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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the detainment of Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, by New York State Police.

It wasn’t easy, but Congress has passed a spending bill.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative John Faso, a Republican from the 19th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the states that will challenge the Trump Administration's plan to ask people if they are citizens on the 2020 census.  Dr. Chartock also discusses North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's secret meeting with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing and President Trump's trade deal with South Korea.

Senator Chris Murphy
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The debate over guns has been reinvigorated by young people.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the March For Our Lives movement and Stormy Daniels' interview on "60 Minutes" about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump.

'Sumer is icumen in' - old sheet music
Image taken from Summer Canon [Reading Rota]. Originally published/produced in England [Reading Abbey, co. Berks.]; mid 13th century. Held and digitised by the British Library, and uploaded to Flickr Commons.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue a series of conversations about fakes, forgeries, and lost or misattributions.

Senator Chris Murphy
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The recent call between President Trump and Vladimir Putin has come under scrutiny.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the departure of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster from the Trump Administration.  He also shares his thoughts on John Dowd's resignation as President Trump's lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

(3/22/18@ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation about Alzheimer’s Disease with Neurologist Dr. Richard Holub, President of Neurological Associates of Albany, PC.

Senator Chris Murphy
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There are 435 members of the House, but just 100 Senators.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about life in the upper chamber.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the $1.3 trillion spending plan that Congressional leaders have agreed upon.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the growing controversy with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.  

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos's appearance before Congress Tuesday. He also shares his thoughts on the Austin bombing suspect's suicide, and Cynthia Nixon's speech Tuesday to announce her bid for New York governor.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
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Republicans will be playing defense in November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, wraps up her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's visit to New Hampshire yesterday and Cynthia Nixon's announcement that she will run for New York governor.

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What has Robert Mueller discovered?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, continues her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
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Rex Tillerson’s rocky tenure is over.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation orders a Trump affiliated business to surrender files on Russia, international cyber attacks, the battle over SALT tax deductions between Republican Representative John Faso and Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and more.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The Mueller investigation shows no signs of slowing down.

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.

Note: This interview was recorded before Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the outcome of the hotly contested Pennsylvania Congressional race, the nerve agent used against a former Russian spy, Larry Kudlow to replace Gary Cohn as Trump's top economic advisor, and walkouts across the nation in regards to gun violence. 

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Kim and Trump in the same room?

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

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

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

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses the United Kingdom's accusation that Russia is behind a recent nerve gas attack on British soil.  Dr. Chartock also talks about President Trump abandoning his gun control promises.

The Dreamers face an uncertain future.

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

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's rally over the weekend.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on China officially repealing presidential term limits.

In this week’s "Classical Music According to Yehuda," Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue a series of conversations about fakes, forgeries, and misattributions - sharing music by Fritz Kreisler from the album "Kreisler Plays Kreisler."

Should schoolteachers carry weapons?

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses The BBC's Steven Sackur's interview with Russian presidential candidate Boris Titov and a statewide imitative on early voting in New York.

Will the aftermath of the latest mass shooting be any different?

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

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the president's alleged payoff of porn star Stormy Daniels.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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Democrats in Washington have had few options this session.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey wraps up her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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