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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming fund drive, President Donald Trump's proposed deal with Democrats on DACA, and his tweet depicting hitting a golf ball off of the head of Hillary Clinton.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses issues stemming from Hurricane Harvey flooding, the possibility of paths for Hurricane Irma, President Trump's priorities in the budget negotiation process, and the latest news of Trump's connections to Moscow and Russian officials.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses WAMC's upcoming fund drive today to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey, President Trump's visit to Houston, and developments in the fight to fix gerrymandered districts.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses our upcoming fund drive to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims, and the politics of a recovery bill package for U.S. Senators.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, President Donald Trump's pardon of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's apparent separation from the President.

WAMC's political observer Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC's Jim Levulis about President Trump's battle over a government shutdown with the Republican Party's congressional leaders and the White House under Chief of Staff General John Kelly.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC's Jim Levulis about the relationship between President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination urging the U.S. government to reject racist speech and ideology, and progress on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. 

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's rally in Phoenix, Arizona, a New York Times story with comments from Senator Mitch McConnell, and Trump's potential pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the crash of the destroyer USS John S. McCain, President Trump's Afghanistan strategy, anti-racism rallies across the U.S. over the weekend and today's solar eclipse.

The New York State Senate

New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan is being praised across party lines for publicly admitting he has a substance abuse problem.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses news that President Donald Trump dictated his son's statement on a meeting with a Russian lawyer, the ousting of Anthony Scaramucci, and President Trump's comments at a police rally last week.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the result of the late night healthcare bill push, communications director Anthony Scaramucci's foul language, and military officials response to Trump's ban on transgender individuals from the military.

(Airs 7/27/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Bill Mahoney, a reporter for Politico, New York.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Sen. John McCain's return to the Senate, the continuing investigations into Paul Manafort, and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo heading to Washington to meet with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's inquisition into special counsel Robert Mueller, his questions about possible pardoning, and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer.

(Airs 7/20/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Western Massachusetts Democratic State Senator Adam Hinds.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Senator John McCain's cancer diagnosis, Trump's comments on Jeff Sessions recusing himself from the Russian interference investigation, and Trump's wishes to revive the GOP healthcare bill.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the shifting goal from replacing to simply repealing Obamacare, New York legislators fighting back, President Trump defending his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer, and Governor Cuomo's plunging support in light of the "summer of hell" for public transit in New York City. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's polling numbers, the delay on a GOP healthcare bill, local Governors pledging to abide by the Paris climate accords, and the lack of motivation for state legislation ethics reform.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the overturning of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption conviction, Thursday's meeting between President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron and the GOP's latest health care proposal.

More is coming out about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia by the day.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's trip to Europe, and Governor Andrew Cuomo's polling numbers dipping below 50 percent approval as a result of the issues with the MTA.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised him damaging information on Hilary Clinton, and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell's renewed push for a health care bill.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a New York Times report claiming Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses this morning's roundtable in the Berkshires, upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, a hacking at a U.S. nuclear facility, and Governor Cuomo's pressure to improve public transit before his reelection.

(Airs 7/6/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the North Korea nuclear threat, President Trump's upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin, and a republican condemnation of President Trump's tweets.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an upcoming interview with Congressman John Faso, a missile launch from North Korea and the national security and diplomatic consequences for the region, courts striking down an executive order to delay methane environmental regulations.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's behavior over the weekend and its potential impact on the next election cycle, the U.S. Senate's progress with a potential health care bill, the EPA's reversal of Obama-era regulations, and the President's upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a potential subpoena from the House Intelligence Committee regarding tapes, recordings or memos of meetings between the president and former FBI Director James Comey and Trump's tweets about MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski. 

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