Politics

Politics
10:18 am
Fri April 20, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1216

Assembly Majority Leader Canestrari

Host Alan Chartock is joined by retiring New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, a Democrat who has represented the 106th District since 1989. They discuss Canestrari’s decision to step aside, campaign finance reform, and the state of ethics.

Congressional Corner
11:04 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 2

 

A renewed push from the White House has put fresh focus on tax policy reform. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the so-called Buffett rule is fair.

New England News
6:30 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Congressman Neal Endorses Liberal Group's Agenda

Members of Progressive Democrats of America rally in front of Springfield MA office of US Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)
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            After almost two years of lobbying, a band of liberal political activists have persuaded Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Richard Neal to endorse some of their legislation.. This as the veteran congressman faces a Democratic primary challenge in a newly drawn district.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

 

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Congressional Corner
11:02 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 1

When politicians are in their home districts, time spent with constituents is invaluable. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that elected office keeps from taking much time off.

The Roundtable
4:42 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama

We welcome Kevin Alterman and discuss his book, The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama.

Congressional Corner
11:10 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Congressional Corner with Julian Schreibman - Part 2

 

Former federal prosecutor Julian Schreibman is seeking the Democratic line in New York’s new 19th Congressional district. In today’s Congressional Corner, Schreibman tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is proud of the state legislature’s gay marriage vote last summer.

Congressional Corner
12:58 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Congressional Corner with Julian Schreibman - Part 1

Former federal prosecutor Julian Schreibman has returned home to run for Congress. In today’s Congressional Corner, Schreibman tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he is running as a Democrat in New York’s newly redrawn 19th District.

WAMC Programs
3:56 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1215

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. They discuss gang violence, cracking down on drug distribution, wrongful convictions, Indian Point, and Wall Street.

WAMC Speakers Corner
7:04 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Alan Rosenthal

Alan Rosenthal

Alan is joined by Dr. Alan Rosenthal of the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers and author of The Best Job in Politics.

Capitol Connection
11:21 am
Fri April 6, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1214

Speaker Silver

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Sheldon Silver, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly. They discuss the on-time budget, the minimum wage, redistricting, and the 2012 elections.

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