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! 

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WAMC's political observer Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC's Jim Levulis about President Trump's battle over a government shutdown with the Republican Party's congressional leaders and the White House under Chief of Staff General John Kelly.

Assemblyman Denny Farrell
Assemblyman Denny Farrell

Host Alan Chartock is joined by retiring New York state Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell of the 71st district.

Mark Volpe
BSO

The Tanglewood season is winding down, but there’s plenty still on the schedule before the Boston Symphony Orchestra leaves the Berkshires for the year. WAMC’s Alan Chartock spoke with BSO managing director Mark Volpe to find out more.

Senator Chris Murphy
https://www.murphy.senate.gov/

110 miles will take you from one end of Connecticut to the other. It takes a long time by foot.

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

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC's Jim Levulis about the relationship between President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination urging the U.S. government to reject racist speech and ideology, and progress on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. 

Senator Chris Murphy
https://www.murphy.senate.gov/

The list of Democratic presidential hopefuls for 2020 looks long.

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

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's rally in Phoenix, Arizona, a New York Times story with comments from Senator Mitch McConnell, and Trump's potential pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The White House in consumed with palace intrigue.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the solar eclipse, President Trump's announcement regarding war strategy in Afghanistan, his rally tonight in Arizona, and continuing controversy surrounding his presidency. 

Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of President Trump.

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

WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the crash of the destroyer USS John S. McCain, President Trump's Afghanistan strategy, anti-racism rallies across the U.S. over the weekend and today's solar eclipse.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses last night's Democratic mayoral debate, the terror attack in Barcelona, and the ousting of former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino from the Buffalo school board.

The three Democratic candidates for mayor.
Patrick Garrett

WAMC Northeast Public Radio and WNYT News Channel teamed up to host the first debate among Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Common Council President Carolyn McLaughlin and Common Councilor Frank Commisso, Jr. in their Democratic primary campaign for mayor on Thursday at The Linda. The full audio is above. The debate was hosted by Dr. Alan Chartock; panelists included WAMC's Ian Pickus and WNYT's Benita Zahn.

Sydney Schanberg at work in Cambodia.
Dith Pran

(Airs 8/17/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock in a 2010 encore conversation with the late Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Syndey Schanberg and Actor Sam Waterston about the Killing Fields, the movie inspired by Schanberg’s coverage of the civil war in Cambodia during the 1970s. Schanberg was portrayed by the actor Sam Waterston, who earned an Academy Award nomination for the performance. In 2010, the two came together for an interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock, discussing Schanberg's book "Beyond The Killing Fields" and their lives before, during and after the war (and the movie it inspired).

Americans have been debating health care non-stop for a decade. But what do other countries think?

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's rhetoric following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, a witness coming forward in the Russia investigation, and an assurance by South Korea that there will be no war between the U.S. and North Korea.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's comments to reporters yesterday at Trump tower, suggesting that counter protestors in Charlottesville on Saturday were equally responsible for the violence that took place.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's delayed response to the events over the weekend in Charlottesville, VA, heightened tensions within the Democratic party in the New York state senate and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood
Sarah LaDuke

With the dog days of summer here, it’s another busy weekend at Tanglewood, the Berkshires summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For an update on what’s on the schedule, WAMC’s Alan Chartock spoke with BSO Managing Director Mark Volpe. 

The future of America’s social safety net is murky.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses escalating tension and rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korea, and Trump's comments regarding Russia's dismissal of U.S. diplomats and Mitch McConnell's failure to pass a healthcare bill.

In the end, Republicans left the Affordable Care Act in place – for now.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses threats from North Korea to fire nuclear missiles, developments in the investigation into collusion with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, comments about race by State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

Is bipartisanship still possible in Washington?

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 President Donald Trump's threats to unleash "fire and fury" upon North Korea, and Cynthia Nixon's comments on a possible run for Governor.

One the architects of the Northern Ireland peace process died recently.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the first district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a new government study on climate change and the effects Americans are seeing now, Trump's polling numbers and vacation, and the number of solo press conferences the President has held.

The administration says investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election are fake news.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the first district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

Senator John McCain’s crucial vote halted the latest health care repeal bill.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the first district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the development of a grand jury in the Russia collusion investigation, and the impacts this may have on Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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