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! 

Ways to Connect

Washington Republicans say a tax overhaul is their top priority.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the World Series, the terror attack in New York City, President Trump's tweets, and Chuck Schumer.

The first charges to come out of the Mueller investigation have begun a new era in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the terror attack in lower Manhattan yesterday, Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion, and heads of social media companies testifying on Capitol hill.

Three of the last six governors of Massachusetts have run for president. What’s next for Charlie Baker?

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 first indictments in special prosecutor Robert Mueller's probe into Russian collusion.

What’s in the tax overhaul?

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the severe weather in the region, a grand jury approving charges to be filed today in the Russia investigation, a power deal falls apart in Puerto Rico, and the fight for independence in Catalonia.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of conversations about quoting, sampling, borrowing in music - sharing Offenbach's Can-Can and Saint-Saëns' Le Carnaval des Animaux - Tortues. 

Close Encounters with Music’s next presentation, "The Politics of Opera" with Author and Scholar Mitchell Cohen will take place on Nov 12. 

The president’s poll numbers are low, but his base seems unshakable.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Republican tax plan, President Trump declaring a health emergency for the opioid crisis, and the JFK assassination files being released.

Thank You!

Oct 26, 2017

Dear WAMC friends,

YOU did it. I am truly humbled and amazed and delighted about the success of the Locked Box and the subsequent eighteen-hour fund drive. Shortly after it ended, the newspapers called me up and asked me why things went so fast. I opined that our success could be attributed to the fact that Donald Trump was so abhorred and feared by much of our audience that they needed the radio station like never before. They were happy to put their money behind what they saw as a fearless institution.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey wraps up her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's comments to the press yesterday, the dipolmatic options for North Korea, Representative Chris Gibson, the possibility of Joe Biden running for President, and pressure on New York as a result of the Republican proposed tax plan.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Senator Jeff Flake's comments on the president, growing conflict within the Republican party, and an Onion article about Albany's pitch to Amazon.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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New York drivers are getting used to a new bridge with a new name.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses hazardous weather, Bill O'Reilly, New York Democrats teaming up against the Republican tax plan in congress, Norman Rockwell's family suing the Berkshire museum.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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Recovery in Puerto Rico is going to take a long time.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. They talked a day before she left for a Congressional trip to the island.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Republican tax push, former President Jimmy Carter's offer to help with diplomacy in North Korea, and a bipartisan Health care bill with enough votes to pass.

Congressman Joe Courtney
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U.S. environmental policy is in a time of transition.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses commercial phone calls, speeches by former Presidents Obama and Bush, Republican budget resolution, John Kelly's defense of President Trump's conversation with a fallen soldier's family.

Congressman Joe Courtney
http://courtney.house.gov/biography/

The president’s tax overhaul proposal is being met with skepticism from Democrats.

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 President Donald Trump's comments to the family of a fallen soldier, renewal of health care subsidies for CHIP, and inmigration from Puerto Rico.

Congressman Joe Courtney
http://courtney.house.gov/biography/

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 yesterday's fund drive, the health care debate after Trump's decision to cut subsidies, the Russia investigation, and a judge blocking Trump's travel ban.

North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are worrisome for the U.S.

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

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's executive order on health care, the proposed tax plan, California's deadly wildfires, and President Trump's comments on the free press and the first amendment.

The last two Obamacare repeal efforts came up short.

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 President Trump's comments on the press, a localized push for right to die legislation, a potential constitutional convention, and the upcoming fund drive.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the locked box, upcoming Fund Drive, President Donald Trump's ongoing feud with Rex Tillerson, comments by Senator Bob Corker, evidence of Russian collusion and Robert Mueller's investigation.

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