Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

    The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision echoed 2010’s Citizens United case.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that campaign finance reform is now highly unlikely at the presidential level.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Ideas Matter - Serving: Standing Down


  It’s time now for our weekly check-in with the humanities in our segment Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. Today’s we’ll find out about humanities programming for veterans with the New York Council for the Humanities.

There is a new adult reading and discussion series for vets and their caregivers called Serving: Standing Down. Here to tell us all about it is Donald Whitfield - Vice President at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago where he directs the adult education division, Great Books Discussions. He is a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis.

Arts & Culture
10:11 am
Fri April 18, 2014

A Pineapple For Danny - Roundabout Theatre Company's "Cabaret"

Bill Heck, Michelle Williams, Danny Burstein, and Linda Emond in Cabaret
Credit Joan Marcus

  Kander and Ebb’s classic Tony Award winning musical drama, Cabaret, is currently in previews in New York City - directed by Sam Mendes and co-directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, the production stars Alan Cumming as the Emcee of the Kit-Kat Klub. Those of you who are particularly Broadway savvy may think I’m introducing a segment from 1998 - when those three men worked together with Roundabout on the same show - which ran until 2004.

But no - we’ve not figured out how to go back in time to see the critically acclaimed and much lauded production again - Roundabout is re-mounting the show at Studio 54. The official opening date is April 24th … 2014.

In addition to Mr. Cumming donning his suspenders and blood-red lipstick again, this revival stars Michelle Williams as Sally Bowles, Bill Heck as Cliff, Linda Emond as Frau Schnieder, and Danny Burstein as Herr Shultz. 

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

4/18/14 Panel


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
South Korean Ferry Disaster
Fab 8's iPhone chances boosted
SAT tests not to include “obscure” words

New York News
8:25 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Stephanie Miner Steps Down As Democratic Party Co-Chair

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is resigning from her position as co-chair of New York state's Democratic Party.

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New England News
8:18 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Metro-North Railroad Fined Over A Half Million Dollars For Safety Violations

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Metro-North Railroad has been fined $552,000 dollars over the past decade for safety violations and defects.

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7:37 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an agreement reached in Ukraine, Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy, and Stephanie Miner stepping down as the co-chair of the Democratic Party.

6:55 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Forecast

Credit WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

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6:23 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Sports Report: Union Parade; Chad Johnson Joins CFL

The Union College skating Dutchmen got to celebrate their NCAA title victory with a parade in Schenectady yesterday after Saturday’s landmark win.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Dr. Jessica Remedios, Tufts University - The Stigma Of Prejudice

Prejudice is a highly complicated and nuanced concept.

Dr. Jessica Remedios, assistant professor of psychology at Tufts University, examines the perplexing issue of prejudice by taking a look at the variables present in nearly all social interactions.

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