north korea

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Melanie Kirkpatrick On The Road Out Of North Korea

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.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed December 18, 2013

12/18/13 Panel

  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

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon April 15, 2013

4/15/13 - Panel

  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

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 2

  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.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon April 8, 2013

4/8/13 - Panel

  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

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

4/5/13 - Panel

  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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Hudson Valley News
7:44 am
Thu April 4, 2013

North Korean threats ‘very concerning,’ says Gibson

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WASHINGTON – Threats of attack by North Korea on the US and its allies is “very concerning” to Congressman Christopher Gibson (R-NY19).

The House member said on Wednesday that the administration in Washington is taking the “proper steps” in preparation of any action by the North Koreans.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue April 2, 2013

4/2/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s News Director Ian Pickus, and Times-Union Capital reporter, Jimmy Vielkind.

This morning our discussion topics include:
Malcolm Smith's arrest
NYS Budget Wrap-up
Pork in the Budget
Obamacare Delays
North Korea Monitoring
Baseball’s Opening Day

Science & Technology
4:43 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Google's Schmidt Urges Internet Openness in North Korea

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BEIJING (AP) -- Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Thursday it's up to North Korea to shed its self-imposed isolation and allow its citizens to use the Internet and connect with the outside world, or risk remaining way behind other countries.

Schmidt was returning from a private trip to North Korea with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that was not sanctioned by the U.S. government and has been criticized for appearing to boost Pyongyang's profile after its widely condemned rocket launch put a satellite into space last month.

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The Roundtable
11:51 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Blaine Harden - Escape From Camp 14

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with journalist Blaine Harden about the thrilling life of Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person born in a North Korean concentration camp to escape to tell his story. Harden is the author of Escape from Camp 14:  One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West.