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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Day of Infamy, Donald Trump and the state department, Bob Doyle and lobbying, and Cuomo v. DiNapoli.

New York lawmakers are considering whether to have a special session this month to vote on, among other things, a pay raise. It would be their first pay increase in about two decades. Governor Andrew Cuomo has listed items he’d like to see passed if there’s a session, including term limits for legislators. But the Assembly Majority Leader says that item is likely off the table, because most Democratic members are against it. Cuomo also wants to enact reforms, including converting to a full-time Legislature and strictly limiting outside income, following recent corruption scandals that have resulted in prison sentences for the two former legislative leaders.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the power outage that affected WAMC's 90.3 FM Albany frequency, people joining together against bullying and racism, and Ben Carson's role as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and "pizzagate."

Well, the die is cast. The election is over and now we have to live with the results until 2020. My best guess is that those who have differences with the incoming President will have to make adjustments. From where I'm sitting, WAMC is one such adjustment. We have a budget that hovers around $7,000,000. About $419,000 comes from the federal government. Because of you, I am not worried. Our fund drives are marvels. It has always been true that the rougher things are, the more we all end up pulling together. That really is the story of WAMC from Day One.

WAMC’s Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Trump talking with the leader of Taiwan, bypassing the state department and traditional foreign policy, Dakota Pipeline halted by the Feds, Part 1: The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York Prisons, and For Blacks Facing Parole, Signs of a Broken System.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President-elect Donald Trump's decision to keep U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whether Sarah Palin will be in charge of the VA, Linda McMahon in charge of small businesses in America, and the CIA warns Trump about tearing up the Iran deal.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses flag burning, Trump's pick for Secretary of the Treasury, and whether Rep. Nancy Pelosi will retain her Minority Leader seat.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses torture in modern America, Tom Price as Trump's pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services, lobbying in New York State, and ex-New York Governor David Paterson wants "courageous Democrat" to challenge New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. 

WAMC’s Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Thanksgiving gluttony, Rudy and Mitt top picks for Secretary of State (dividing Republicans), Hillary Clinton supporters calling for a vote recount in battleground states.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the incoming Trump administration and what might happen when political discussion takes a seat at the Thanksgiving table.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the alt-right, infrastructure, and President-elect Donald Trump's meeting with the New York Times.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the massive pre-Thanksgiving snowfall, Trump's outline for the presidency, gerrymandering, and Trump's business investments abroad.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the wintry conditions, alt-right actions and their ties to Donald Trump, and the recently settled Trump University fraud case. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Mitt Romney meeting with Donald Trump, possible cabinet choices, and Trump's appeal.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump and "the tangled web" and bid-rigging in New York.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's position going forward in the White House and contention in Congress.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's picks for White House staff, Trump's gun agenda, and Bernie Sanders on NPR yesterday.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Andy Borowitz, the future of abortions and immigration in America, media coverage of the election, and Donald Trump's appointments.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's meeting with Obama and hostile acts in the wake of the election.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the aftermath of a Donald Trump presidency, possible picks for the Supreme Court vacancy and Cabinet, and Republican complete control of the government.

Donald Trump at the Flynn Theatre
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Election Day is behind us and Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States.

It’s a victory that has surprised many and is likely to go down as one of the most notable moments in political history. Why do you think the election went the way it did? How are you feeling today? What do you think a Trump presidency will look like?  Alan Chartock takes your calls.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the aftermath of the 2016 election.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Election Day.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the FBI's decision on Hillary Clinton's emails, the upcoming election, Donald Trump vs. Hillary on the ground game, and turnout in the Faso/Teachout election.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses threats of a Donald Trump impeachment, Melania Trump's role as a first lady, and more on the FBI/Clinton emails.

(Airs 11/3/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Jaap Penraat, a Dutch Gentile who saved over 400 Jews in Amsterdam during WWII.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the most recent presidential polls and the Chicago Cubs victory. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Cubs forcing a Game 7 in the World Series, and the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and it's effects on the presidential election.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the cold weather and Halloween, Trump's taxes, Trump stiffs campaign pollster out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the turnout numbers for the general election.

What A Drive!

Oct 31, 2016

Oh, what a fund drive it was! It was surely some sort of a record breaker. First off, thanks to you we made over $400,000 in our locked before the drive even started. We went on-air Monday morning and ended, a million dollars later, on Thursday around noon. That's a lot of money andmany of you followed us every minute of the drive. It's always interested me how some public stations never tell you how much they've raised. We think that it's incredibly important to keep you in the loop as we go. After all, we are all in this together. 

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