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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses U.S.-North Korean relations, a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria and a memo from President Trump directing his administration to end the "catch and release" border practice. 

A member of Congress from the Northeast is going to leave office.

In today’s Congressional Corner, CQ’s David Hawkings speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the beginning of baseball season, President Donald Trump's comments regarding fraudulent voting and rapists from Mexico, and Trump's statement that he did not know about his lawyer's payoff to Stormy Daniels. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Andrew Cuomo's efforts to unify the Democratic Party and his potential run for president.

The State Department is going through some turmoil.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the first House district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the independent bipartisan poll released on the Republican Tax Law passed last year.

November looms over the rest of the year in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the first House district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the stock market's decline.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty's decision not to seek a fourth term.

The V.A. is undergoing a leadership change.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the first House district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump's proclamation that DACA is dead.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the New York state budget.

House Calls

Apr 2, 2018

This is a column about moderating Medical Monday on Vox Pop.

The problem is that the people who call in rightly believe they should have more time than I might allow. That’s because the phone lines are all always filled up and you want to give everyone a chance. For example, after a caller makes his or her point and we move on, they may call and tell me that they had more to say. Occasionally they will suggest that their particular political agenda may have influenced the decision to limit their time. Sometimes some of these good folks think that fluoridation is a communist plot or that various diseases are caused by some government action or that the chem trails you see in the sky are really people trying to poison the population. But these accusations are few and far between.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue a series of conversations about fakes, forgeries, and lost or misattributions.

Big money in politics is nothing new.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative John Faso, a Republican from the 19th district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Environmental Protection Agency, which is preparing to weaken Obama-era pollution standards for automotive companies. Dr. Chartock also discusses the New York state budget negotiations. 

Ken Lovett in the Senate lobby
Sean Ewart ‏ @Sean_S_Ewart

A highly unusual scene played out during a day of closed-door budget negotiations at the state capitol in Albany on Wednesday: Daily News reporter Ken Lovett was detained by New York State Police. Lovett was seen in social media photos being led out of the Senate lobby in handcuffs. 

Once again, America is debating guns.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative John Faso, a Republican from the 19th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the detainment of Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, by New York State Police.

It wasn’t easy, but Congress has passed a spending bill.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative John Faso, a Republican from the 19th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the states that will challenge the Trump Administration's plan to ask people if they are citizens on the 2020 census.  Dr. Chartock also discusses North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's secret meeting with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing and President Trump's trade deal with South Korea.

Senator Chris Murphy
https://www.murphy.senate.gov/

The debate over guns has been reinvigorated by young people.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the March For Our Lives movement and Stormy Daniels' interview on "60 Minutes" about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump.

'Sumer is icumen in' - old sheet music
Image taken from Summer Canon [Reading Rota]. Originally published/produced in England [Reading Abbey, co. Berks.]; mid 13th century. Held and digitised by the British Library, and uploaded to Flickr Commons.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue a series of conversations about fakes, forgeries, and lost or misattributions.

Senator Chris Murphy
https://www.murphy.senate.gov/

The recent call between President Trump and Vladimir Putin has come under scrutiny.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the departure of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster from the Trump Administration.  He also shares his thoughts on John Dowd's resignation as President Trump's lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

(3/22/18@ 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.

Senator Chris Murphy
https://www.murphy.senate.gov/

There are 435 members of the House, but just 100 Senators.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about life in the upper chamber.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the $1.3 trillion spending plan that Congressional leaders have agreed upon.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the growing controversy with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.  

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos's appearance before Congress Tuesday. He also shares his thoughts on the Austin bombing suspect's suicide, and Cynthia Nixon's speech Tuesday to announce her bid for New York governor.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
http://esty.house.gov/

Republicans will be playing defense in November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, wraps up her conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's visit to New Hampshire yesterday and Cynthia Nixon's announcement that she will run for New York governor.

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