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, higlighted 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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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim Fischer

    Congress slows in the summer, but campaign season is ramping up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Jim Fischer — a Republican candidate for New York’s 20th district seat — introduces himself to WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC News
7:43 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Hillary Clinton's book signing in Saratoga Springs and her possible run for President, Rush Limbaugh and Eric Holder, and federal highway funds.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    President Obama says he can’t rely on Congress to take action on immigration.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that common sense reforms are needed right away.

WAMC News
7:36 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the World Cup, Germany and U.S. relations, and terrorism in the Middle East.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    The VA has been mired in problems.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that serving veterans is a sacred charge for the country.

WAMC News
7:41 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Germany demanding a top U.S. intelligence officer to be expelled and Sarah Palin calling for Obama's impeachment.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    What should the U.S. do about Iraq?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a three-way partition would not solve the country’s problems.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses NYC police on drone use and Zephyr Teachout collecting the signatures she needs to challenge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Congressional Corner
10:55 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty

    Many Congresspeople say ousted Majority Leader Eric Cantor didn’t spend enough time back home.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that time in the district is vital.

WAMC News
7:39 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses severe weather in the region yesterday and a Brooklyn prosecutor limiting when he will target marijuana.

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