Albany, NY – Arianna Huffington, who just ran for Governor of California, has written a book titled "Pigs at the Trough...How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America." How has it been possible for corporate pigs to gorge themselves on grossly inflated pay packages and heaping helpings of stock options while the average American struggles to make do with their leftovers? Joe Donahue asked her what happened in that year between the release of the hardcover and now the paperback.
Albany, NY – In an era of unprecedented technological change, media consolidation, and cynicism from all sides, how can journalism preserve its values? It is a question veteran journalist and media columnist for the New Yorker, Ken Aulleta, grapples with in his new book: "Backstory: Inside the Business of News". In part 2 of Joe Donahue's discussion with Auletta they begin by talking about the two latest journalism black eyes involving the BBC and the New Yorks Times. Joe aked Auletta simply - what happened?
Albany, NY – Ken Auletta is best known for his books and articles about journalism and the information age. He has written the "Annals of Communication" column and profiles for The New Yorker since 1992. He is also the author of nine books, including a new book entitled "Backstory: Inside the Business of News." In this first part, Joe Donahue talks with Auletta about where the biases lie.
Albany, NY – In the Congressional Corner is New Hampshire's Charles Bass to talk with Alan about the transfer of power in Iraq. Today they take a look at the possibility of the elections taking place in June as projected and impact it, and other issues, may have on the presidential election this fall.
Albany, NY – New Hampshire's Congressman Bass is back in the Congressional Corner for a final conversation with Alan. The discussion runs from the rights of women in Iraq and the Shiite majority there to what it's like to witness the President's State of the Union address.
Albany, NY – Vermont's Independent Bernie Sanders is back in the Congressional Corner today expressing concern about the state of the economy in the US. Alan opens the discussion with a question about economic recovery and employment expectations.
Albany, NY – In a final conversation with Bernie Sanders, Alan asks Vermont's representative about the media. Alan and Bernie address the importance of the coverage of politics and who makes the decisions about the programs that we see and hear in the media toda
Albany, NY – Vermon't Bernie Sanders is in the Congressional Corner this Martin Luther King day - picking up the discussion on the economy where he and Alan left off on Friday. Alan opens the conversation today by asking Bernie the loss of about blue collar and information technology jobs.
Albany, NY – Bernie Sanders joins Alan in the Congressional Corner today to talk about one of his highest priorities when the House reconvenes. Medicare is at the top of his list. He and Alan discuss potential changes to the bill and the prescription drug.