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The terror attack in Northern England has reignited debate over national security.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Republicans may feel the repercussions of the the aborted health care vote for some time.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Something very unusual would have to happen to keep Neil Gorsuch off the Supreme Court.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Union College, a private institution in Schenectady, announced Friday a $100 million expansion and  renovation of its Science and Engineering Center.

New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist Thomas L. Friedman will give a presentation entitled "The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology, and Geopolitics" at Proctors in Schenectady, NY on February 9th at 8 p.m. The event is presented by Union College.

Friedman is renowned for his direct reporting and sophisticated analysis of complex issues facing the world. His New York Times bestseller, co-written with Michael Mandelbaum, is That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back.

Friedman's The World is Flat sold over four million copies and won the inaugural Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. In 2012, Friedman updated his National Book Award-winner, From Beirut to Jerusalem, adding a fresh discussion of the Arab Awakenings and Arab/Israeli relations in a new preface and afterword. His latest book, Thank You For Being Late, was released in Fall 2016.

A conservative majority on the Supreme Court is just the tip of the iceberg.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The nation will have a new president in just a few days.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Russian interference in November’s election has alarmed many onlookers.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

It’s too late for Merrick Garland to get on the Supreme Court.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why.

The election will have major impacts on the future of the Supreme Court.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what might happen next.

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but not the presidency.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why the Electoral College is probably here to stay.

It was one of the most surprising election outcomes in modern political history.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how Donald Trump won the White House.

In the U.S. Senate, the difference between 51 and 49 is wide.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about some of the races he has an eye on.

The presidential election is getting most of the headlines, but we have three branches of government.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how the House and Senate are looking.

Election Day is almost here.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how things are shaping up.

  If Hillary Clinton wins the White House, what will Bill Clinton do next?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  It’s fair to say Melania Trump is not your typical would-be first lady.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  The conventions are over and November is nearing.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays talks about the campaign with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  Congressional Democrats have been lost in the wilderness for some time.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays discusses their hopes to retake control with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  The Democratic primary outcome might be obvious, but the race isn’t over.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  With only eight jurists, the Supreme Court has been punting of late.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays talks about this new paradigm with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  In 1965 George Gmelch signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Detroit Tigers organization. Growing up sheltered in an all-white, affluent San Francisco suburb, he knew little of the world outside. Over the next four seasons, he came of age in baseball’s Minor Leagues through experiences ranging from learning the craft of the professional game to becoming conscious of race and class for the first time.

Playing with Tigers is not a typical baseball memoir. Now a well-known anthropologist at Union College, Gmelch recounts a baseball education unlike any other as he got to know small-town life across the United States against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, civil rights protests, and the emergence of the counterculture. The social and political turmoil of the times spilled into baseball, and Gmelch experienced the consequences firsthand as he played out his career in the Jim Crow South.

Drawing from journals he kept as a player, letters, and recent interviews with thirty former teammates, coaches, club officials, and even former girlfriends, Gmelch immerses the reader in the life of the Minor Leagues, capturing—in a manner his unique position makes possible—the universal struggle of young athletes trying to make their way.

City of Schenectady

There is debate in Schenectady over town-and-gown issues between Union College and city hall.

  The Supreme Court wrapped up its term last month by deciding several important cases.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays delves into the decisions with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Union College Concert Series’ 2014-2015 Season offers fifteen performances by a wonderful array of leading international artists and ensembles that you won’t want to miss. There’s something for everyone – six debuts, some of your favorite artists, two all-Beethoven programs, and even Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle. Learn more.

Jue Wang / http://www.math.union.edu/

    

  Union College’s 43rd International Festival of Chamber Music offers fifteen performances by a wonderful array of leading international artists and ensembles. We are about half-way through their season with Brentano String Quartet having performed in Memorial Chapel yesterday.

Derek Delaney is the Artistic Director of the Union College Concert Series and he joins us now to tell us what is left in their season to look forward to.

  Science popularizer, Chad Orzel received his BA in physics from Williams College, his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Maryland, and his postdoctorate from Yale University. He maintains the blog Uncertain Principles and is the author of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog and How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog. He is a professor at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

In his new book, Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist, Orzel argues that even the people who are most forthright about hating science are doing science, often without even knowing it.

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