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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

8/26/14 Panel

  

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria Warning
Ferguson Update
VA Corruption Trial
Drawing Poor to Elite College
Emmy Awards

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri May 16, 2014

"Place, Not Race: A New Vision Of Opportunity In America" By Sheryll Cashin

Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the recent spate of related cases arrived at the Supreme Court. Since Ward Connerly kickstarted a state-by-state political mobilization against affirmative action in the mid-1990s, the percentage of four-year public colleges that consider racial or ethnic status in admissions has fallen from 60 percent to 35 percent. Only 45 percent of private colleges still explicitly consider race, with elite schools more likely to do so, although they too have retreated.

For law professor and civil rights activist Sheryll Cashin, this isn’t entirely bad news, because as she argues, affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people. In Place, Not Race, Cashin reimagines affirmative action and champions place-based policies, arguing that college applicants who have thrived despite exposure to neighborhood or school poverty are deserving of special consideration.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue April 15, 2014

"Degrees Of Inequality" By Suzanne Mettler

  America’s higher education system is failing its students. In the space of a generation, we have gone from being the best-educated society in the world to one surpassed by eleven other nations in college graduation rates.

Higher education is evolving into a caste system with separate and unequal tiers that take in students from different socio-economic backgrounds and leave them more unequal than when they first enrolled.

In Degrees of Inequality, acclaimed political scientist Suzanne Mettler explains why the system has gone so horribly wrong and why the American Dream is increasingly out of reach for so many.

The Roundtable
11:40 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Ebony & Ivy By Craig Steven Wilder

    A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution’s complex and contested involvement in slavery—setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country.

But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Thu September 19, 2013

MCLA Center for Science and Innovation

      The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is boasting a brand new science center, the MCLA Center for Science and Innovation, on its campus in North Adams. The four-story, 65,000 square foot building cost more than $30 million, taking just about a year to build. The center will be the home of the chemistry, biology, physics, psychology, and environmental studies departments.

A grand opening celebration will take place early next month. In the meantime, we celebrate today with the woman behind this project for the last several years - Mary Grant, the 11th president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the first alumna of the College to serve as its president.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

 Student loans and college costs are a constant worry for many Americans.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal discusses what he says is only a short-term fix.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon September 9, 2013

9/9/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, activist and commentator Libby Post, and Ray Graf.

WAMC's Pete Seeger concert in Peekskill
Syria
DiBlasio (NY Times)
College bubble bursting (Times Union)

Sports
10:10 am
Fri August 30, 2013

"Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship And The Last Great College Football Season"

    Perhaps the best undefeated team in the history of college football the dramatic true story of the 1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and their incredible unbeaten season is told in Jerry Barca’s new book, Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship and the Last Great College Football Season.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed August 14, 2013

8/14/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and the Times Union Capital Reporter, Jimmy Vielkind. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Airlines Merger
Snowden Interview
NSA Cuts Administrators
Sex in College
NYC Mayoral Poll
Goo-goos surveying about changes to JCOPE
Subpoenas to a major real estate developer/Cuomo donor

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu June 13, 2013

6/13/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and Ira Fusfeld. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
NSA Hacks and Leaks
Community College Graduation Rates
Hilary Clinton on Twitter
LCA Show

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