Alec Hamilton

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

Sizzling Start to Summer

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the New York City area where temperatures are predicted to top 100 degrees on Wednesday. "This is a very big deal, and we should all be very careful," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


International Elections and the US Presidential Campaign

Monday, June 18, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about the elections in Egypt and Greece, the recent loss of message amidst U.S. presidential campaigning, and the debate over cyber-warfare.


Air Strikes, Policy Leaks, and Gaffes on the Campaign Trail

Monday, June 11, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about last week's air strike in Afghanistan, the President's campaign gaffe, and his problem with the word "leaks".


The United States Faces Iran, Cyber Worms, Foreign Policy During an Election Year

Monday, June 04, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Brian Zumhagen about the nuclear development situation in Iran and the United States' covert opposition using cyber attacks.


Memorial Day Around New York

Monday, May 28, 2012

New York City's Memorial Day observances included both parades and solemn ceremonies. And with sunny skies and temperatures reaching the mid-80s, thousands of people spent their Memorial Day holiday at New York's parks and beaches.


Beaches, Parks and Zombies: How to Spend the Weekend

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of summer, and with that all public beaches in New York City are officially open. But there will be plenty of other things to do this weekend, if the beach isn't your scene.

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Diplomatic Relationships with China and South Korea

Monday, April 30, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, speaks to Kerry Nolan about U.S. diplomatic relations with China and South Korea.


New Orleans Rap Accentuates the Positive

Friday, April 06, 2012

New Orleans may be the birthplace of jazz, but for the last couple of decades its most influential music has been the city's Dirty South rap scene. The woozy celebration of ghetto life blurs the line between reflecting violence and glamorizing it. But now New Renaissance wants to buck that trend ...

Video: "New Renaissance"


Predictions for 2012

Monday, January 02, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, speaks to Manoush Zomorodi about his predictions for the coming year in the Middle East, Europe, China, and in the coming elections here in the United States.

Explainer: How Did the White House Shooter Get a Gun?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Federal law prohibits certain people from owning arms, among those are people who have been convicted of a felony, minors, drug addicts, and the mentally ill. So why can a mentally ill guy with a criminal history still drive to DC, buy an assault weapon, and shoot the White House?

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Watch: Asked About Libya, Cain Stays on Message

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain isn't going to be tricked into any more embarrassing Libya flubs.

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Occupy Origins: An Oral History

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Greaber said there was a feeling that many actions use radical language, but fall into a pattern in which a few leaders tell the masses what to do. Graeber and his friends decided this was the moment to change structure and embrace a what he called “direct democracy.”

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NY Republican Women Critical of Herman Cain Over Scandal

Monday, November 14, 2011

As Herman Cain's campaign rolls on, we see a candidate backing and filling about a possible mess. His supporters are ignoring a very real question of character in trying to prevent discussion his handling of recent accusations.

-Former Rep. Sue Kelly, on the Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal.

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Of Pauses and Princesses: Primary Debate Number Nine Recap

Thursday, November 10, 2011

We have seen a circling of the wagons, certainly among conservative pundits. One thing that they’re doing... is attacking the women.

—  Lisa Lerer, political reporter for Bloomberg News, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Opposition Research 101: From Andrew Jackson to Herman Cain

Friday, November 04, 2011

These days, it wouldn’t be a political primary without some serious skeletons emerging from candidate’s closets.


Cain and Thomas: Confidentiality and Sexual Harrassment Settlements

Thursday, November 03, 2011

It comes down to credibility issues, and without the full airing of the complaint it would be unfair to Mister Cain if only part of the story comes out.

—  CUNY Law Professor Rick Rossein, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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What Kind of 'ocracy Do We Have?

Thursday, November 03, 2011

[T]he experiment continues, right here on your airwaves, with the freedom to express everything that your callers are saying. And it only works if we protest, on Wall Street and around the country. It only works if we vote.

—  It's A Free Country blogger Jami Floyd, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Bizarre Pays Off: Politics Rewards the Kind of Crazy that Money Can't Buy

Friday, October 28, 2011

Why would a candidate, running for an important and serious office, run an ad featuring, say, their campaign manager taking a slow pull of a cigarette?  Or, I don't know, comparing their opponent to a demon sheep?

Because crazy goes viral, and viral means big publicity, and big money too. 


Explainer: The Perry Plan Flat Tax

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Republican presidential nomination hopeful Rick Perry isn’t counting himself out of the race yet. Despite slipping steeply in the polls, the Texas governor is back with a new approach, and it involves reforming America’s ridiculously complicated federal tax policy. Perry has been coy with some of the intricacies, and so far independent tax analysts haven’t been able to gather enough details about Perry’s plan to rate it. But for now, here is what we know so far about Rick Perry's flat tax:


The End of Gadhafi?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The question is now – can Libya make good on the promise of the insurgency?

—  Benjamin Barberpolitical theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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