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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WAMC News
7:37 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Roundtable live at Tanglewood today at 9 a.m. and outside legal work for New York legislators.

Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Natalie Merchant's Self-Titled Solo Album And Shows In Our Region

Credit Dan Winters

  Singer, songwriter, activist, and author Natalie Merchant, is back on tour with a new album. Nonesuch Records has released her sixth solo album - a self-titled, self-produced collection of 10 new and original songs.

She'll be performing tomorrow night (July 3rd) at 8pm at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, NY, on Saturday, July 5th at 8pm at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA, and on Sunday, July 6th at 8pm at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT.

The Roundtable
11:13 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Seeger Fest July 17-21

    Seeger Fest is a one-time festival created by Pete and Toshi Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, as a way for those who knew and admired Pete and Toshi to remember them, and for those who hadn't heard of them, to get inspired by their compassion for the human race.

The fest will take place July 17th through July 21st and will include performances from includes performances by Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Amanda Palmer, Tom Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Kim and Reggie Harris, and many others.

Kitama Cahill-Jackson joins us now to tell us more.

WAMC News
7:41 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a NY State Senator indicted by the FBI, a national surveillance programs that might be unconstitutional, and an Albany cyberbullying law.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Congressional Corner With Carolyn Maloney

    Mass shootings have become an unsettling norm.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time for Congress to make some meaningful reforms.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a Court of Appeals decision to support local bans on hydraulic fracturing and a Supreme Court decision to support an employers decision to opt out of paying for certain benefits of mandated healthcare for employees based on religious exemptions.

Commentary & Opinion
2:19 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

The Heart Of The Operation

If there’s one thing I know about our WAMC listeners, it’s that you’re there for us when we need you.  Over 30 years worth of fund drives have proven that.  You know that when we ask, it’s because we truly can’t do it without you.  Sometimes we find people who really love the station and can afford to do more, and such is the case now.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Congressional Corner With Carolyn Maloney

    Law enforcement, intelligence and lawmakers are always worried about another terrorist attack.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that terrorism insurance is an important part of the equation.

WAMC News
7:55 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an oil spill in the Port of Albany and immigration nationally and locally.

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The Roundtable
11:30 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Clea Newman And SeriousFun Children's Network Camps

    The Double H Ranch/SeriousFun Camp, co-founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman, provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

Paul Newman's youngest daughter, Clea Newman, joined SeriousFun Children's Network as a Senior Director of External Affairs in January 2013, where she works as part of the advancement team to raise money to support SeriousFun Camps and Programs around the world. She also serves as a spokesperson for the organization.

Clean Newman joined us to talk about the SeriousFun's 23rd Annual Gala, taking place tonight at 5pm at The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom.

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