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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Britain voting to leave the EU and Bernie Sanders in Albany today. 

  The Orlando nightclub shooting has inspired new debate over gun control.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s time for a new approach. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a bobcat attack in New Scotland, the Democrats' sit-in on the House floor, and Donald Trump's speech on Hillary Clinton.

  A year ago, the notion of a Donald Trump White House was little more than a lark. Things have changed.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — talks politics with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses indictments for some top NYPD officers and Republicans in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

  The Northeast has America’s oldest infrastructure.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock there is some good news on the rail front. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Senate votes against gun control advocates, bans on certain semi-automatic weapons, and a man who wanted to kill Donald Trump.

  We’re still learning about the victims of the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. should be proud of its recent record on LGBT rights. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the end of the legislative session in NY, Uber & Airbnb, and Britain's possible exit from the European Union. 

  The Orlando shooting has particular resonance in our region.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she knows what Florida is going through because of Sandy Hook. 

  In this most unusual election year, some voters say they have no one to back.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s still looking for a candidate. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses coffee's health benefits, the freedom of the press, the NRA and Trump.

  One Hudson Valley Congressman is trading politics for the classroom.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses people who helped save a man from a Subway train, Obama on Trump, and Russian hackers.

  Williams College is getting a new professor.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he decided not to run for governor. 

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses the Orlando shooting, Trump on Obama's response, other mass shootings, and the issue of gun control in the U.S.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the end of the Fund Drive and a mass shooting in Orlando.

  Congressional Democrats have been lost in the wilderness for some time.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays discusses their hopes to retake control with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the presidential election, and Clinton's comments on Donald Trump.

Leader Brian Kolb and Alan Chartock
WAMC

Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Clinton vs. Trump, and Gary Johnson & Jill Stein.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Chancellor Nancy Zimpher's final year at SUNY, and the presidential race today.

  The Democratic primary outcome might be obvious, but the race isn’t over.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the Libertarian party and Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

  With only eight jurists, the Supreme Court has been punting of late.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays talks about this new paradigm with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, WAMC's past, present, and future, as well as the raid at SUNY Poly.

Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News.

Pamela Tatge
Jacob's Pillow

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with the new Director of Jacob's Pillow, Pamela Tatge.

  Social Security is a perennial election year issue.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the program must be kept safe. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, upcoming primaries, Clinton's private email server, and Trump's nicknames.

Pages