Alec Hamilton

Senior Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

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 Memor...


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 wee...

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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 l...


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 il...

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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 thi...

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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 di...

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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 N...

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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 ...

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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 aroun...

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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 th...


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 Barber, political theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, on Th...

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The White House and The Root: Open for Questions

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The president is going to say, piece by piece, stand up and explain why you say we should preserve tax breaks for the very wealthy but we shouldn’t fund our nations schools. —  Valer...

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The 53 Percent Take on the 99 Percent

Friday, October 14, 2011

In response to the now-viral Tumblr post “We are the 99 Percent,” some conservatives have launched their own venture “We are the 53 percent”. The site, started by contrib...

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Obama, Banks and Electability: Elizabeth Warren Knows Too Much

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Elizabeth Warren was a discomfort to the Obama administration. She was articulate, she was charismatic, and she articulated the message that I think a lot of Obama supporters had expe...

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New York's Only Gay Square Dance Group Dances On

Monday, October 10, 2011

For 27 years, a New York square dancing group has been kicking up its heels. It's weathered the various cultural changes in the city, but age may finally be catching up with the group.

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