A Hudson Valley county executive is one who helped with the launch.

Sanders Endorses Biden

Apr 13, 2020
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Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, who ended his presidential campaign last week, is endorsing Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
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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.

Tim Vercellotti
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Call it Joe-mentum.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University Poll continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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            In a Super Tuesday stunner, Joe Biden won Massachusetts.

Two candidates lead the pack about two months before New York's Democratic presidential primary.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a comment from President Trump's chief economic adviser that "both sides will pay" in an escalating trade war with China.

Tim Vercellotti
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Biden or Bide-out?

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.

Irshad Manji is founder of the award-winning Moral Courage Project at the University of Southern California and the New York Times bestselling author of “The Trouble With Islam Today.” Her new book “Don't Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times” offers a unique conversation about diversity, bigotry, and our common humanity.

A longer conversation about her book will air on The Roundtable in the coming weeks, in this excerpt we discuss what to make of recent allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and signs that Robert Mueller may soon file his final report. He also comments on reports that former Vice President Joe Biden may announce a presidential campaign with a promise to select Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams as vice president.

Poll: Biden Is Top Choice Of NYers

Mar 21, 2019
Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Vermont
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According to a new poll, the candidate for president that New Yorkers favor the most is not even in the race. The poll by Quinnipiac University found that former vice president Joe Biden is the top choice among New York voters with a favorability rating of 62-percent. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a college admissions bribery scandal where 50 people, including some celebrities, were charged with buying freshman class spots at various big-name schools. 

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. 

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Jan 25, 2019

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the failure of two competing deals in the Senate to end the partial government shutdown Thursday. He also weighs in on Nancy Pelosi's performance so far as Speaker of the House, and former Vice President Joe Biden's qualities as a potential presidential candidate. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the partial government shutdown in light of Democrats taking control of the House. He also discusses potential candidates for the 2020 presidential election, following U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren's announcement an exploratory committee as she nears a likely run for the White House. 

Hudson Valley Year In Review 2018 Part Two

Dec 31, 2018
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A controversial, heated campaign in New York’s 19th congressional district was the talk of the town in 2018. And environmental sagas, including over Newburgh’s PFOS water contamination, continued. But there was plenty else grabbing attention in the region. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne looks back.

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