Albany, NY – U.S. Marine Corps reservist and Vassar alumnus Major Benjamin Busch has photographed his two tours of duty in the Iraq War, spanning the 2003 invasion, an early civil organization project, and a more recent reconstruction deployment. Twenty-one of his photographs, documenting the effects of the war on both Iraqi civilians and American soldiers, are on display at the James W. Palmer Gallery at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie.
Albany,NY – Chris Murphy is the Democratic candidate in the 5th District of Connecticut, running against Republican Nancy Johnson. He joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss health care, the war in Iraq, and Ned Lamont's primary win.
Albany, NY – Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is running for Congress in the 20th district of New York. She joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the war in Iraq, energy policy, and her reasons for running.
Albany, NY – Tom Raleigh is running for the Democratic nomination in New York's 21st Congressional District against incumbent Michael McNulty. Alan Chartock asks him about his reasons for running, the war in Iraq, and the role of money in politics in this week's Congressional Corner.
Albany, NY – Joshua Davis was an average Joe at a crossroads: determined to be the best in the world at something - anything - Josh decided to comb the corners of the pseudo-sport world to find his hidden talent.
After a stint as a 128 pound sumo-wrestler, a valiant attempt at bull fighting, and some limited success as a nationally ranked arm wrestler, Joshua Davis found his niche as a writer for Wired Magazine.
Albany, NY – The co-chairs of the September 11th Commission, Former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean and Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton have written the new book, Without Precedent: the Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission.
The two write about the challenges of completing their work on the commission with little money, a tight timeline, constant wrangling to gain access to classified documents, and the necessity of forging a consensus among Republican and Democratic commissioners.