Alan Chartock

President and CEO

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
7:43 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses gubernatorial debates in Massachusetts and New York.

On Tuesday at 7 p.m., WAMC aired WGBH and The Boston Globe’s one-on-one Massachusetts gubernatorial debate between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker.

On Wednesday at 8 p.m., WAMC will air WBFO/WNED’s New York’s gubernatorial debate featuring Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party and Michael McDermott of the Libertarian Party.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Day

    Education policy is a perpetual point of debate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Chris Day, a candidate for New York’s 17th Congressional district seat, discusses the Common Core with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

New York News
10:41 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Massachusetts AG Coakley Readies For Tonight's Debate

Martha Coakley
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley debates her Republican opponent for governor, businessman Charlie Baker, tonight. WAMC will carry the debate from WGBH in Boston live at 7pm. Both candidates are looking for a political comeback: Baker lost to Governor Deval Patrick in 2010, and Coakley lost a special election for U.S. Senate to Scott Brown in her last statewide race. Ahead of tonight’s debate, Coakley spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC News
7:47 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses flu shots, the Times editorial board recommending Cuomo for a second term, and Albany's red-light cameras.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Day

    Women’s rights have become a key issue in New York politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Chris Day, a candidate for New York’s 17th Congressional district seat, discusses some social issues with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC News
7:40 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Sen. Dean Skelos on Cuomo's endorsements and voter ID laws in Texas.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Classical Music According To Yehuda #137

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani spend pick up where they left off last time - sharing music from Yehuda’s album of duets with Eliot Fisk.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Congressional Corner - Chris Day

    A political newcomer is trying to topple a titan of the House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Chris Day tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he is trying to unseat Congresswoman Nita Lowey.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu October 16, 2014

10/16/14 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Mike Spain, associate editor of the Times Union, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter Rosemary Armao.

WAMC News
7:41 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Ebola preparations and a report from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Airbnb.

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