Albany, NY – On Monday the five member commission of the FCC will meet to decide whether or not to relax the current rules on media ownership. Today, Congressional Quarterly Editor, David Hawkings is here to talk about this. Alan asks David if the rules are indeed relaxed, if the Congress might try to overturn this decision.
Albany, NY – Representative Richard Neal of Massachusetts 2nd district is in the Congressional Corner today to discuss tax policy and the child tax credit that was not extended to low income families. David Galletly is standing in for Alan Chartock and he opens by asking Richard about this child tax credit.
Albany, NY – Since Watergate, there have been various 'scandal-gates; in the news. Today the Senior Editor of Legislative affairs at the Congressional Quarterly, David Hawkings, joins Alan to talk about the latest in Washington - "Texas-Gate". But first Alan asks David if he is beginning to feel the heat of Presidential politics.
Albany, Ny – Bernie Sanders is back in the Congressional Corner today discussing how 'war works - from a political point of view'. Alan opens the discussion with a question about the difficulties of taking an opposing view in the Congress.
Albany, NY – The tax cut is back on the table in the Congressional Corner, where Bernie Sanders, Independent from Vermont, joins WAMC's political analyst Alan Chartock in a look at the impact of the proposed tax cut on Americans. Alan asks Bernie if he thinks the average American is being conned with any amount of tax cut.
Albany, NY – We begin our week in the Congressional Corner with the return of John Sweeney of New York's 20th district. He is back to discuss with Alan, the Israeli-Palestinian Roadmap to Peace. But before we hear about this Roadmap, Alan has an inquiry about John's current canine troubles.
Albany, NY – John Sweeny, representing New York's 20th district, joins Alan in the Congressional Corner today. Alan opens by asking John, who is a member of the Republican Steering committee, where it is he's steering the members of his party.
Albany, Ny – Nancy Johnson, representing Connecticuts's 5th district, joins Alan Chartock in a lengthy discussion about the Middle East. Nancy explains how she feels that "change is complex and the region is ready for it" - today in the Congressional Corner.
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.