terrorism

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

9/26/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. WAMC New Director, Ian Pickus also joins for part of today's conversation.

Topics include:
Eric Holder
Subway terror plot?
FBI director blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones
Derek Jeter
Property tax cap upheld

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New York News
4:48 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

In Wake Of Plot Report, NY Officials Take Trains

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New York's top government officials have taken to the nation's largest subway system following the disclosure of an alleged terrorist attack on trains in U.S. cities.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Tom Prendergast rode a train from the World Trade Center to Penn Station in Manhattan Thursday afternoon.

Cuomo said there was no specific, credible threat to New York City subways.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:56 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Herbert London: President Obama Lays Out His “Strategy”

Tomahawk cruise missile launched from USS Philipine Sea on Sept. 23, 2014.
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President Obama finally delivered a presidential address in his strategy view of the war against ISIS. As a speech, it was admirable; as a strategy, it is questionable.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Cuomo, Christie Announce Stepped-Up Police Presence On Public Transit

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Stepped-up security at railroad and other mass transit systems was announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey’s Governor Christie Wednesday, who say it’s “absolutely necessary” even without a specific terror threat.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri September 19, 2014

"The Terrorists's Son"

  What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayyid Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In one of his infamous video messages, Osama bin Laden urged the world to “Remember El-Sayyid Nosair.”

For Zak Ebrahim, a childhood amongst terrorism was all he knew. After his father’s incarceration, his family moved often, and as the perpetual new kid in class, he faced constant teasing and exclusion. Yet, though his radicalized father and uncles modeled fanatical beliefs, to Ebrahim something never felt right. His story is told in The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice.

WAMC News
4:55 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Esty: Congress Seeking More Information On White House Strategy For Islamic State

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In a primetime address earlier this week, President Barack Obama outlined a strategy to defeat the terrorist group Islamic State currently in control of areas in Iraq and Syria. Members of Congress are still trying to figure out exactly what that plan includes.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

9/12/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, leading expert in counter-terrorisim intelligence, Malcolm Nance, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
ISIS al-qaeda update
Syrian Rebel Training
New Terror Link
Tepid Support

WAMC News
4:41 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Congressional Reaction To White House Strategy For Islamic State Continues

Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT)
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House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans in Congress are willing to work with the White House on President Obama’s strategy to defeat the terrorist group the Islamic State. But Boehner is unsure if the plan is enough to stop the threat.

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WAMC News
12:51 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Congressional Leaders React To President Obama's Address

In a televised address last night, President Barack Obama laid out U.S. plans to combat terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Congressional Corner
11:02 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Congressional Corner With Nita Lowey

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    There are problem areas in every corner of the globe.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the so-called Islamic State terrorists have reached a new low.

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