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4/9/15 Panel

Apr 9, 2015

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Kingston Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Scheduled topics include Boston Marathon Bombing verdict; Body cameras come to North Charleston PD; Indictments coming in George Washington Bridge scandal?; Wisconsin Chief Justice files suit to hold onto job.

4/7/15 Panel

Apr 7, 2015

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Scheduled topics include JetBlue lands in Albany; Boston Marathon bombing trial goes to Jury; Rand Paul to launch presidential campaign; Chris Gibson to possibly run for NY Governor; Iowa and 2016 candidates.

3/30/15 Panel

Mar 30, 2015

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, essayist, author, editor and activist - Barbara Smith and SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Scheduled topics include Indiana Governor Mike Pence defends new religious freedom legislation; Germanwings Co-Pilot update; Boston Bombing Trial; Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley on Presidential race; Iran nuclear talks.

3/5/15 Panel

Mar 5, 2015

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and Kingston Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include: Police discrimination in Ferguson, MI; U.S. Ambassador to South Korea attacked; Boston Marathon Bombing trial; Hillary Clinton's email usage.

    Despite being front-page news nationwide, the true story of the 2006 Duke lacrosse team rape case has never been told in its entirety and is more complex than all the reportage to date would indicate.

The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities by William D. Cohan is the definitive, magisterial account of what happens when the most combustible forces in American culture— unbridled ambition, intellectual elitism, athletic prowess, aggressive sexual behavior, racial bias, and absolute prosecutorial authority—collide and then explode on a powerful university campus, in the justice system, and in the media.

3/5/14 Panel

Mar 5, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

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Cuomo V. De Blasio
Murder Trial

4/1/13 - Panel

Apr 1, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Dr. Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. Joe Donhahue moderates.

Today's topics:
Death of Prosecutors in Texas
The Jodi Arias trial enters its fourth month this week
Number of Young Adults Hit by Recession up
NYT Changes Obit After Criticism
April Fool’s Day (Julia Winterbottom, author of Pranklopedia: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-Mean Pranks on the Planet! joins via phone.)

Associated Press

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A Connecticut man who became known as the "East Coast Rapist" for a series of sexual assaults over more than a decade from Rhode Island to Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison.

The three life terms imposed Friday on Aaron Thomas of New Haven, Conn., followed his guilty plea last year in Manassas, Virgina for abducting three teenage trick-or-treaters and raping two of them on Halloween 2009 in Prince William County.

On Feb. 17, 1970, physician Jeffrey MacDonald called the police to his Fort Bragg, N.C., home. He told the responding officers that he had been assaulted by a group of "hippie" intruders, who had also bludgeoned and stabbed his wife and two young daughters — ages 2 and 5 — to death. MacDonald suffered a concussion and collapsed lung but survived.

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a Pennsylvania courthouse for the start of his child sex-abuse trial.

Sandusky arrived at the courthouse in Bellefonte on Monday morning along with defense attorney Joe Amendola. He smiled briefly for cameras before walking inside.

A jury of seven women and five men are scheduled to hear opening statements in the case, ending months of pretrial wrangling in the high-profile case that led to the firing of legendary late Penn State coach Joe Paterno. Many of the jurors have strong ties to the university.

Roger Clemens' chief accuser is expected to testify against the former pitcher. It will be a make-or-break moment for the prosecution as it seeks to convict Clemens of perjury.

Brian McNamee, Clemens' former strength coach, takes the stand Monday as the trial moves into its fifth week. McNamee says he injected the seven-time Cy Young Award winner with steroids and human growth hormone in 1998, 2000 and 2001.

Clemens is accused of lying to Congress when he denied using those drugs.

Two Cooperators Give Unprecedented Look at al-Qaida

May 7, 2012

Two high-value government cooperators have offered an unprecedented firsthand account of how al-Qaida operated in the decade following the September 11 attacks.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The pair testified at the trial of Adis Medunjanin.  A Brooklyn jury convicted him last week on charges he plotted with former high school classmates to attack Manhattan subway lines in 2009.

Government Might Be Given More Leeway in Clemens Trial

May 1, 2012

The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial may be on the verge of letting the government show the former pitcher's largely baseball-ignorant jury just how widespread steroids and human growth hormone were in the sport.

The move is one that Clemens' lawyers would like to avoid, but may have brought on themselves.

Clemens is on trial for allegedly lying in a 2008 congressional deposition and hearing when he said he never used steroids or HGH.

Clemens Perjury Trial Resumes after Five-Day Break

Apr 30, 2012

The Roger Clemens perjury trial is resuming after a five-day break. The prosecution's first witness, congressional staffer Phil Barnett, will return to the stand Monday after beginning his testimony last Tuesday.

Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, is accused of lying to Congress when, at a hearing and deposition that preceded it, he denied taking steroids or human growth hormone.

Former Massachusetts State Treasurer Timothy Cahill, who is facing corruption charges, was in court briefly Wednesday.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports…

A pre-trial conference in Cahill’s case was postponed for a month at the request of Jeffrey Denner, Cahill’s new lawyer, who told the judge he needed time to get up to speed.  There was no change in the September date for Cahill’s trial.  

Cahill told reporters in Boston after the brief hearing that he is confident his legal team will prove he did nothing wrong. 

After nearly six weeks, the trial of former New York Senator Pedro Espada Jr. is winding down.  WAMC's Dave Lucas reports...

Espada is standing trial in Brooklyn federal court. He's charged with looting around a half million dollars from the nonprofit Soundview Healthcare Network.

Espada founded the network in the 1970s. Prosecutors say he created a sham cleaning company that overcharged the not-for-profit so he could take money whenever he wanted.

Hearing Set in Case Against Ex-MA Treasurer

Apr 25, 2012

A hearing is scheduled in the case against ex-state Treasurer Timothy Cahill and two of his former aides.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Cahill is accused of airing taxpayer-funded ads for the state lottery as a means of promoting his own unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2010. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Scott Campbell, Cahill's former top aide, and Alfred Grazioso, the lottery's former chief of staff, have also pleaded not guilty.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court. It wasn't known if Cahill would attend.