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! 

Ways to Connect

WAMC'S Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Friday morning's environmental Roundtable panel at the University at Albany's Page Hall.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on Cuba's change in leadership.

The war of words between President Trump and James Comey is ramping up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on South Korean talks to end the war with North Korea.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order extending voting rights to parolees. 

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is facing reelection in November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on CIA Director Mike Pompeo's secret meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the deaths of former First Lady Barbara Bush and NPR newscaster and personality Carl Kasell Tuesday.

No matter what happens in November, the House will be getting a new Speaker.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's rejection of new sanctions against Russia.  Dr. Chartock also discusses this year's Pulitzer Prizes, which were announced Monday.


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue a series of conversations about fakes, forgeries, and lost or misattributions.

 

Close Encounters with Music will present Russian and Soviet Film Music: A Tuneful Survey with UAlbany Professor Timothy Sergay at The Mount in Lenox, MA on Sunday, April 22.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses James Comey's new book, the TPP, and which gubernatorial candidate will get the endorsement of the Working Families Party.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that he will not seek re-election.   Dr. Chartock also discusses Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's second day of testimony before Congress.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress Tuesday. Dr. Chartock also discusses the information coming out of the FBI raid of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer's office.

With November just seven months away, lawmakers are pivoting to election season.

In today’s Congressional Corner, CQ’s David Hawkings wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the FBI's raid of President Trump's lawyer's office and the possibility that the president will fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

You don’t have to be rich to be in Congress, but it doesn’t hurt.

In today’s Congressional Corner, CQ’s David Hawkings continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses U.S.-North Korean relations, a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria and a memo from President Trump directing his administration to end the "catch and release" border practice. 

A member of Congress from the Northeast is going to leave office.

In today’s Congressional Corner, CQ’s David Hawkings speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the beginning of baseball season, President Donald Trump's comments regarding fraudulent voting and rapists from Mexico, and Trump's statement that he did not know about his lawyer's payoff to Stormy Daniels. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Andrew Cuomo's efforts to unify the Democratic Party and his potential run for president.

The State Department is going through some turmoil.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the independent bipartisan poll released on the Republican Tax Law passed last year.

November looms over the rest of the year in Washington.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the stock market's decline.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty's decision not to seek a fourth term.

The V.A. is undergoing a leadership change.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump's proclamation that DACA is dead.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the New York state budget.

House Calls

Apr 2, 2018

This is a column about moderating Medical Monday on Vox Pop.

The problem is that the people who call in rightly believe they should have more time than I might allow. That’s because the phone lines are all always filled up and you want to give everyone a chance. For example, after a caller makes his or her point and we move on, they may call and tell me that they had more to say. Occasionally they will suggest that their particular political agenda may have influenced the decision to limit their time. Sometimes some of these good folks think that fluoridation is a communist plot or that various diseases are caused by some government action or that the chem trails you see in the sky are really people trying to poison the population. But these accusations are few and far between.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue a series of conversations about fakes, forgeries, and lost or misattributions.

Big money in politics is nothing new.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative John Faso, a Republican from the 19th district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Environmental Protection Agency, which is preparing to weaken Obama-era pollution standards for automotive companies. Dr. Chartock also discusses the New York state budget negotiations. 

Ken Lovett in the Senate lobby
Sean Ewart ‏ @Sean_S_Ewart

A highly unusual scene played out during a day of closed-door budget negotiations at the state capitol in Albany on Wednesday: Daily News reporter Ken Lovett was detained by New York State Police. Lovett was seen in social media photos being led out of the Senate lobby in handcuffs. 

Once again, America is debating guns.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative John Faso, a Republican from the 19th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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