Albany, NY – Charlie Bass closes out the week with Alan with some some advice about sailing and summer reading. On the serious side of the conversation Alan and Charlie take a look at the situation in Liberia, today in the Congressional Corner.
Albany, NY – The Bay State's Richard Neal returns to the corner today. In their discussion about the day to day work of the house Richard quotes Woodrow Wilson's comment that "Congress at work is Congress in committee." Alan opens by asking Richard about those who testify before committees in house and the press coverage of their testimony.
Albany, NY – John Sweeney is back in the Congressional Corner to continue his conversation with Alan about US forces in Iraq. Today they discuss the comparisons that have been made to Viet Nam and the role of the United Nations and NATO in the reconstruction of Iraq.
Albany, NY – Political scientist, Ned Schneier is back in the Congressional Corner today, to dicuss our elected officials and their relationship with the public. Alan opens by asking Ned how the public feels about authoritative leaders that some of us love to hate.
Albany, NY – The state of the Democratic party is on a lot of people's minds with the next presidential elections just over a year away. Richard Neal takes up the topic in his final conversation with Alan Chartock. Alan asks Richard his thoughts on the democratic party's strategy to win in the upcoming election, today in the Congressional Corner.
Albany, NY – We open the week in the Congressional Corner with a final discussion between Alan Chartock and Michael McNulty. The focus today is on what kind of candidate the democrats will have and how the handling of the war in Iraq will affect the outcome of the upcoming presidential election.
Albany, NY – Maurice Hinchey is back for a final conversation with Alan in the Congressional Corner. Today they turn to the Democratic party and the necessary qualities for a winning presidential candidate. Alan opens by asking Maurice what he thinks people are looking for in a candidate.
Albany, NY – Joining Alan in the Congressional Corner this Monday is Connecticut's John Larson - to talk about Iraq and the impression we make on Muslim - and other- nations. Alan opens by asking John, who is on the Armed Services Committe, his thoughts on the situation in Iraq and what his plans are.
Albany, NY – Representing Connecticut's first district, John Larson returns to the Congressional Corner with a viewpoint from his new position as the new Ranking Democrat on the House Administration Committee. We get a look into the workings of this committee and then Alan and John move on to discuss some of the hopefuls for the position of democratic presidential candidate.
Albany, NY – John Larson joins Alan for a final conversation in the Congressional Corner about government funding cuts. Alan opens by asking John about government programs whose funds have been cut, such as Head Start, and how his Republican colleagues feel about this.