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, 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! 

Ways to Connect

The 2018 elections will tell us a lot about 2020.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the truth, accuracy, the press, and Trump's fake news awards.

What will happen to the Dreamers?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and more.

Environmentalists have not welcomed the Trump agenda.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the first district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the WAMC Locked Box, and more.

“Fire and Fury” has had Washington buzzing.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the first district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the language used by President Donald Trump during a meeting, and more.

The tax overhaul is now the law of the land.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the first district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, President Donald Trump wanting to take a look at libel laws, and an op-ed in the New York Times where, in Germany, some are calling for Angela Merkel to step aside.

Year one of the Trump administration is wrapping up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, concludes his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, a North Carolina gerrymandering case, and prospects for 2018 and 2020.

A new year, a new tax code.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked to interview President Donald Trump, and rumors circulating that Oprah Winfrey might run for in 2020.

Democrats are hoping 2018 will be better than 2017.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, President Donald Trump's tweets defending his mental fitness, Steve Bannon's words in Fire and Fury and his apology, and a rescheduling of Trump's "fake news" awards.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of conversations about quoting, sampling, borrowing in music.

Will the special prosecutor be allowed to finish his work?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the extreme cold weather, the WAMC Locked Box and tower, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will work to oust New York Republicans from Congress.

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 the winter weather inbound, the Locked Box, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State speech yesterday, and former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon's spat with President Donald Trump.

Republicans have been celebrating the tax overhaul.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Mt. Greylock and WAMC's tower on-top of it, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address, and the retirement of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch.

The Mueller investigation is facing increasing criticism in some quarters.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty wraps up her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the current WAMC Locked Box in support of the tower, global warming and the current weather, Kim Jong-un, and Harry Wilson saying he won't run for Governor of New York.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the purchase of the broadcast tower on top of Mt. Greylock, President Trump's interview with the New York Times, and Senate candidate Roy Moore fighting his certified loss to Democrat Doug Jones.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the end of the year and what it means for state lawmakers.

About The Tower

Dec 28, 2017
1990 aerial photo of the Mt. Greylock tower
Art Donahue

Dear WAMC Family,

I can’t tell you how grateful we are to be able to ensure our future by buying the tower we have been on all these years. I’m talking about the broadcast tower on Mt. Greylock that allows us to send our signal throughout our seven-state listening area.

The American tax system is about to undergo a major overhaul.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This conversation was recorded minutes before final votes in the House.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the station's purchase of the tower atop Mt. Greylock, and Roy Moore's decision to sue before the ballots are certified in the Alabama senate race.

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