Albany, NY – Massachusetts' Richard Neal joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss his appointment to the Chair of the Congressional Friends of Ireland, Neal's reaction to President Bush's plan to increase troops in Iraq, and the Democrats' progress through the first 100 hours in Congress.
Albany, NY – Not everyone can walk right up to a mortgage lender, borrow money, and buy a house. For many families, the American dream has been just slightly out of reach.
But thanks to a new non-profit realtor called Community Realty, people on the verge of home-ownership can find friendly representation, help negotiating a contract, and assistance finding resources that might land them in the home they want.
We're joined by three people who have experienced this first hand:
Albany, NY – We're joined by Antonia Lasicki, the Executive Director of the Association for Community Living and Roy Nevel, the father of two grown children suffering from mental illness, to talk about the need for community housing options for the mentally ill.
There will be a New York State Campaign for Mental Health Housing Rally on Tuesday January 23rd from 10:30am - 4pm at the Capitol to urge the State Senate and Assembly to override Governor Pataki's veto of the Mental Health Housing Waiting List Bill.
Albany, NY – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss his appointments to the House Rules Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Governmental Reform, as well as the war in Iraq and the Democrats' progress through the First 100 Hours.
Albany, NY – Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to talk about his new committee assignments, bipartisanship in the Senate, and President Bush's plan to increase troops in Iraq.
Albany, ny – On New Year's Eve and all through the holiday season, many of us got together with big groups of friends and family. But large parties don't always guarantee a good time. Today's essayist Diane Cameron shares her advice for the more introverted among us.
Diane Cameron is the director of Community Caregivers and a writer from Guilderland, New York.
Albany, NY – Dr. Jonathan Diamond is a psychotherapist, and a good one. He has a successful practice in Massachusetts, helping his patients through the grieving process. At the moment he learned his own father was dying, Diamond, whose relationship with him as a rocky one, decided to navigate his own emotions in an attempt to take back what was stolen - a healthy relationship with his father.
Albany, NY – When Daniel Mendelsohn would walk into a room, his older Jewish relatives would invariably pinch his cheeks and exclaim in think Yiddish accents, "He looks so much like Shmiel." Smiel was his grandfather's brother who was murdered, along with his wife and four daughters in Poland during World War II. But that was all the family he knew.