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, higlighted 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 News
7:49 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver temporarily ceding power.

The Roundtable
11:25 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Classical Music According To Yehuda #143

  In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of baroque music and share Bach's Coffee Cantata.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

  Parts of our region play a major role in the country’s naval defenses.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about Electric Boat.

New York News
10:36 am
Fri January 23, 2015

In 2010, Silver Briefly Discussed Lawmakers' Outside Income On WAMC

Speaker Silver
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U.S. Attorney Preet Bhara said Thursday that New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver traded his influence to amass millions of dollars in graft. Silver, a Manhattan Democrat who has run the Assembly for two decades, was arrested and faces up to 100 years in prison if convicted on all counts. At issue is Silver’s outside income as a lawyer, earned on top of his $121,000 salary as speaker. Over the years, Silver has been a frequent guest on WAMC’s Capitol Connection with Alan Chartock. The outside income issue came up during a 2010 show, recorded during negotiations over an ethics bill with then-Governor David Paterson.

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WAMC News
7:50 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's arrest.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Congressional Corner With Joe Courtney

  Barack Obama still has two years as president, but Democrats are scarcer down the street.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about life in the minority.

WAMC News
7:49 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver set to be arrested and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address.

The Roundtable
11:48 am
Wed January 21, 2015

If/Then At The Berkshire Museum

  Located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Berkshire Museum has been a Smithsonian Affiliate since 2013. Established in 1903, the Berkshire Museum integrates art, history, and natural science in a wide range of programs and exhibitions that inspire educational connections between the disciplines.

The new exhibition If/Then opens this Saturday, January 24 at the Berkshire Museum. Visitors to If/Then will enter a topsy-turvy world of experience, where senses rule. They will traverse the horizontal climbing wall; dodge an obstacle course of pretend laser beams; and use dots and dashes to mark their height on a drawing wall.

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The Roundtable
11:33 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Upcoming Summer Exhibitions At The Clark

  Now we look to the summer exhibitions at The Clark which include Van Gogh and Nature -- an exhibition that will be on view at the Clark from June 14th through Sept. 13th. The show will include 53 works, mostly paintings, but also some of the artist’s drawings on loan from museums and private collections around the world. Richard Kendall, is Curator at Large at The Clark and we will speak with him about Van Gogh in a moment.

But first we must also mention two more exhibits - Photography and Discovery which will be on view May 17th through August 30th; and A Century of Japanese Woodblock Prints from Hiroshige to Saitō: Gifts from the Rodbell Family Collection which will be on view from July 5th to September 27th. Both are curated by Jay Clarke – the Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Clark who joins us now along with the aforementioned Richard Kendall.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Mid-Winter And Spring Exhibitions And Events At MASS MoCA

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  Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time - it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams.

In addition to challenging and inspiring visual art, MASS MoCA brings valuable performing arts to the region including film, theatre, dance, and music in just about any genre you can imagine. MASS MoCA’s Director, Joe Thompson and Director of Communications, Jodi Joseph join us to tell us more.

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