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Retired Chief Brendan Cox: “Repealing New York’s 50-a law is a critical step to protect the public safety of all New Yorkers.”
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A former Albany Police Chief says a law that blocks public access to records detailing police misconduct and abuse should be repealed.

8/27/19 Panel

Aug 27, 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, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.

8/21/19 Panel

Aug 21, 2019

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Albany Country District Attorney David Soares, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

5/22/19 Panel

May 22, 2019

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, and political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post.

5/21/19 Panel

May 21, 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, communications consultant Theresa Bourgeois, and former Times-Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.

4/3/19 Panel

Apr 3, 2019

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, and SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor, Terry Gipson.

2/19/19 Panel

Feb 19, 2019

 

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, recently retired Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, lobbyist and political consultant Libby Post, and the Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, at Harvard University Fran Berman.

An embattled Troy city councilor has yielded to calls for his resignation after he was heard using the “n-word” on an old voicemail.

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Times Union City Editor Mike Goodwin about today's headlines, including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plans for new rules on limousines, in light of the Schoharie crash that killed 20 people on October 6. The pair also discuss Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse's plans to run for another term, despite complaints Morse has been violent against relatives, an ex-girlfriend, and a daughter's boyfriend. 

Mike Goodwin
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Times Union City Editor Mike Goodwin about an off-duty Albany cop who police say fatally shot a man in Utica Monday. The pair also discuss reports from New York prosecutors that legalizing recreational marijuana would require better drugged driving tools, and a proposal for a city-wide fiber network in Saratoga Springs.

10/9/18 Panel

Oct 9, 2018

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

Today's Panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain, political consultant Libby Post, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI Jim Hendler.

10/5/18 Panel

Oct 5, 2018

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

Today's Panel began early, at 8 a.m. and ended at 9:30 a.m. so that we can bring you NPR Special Coverage of the Kavanaugh cloture vote.

Today's Panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, Vice President for Editorial Development at New York Press Association, Judy Patrick, and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the mayor of Cohoes, New York, who is facing calls to resign. The pair also discuss Albany's efforts to buy city street lights from National Grid.

9/14/18 Panel

Sep 14, 2018

  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 and visiting professor at Bennington College Judith Enck, and Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about 9/11 memorial events being held around the region today.  The pair also discuss a gondola project across the Hudson River.

8/7/18 Panel

Aug 7, 2018

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, political consultant Libby Post, and Professor of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Fran Berman.

8/2/18 Panel

Aug 2, 2018

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, Vice president for editorial development at New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Times Union columnist Chris Churchill.

6/26/18 Panel

Jun 26, 2018

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and the Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

6/12/18 Panel

Jun 12, 2018

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, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and the Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the reportedly underperforming Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County. The pair also discuss the decision to dismiss criminal charges against Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove.

6/7/18 Panel

Jun 7, 2018

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics, Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Vice President for editorial development at New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about an arts Regents credit for high school students.  They also discuss embattled Siena men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos.

3/30/18 Panel

Mar 30, 2018

  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 Judith Enck, Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain, and Counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance.

3/27/18 Panel

Mar 27, 2018

    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, Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain and the Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

WAMC Elizabeth Hill

Making rare public comments, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Shirley Jackson addressed several ongoing controversies during a conversation at the Times Union’s Hearst Media Center

WAMC Elizabeth Hill

The new regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency was in the Capital Region Tuesday and his visit comes at a controversial period for the EPA.

Peter Lopez, the EPA’s Region 2 Administrator, spoke with the Times Union’s Casey Seiler at the Hearst Media Center in Albany to answer questions about his appointment, the administration’s policies and the EPA itself. 

1/30/18 Panel

Jan 30, 2018

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, Political Consultant Libby Post, and the Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

5/11/17 Panel

May 11, 2017

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today we did the show with a live audience at the Times Union's Hearst Media Center.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao.

Times Union Court Reporter Looks Back On Harris Saga

May 25, 2016
Times Union reporter Robert Gavin
Times Union reporter Robert Gavin

It is very unusual for a person to be tried four times for murder, but that is exactly what happened to Cal Harris, a wealthy Tioga County, New York resident who was found not guilty on Tuesday in a non-jury trial in Schoharie County, bringing an end to the criminal portion of a 15-year legal saga. Harris was charged with killing his wife on the night of Sept. 11, 2001. Her body has never been found. Robert Gavin, who covered the case for the Times Union, says the case of Cal Harris was long and legally complex.

3/13/15 Panel

Mar 13, 2015

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, WAMC Newsman Ray Graf, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Scheduled topics include Albany Email Farce, Missing Putin?, Secret Service Probe, Ferguson Unrest, and headlines from The Times Union.

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