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The Women Against War project "Pathways to Peace" is highly concerned about the proposed upcoming US - North Korea meetings. North Korea expert Maud Easter joins us this morning to discuss the issues.

Easter has served as Northeast Asia Representative for the American Friends Service Committee based in Tokyo, traveled 8 times to South Korea, obtaining information to share with peace activists in the US in support of the South Korean activists struggling on issues of human rights, labor rights, student rights and environmental justice.

She co-founded the Committee for a New Korea Policy, which provided education and advocacy on the US-Korea relationship locally, statewide and, working with other advocates, nationally. Currently as a Women Against War activist, she is providing community education and advocacy in support of a US diplomacy to establish a normalized, non-aggression relationship with North Korea and to support North-South cooperation and reduction of military tension, including establishing a nuclear-free peninsula.

U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

With the possibility of a major breakthrough toward reconciliation looming on the Korean Peninsula after decades of danger and mistrust, New York Congressman John Faso recently visited South Korea. 

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korea's Moon Jae-in. Dr. Chartock also discusses the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as the new U.S. Secretary of State. 

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President Trump is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un within the next month.  South Korean President Moon Jae-in is to meet Kim on Friday at the border village of Panmunjom in a rare summit between the Koreas. The rivals remain technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. Here to discuss this and more is Mark Dallas of Union College. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on South Korean talks to end the war with North Korea.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order extending voting rights to parolees. 

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Kim and Trump in the same room?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Women Against War will present International Coordinator for Women Cross the DMZ, Christine Ahn, at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany on Saturday, February 10 at 7 p.m. Her talk is entitled "Defusing the US-North Korea Conflict: Building on the Olympic Truce."

Ahn organized the 2015 Women’s March across the Korean DMZ, including Nobel Peace Laureates, women from North and South Korea and peace activists from across the world-including Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright from the US. Participants continue to advocate with global policy makers for a peaceful settlement. She is now leading a women’s peace delegation to the January 16th Forum of Foreign Ministers from 20 Countries in Vancouver, Canada.

3/5/15 Panel

Mar 5, 2015

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and Kingston Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include: Police discrimination in Ferguson, MI; U.S. Ambassador to South Korea attacked; Boston Marathon Bombing trial; Hillary Clinton's email usage.

4/28/14 Panel

Apr 28, 2014


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post and WAMC Newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
Ukraine Latest
Phillipines Accord
Pope Canonizations
Clippers Controversy
South Korea Resignation

4/18/14 Panel

Apr 18, 2014


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
South Korean Ferry Disaster
Fab 8's iPhone chances boosted
SAT tests not to include “obscure” words