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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

3/15/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are: WAMC’s Ray Graf, Assistant News Director Patrick Donges and RT Producer Sarah LaDuke. Joe Donahue moderates.

This Friday morning our discussion topics include: How important is social media in your life, Facebook working on incorporating the hashtag, are we in a New Golden Age of Television, and more people have move to NYC than left for first time in 60 years.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue March 12, 2013

3/12/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are Alan Chartock, David Guistina from WAMC News, and Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union. Joe Donahue moderates.

Our topics are: New York state Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling blocks limits on sugary drinks; NY GOP State Senators now open to Minimum Wage hike; the conclave to elect a new pope is underway; the TSA says yes to small knives on planes.

WAMC News
3:57 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

NYC Big Drink Law Struck Down

  NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a judge shortly before it was set to take effect.

The restriction was supposed to start Tuesday.

Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling writes that loopholes "effectively defeat the stated purpose" of the rule.

The rule prohibits selling non-diet soda and some other sugary beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces. It applies at places ranging from pizzerias to sports stadiums, though not at supermarkets or convenience stores.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon March 11, 2013

3/11/13 - Panel

  We are launching a new format for the first hour of The Roundtable today and will have a panel discussion featuring Alan Chartock, Capital Correspondent, Karen Dewitt, WAMC News staff Ian Pickus and Ray Graf. The panel will be moderated by Joe Donahue.

Today's topics are:
Guns and legislating them, Paul Ryan's desire to appeal ObamaCare, drones and last week's filibuster, and sugar in New York City.

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Weather
6:36 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Massive Winter Storm Slams Northeast

Weather radar map, 6:30am, 2/9/13
Credit National Weather Service

BOSTON (AP) — A massive storm packing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions is sweeping through the Northeast, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 customers.

More than 28 inches of snow had fallen in parts of central Connecticut by early Saturday, and areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire notched 2 feet or more.

The National Weather Service says up to 3 feet is expected in Boston, threatening the city's 2003 record of 27.6 inches.

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New York News
8:48 am
Fri February 8, 2013

NYC mayor: Leave work a little early

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging people to leave work a little early.

Bloomberg also said Friday that New York City hopes to have all streets plowed at least once by midmorning Saturday.

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The Roundtable
9:25 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Ed Koch talks about his gravesite on Person, Place, Thing

Ed Koch - 1924-2013

    Former New York City mayor Ed Koch died after a brief illness early this morning at 88, ending a long and often rambunctious public life. The former Congressman and permanent Big Apple ambassador spoke with Randy Cohen on WAMC’s Person Place Thing last year. They discussed Koch’s burial place in one of the last open plots in Manhattan.

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New York City
6:59 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Poll: Quinn leads NYC Democratic mayoral pack

Credit The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

NEW YORK (AP) — A new poll finds New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has a big lead in a Democratic primary for mayor.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu December 20, 2012

"After the Fall" by Victoria Roberts

After the Fall: A Novel introduces us to a brilliantly eccentric family from New York’s Upper East Side.

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Vox Pop - Open Forum
3:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – ‘Stop and Frisk’ with Albany Law School’s Vince Bonventre : 7/17/12

Debate on the New York Police Department’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ policy reached a fever pitch this month as officials trade barbs amid what has thus far been a hot and volatile summer in many of the nation’s metropolitan areas, including New York, which saw 77 people shot in the first week of July, a 12 percent increase over the same period last year.

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