John Kerry en 4/4/14 Panel <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 newsman Ray Graf.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Fort Hood<br />Cuban Twitter<br />Vitamin D<br />Kerry Peace Talks<br />Letterman to Retire</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87442 at Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/4/14 : Ukraine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. is showing its support today for Ukraine's new leadership as Secretary of State John Kerry visited the capital. Kerry’s visit to Kiev, lasting just hours, comes as Ukraine's government grapples with a Russian military takeover of Crimea—a mostly pro-Russian region in southeastern Ukraine.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:30:00 +0000 85078 at Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/4/14 : Ukraine Murphy Calls For Economic Sanctions Against Russia <p></p><p></p><p>Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is calling for economic sanctions against Russia in response to its military presence in Crimea.</p><p>The Connecticut Post reports that Murphy told a gathering of Ukrainian-Americans on Saturday that refusal by the U.S. to participate in the planned Sochi summit of the eight wealthiest nations would send a strong message.</p><p>He also said the U.S. could cut off discussions on new trade agreements and suspend all current economic trade with Russia.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:21:41 +0000 Jaired Crofut 84977 at Murphy Calls For Economic Sanctions Against Russia Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/18/14 : International Challenges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling climate change “the greatest challenge of our generation.” This past year has been full of international challenges for the United States—including escalating situations in Syria, Sudan and North Korea. But the question of which vexes us the most and which we should be devoting our greatest energies to lingers.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:27:31 +0000 84094 at Vox Pop : Open Forum on 2/18/14 : International Challenges 1/3/14 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 and Ray Graf and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Snowden's Fate<br />Kerry on Climate<br />Immigrant can practice law<br />Bob Grant Dies</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81129 at 1/3/14 Panel Democrat Clark Wins Mass. Congressional Race <p></p><p>Democrat Katherine Clark has defeated three opponents to win a special election to fill a vacant Massachusetts congressional seat.</p><p>The state senator from Melrose will be only the fifth woman to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. House.</p><p>After winning a crowded Democratic primary, Clark ran a low-key general election campaign, agreeing to a single debate against Republican Boston attorney Frank Addivinola.</p><p>The other two candidates were Wellesley resident James Aulenti Arlington resident James Hall.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:57:22 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79578 at Democrat Clark Wins Mass. Congressional Race 11/25/13 Panel <p></p><p>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Iran Pact<br />Kerry Defends<br />Nuclear Option<br />Presidents and lies<br />Spying on Non-Profits</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78511 at Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary <p></p><p>WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the potential for a diplomatic solution to the crisis&nbsp;in Syria and primary elections in New York State.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:21:50 +0000 Alan Chartock 73243 at Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary 8/27/13 - Panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>WAMC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Alan </span>Chartock<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Hunger Action Network’s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mark </span>Dunlea<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Investigative Reporter, </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Rosemary Armao</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Topics include:<br>Syria<br>Kerry on Syria<br>Debt Ceiling<br>Farm Bill</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72288 at US Sen. Edward Markey To Tour Western Mass. Cities <p>U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning a tour of western Massachusetts to talk with mayors, business leaders and local voters.</p><p>The Massachusetts Democrat will begin today’s visiting with Pittsfield Mayor Daniel Bianchi before talking with local business owners along North Street near city hall.</p><p>Markey then heads to Chicopee to meet with Mayor Michael Bissonette and visit the River Mill Senior Center brownfield redevelopment site. From there, Markey is planning to visit Springfield businesses and tour Union Station with Mayor Dominic Sarno.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:08:46 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72277 at US Sen. Edward Markey To Tour Western Mass. Cities