WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an offer from President Trump to end the government shutdown, and the turnout for Saturday's third annual women's march. He also comments on a tweet by President Trump suggesting that global warming could be "helpful" in light of this past weekend's snowstorm.
Saturday marks the second anniversary of the day when hundreds of thousands marched for women’s rights across the country, just after President Trump took office. The movement has since branched into various civil rights and social concerns while encountering controversy of its own. Thousands plan to take to the streets once again this weekend.
Unless you were vacationing on another planet or living under a large, intractable rock you’re aware there were massive women’s marches around the country and the world last Saturday, including the one I attended in Hudson, NY.
Sister marches to the March on Washington D.C. were held across the globe Saturday — from Boston to Budapest, from New York City to Nairobi. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports on a march that took place in her region, on the pedestrian bridge Walkway Over the Hudson.