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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the possibility of North Korea calling off the planned summit with President Trump. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who is weighing an independent bid for New York state attorney general.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the rising tensions in Syria between Israel and Iran.  Dr. Chartock also discusses President Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore.  

The Women Against War project "Pathways to Peace" is highly concerned about the proposed upcoming US - North Korea meetings. North Korea expert Maud Easter joins us this morning to discuss the issues.

Easter has served as Northeast Asia Representative for the American Friends Service Committee based in Tokyo, traveled 8 times to South Korea, obtaining information to share with peace activists in the US in support of the South Korean activists struggling on issues of human rights, labor rights, student rights and environmental justice.

She co-founded the Committee for a New Korea Policy, which provided education and advocacy on the US-Korea relationship locally, statewide and, working with other advocates, nationally. Currently as a Women Against War activist, she is providing community education and advocacy in support of a US diplomacy to establish a normalized, non-aggression relationship with North Korea and to support North-South cooperation and reduction of military tension, including establishing a nuclear-free peninsula.

U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

With the possibility of a major breakthrough toward reconciliation looming on the Korean Peninsula after decades of danger and mistrust, New York Congressman John Faso recently visited South Korea. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korea's Moon Jae-in. Dr. Chartock also discusses the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as the new U.S. Secretary of State. 

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President Trump is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un within the next month.  South Korean President Moon Jae-in is to meet Kim on Friday at the border village of Panmunjom in a rare summit between the Koreas. The rivals remain technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. Here to discuss this and more is Mark Dallas of Union College. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on South Korean talks to end the war with North Korea.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order extending voting rights to parolees. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on CIA Director Mike Pompeo's secret meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the deaths of former First Lady Barbara Bush and NPR newscaster and personality Carl Kasell Tuesday.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Kim and Trump in the same room?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Map of North Korea
Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.

Leonard Cutler of Siena College, Mark Dallas of Union College and Nolan Fahrenkopf of the University at Albany join Vox Pop to discuss the latest in relations between the United States and North Korea. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Women Against War will present International Coordinator for Women Cross the DMZ, Christine Ahn, at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany on Saturday, February 10 at 7 p.m. Her talk is entitled "Defusing the US-North Korea Conflict: Building on the Olympic Truce."

Ahn organized the 2015 Women’s March across the Korean DMZ, including Nobel Peace Laureates, women from North and South Korea and peace activists from across the world-including Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright from the US. Participants continue to advocate with global policy makers for a peaceful settlement. She is now leading a women’s peace delegation to the January 16th Forum of Foreign Ministers from 20 Countries in Vancouver, Canada.

Keith Strudler: The Uneasy Olympic Truce

Jan 10, 2018

Here’s the good news. If you have tickets to February’s upcoming Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, there seems to be an ever so slightly better chance you’ll enjoy that experience without the inconvenience of a military exercise from North Korea. That’s not a guarantee, but an aspiration made more likely due to the relative and very recent detente between the Koreas, much predicated upon the upcoming Games themselves.

Map of North Korea
Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.

Steven Leibo of The Sage Colleges joins the show to discuss U.S. relations with North Korea. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Map of North Korea
Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.

Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. continue to rise after the United Nations approved a new package of sanctions on the reclusive regime following North Korean missile tests. In the studio to discuss the issue is Steven Leibo of The Sage Colleges. Leibo is also a WAMC commentator. WAMC's Alan Chartocks hosts.

North Korea has vexed the U.S for decades.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an upcoming interview with Congressman John Faso, a missile launch from North Korea and the national security and diplomatic consequences for the region, courts striking down an executive order to delay methane environmental regulations.

North Korea continues to inspire international consternation.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Map of North Korea
Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.

Tensions between North Korea and the United States continue to rise as both countries showcase their military capabilities through various exercises. In the studio to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and North Korea are Steven Leibo of The Sage Colleges and Christopher Clary of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Berkshire Ramblers, North Korean sleepers, Apple's back taxes to Ireland, and New York state's PFOA hearings.

  Adam Johnson is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Master’s Son.

Johnson’s new book - Fortune Smiles – is a collection of stories that gives voice to the perspectives we don’t often hear, while offering a new way of looking at the world. The collection was just named a National Book Award finalist.

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   “The Interview” opened nationwide in 300 theaters Christmas Day. Moviegoers who flocked to see the picture apparently were more interested in the world drama the film produced than the movie itself.

Some who saw "The Interview" in New York City told local media they felt it was their "patriotic duty" to do so - the Seth Rogen - James Franco film pokes fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony  originally canceled the premiere after a hack attack and terrorist threats against U.S. theaters.

Some HV Theaters Will Show 'The Interview'

Dec 24, 2014

The Sony Pictures film "The Interview" is now available for rental on a variety of digital platforms -- including Google Play and YouTube Movies. It’s also scheduled for a limited release in about 300 theaters Thursday, including in Columbia and Ulster Counties.

12/23/14 Panel

Dec 23, 2014

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

Today's panelists are Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and political consultant Libby Post, and College of St. Rose Communications Professor Mary Alice Molgard.

Topics include North Korea's Internet Collapse, Pope Francis warns Vatican leaders, Russian Facebook, DeBlasio Calls for Peace, Pakistan Executions, and remembering Joe Cocker.

12/22/14 Panel

Dec 22, 2014

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

Today's panelists are Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, College of St. Rose Communications Professor Mary Alice Molgard and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include: Murder of NYPD Police Officers, North Korea, DeBlasio Tensions, and Marijuana in New York.

Although numbers are hard to pinpoint, people have been trying to escape the world’s most repressive country, North Korea, for decades, especially since a period of famine in the 1990s.

12/18/13 Panel

Dec 18, 2013

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

Topics include:
Budget Deal Reprieve
Interrogation Report
Indian Diplomat
Rodman back to North Korea
Moreland Commission subpoenas
Reaction to the NYT "invisible child" series
Trump for Governor

4/15/13 - Panel

Apr 15, 2013

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

Today's topics include:
• Times Union Headlines
• Latest on North Korea
• April 15th – Tax Day
• Immigration Bill Support

  North Korea has the world on edge. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Pyongyang is making what could be empty threats.

4/8/13 - Panel

Apr 8, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and Parry Teasdale – the man behind the Columbia paper and the news website: columbiapaper.com. Joe Donahue moderates.

This morning our discussion topics include:
• School taxes
• Library programs
• States consider taxing guns and ammo

4/5/13 - Panel

Apr 5, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Associate News Producer, Patrick Donges, and the Producer of The Roundtable – Sarah LaDuke. Ray Graf moderates.

This morning our discussion topics include:

  • North Korea Moves Missile to Coast
  • PEW: Majority Now Supports Legalizing Marijuana
  • Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer

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