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

Berkshire County has lost a political leader.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the GOP healthcare bill, Obama's reaction to the plan, and whether there are tapes of former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump.

This week, Dr. Alan Chartock talks with Times Union columnist Chris Churchill about current events around New York and the nation.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Advocates for the environment aren’t taking kindly to the White House’s budget proposal.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump promising more on the campaign trail, healthcare overhaul, whether secret recordings of Trump and Comey actually exist, and the New York State Assembly adjourned before deciding on two separate bills, one to name the new Tappan Zee bridge after Mario Cuomo and the other over New York City schools control. 

Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, and epic night of rock 'n roll, Million Dollar Quartet brings you into the recording studio with icons, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Based on a true story, set on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet follows the tale of these four legendary musicians, as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis.

The Berkshire Theatre Group is presenting Million Dollar Quartet at its Unicorn Theatre through July 15th.

Directed and with music direction by James Barry the musical includes classic tunes such as: "Blue Suede Shoes,” "Fever,” "Walk the Line,” "Sixteen Tons,” "Who Do You Love?,” "Great Balls of Fire,” "Folsom Prison Blues,” "Hound Dog,” and more.

We are joined by Brycen Katolinsky who plays Elvis Presley; Ben Nordstrom who plays The Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll and founder of Sun Records, Sam Phillips; and Christy Coco who plays aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend Dayanne.  

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The Capital Region’s Congressman is another year older.

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 Republican victories in Georgia and South Carolina, Eric Holder vs. President Trump, and GOP healthcare vote. 

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

American politics has become so sour, it took the shooting of a member of Congress to renew calls for bipartisanship.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses gerrymandering, the Russians condemning of the American military's downing of a Syrian warplane, and the death of Otto Warmbier, the American student detained in North Korea after allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster.

Once-ascendant right-wing parties in Europe appear to be on the defensive.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses another terrorist attack in London that struck Muslims after evening prayers, Trump's lawyer saying that the President isn't under investigation, and NBC's interview with InfoWars' Alex Jones. 

Democrats are eager for the next election.

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.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony this week is still being digested by official Washington.

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.

Republicans’ policy agenda has stalled amid a raft of White House scandals.

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

Debate over health care policy has intensified for at least 25 years in Washington.

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

Fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony was an extraordinary day in American politics.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Attorney General Jeff Sessions set to appear in a closed Senate session, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's on President Trump's phone call, and Trump's skepticism in traveling to London.

North Korea continues to inspire international consternation.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses fromer FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate.

(Airs 6/08/17) 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 bring an audio archive of sound clips from D-Day and after during World War II.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses ex-FBI Director James Comey's live testimony (airing live on WAMC from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), the new appointee for FBI Director, and elections in Great Britain. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump's tweets, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The American Health Care Act would cost millions of Americans health insurance.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Bobby Sweet at The Linda
Sarah LaDuke

Bobby Sweet is a sixth-generation musician. He began performing at age 7 in his father’s band and has shared the bill with many top country and folk artists, including Martin Sexton, Arlo Guthrie, and Pete Seeger.

Bobby’s new album, All These Changes, will be released on June 11th.  The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, MA will host the CD Release concert that night at 7 p.m.  And Bobby will be appearing with the BSweet Band.

Bobby Sweet joins us at The Linda to share some new songs and talk a little. 

The investigation into the White House’s ties to Russia continues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and the aftermath of the U.S. pullout of the Paris Climate accord.

(Airs 6/1/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Yale Professor Timothy Snyder about his new book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.

Congressman Peter Welch
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The “i” word is gaining some traction in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and the racist vandalism of Lebron James' home in Los Angeles.

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