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WAMC To Host NY-19 Democratic Debate

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NY-19 Debate

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio will host a live debate among the Democratic candidates for New York's 19th Congressional district seat held by Republican John Faso on May 31 from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Linda in Albany. The primary and general election in the district are among the closest-watched in the country in this election cycle.

Hosted by WAMC's President and CEO Dr. Alan Chartock — anchor of WAMC's daily Congressional Corner segment — the debate will also feature WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne and Times Union senior editor for news Casey Seiler as moderators.

The debate will be broadcast live over WAMC's 29 radio frequencies and at wamc.org. It is free and open to the public, butreservations are required. Doors open at 12:15 p.m.

“Knowledge is the essence of democracy,” Chartock says. "We’re proud to be able to offer this resource to listeners and potential voters.”

The primary is June 26.

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states. These include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Stations and translators are in 29 locations throughout the region. WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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