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

Congressman Eliot Engel
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Despite new activism, gun control is at a standstill in Washington.

In today’s segment, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his conversation with New York Congressman Eliot Engel of the 16th House district.

Congressman Eliot Engel
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Traditional American allies urged the Trump administration not to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

In today’s segment, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his conversation with New York Congressman Eliot Engel of the 16th House district.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the executive order President Trump signed Wednesday regarding immigration. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the end of the New York state legislative session.

Congressman Eliot Engel
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It’s a confusing time in American foreign policy.

In today’s segment, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with New York Congressman Eliot Engel of the 16th House district.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Trump administration's immigration policies.

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Congressional Republicans spent their political capital on a massive tax overhaul.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the current immigration debate. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's visit to China today.

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The Mueller investigation chugs on.

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

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the ongoing immigration debate.  Dr. Chartock also discusses this week's corruption cases.

Like every great organization, there are board members who are the heart and soul of the operation at the Berkshire Theatre Group.

Lee Perlman is BTG's Board Executive Vice President and Treasurer and President of the Greater New York Hospital Association and on the Board of Trustees/Advisory Committee for the American Theater Wing.

Scott Kirchner is a BTG Executive Board Member and owner of Mad Macs, Inc. We also welcome back our host, Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Emmy Award-winner Lee Kalcheim’s World Premiere, “Coming Back Like a Song!” on The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, Massachusetts June 28 through July 21.

In the play, It’s 1956, and three of America’s great songwriters, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen, are at a crossroads in their lives; rock ‘n roll is now king, and their careers could be over.

Directed by Tony Award-nominee Gregg Edelman, “Coming Back Like a Song!” features Tony Award-nominee David Garrison as Irving Berlin, Philip Hoffman as Harold Arlen and David Rasche [rah-shee] as Jimmy Van Heusen.

We are joined by playwright Lee Kalcheim, Director Gregg Edelman, and actor David Garrison.

Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams, “Church & State” is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core three days before his bid for re-election.

Directed by Charlotte Cohn founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and Mainstreet Musicals, “Church & State” intends to have you talking and Tweeting long after the curtain closes – which is why all shows feature a talkback following the performance.

“Church & State” runs through June 30th at the Unicorn Theatre and features: Judy Jerome, Keira Naughton, Graham Rowat, and Andy Talen.

We welcome Graham Rowat, Director Charlotte Cohn and playwright Jason Odell Williams.

The Berkshire Theatre Group’s Education Department brings performing arts into the lives of 13,000 schoolchildren in The Berkshires through touring productions, residency programs, internships and assistantships, after-school programming, camps, children’s theatre productions, seasonal employment opportunities, and more.

Many of our schools lack the funds to provide students with arts education. Berkshire Theatre Group’s Education Department strives – all year long – to fill that gap. Their programs offer children the chance to perform, of course, but also to learn, to build confidence, and to collaborate.

We are joined by Travis Daly, BTG’s Artistic Associate of Education (and director of this summer’s production of "Tarzan"); Allison Rachele Bayles, BTG's Administrative Director of Education; and Hanna Koczela who has been involved with BTG Community Productions and Education Programs for the past 10 years and has just graduated from High School.

Part of what keeps a theater festival running for 90 years is the devotion of its contributing artists. It’s the dedication of returning actors, directors, designers -- and countless others -- that keeps an endeavor like The Berkshire Theatre Group on its feet.

What is it about Berkshire Theatre Group that inspires collaboration from world-class creators and interpreters season after season?

To answer that question, we are joined by actor Tara Franklin; actor and Director of BTG’s Acting Intern Program David Adkins; and Resident Composer/Sound Designer Scott Killian. 

Kate Maguire
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The Berkshire Theatre Festival began producing world class theatre 90 years ago. Now, as The Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG), this season is celebrating and continuing that tradition.

BTG Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire and Director/Actor Eric Hill join us.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the New York attorney general's lawsuit against the Trump Foundation. Dr. Chartock also discusses the recent Siena poll showing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as the frontrunner in the gubernatorial race. 

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President Trump and Kim Jong-un met in Singapore. What comes next?

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

Thank You!

Jun 14, 2018

Thanks to you, the June Fund Drive has come and gone. The Locked Box once again proved that at a time of real turmoil and chaos in this country, a lot of people were able to put their money and their good wishes into a place that would ensure the news and the best in culture and community would face as little interruption as possible. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Michael Cohen, a former attorney for President Trump, who is reportedly likely to cooperate with the Mueller investigation. Dr. Chartock also discusses climate change effects on Antarctica.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock disucsses reactions to the U.S.-North Korea summit. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on AT&T's takeover of Time Warner.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts following Monday's U.S.-North Korea Summit in Singapore. Dr. Chartock also discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's push for new gun safety legislation. The Democrat kicked off his statewide bus tour Monday in New York City.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on U.S. foreign trade relations. Dr. Chartock also discusses the U.S.-North Korea summit beginning today in Singapore.

House Republicans will have to pick a new leader.

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

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses today's G-7 Summit being held in Canada. In light of former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara registering to vote in New York for the first time in more than a decade, Dr. Chartock weighs in on Bharara's possible run for state attorney general.

(Airs 6/07/18) In honor of D-Day this week ... we present an encore of Alan Chartock's Conversation with Dr's. Ivan Steen and Ann Pfau who guide us through an audio archive of sound clips from D-Day and after during World War II.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on this week's primary results around the country. Dr. Chartock also discusses the upcoming U.S. summit with North Korea.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, WAMC's live debate among New York's 19th Democratic candidates, trade wars, and Italy's president clearing the path for populists to take power. 

The digital age has had a major effect on politicians and the reporters who cover them.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the debate this afternoon among Democratic candidates for New York's 19th Congressional District, and the FBI official who is suspicious of the reason behind the firing of James Comey.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders now considering another run for president, a decline in stock markets around the world, and Roseanne Barr's racist comments on Twitter leading ABC to cancel the reboot of her show.

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