Politics

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Jesse Ventura

We speak with former Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura, about party politics and his most recent book, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – Are Politicians Inherently Bad? : 9/11/12

From the first days of Watergate, to pay-to-play in the Massachusetts state legislature, to the most recent allegations of sexual harassment and a subsequent secret settlement in New York, politicians just cannot seem to stay out of trouble.

On today’s edition of Vox Pop, we will try to answer the question of whether those electeds who end up in hot water would’ve found themselves in a similar situation had they not held public office.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Strom Thurmond's America by Joseph Crespino

“Do not forget that ‘skill and integrity’ are the keys to success.” This was the last piece of advice on a list Will Thurmond gave his son Strom in 1923. The younger Thurmond would keep the words in mind throughout his long and colorful career as one of the South’s last race-baiting demagogues and as a a major figure in modern conservative politics.

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Politics
11:35 am
Wed August 29, 2012

The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Sh

Mike Lofgren spent twenty-eight years working in Congress, the last sixteen as a senior analyst on the House and Senate Budget committees, which gave him ringside seats on TARP, Hurricane Katrina disaster relief, debates on the Pentagon budget and the amazing antics of various deficit–reduction commissions.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon August 20, 2012

D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley, one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today, and star of a fourth HBO one-hour special entitled Unapologetic. We speak with him about his new book, I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 3

Polls show the presidential election too close to call. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s not yet sure if Republican nominee Mitt Romney will unseat President Obama.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 2

Voters tell pollsters that the economy is the top issue of the fall election. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that jobs are a pressing issue in his upstate district.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Politics and Religion : 8/15/12

Today on Vox Pop, a new poll shows that voters in New York City are less likely to vote for an atheist or a 'born again' Christian than a Muslim or Mormon candidate. What do you think of these stats, and of the effect religion can have on personal and national politics? WAMC's Ray Graf hosts with guest WAMC's Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 1

The dog days of August mean fall campaign season is rapidly approaching. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his poll numbers are reassuring.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Andrea Nuciforo - Part 1

Redistricting has helped to create a logjam for Congress in Massachusetts. In today’s Congressional Corner, former state Senator and Berkshire Register of Deeds Andrea Nuciforo — a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts’ 1st district seat, where the incumbent candidate is Representative Richard Neal — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is spending his time on the trail.

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