(Airs 6/21 & 6/22/15) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about Brian Williams back on the air -- at MSNBC, Did Roger Ailes of Fox news lie?, smart phones threaten newspapers and the digital world, and much more.
(Airs 6/19/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The legislative session is now likely to go into next week, as Governor Cuomo and lawmakers struggle to reach final deals on New York City’s rent laws and other remaining issues, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the end of session negotiations, and New York state lawmakers are questioning some of the procedures and policies at the prison where two convicted murderers escaped.
(Airs 6/12/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: As we approach the end of session, we’ll take a look at the status of the pension forfeiture bill, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts his conversation with Republican Assembly Minority leader Brian Kolb, and in light of the prison break in northern NY, our Pat Bradley speaks to a Professor who’s studied the history of prisons.
(Airs 6/11/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Andrew Mandel, the leader of Strong East Ramapo, a volunteer advocacy group of over 3,000 alumni and other supporters of public education in favor of state oversight for the East Ramapo school district. To find out more head to http://www.strongeastramapo.org/
(Airs 6/7 & 6/8/15) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about why the press loves to hate underdogs in the presidential race, millennials and political news, a discussion about Schenectady New York and Brigadoon, and much more.