Albany, NY – Karen Allen is an American actor, best known for her role as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Allen has also had roles in many other films including National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), Split Image (1982), Starman (1984), The Glass Menagerie (1987), Scrooged (1988), The Sandlot (1993) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), where she reprised her role as Marion Ravenwood.
Alan Chartock is joined by economist Peter Heller to talk about the economic challenges facing governments in the 21st century including climate change and the rising cost of medical care.
Peter S. Heller is a recognized expert on fiscal policy and public finance. The former Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), he has advised both industrial and developing countries on broad macroeconomic policy strategies and technical policy reforms for over 30 years.
Alan Chartock is joined by James Barba, President and C.E.O. of Albany Medical Center to talk about the history of Albany Medical Center.
James Barba is president and chief executive officer of Albany Medical Center. In these capacities, he oversees the medical education, biomedical research and patient care activities of northeastern New York's only academic health sciences center.
Albany, NY – The New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief was created in early 2008 to examine the root causes of high property taxes in New York State. In June, the commission released a preliminary report of its findings, which recommended making major policy changes, including establishing a property tax cap. Now Governor David Paterson has introduced legislation to cap property taxes, and lawmakers are set to take up the issue when they return to Albany.
WAMC's Alan Chartock hosted a panel discussion on this issue with: