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 Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump and "the tangled web" and bid-rigging in New York.

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but not the presidency. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why the Electoral College is probably here to stay.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's position going forward in the White House and contention in Congress.

It was one of the most surprising election outcomes in modern political history. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how Donald Trump won the White House.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's picks for White House staff, Trump's gun agenda, and Bernie Sanders on NPR yesterday.

Ed Cox
NYS GOP

With the results of last week’s race still reverberating across the political landscape, President-elect Donald Trump has begun putting together his administration. Come January, the GOP will control the White House and both houses of Congress. The party has also expanded its control in statehouses across the country. New York State Republican Party Chair Ed Cox discusses the results on this week’s Capitol Connection program with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

What does Donald Trump’s election mean for the Supreme Court? 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 Andy Borowitz, the future of abortions and immigration in America, media coverage of the election, and Donald Trump's appointments.

With the Clinton era over, who will lead the Democrats going forward? 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 Trump's meeting with Obama and hostile acts in the wake of the election.

Another national election, another case of bad polling. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what happened.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the aftermath of a Donald Trump presidency, possible picks for the Supreme Court vacancy and Cabinet, and Republican complete control of the government.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the aftermath of the 2016 election.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Election Day.

Senator Chris Murphy
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We’ll know who our next president will be in a matter of hours. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the FBI's decision on Hillary Clinton's emails, the upcoming election, Donald Trump vs. Hillary on the ground game, and turnout in the Faso/Teachout election.

Senator Chris Murphy
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The lame duck session of Congress could actually get some legislation passed. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses threats of a Donald Trump impeachment, Melania Trump's role as a first lady, and more on the FBI/Clinton emails.

Senator Chris Murphy
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Will the election have a “Comey effect?” In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the most recent presidential polls and the Chicago Cubs victory.

Our region has several communities grappling with contaminated water. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Cubs forcing a Game 7 in the World Series, and the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and it's effects on the presidential election.

There are several public health crises vexing officials. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the cold weather and Halloween, Trump's taxes, Trump stiffs campaign pollster out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the turnout numbers for the general election.

What A Drive!

Oct 31, 2016

Oh, what a fund drive it was! It was surely some sort of a record breaker. First off, thanks to you we made over $400,000 in our locked before the drive even started. We went on-air Monday morning and ended, a million dollars later, on Thursday around noon. That's a lot of money andmany of you followed us every minute of the drive. It's always interested me how some public stations never tell you how much they've raised. We think that it's incredibly important to keep you in the loop as we go. After all, we are all in this together.

The campaign is entering its final days. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18 th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses last night's Arlo Guthrie show, the World Series compared to the presidential election, and FBI Director Comey v. Clinton emails.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda , Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their conversation about female composers - focusing on Nadia and Lili Boulanger. Music - a portion of Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 130 - Du fond de l’amibe recorded by American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Bostein.

Arlo Guthrie and Alan Chartock.
WAMC

One year after celebrating the 50th anniversary of Alice’s Restaurant, our old friend Arlo Guthrie is coming back to the neighborhood on his latest tour, with several concerts in the WAMC listening area over the next few days. Arlo will be performing at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington on Sunday , the Academy of Music in Northampton on November 4, and at The Egg in Albany on November 5. The “Running Down the Road Tour” is highlighting some of Arlo’s early albums.

In the U.S. Senate, the difference between 51 and 49 is wide. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about some of the races he has an eye on.

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