Albany, NY – Alan Chartock and Congressman Simmons address the abuse of prisoners in Abu Garaib and discuss which disciplinary measures should be taken. The conversation shifts to domestic issues when the two debate the Alternative Minimum Tax issue and Medicare perscription drug cards.
Albany, NY – Congressman Sweeney joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the private ownership of Amtrak as well as safety concerns on rail lines. They also discuss the legal status of detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay and the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling.
Albany, NY – Susan Arbetter recently spoke with former Oberlin College president and author of "Somebodies and Nobdies", Robert Fuller. The book is about the dignitarian movement, and what he calls, "the mother of all discrimination", rankism. Susan asked him why a somebody would write a book for nobodies.
For more information on this movement, go to www.dignitarians.org or www.breakingranks.net.
Albany, NY – New York Democrat Maurice Hinchey joins Alan Chartock in a discussion that includes the testimony of Condeleeza Rice, MORA - the Media Ownership Reform Act of 2004 and some questions raised about the re-opening of The Statue of Liberty.
Albany, NY – Richard Neal joins Alan Chartock to discuss the recent 9-11 Hearings and then the conversation turns to the election, the Democratic Convention in Boston and Neal's fate if Kerry is elected. (23:06 min)
Albany, NY – Republican Charlie Bass, who served under both Bush and Clinton on the Intelligence Committee, joins Alan to discuss the 9-11 Hearings and Condaleeza Rice's testimony. The conversation moves on to OPEC, the price of fuel and NH Governor Benson's departure from the adminidstration regarding the re-importation of prescription drugs. (24:00 mins)
Albany, NY – In the second part of Joe Donahue's 2-part interview with Brian Lamb, they talk about C-Span, his new Booknotes book on American Character and Joe began by asking his if the success over the past 25-years of C-SPAN has surprised him.
Albany, NY – Brian Lamb, the CEO of C-SPAN and host of Booknotes, has interviewed 765 authors on the program, and these deep and wide-ranging interviews have been the basis for three bestselling Booknotes books.
Now, in a new collection, Booknotes: On American Character, Lamb has selected seventy original pieces that reveal something about America: the nation's people, history, and character. WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with Brian Lamb, in the first of a 2-part interview, about how the book came about.