Alan Chartock

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Dr. Alan Chartock is professor emeritus at the University at Albany. He hosts the weekly Capitol Connection series, heard on public radio stations around New York. The program for almost twelve years, highlighted interviews with Governor Mario Cuomo and now continues with conversations with state political leaders. Dr. Chartock also appears each week on The Media Project and the Roundtable and offers commentary on Morning Edition, weekdays at 7:37 am.

During his long tenure at WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Alan Chartock has interviewed interesting people of every stripe. From Governors, Senators and top lawmakers, to newsmakers including World War II heroes and former UN weapons inspectors. Dr. Chartock has also had the chance for in-depth chats with artists, musicians, actors and directors...authors...you name it! 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York state's Senate hearings on PFOA in municipal water supplies, subpoenas from Preet Bharara, and Colin Kaepernick.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Little League World Series, a stop de Blasio line on the election ballot, and Trump being used to help state Democrats win control of the Senate.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yeuda Hanani continue their conversation about female composers, hearing "Sicilienne" by Maria Theresa von Paradis performed by The Castle String Quartet.

  Can the Republicans keep control of Congress?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Democrats are charging hard.

  Does a bloody sock qualify you for the U.S. Senate?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about Elizabeth Warren’s possible opponent in 2018.

  So far, 2016 has been a highly unusual election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock pollsters have their hands full this cycle.

  Political junkies spend the days before November poring over the latest polls.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that respondents should be discerning.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses epi pens, Hillary Clinton's emails, and Trump's campaign staff on Muslims being US citizens.

  The Zika virus continues to spread.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that more federal funding is needed to counteract Zika.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the state of immigration and Donald Trump and Ken Lovett's newest column.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yeuda Hanani continue their conversation about female composers, discussing Marianna Martines hearing the first and third movements from her Sonata per Cembalo in G Major performed by Nicoleta Paraschivescu.

The whole House of Representatives is on the ballot in November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he always runs like he’s losing.

  A Republican hasn’t carried New York in three decades.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he doesn’t think that’ll change anytime soon.

  Former two-term Hudson Valley Congressman John Hall has been out of office since losing the 2010 election, but he’s stayed busy.

Today, Hall speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock in their first Congressional Corner segment in six years.

This is a segment from an hour-long interview about Hall’s new memoir (Still The One: A Rock'n'Roll Journey to Congress and Back) which airs Thursday 8/18 at 1 p.m.

WAMC's Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock sits down with WAMC's David Guistina to talk about Donald Trump calling  for the "extreme vetting" of immigrants, Vice President Joe Biden joins Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton at a Scranton campaign rally, an Albany Judge resigns, and much more.

  Retiring Utica-area Congressman Richard Hanna was the first House Republican to announce he is voting for Hillary Clinton. He’s also said he won’t endorse the Republican running to replace him in Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with that Republican —state Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney.

WAMC's Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock sits down with WAMC's David Guistina to discuss dangerous thunderstorms over the weekend, a story from the Daily Mail that says U.S. Attorney Preet Bharrara is investigating the Clinton Foundation, and more.


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yeuda Hanani continue their conversation about female composers focusing on Hildegard von Bingen and sharing her "O viridissima virga" performed by the women’s section of Voices of Ascension.

  Many Muslims have settled in Utica.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican New York state Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, a candidate for the 22nd House district seat, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she doesn’t appreciate Donald Trump’s recent comments even though she supports him.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the hot and humid weekend, the Olympics, and Zika.

  Upstate New York’s 22nd House district is getting a new representative.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican New York state Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why she’s running.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the media coverage of Donald Trump, Clinton's life, and more.

  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.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Cuomo's comments on DiNapoli, Trump's comments on the second amendment/Clinton, and more.

  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.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's economic game plan and the candidate's appeal to voters.

  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.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the parallels between politics and the Rio Olympics, and a closely contested primary race in the Berkshires.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani begins a series of conversations about female composers.

Mike Derrick for Congress
Mike Derrick for Congress

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Mike Derrick concludes his discussion about New York’s 21st House district with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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