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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming Presidential debate tonight and New York State Legislature weighs ethics reform in exchange for pay raises.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the aftermath of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's public corruption charges against nine defendants, which include two former top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Poly President Alain Kaloyeros.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's call for a wider "stop and frisk" policy, protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Trump's tax records.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the bombing in Chelsea, the deadly bombing of a UN convoy, and Trump's financial records.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses political fallout and lash outs in the aftermath of the New York City and New Jersey shore town bombings, and the role of religion and citizenship in the case of the accused, Ahmad Khan Rahami.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the bombing in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea, Trump's call for stopping Muslim's from entering the country, and the electoral college.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming debate today, hacking emails, and concerns about the voting system.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Barack Obama's comments on Donald Trump and notable primary races in New York.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Hillary Clinton's health and Donald Trump's health.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the anniversary of 9/11, Hillary Clinton's health emergency, and the death of Crazy Eddie.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses foreign policy issues facing Clinton and Trump, climate change, and presidential campaigning.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump University and "bridgegate."

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses supplying for incoming storms, Clinton's appeal to minority voters, and more.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses new evidence for an older earth, the Affordable Healthcare Act, and a new presidential poll.

What It's All About

Sep 1, 2016

It’s hard to believe that September is already upon us. It has been a sensational summer, not just because of the natural beauty of the great northeast, the glorious weather (mostly) and all of the incredible cultural events that take place throughout the region. I think you’ll agree that this has been THE most extraordinary run-up to any election, possibly ever. I was recently reading the trade newspaper that comes to all of us public broadcasters. We already know that the number of people listening to public radio has increased dramatically with the election in sight and I figure it’s probably in large part due to the, “What will they do next?!?” factor. Well, rest assured, I promise you that whatever they do next, we’ll be talking about it on WAMC. It’s already been quite the roller coaster ride and together, we’ve watched it all unfold, from the earliest primaries to the latest polling data. As a collective family, we might not agree on everything, but looking back on our morning Roundtable discussions, I think civility has been the word of the day. Of course, sometimes passions flare and people get excited but that’s what makes it interesting and real. The amount of feedback we’ve gotten assures us that you are listening and that’s what it’s all about.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York state's Senate hearings on PFOA in municipal water supplies, subpoenas from Preet Bharara, and Colin Kaepernick.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Little League World Series, a stop de Blasio line on the election ballot, and Trump being used to help state Democrats win control of the Senate.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the state of immigration and Donald Trump and Ken Lovett's newest column.

WAMC's Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock sits down with WAMC's David Guistina to talk about Donald Trump calling  for the "extreme vetting" of immigrants, Vice President Joe Biden joins Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton at a Scranton campaign rally, an Albany Judge resigns, and much more.

WAMC's Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock sits down with WAMC's David Guistina to discuss dangerous thunderstorms over the weekend, a story from the Daily Mail that says U.S. Attorney Preet Bharrara is investigating the Clinton Foundation, and more.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the hot and humid weekend, the Olympics, and Zika.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the media coverage of Donald Trump, Clinton's life, and more.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Cuomo's comments on DiNapoli, Trump's comments on the second amendment/Clinton, and more.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's economic game plan and the candidate's appeal to voters.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the parallels between politics and the Rio Olympics, and a closely contested primary race in the Berkshires.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's July fundraising, apparent discord between Trump and his running mate Gov. Pence, and his favorite Woody Allen film.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Obama's comments on Trump being "unfit" for the presidency and infrastructure problems in the state.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's comments on Democratic National Convention speaker Khizr Khan.

A Very Round Table

Aug 1, 2016

We came up with the concept for the morning Roundtable panel from 9 to 10 AM because we thought a provocative discussion about the day’s events would be a great bridge between Morning Edition and the Roundtable proper. It turns out that the program, with its rotating panel of four people, is now one of the leading shows on WAMC. We look through the headlines and talk about whatever may be going on. Maybe it’s something that Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton did the day before. It could be a discussion of race relations in the United States. Sometimes the discussions get, shall we say, heated.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the campaign for president and the keys states involved.

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