WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the potential for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria and primary elections in New York State.

9/9/13 - Panel

Sep 9, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, activist and commentator Libby Post, and Ray Graf.

WAMC's Pete Seeger concert in Peekskill
DiBlasio (NY Times)
College bubble bursting (Times Union)

Olga Lednichenko, flickr

A peace and justice action network in Westchester is holding a 24-hour protest against U.S. military strikes in Syria. The peaceful demonstration begins Friday evening.

The possible U.S. military action in Syria was a hot topic among WAMC listeners, as we hear in highlights from this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

9/6/13 - Panel

Sep 6, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and Joe Donahue.

Topics include:
Obama & Putin
Syria Vote Count
Tipping Debate
NSA on Encryption

Herbert London: Thinking About Syria

Sep 4, 2013

Among baseball’s general managers it is often said that “the best trade is the one that was never made.” Although it is an obvious stretch to international affairs, it might also be said that the best government action is the one that isn’t taken.

9/4/13 - Panel

Sep 4, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Time Union Capitol Reporter, Jimmy Vielkind.

Topics include:
Syria Support
Allies Intel
Racial Slur Suit
Budget Battles
Campaign Twitter Age
and NY State lawmakers salary

Official White House Photo/Pete Souza

As President Obama expresses confidence that he'll be able to work with Congress to pass a resolution authorizing military intervention in Syria, in Vermont and Northern New York, representatives and peace activists want questions answered before any action begins.

Over the holiday weekend, President Obama asked congress to OK a military strike on Syria in response to the alleged chemical attacks there last month.

  Rich Honen from Phillips Lytle LLP is back and this month we talk about the role of a CEO versus the role of The President - looking at action in Syria through the lens of business leadership.