The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon January 5, 2015

1/5/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include NYPD Funeral, State of Union Preview Tour, FBI Security Bias, Boston Bomb Trial Move Rejected and local stories from The Times Union.

New York News
7:00 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Saratoga County Blogger Pleads Guilty To Hacking Charge

Credit Yuri Samoilov/Flickr

A Saratoga County blogger facing child pornography charges has pleaded guilty to a computer hacking related charge.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu September 18, 2014

9/18/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative reporter, Rosemary Armao and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
House ISIS Vote
Times Poll on Obama Security Plan
Times Square Security
Debtor Rules
Health Stories

New York News
4:51 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

SPAC To Increase Security After Assault

New York State Police will have a greater presence at Saratoga Performing Arts Center after a recent sexual assault at the venue.

State police will increase security as investigations continue on a sexual assault that took place at a concert on August 12th. SPAC is located within the Saratoga Spa State Park.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Dr. Megan Papesh, Louisiana State University - Flaws of Facial Recognition Tech

Facial recognition technology is still in its infancy.

Dr. Megan Papesh, assistant professor of psychology at Louisiana State University, is demonstrating weakness in a system many people may assume is completely secure. 

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New England News
4:22 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Security Measures Reviewed For Large Events

Members of the Springfield Police Department K-9 unit at a community event at the White Street Elementary School. The newest member of the unit " Hunter" is with his partner Officer Tommy Horne
Credit WAMC

Police departments everywhere are reviewing security measures for large public events in light of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.  A large outdoor event that typically draws more than 10,000 people is taking place on Saturday in Springfield Massachusetts.


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Science & Technology
2:29 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Cyber Attacks Can Happen Anywhere

America's "War on Terror" goes beyond the streets. Battles are being fought on a regular basis over the internet, from Chinese or Korean cyber attacks to hacks from groups and individuals within the United States.

As technology evolves and we become more reliant on the internet, the web presents a frontier of opportunity for mischief-makers, criminals and terrorists.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Regional Event Organizers Reevaluate Security

Boston Marathon Bombing
Credit Aaron Tang/Flickr

As investigators scrutinize evidence in Monday’s bombing in Boston, organizers of large events across the region are assessing their safety plans.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Rick Mathews - Director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness

    Rick Mathews is the Director of the National Center for Security & Preparedness and Program Director of the NY State Preparedness Training Center.

He joins us to talk about yesterday's events in Boston, MA.

Hudson Valley News
8:38 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Westchester Increases Security After Boston Explosions

At least one county executive in New York’s Hudson Valley says security was stepped up Monday as a result of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. And security will remain heightened through at least today.

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