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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

5/12/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:

Topics include:
Ukraine Vote
Rubio Ready
Nigerian Abduction
Hagel reviews military transgender policy
Michael Sam

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed May 7, 2014

"A Higher Call" By Adam Makos

    

  Four days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly, a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber’s tail—a German fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber in the squeeze of a trigger. What happened next would defy imagination and later be called the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II.

This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day—the American—2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17—and the German—2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II.

The story is told in historian Adam Makos’ new book - A Higher Call - that follows both Charlie and Franz’s harrowing missions.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

4/21/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Afghan Runoff
Ukraine Fatal Clash
Boston Marathon
Sherpa Strike
Army Hairstyle Ban

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Ideas Matter - Serving: Standing Down

    

  It’s time now for our weekly check-in with the humanities in our segment Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. Today’s we’ll find out about humanities programming for veterans with the New York Council for the Humanities.

There is a new adult reading and discussion series for vets and their caregivers called Serving: Standing Down. Here to tell us all about it is Donald Whitfield - Vice President at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago where he directs the adult education division, Great Books Discussions. He is a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon March 24, 2014

"Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I" By Nick Lloyd

    In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued—known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the Allies grimly worked to break the stalemate in the west and end the conflict that had decimated Europe.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon March 24, 2014

"Redeployment" By Phil Klay

   Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.

Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in the stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

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    The Pentagon has recommended broad cutbacks.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Bill Owens discusses the changing military with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

3/7/14 Panel

    Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and Jimmy Vielkind, Chief of Capital New York’s Albany Bureau.

Topics include:
Ukraine/Crimea
Military sex assault bill
Boyland convicted
Cuomo v. DeBlasio
Astorino

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Nick Turse

    Nick Turse, award-winning journalist specializing in national security and military issues, is the managing editor of TomDispatch.com and Investigative Fund fellow at the Nation Institute.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon January 27, 2014

"When Soldiers Fall" By Steven Casey

    Fearing a backlash, according to our next guest, the military has routinely distorted its casualty reports in order to hide the true cost of war.

When Soldiers Fall takes a new look at the way Americans have dealt with the toll of armed conflict. Drawing on a vast array of sources, from George Patton's command papers to previously untapped New York Times archives, historian Steven Casey ranges from World War I (when the U.S. government first began to report casualties) to the War on Terror, examining official policy, the press, and the public reaction.

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