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Tully Kennedy, right, with Jason Aldean in an undated photo

The deadly shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas this weekend killed 59 people and injured more than 500. Standing on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino and hotel, the shooter opened fire while Jason Aldean and his band were performing at the Route 91 Harvest festival below.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Connecticut is facing a state budget crisis.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Last night, a gunman on an upper floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada killed more than 50 people and wounded at least 400 others attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival – an outdoor country music festival.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Alan Chartock speaks with Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty from Connecticut’s 5th District about responsible gun control. 

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Public Service Professor at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy University at Albany  SUNY, Rick Mathews joins us to discuss last night's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

10/2/17 Panel

Oct 2, 2017

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois, and Counter-Terrorism Expert, Malcolm Nance.

Keith Strudler: Just Move Baby!

Mar 29, 2017

The definition of the word “raider” is someone who takes something by force. Or, someone who plunders or pillages. But that definition, the Raiders is the perfect name for the football team the city of Las Vegas forcefully took from Oakland, where the team has spent the vast majority of its 57 years. The soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders will move to Sin City no earlier than 2018, and perhaps as late as 2020, when the city completes its new domed stadium. Which means they’ll be something of a lame duck in the Bay Area for the next year or two. Talk about awkward. It’s like firing someone right before you start a cross-country drive together.


In baseball, in the American League, Baltimore edged Boston 3-2, Tampa Bay slid past Seattle 8-7, Detroit won against the White Sox 11-8, Kansas City beat Cleveland 3-2, Texas bested Oakland 10-6, and it was the Angels over Minnesota 5-4.

Keith Strudler: The NFL Show Comes To Town

May 11, 2016

Today’s Las Vegas is far more than dirty casinos and adult night clubs. There’s high end restaurants, Broadway shows, five star hotels, and even a monorail that makes Sin City look more like Disney than Sodom and Gomorrah. For those seeking good clean fun, few towns offer more than Las Vegas.

  Chrysler Szarlan’s debut novel, The Hawley Book of the Dead, introduces us to Revelation Dyer. Together, she and her husband Jeremy have three daughters, a beautiful home, and a world-famous Las Vegas magic act.

But Reve has many secrets, secrets that have not only shaped her past but now threaten her family.

6/10/14 Panel

Jun 10, 2014

    Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and WAMC Newsman, Ray Graf.

Topics include:
V-A Audit
Las Vegas Shooting
Hillary Clinton Book
World Cup - Brazil