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

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani begin a series of conversations about women who influenced composers.

Today Yehuda shares scandalous stories about the life of Alma Mahler.

Abortion remains a critical fault line in American politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he doesn’t support wholesale defunding of Planned Parenthood.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Donald Trump's meeting with Theresa May, and Trump's "America First" policies.

As has been the case for almost a decade, health care is the top issue for many in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he’d like to see happen to Obamacare.

Upstate New York’s 19th House district has a new Congressman.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s getting used to life in Washington.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, President Trump's executive order to build a wall expected to come soon, and Trump's picks for the Supreme Court.

The Democratic Party is spending at least the next two years on the sidelines in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, President Donald Trump, and the winter weather.

There has been major environmental news in the Hudson Valley of late.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Trump's inauguration, the Medical Aid In Dying Act.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a report from the Hill that details Donald Trump's plan to privatize the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, protests in NYC, and inaguration day.

Can Democrats work with President Trump?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he’s keeping an open mind.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Edward Snowden, and the hearings for Trump's nominees.

What role can Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey play in the Trump era?

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and President Obama commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning among others.

Western Massachusetts is getting some clout in the House of Representatives.

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.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Trump's inauguration, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget plan.

Elizabeth Warren is seeking another Senate term from Massachusetts.

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.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Trump, Obama's legacy, and MLK Jr. Day.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we conclude our series about the music of Thea Musgrave.

A conservative majority on the Supreme Court is just the tip of the iceberg.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, gun laws, and an op-ed about Trump's tax returns. 

The nation will have a new president in just a few days.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's press conference yesterday and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's state of the state addresses.

The Russian interference in November’s election has alarmed many onlookers.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the unsubstantiated report about Donald Trump's ties to Russia and President Obama's final address.

It’s too late for Merrick Garland to get on the Supreme Court.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Barack Obama's farewell address, Trump's tweets, and New Jersey Senator Corey Booker testifying against Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for Attorney General.

Rep. Elizabeth Esty
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Elizabeth Esty is the Congressional Representative from the 5th District in Connecticut.

In today’s Congressional Corner, she speaks with Alan Chartock about President-Elect Donald Trump’s proposed cabinet appointments and President Barack Obama’s legacy.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the cold weather, incoming Senate Republicans, and Cuomo's six state of the state addresses.

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