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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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

  Massachusetts will soon be controlled by a Republican governor.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Governor-elect Charlie Baker was helped by Martha Coakley’s primary campaign. 

WAMC News
7:48 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York's decision on fracking, casinos in New York, and new foreign policies with Cuba.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

  Harsh interrogation or torture?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Senate report deserves rigorous debate. 

WAMC News
7:50 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming casino decision, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former New York Governor George Pataki exploring 2016 presidential runs.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

  The Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury outcomes launched protests from coast to coast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that federal reforms are a possibility.

WAMC News
7:50 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Cuomo administration's move to declassify about 1,000 PEF members to non-union status and the New York legislature to vote on a pay raise.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

  Democrats control the Senate for just two more weeks.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the midterm elections were a missed chance for his party.

WAMC News
7:53 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the 2015 federal spending bill, Cuba's liberalization, and Former Vice President Dick Cheney on the newly released torture report.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

  An Albany hero might soon get a long-denied Medal of Honor.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Henry Johnson deserves the recognition.

WAMC News
7:48 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the federal budget bill, gun rights, and torture methods by the CIA.

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