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, 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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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses  the WAMC Locked Box, Bob Dylan's Nobel prize, and Donald Trump's support.

Third-party candidates say 2016 could be their big year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Libertarian candidate Thomas Simmons concludes his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the fund drive, allegations against Donald Trump, and participation in elections.

Can a Libertarian really win the Western Massachusetts Congressional seat?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Libertarian candidate Thomas Simmons continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the fund drive and the Republican party's fracture over Donald Trump.

A political newcomer is trying to take down one of the longest-serving members of Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Libertarian candidate Thomas Simmons tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s running.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the fund drive, aftermath of the debate Sunday night, and Trump's comments.


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their conversation about female composers - focusing on Maria Agata Szymanowska.

Yehuda’s Close Encounter with Music series begins their new season on October 15th with the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin in a program of Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich.

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The presidential race is getting most of the attention, but the House of Representatives has several compelling races in our region.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican candidate Phil Oliva, who is running in New York’s 18th district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Can Republicans take back New York’s 18th Congressional district?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican candidate Phil Oliva continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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New York’s 18th Congressional district tends to change hands every few cycles.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican candidate Phil Oliva tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s running.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the fund drive, the VP debate, and 'Bridgegate.'

How much should an EpiPen cost?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why his committee has been looking into that question.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the locked box, the Vice Presidential debate tonight, and NYS AG Eric Schneiderman being criticized. 

Congressman Peter Welch
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The first presidential debate is behind us.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he believes Hillary Clinton was the victor.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Rosh Hashanah, the fund drive, Donald Trump's tax returns, and attacks on Hillary Clinton ramp up.

The fund drive begins on October 17th and it may just be the most momentous of all time. That's because on November 8th, shortly after the fund drive is completed, Americans will be voting for President of the United States and a new Congress. This is arguably the biggest news item of the year and no one has covered this election more assiduously than WAMC. Not only have we interacted with you on Vox Pop every week but our first hour of Roundtable has become our most popular locally produced program. We have spent enormous amounts of time discussing what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have said and done. Probably never in American history has there been such a stark choice between the candidates for the presidency.


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their conversation about female composers - focusing on Clara Schumann.

National security has become a salient issue in the presidential race.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock concludes his discussion with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney.

Lawmakers voted late last night to keep the government funded.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his priorities.

Please note: this interview was recorded before the final house role-call. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses blame on Hillary Clinton for Bill Clinton's actions and Bernie Sanders and millennials.

Election Day is coming right up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his discussion with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses political sign stealing and women in the election.

Some Connecticut residents are dealing with a scary situation underground.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses last night's debate and the fallout.

Is this a post-truth election?

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming Presidential debate tonight and New York State Legislature weighs ethics reform in exchange for pay raises.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their conversation about female composers - focusing on Fanny Mendelssohn.

If you’re a Massachusetts voter, you have more to decide on than just the presidential race.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about four ballot questions.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the aftermath of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's public corruption charges against nine defendants, which include two former top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Poly President Alain Kaloyeros.

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