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! 

Ways To Connect

There is bipartisan concern over the Iran nuclear framework.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she doesn’t support the deal.

   President Barack Obama gave an address this morning about the drone strike in Pakistan that killed hostages from U.S. and Italy.

To discuss that and other topics we welcome James Ketterer – the director of international academic initiatives at Bard College. He previously served as AMIDEAST country director in Egypt and has worked in government, academia and international development.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's investigation into Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, and migration in Europe.

Women have made great strides in holding elective office, but the playing field is anything but level.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her experiences as a young woman in the House.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses environmentalists on Earth Day and former New York Governor George Pataki thinking about a presidential run.

The North Country is getting to know its new representative.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her first few months in office.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Carl Heastie benefiting from his mother's embezzling, Europe's refugee crisis, and Hillary's campaign.

Lawmakers are facing a tough decision over the Iranian nuclear program.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. relationship with Israel must remain sacred.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Patriots Day in Boston, Cuomo's trip to Havanna, Cuba, and ISIS.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we learn bit about Yma Sumac "The Peruvian Songbird" - who lived from 1922 to 2008.

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