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
Thu November 21, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

The country is marking the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal discusses the influence of one his predecessors in Bay State politics with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

Domestic and international spying have dominated the headlines in 2013. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there is reason to be concerned over the scope of U.S. spying.

WAMC News
1:25 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Neal: Affordable Care Act Troubles Could Harm Agenda

Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat who represents the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires, says the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act threatens to slow progress on President Obama’s other domestic goals. But Neal also says on WAMC’s Congressional Corner program that the latest opposition to the law is coming from a familiar place.

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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

It is an era of hyper-partisanship in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the No Labels group is trying to break the gridlock.

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

The midterm elections are less than a year away. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is happy to work in a competitive district.

WAMC News
7:49 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses why gay marriage is causing a stir among the Cheney sisters and continuing complaints about the Common Core standards in New York state.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Kirsten Gillibrand

The Senate is debating a change to sexual assault procedures in the military, and a Democrat from New York is behind the effort. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand describes her bill to WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC News
7:40 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about the aftermath following the sentencing of former Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger and the anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination.

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Congressional Corner
3:01 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson

Lyme disease has many families concerned. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his work with Senator Gillibrand on the issue.

Congressional Corner
3:02 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson

Will immigration reform happen before the end of 2013? In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that several changes are needed.

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