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! 

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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.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we continue to learn about the music of Thea Musgrave.

The president-elect lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal concludes his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's rhetoric, cabinet picks, and campaign promises.

Rep. Elizabeth Esty
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Late Monday night, GOP members submitted a change to House rules that would have weakened the ethics office – one of the changes included fines and sanctions for certain behaviors on the House floor. Tuesday afternoon, they met again and agreed by unanimous consent to withdraw some of the changes. 

For our Congressional Corner segment, Alan Chartock spoke with Rep. Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut’s 5th District about her thoughts on protocol in the House.

A note: this conversation was recorded before the change was withdrawn. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses wikileaks and Russia and Schumer plans to try to block Trump's Supreme Court nomination.

Rep. Elizabeth Esty
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Late Monday night, GOP members submitted a change to House rules that would have weakened the ethics office. Yesterday afternoon, they met again and agreed by unanimous consent to withdraw the changes. 

For our Congressional Corner segment, Alan Chartock spoke with Rep. Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut’s 5th District about her thoughts on ethics in Washington.

A note: this conversation was recorded before the change was withdrawn. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the reversal of House Republican's choice to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics, Donald Trump's intelligence briefing, and Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News for NBC.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the new year, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the House GOP vote to weaken the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the new year, the Istanbul terrorist attack, and Cuomo vetoing last minute bills.

I can’t believe that it’s already 2017! Frankly 2016 could have been a lot better but I suppose it could have been a lot worse. So I am compelled to give my predictions which are given for three reasons. Some I really DON’T want to happen so I put the double whammy on them by predicting something that I fear. Or, sometimes I predict things that I want to see happen so I predict them to make them happen, a little positive energy. Or, and this is a big or, I predict things that I really think will happen. It’s up to you, dear readers to decide which is which.

A local member of Congress is taking a leadership position on the House Ways and Means Committee.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses security around the ball drop in Times Square, Russia vs. United States on cyber fronts, and control of the Senate.

The hangover from the election hasn’t gone away for many Democrats.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that 2016 was a wacky election year. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the incoming winter storm, the deaths of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, and on Secretary of State John Kerry rebuking Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

This is the swan song for a popular member of Congress from our region.

In today’s Congressional Corner, retiring New York Representative Chris Gibson bids WAMC’s Alan Chartock farewell. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses NYPD responding to a "suspicious package" of toys and Russian officials admitting to doping.

It can be tough to change the system from within.

In today’s Congressional Corner, retiring New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he thinks are Washington’s big problems. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor and President Obama saying he would have won a third term.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Carl Paladino's racist comments, Cuomo's State of the State address changing format, and Trump's tweet about nuclear weapons.

With a new Congress taking shape, some familiar faces won’t be going back to Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, retiring New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about some reforms he’d like to see. 

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
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Michael Meeropol is professor emeritus of Economics at Western New England University, and the co-author of Principles of Macroeconomics: Activist vs. Austerity Policies. He is also a long-time WAMC commentator. But the topic that brings Mike back to WAMC's studios today is his late parents: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Here in the waning days of the Obama administration, Mike Meeropol and his brother are working to exonerate their mother.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the assassination of a Russian ambassador, the Berlin truck attack, the rule over Syria, and immigration.

Fidel is gone and the future of Cuba is an open question.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an editorial in the New York Times that asks for the end of the electoral college, the Russians and the FBI, and the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. 

The popular vote and the Electoral College do not align in 2016.

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

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