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

Congress is pivoting to election season.

In today’s Congressional Corner, CQ’s David Hawkings speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the death of New York Assemblyman Herman "Denny" Farrell, and President Donald Trump's attempts to restart North Korean negotiations. 

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
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Before election season, Congress has plenty to do.

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 the WAMC Locked Box, the cancellation of a summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, and the future of the Democratic Party in New York state.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
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Without an incumbent, can Democrats keep Connecticut’s 5th House District seat?

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 the WAMC Locked Box, Cynthia Nixon's run for Governor of New York against incumbent Andrew Cuomo, and President Trump's trip to Long Island to discuss gang violence, and Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Stacey Abrams' win in Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary, a summit meeting with North Korea that now may be delayed, and Michael Cohen's longtime business partner accepting a plea deal in relation to tax fraud. 

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
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One thing’s for sure: Connecticut’s 5th House district will be getting a new representative.

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 shares his thoughts on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding workers' rights. Dr. Chartock also discusses Gina Haspel, who was sworn in Monday as CIA Director.

The Mueller investigation is now a year old.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Friday's school shooting in Texas. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on President Trump's claims that the FBI and DOJ "infiltrated or surveilled" his campaign for "political purposes." Trump is expected to make an announcement demanding a formal investigation Monday.

The party that controls the House Rules Committee has a lot of say about what goes on in Congress.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Trump Administration's policy on abortion providers.  Dr. Chartock also discusses former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who is considering a run for New York state attorney general, and reportedly hasn't been registered to vote in the state since 2006.

The Farm Bill could be the year’s last major piece of legislation.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who says special procescuters can not indict the president unless he is impeached. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments on the integrity of this White House.

New York Democrats have a decision to make.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the possibility of North Korea calling off the planned summit with President Trump. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who is weighing an independent bid for New York state attorney general.

The government is funded.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Palestinian protests at the Gaza border after the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem.  Dr. Chartock also discusses a Politico report that the Trump administration attempted to block the publication of a report on water contamination.

The Hudson Valley recently lost two elected officials to cancer.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the second conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, whether President Donald Trump knew about ex-New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's alleged violent behavior, and the Mueller investigation. 

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, sharing a recording of Béatrice Rauchs playing final movement of Fanny Mendelssohn’s Piano Sonata in G Minor.

The world is watching the Korean peninsula.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the rising tensions in Syria between Israel and Iran.  Dr. Chartock also discusses President Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore.  

Sydney Schanberg at work in Cambodia.
Dith Pran

(Airs 5/10/18 @ 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).

What can Congress do about the opioid crisis?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the three American prisoners freed by North Korea.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the ongoing probe into former New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is accused of abusing women.

The omnibus spending bill averted a government shutdown.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

WAMC's Dr. Chartock discusses President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on possible New York state attorney general appointees, which the legislature has the power to decide.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, a Democratic candidate for New York’s 22nd House district seat, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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