Albany, NY – "In a democracy you have to have a diversity of view points." That's according to Vermont's Independent, Bernie Sanders, who joins Alan today in the Congressional Corner. Bernie begins todays discussion by telling Alan about a recent event at St Michaels College with the FCC's Michael Copps, addressing corporate ownership of the media.
Albany, NY – There is another government in the middle east that has been undergoing some changes and Maurice Hinchey is back in the Congressional Corner to talk about it. Maurice and Alan discuss his recent trip to Isreal and his meetings with Yassir Arafat and the new Palestinian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas.
Albany, Ny – Sherry Boehlert returns to the Congressional Corner today and taxes are on the table. Alan asks Sherry about the difference in support of tax cuts in Washington as compared to New York State.
Albany, Ny – Today republican John Sweeney returns for a final discussion with our own Alan Chartock. Tax cuts and deficits are the topics at hand. Before we hear about budget issues on the federal level, Alan asks John about some disagreement on the State budget within his party in New York, today in the Congressional Corner.
Albany, NY – Returning to the Congressional Corner today is Nancy Johnson, Republican from Connecticut, to discuss media ownership. Alan asks Nancy if she is concerned about the consolidation of media ownership in the US.
Albany, NY – Republican John Sweeney returns to the Congressional Corner today, with media consolidation on his mind. The FCC will rule in June as to whether or not to allow more media consolidation in the US, and Alan asks John to tell us about it.
Albany, NY – Representing New York's 24th district, Sherry Boehlert returns for a final conversation in the Congressional Corner about the administration's work in establishing a new government in Iraq. But first Alan asks Sherry about a few republicans right here in New York Sate.
Albany, NY – Today in the Congressional Corner WAMC's own Dr. Alan Chartock and Connecticut's Nancy Johnson continue their discussion about the Middle East and the Israel / Palestine Roadmap to peace. They pick up where they left off yesterday, discussing stabilization in Iraq, Afghanistan and in Israel. Alan asks Nancy about President Bush's role in these situations.
Albany, NY – Nano technology is something most of us associate with science fiction novels. Today NY's representative Sherwood Boehlert joins Alan to talk about this technology. Alan asks Sherry to tell us about it and how it might benefit the region, today in the Congressional Corner.
Albany, NY – Bernie Sanders is back. He joins Alan in the Congresional Corner for one more conversation and this time it gets personal. Alan delves into Bernie's life as a Congressman and asks about his humble beginnings in New York.