Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #110

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss playing music in a time of crisis.

To learn about Yehuda's Close Encounters with Music Series in Great Barrington visit

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12:00 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Hooman Majd - The paradoxes and conflicts of modern Iran

Credit Courtesy the Lavin Agency

In 2002, President George W. Bush coined the phrase ‘Axis of Evil’ in reference to nations he believed were actively building nuclear weapons for use against the United States and its allies.

More than 10 years later, the nuclear capabilities of one of those countries, the Islamic Republic of Iran, remains a top issue in the U.S. and beyond.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:57 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Paul Elisha: Judeo-Christian Ambiguities, Beliefs and Choices

As the various disparate observances approach, which, by some series of absurdities has become a misnomer, now  known as Judeo-Christian kinship, this commentator’s memory harks back to his childhood and the question he yearned to ask his biblically astute Grandfather but never dared: “Why is it that at the end of the Passover Seder, at the final ‘Amen,’ does everyone fervently respond: “Next year in Jerusalem!”?

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The Roundtable
10:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

3/20/13 – Panel

President Barack Obama, then a candidate for the nation's highest office, visited Sderot, Israel, pictured here with Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister, Ehud Barak on July 23, 2008. Today's trip to Israel will be Obama's first as president.
Credit David Katz/Obama for America

Today’s panelists are WAMC News Director Ian Pickus, WAMC Morning Edition host and producer David Guistina, and Schenectady Daily Gazette editor Judy Patrick. Joe Donahue moderates.

Today’s topics include:

  • Expectations of President Obama’s trip to the Middle East
  • Assault weapons ban dropped from Senate gun bill
  • The average wedding cost tops $28,ooo
  • Schenectady County Community College advancing a new degree program on casino gambling
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Hudson Valley News
9:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Engel travels with President on visit to Israel

Credit (US Government photo)

WASHINGTON – Congressman Eliot Engel (D, Westchester), the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is traveling with President Obama to Israel, representing the Congress during the visit to the Middle East.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:32 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Israel and the Palestinians

American politicians have been tumbling over each other promising they would support the government of Israel by all means necessary. But I wouldn’t vote for Netanyahu if I could and don’t want this country marching to his orders.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:36 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Herbert London: Why Iran Won The Last Middle East Conflict

Herbert London - Why Iran Won The Last Middle East Conflict

Although the truce between Gaza and Israel didn’t lead to an unequivocal result, Israeli officials said they destroyed most rocket launchers and Gazan leaders maintain the settlement means they resisted the Israeli offensive and have been emboldened by their relative success. Is there a victor in this struggle?

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Commentary & Opinion
12:37 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Herbert London: The Israeli War With Gaza

It is astonishing to see Ban-ki-Moon and Hillary Clinton, among others clamoring for a truce between Israel and Hams-led terrorists.  One wonders where these diplomats were when more than a thousand missiles rained over Israel without retaliation.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - President Obama's Press Conference : 11/14/12

On this edition of Vox Pop - what did you think of President Barack Obama's first press conference since his reelction? WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Commentary & Opinion
11:46 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Herbert London: History of Tomorrow


Let me state at the outset that my tea leaves are no more refined than anyone else’s. However, we are in the midst of potential earth shattering events that are worthy of speculation, events that are likely to shape our national destiny for decades.

I am persuaded Mitt Romney wins the next election in large part because there isn’t a victory narrative President Obama can develop. Thirty eight consecutive months of over 8 percent unemployment is in itself a scenario for defeat, notwithstanding all of the rationalizations the president will offer.

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