Albany, NY – On Friday Alan and representative John Sweeney were discussing the role of the United States around the world. Today that discussion turns to Iraq and how long it will take to establish order and a new government. We hear about American casualties almost every day and so Alan opens todays discussion by asking about how dangerous it is in Iraq today.
Albany, NY – There has been some talk lately of Congressman John Sweeney angling for higher office and this has brought up a nickname that President Bush gave him some time ago. Dubbed "Congressman kickass" - John joins Alan in the Congressional Corner today to discuss American troops in Liberia.... but Alan opens by asking him about where this nickname came from.
Albany, NY – Prescription drugs tend to cost more in the US than in other countries. Connecticut Representative, Nancy Johnson joins Alan in the Congressional Corner today to talk about the cost of these drugs and what the pharmacutical companies are doing with the money. Some Americans have been traveling across borders to obtain their drugs for a lower cost and Alan opens by asking Nancy about this 're-importation.'
Albany, NY – New York's John Sweeney returns to the Congressional Corner today to continue the conversation about the role of the United States in Africa and the world. The conversation begins with the subject of Liberian President - Charles Taylor.
Albany, NY – Representing Connecticut's second district, Robert Simmons is back in the Congressional Corner. Yesterday he and Alan discussed the intelligence community, today they turn to the armed forces. The discussion includes the status of the National Guard and the Reserves and then takes a turn to something many young people join the armed services for - to pay for an education.
Albany, NY – Republican Robert Simmons returns to the Congressional Corner today to discuss the recent developments and future posiibilities in Iraq, Despite the recent death of Sadaam's two sons, Americans are still being killed in Iraq. Alan opens by asking Robert about the 'unconventional warfare' going on there.
Albany, NY – Congress is not in session and Michael McNulty took some time during this district work period to stop by the WAMC studios this morning to chat with our own Alan Chartock. Michael and Alan take a look at post-war Iraq and the level of international involvement there.
Albany, NY – Gerrymandering is the topic in the Congressional Corner today where New York's Michael McNulty returns to continue his discussion with Alan. They take a look at the redistricting attempt in Texas and Alan asks Michael about Texas Republican,Tom Delay.
Albany, NY – New York's Michael McNulty is back in the Congressional Corner to speak with Alan Chartock - who has two things on his mind...and those two things discussed today are the economy and the upcoming election.
Albany, NY – Maurice Hinchey is back in the Congressional Corner. Today he and Alan discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning afirmative action in college admissions. Alan asks Maurice if he thinks it's unAmerican to consider race in the admissions process.