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

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

New York’s 21st Congressional district is one of the largest east of the Mississippi.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik concludes her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's war on "fake news" and the new head of the DNC, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of discussions about women who influenced classical composers. This week’s composer is Ludwig van Beethoven.

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

2016 is just behind us, but another election always looms.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses witches calling for a spell to drive Trump from office, Democrats concern with Trump, and Kim Jong Nam's death.

(Airs 2/23/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Judith Enck -- Visiting Scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, and former Region 2 Regional Administrator at the EPA.

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

New York’s North Country swung from blue to red this election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what she makes of November’s results.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's "deportation force" vs. American values, Trump's comments on anti-semitism, and congressional town halls across the country.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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Republicans control official Washington from the top down.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey concludes her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's plan for deportation and town meetings around the region.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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It turns out many Americans don’t want to lose the Affordable Care Act.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the new appointment of Lt. Gen. McMaster to President Trump's National Security Advisor post, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman taking on Trump, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the White House budget office's draft to eliminate the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, progressives and conservatives swarming local town hall meetings, and a Democrat on the Federal Election Commission quitting her term early due to gridlock.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of discussions about women who influenced classical composers. This week’s composer is Ludwig van Beethoven.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees left many people upset and scared.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about what comes next.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's conversation with press, Democrats v. Republicans, and this week's upcoming Media Project.

Senator Chris Murphy
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“Repeal and replace” has itself been replaced when it comes to the Affordable Care Act.  

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Michael Flynn's resignation, immigration, and Andrew Puzder stepping down from consideration for Labor Secretary.

Senator Chris Murphy
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Democrats in the Senate are trying to come up with a workable strategy against President Trump.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the resignation/dismissal of National Security Secretary Michael Flynn, concerns over the Trump administration's ties to Russia, and Russia's deployment of a new missile that violates a treaty.

Senator Chris Murphy
https://www.murphy.senate.gov/

2016 just ended, but 2020 is already on the horizon.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the resignation of President Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's meeting with President Donald Trump, and Trump's handling of the North Korean missile test.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the two major snow storms, and conflicts in Trump's presidency vs. business interests, and immigration rules. 

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani pick up where they left off last time when Yehuda told us about the life and tawdry adventures of Alma Mahler. Today, he shares some of her music and contrasts it with that of her first husband, Gustav Mahler.

It took Vice President Pence to break the tie on the nomination of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the winter weather and President Trump's response to the Appeals Court's decision to not enforce the immigration ban.

President Trump is dismissing his poll numbers as “fake news.”

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the new commander-in-chief doth protest too much.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Winter Storm Niko and the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

The Republicans have control of most of official Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s an uneasy alliance.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a majority of U.S. voters oppose the immigration ban, and Donald Trump jokes to destroy the career of politician in Texas.

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