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! 

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Farewell, Rosemary

21 hours ago

Professor Rosemary Armao recently dropped a bomb on all of us at WAMC when she announced that she was retiring from the University at Albany where she had a full-time, tenured position as Associate Professor (harder to find than a gold mine.) She will soon be working with investigative journalists all over the world, teaching them the tools of their trade. To put it mildly, doing this puts her in real physical danger. It also means, of course, that she will no longer be a nearly daily presence on The Roundtable and a participant on The Media Project. 

  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 - concluding their conversation about Augusta Holmes.

Will the government shut down Friday night?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses China and North Korea, President Trump's interview with Reuters, and immigrant groups rallying around the nation.

(Airs 4/17/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Malcolm Nance - a counter-terrorism expert and Intelligence Community member who has been deployed to intelligence operations in the Balkans, Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of five books, including the new book, The Plot to Hack America.

An unpopular Republican president has House Democrats looking forward to 2018.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's tax plan, Trump on NAFTA, and Ivanka parts ways with her father regarding Syria and refugees.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the passing of two influential Berkshire residents, Michael Flynn's Russian ties, a federal judge's ruling on sanctuary cities, and legislation in New York state that would require a President that's from New York to release their tax returns.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses flying cars, possible government shutdown, President Trump's tax cut for corporations, and former President Obama's first speech since leaving the White House. 

Could Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker become a national figure?

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses more efforts on a GOP healthcare bill, the French presidential election process, and polls regarding President Donald Trump.

  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. Last week we learned about Augusta Holmes - a student who inspired César Franck. This week, we learn more about Holmes herself.

The 2018 election season is already taking shape.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Bill O'Reilly's outgoing payday, a terrorist attack in France, and Republican's second shot at a healthcare bill.

How much weight should we give to a special election in Georgia?

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 the ousting of Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, ties between Russia and Trump's administration, and bid donors to President Donald Trump during the inauguration. 

President Trump’s first budget proposal made for tough reading for many communities.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock concludes his conversation with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the race in Georgia to replace Tom Price, the deterrent in North Korea that was heading the wrong way, and Bill O'Reilly's future at Fox News.

What role should Congress have in authorizing military action?

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his conversation with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Britain, motivation for teachers, and town meetings.

Congressman Joe Courtney
http://courtney.house.gov/biography/

A new administration means a new approach to defense.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses protests over President Donald Trump's tax-returns, North Korea's missile test over the weekend, and Trump's White House.

  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 discussing Augusta Holmes - the student who inspired César Franck.

The April recess is a time for members of the House to perform constituent service.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the signs of possible life on moons in our solar system, the MOAB dropped in Afghanistan, and Trump's changing feelings regarding NATO and others.

(Airs 4/13/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Ellen Condliffe Lagemann - the Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College, Distinguished Fellow in the Bard Prison Initiative, and Author of Liberating Minds: The Case For College In Prison.

Constituents have been contacting their representatives with increased frequency in recent months.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a NY Appeals Court Judge that was found dead in the Hudson River, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meeting with President Vladimir Putin, and North Korea's growing nuclear arms race.

The Capital Region has experienced many recent water infrastructure failures.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his ongoing water tour.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the small earthquake in Dutchess County, the Republican win for an empty house seat in Kansas, and Press Secretary Sean Spicer's remarks regarding the Holocaust and chemical weapons.

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