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

Members of Congress are facing pressure to hold town halls.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s part of the gig.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coming snow storm and the firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of discussions about women who influenced classical composers. Today’s composer is Felix Mendelssohn.

Some of the big battles in Washington are going to involve the Western Massachusetts House representative.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses whether Governor Andrew Cuomo should get married, Trump's revised travel ban, and the Republican's health care bill.

(Airs 3/9/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation about Alzheimer’s Disease with Neurologist Dr. Richard Holub, President of Neurological Associates of Albany, PC.

Elected officials in Massachusetts are learning how to deal with the Trump administration.

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 GOP plans to repeal and replace, immigration, and investigations into Trump's alleged ties to Russia. 

President Trump’s poll numbers are a source of worry for the White House.

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 Obamacare vs. Trumpcare and "A Day Without A Woman."

Harry Reid has given way to Chuck Schumer as the Senate Democrats’ leader.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Rutgers University political science professor Ross Baker concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's feelings of the electoral college vs. the popular vote, the revised travel ban, and Sean Spicer.

Senate Democrats are facing an uphill battle.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Rutgers University political science professor Ross Baker continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's wire tap claim, private emails, and Trump's altering of regulations. 

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of discussions about women who influenced classical composers. Today we hear their final conversation about Beethoven.

Chris Christie’s political star once burned bright. Not anymore.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Rutgers University political science professor Ross Baker tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what happened.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Scranton's YMCA banning 24/7 news channels, AG Jeff Sessions recusing himself from investigation, and the missing GOP health care replacement bill.

(Airs 3/02/17) This afternoon at 1, WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Mariko Silver, President of Bennington College.

Environmentalists are deeply concerned about the Trump White House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the strong winds this morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russians, and climate change vs. the EPA.

What If?

Mar 1, 2017

A while back, I told you that the Trump White House was on track to eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (the organization that provides some federal funds for public broadcasters like WAMC) and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. We know that the Breitbart organization, formerly run by senior White House Advisor Steve Bannon, had called for the privatization of the CPB. When I mentioned that on WAMC, the money came rolling in and we made history. I suggested that each time we have a fund drive we tack on an extra $133,000 that would add up to the $400,000 CPB contributes to our $7,000,000 budget. You were smart enough to make sure we got it.

The Trump administration is trying again with its immigrant and refugee policy.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress and threats against Jewish organizations across the country. 

What is a U.S. representative’s obligation to constituents?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he thinks town hall meetings are vital.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump and the Russians, Trump's speech to Congress, and the impacts of the speech.

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

New York’s 21st Congressional district is one of the largest east of the Mississippi.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik concludes her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's war on "fake news" and the new head of the DNC, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of discussions about women who influenced classical composers. This week’s composer is Ludwig van Beethoven.

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

2016 is just behind us, but another election always looms.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses witches calling for a spell to drive Trump from office, Democrats concern with Trump, and Kim Jong Nam's death.

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