Albany, NY – (AIRS 8/31/08 & 9/01/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss Jon Stewart and whether he's the "most trusted man in America," your letters and much more.
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Jay Gallagher, Albany Bureau Chief for the Gannett News Service and author of the book "The Politics of Decline." They'll talk about the state's financial troubles and the special legislative session held last week to address the budget shortfall. They'll also talk about which party will control the state senate after the elections and whether state government is functioning better or worse than in the past.
Albany, NY – On the final day of the convention, Governor David Paterson was finally given his due from the New York delegates. After being inadvertently passed over as a speaker at the breakfast on Monday, the governor was greeted warmly when he addressed delegates just hours before Barack Obama was to speak. WAMC's Capital corespondent Karen DeWitt has more
Orange County, NY – The Orange County, NY Legislature Thursday split the difference and approved a new budget for Orange County Community College with a $200,000 cut from that which the college sought and $200,000 more than County Executive Edward Diana wanted. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.