Albany Times Union

5/15/18 Panel

May 15, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today’s panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois and the Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the investigation into campaign contributions made to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo by Crystal Run Healthcare, a Hudson Valley-based company.  The pair also discuss the school budget votes being held across New York Tuesday.

5/8/18 Panel

May 8, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

5/1/18 Panel

May 1, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today’s panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois, and the Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

4/27/18 Panel

Apr 27, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Former EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, Times-Union columnist Chris Churchill and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

4/24/18 Panel

Apr 24, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, The Empire Reports JP Miller, and Counter-Terrorism Expert Malcolm Nance.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the special elections being held across the region Tuesday.  The two also discuss Amazon dismissing the Capital Region's bid to house its second headquarters.

4/17/18 Panel

Apr 17, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain and the Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associated Editor of The Times Union, about a complaint filed against Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan's election campaign.  The pair also discuss Robert Carville, a former tannery owner, who was indicted and faces up to $41 million in fines for storing hazardous waste at his abandoned factory in Gloversville, N.Y.

4/13/18 Panel

Apr 13, 2018

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain, Counter-Terrorism Expert Malcolm Nance, and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

4/10/18 Panel

Apr 10, 2018

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain and the Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

Maura Siobhan

New details in the allegations of domestic violence against Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse have been published. But the embattled Democrat has continued resisting calls to resign. 

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The finishing touches are being put in place on the Times Union Center's $19.6 million renovation.

Riverkeeper patrol boat Capt. John Lipscomb

Albany and Troy have reportedly been dumping sewage into the Hudson River and not reporting it in a timely manner.

4/24/14 Panel

Apr 24, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Net Neutrality
Georgia Guns
Exercise-related fatigue
Face recognition
TU Stories

4/15/14 Panel

Apr 15, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Spring flooding
Ukraine
Middle East
Pulitzer
TU Stories

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Jan 1, 2014
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On this week’s Capitol Connection program our Alan Chartock speaks with Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain about the relationship between the legislature and the governor as we enter a new year and a new session…

Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain with our Alan Chartock on this week’s Capitol Connection … which you can hear tomorrow at 3 or Friday Night at 10:30.

Times Union

Could last week’s arrest of New York State Senator Malcolm Smith of New York City revive a somewhat dormant investigation of possible wrongdoing in the awarding several years ago of a license to operate a racino at the Aqueduct Race Track in Queens? Several years back when Smith and several other Democrats had control of the senate, a bidding process was underway for the racino, a process that led to accusations of pay-to play by the Inspector General Joseph Frisch.

3/19/13 - Panel

Mar 19, 2013

Today's panelists are: Alan Chartock, George Hearst - Vice President, Associate Publisher, and General Manager of the Times Union, Rex Smith is Editor of the Times Union, and Mike Spain - TU’s Associate Editor.

They join us to discuss the TU's new press and the state of print journalism. Joe Donahue moderates.

Mike Spain

David Guistina talks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times-Union, about the morning's top headlines. 

David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Albany Times Union, about the morning's top headlines. 

David Guistina talks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about the morning's top headlines.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union. 

Government reform groups say there are a number of loopholes in New York’s campaign finance regulations, and that LLC’s, or Limited Liability Corporations, are part of the problem. Jimmy Vielkind of the Albany Times Union has been looking into these organizations and how they can be used to get around some of the campaign donation limits. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke to Vielkind about his front page story in today’s paper.

What led to the sudden change in President Obama’s itinerary last week in the Albany area? The president came to the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale science and Engineering, even though the original choice was GlobalFoundries’ plant in Malta in Saratoga County. At the time, the reason given for the change was “logistics,” but James Odato of the Albany Times Union is reporting today it was the Cuomo administration that lobbied for the venue change, he spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.