President Barack Obama http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-jim-mcgovern-16 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>President Obama recently visited central Massachusetts.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus, sitting in for Alan Chartock, that Worcester was happy to have the commander-in-chief in town.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 93056 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern President Obama Praises Worcester School As National Model http://wamc.org/post/president-obama-praises-worcester-school-national-model <p>President Barack Obama, a frequent visitor to New York State in recent weeks, was in Massachusetts late Wednesday. He spoke at a high school commencement in Worcester and at a political fundraiser in suburban Boston.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> President Obama held up Worcester Technical High School as a national model for preparing American students to compete in the global economy.</p><p> " I want the nation to learn from Worcester Tech."</p><p> The president spoke to an audience of 5,000 people at the graduation exercises held in the DCU Center in downtown Worcester.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:29:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 92442 at http://wamc.org President Obama Praises Worcester School As National Model 5/28/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/52814-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and University at Albany Journalism Professor and investigative reporter Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Albany Bear<br />President Obama’s West Point address<br />Holder - Reporter Leaks<br />NY Assembly Backs Use of Marijuana for Illnesses<br />Joe Bruno returns to public life</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 91427 at http://wamc.org 5/28/14 Panel 3/27/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/32714-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Obama on Ukraine<br />Obama Confirmations<br />College Players Union<br />Amnesty International Report<br />NY Lawmaker Perks</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86805 at http://wamc.org 3/27/14 Panel Congressional Corner With Peter Welch http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-peter-welch-13 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>President Obama has been flexing his executive muscle.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock Congress’ inaction has forced the president’s hand on issues like the minimum wage.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 86083 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Peter Welch 3/17/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/31714-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick and Associate Editor of the Times-Union, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Crimea/Ukraine<br />Flight 370<br />Plea Deal in Army Sex Case<br />Obama = trouble for Dems?<br />TU Stories</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 85994 at http://wamc.org 3/17/14 Panel Congressmen React to SOTU http://wamc.org/post/congressmen-react-sotu <p>President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address last night included several initiatives for the year.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:51:07 +0000 Dave Lucas 82836 at http://wamc.org Congressmen React to SOTU Obama: Seeger Believed In The Power Of Community http://wamc.org/post/obama-seeger-believed-power-community <p></p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:18:29 +0000 Dave Lucas 82751 at http://wamc.org Obama: Seeger Believed In The Power Of Community Rich Honen - What Makes A Bad President? http://wamc.org/post/rich-honen-what-makes-bad-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a Fox News poll in December 2013, 28% responded that Obama was one of the worst presidents while a similar number—22% -- rated him as great or the greatest.</p><p>What makes a bad president? Who else is in the running? And how can a sitting president be viewed by roughly equal amounts of people simultaneously as the best and the worst? Rich Honen joins us to discuss these questions.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81811 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/10/13 : Reconciliation http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-121013-reconciliation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leaders from around the world gathered in South Africa today to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who died Friday at age 95.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:10:04 +0000 79540 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/10/13 : Reconciliation