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
10:35 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Eldridge

The government shutdown made an unpopular Congress even less so.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Sean Eldridge — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s 19th district —   tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that partisanship has hurt the country.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Eldridge

Election season has begun again.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Sean Eldridge — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s 19th district —   tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Hudson Valley is ready for a change.

WAMC News
12:41 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Rep. Owens: 50-50 Chance Democrats Reclaim House

Rep. Owens
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In the wake of the 16-day government shutdown, which polling shows angered voters of all stripes, New York Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat from the North Country, says the GOP may be in danger of losing control of the House.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

The campaign to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts is heating up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that everything has to break right for a Republican to have a chance to win.

Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #116

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the life of composer Maurice Ravel.

This Saturday, October 19 at 6 PM Close Encounters with Music presents the Anatomy of a Melody—Beethoven, Brahms and Schoenfield at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

Governor Deval Patrick will soon be replaced in Massachusetts. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he has not yet chosen a candidate. Governor Deval Patrick will soon be replaced in Massachusetts. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he has not yet chosen a candidate.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

The government shutdown has tabled other pressing issues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he would like immigration reform to return to the forefront.

WAMC News
2:06 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Eldridge: Shutdown Means New Leadership Needed

Democratic Congressional candidate Sean Eldridge talks with WAMC's Alan Chartock.
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Sean Eldridge, a Democratic candidate for Congress who is challenging Republican Chris Gibson in the 2014 race for the 19th District seat, tells WAMC that the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis are proof that America needs new leadership.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

Many Americans see the government shutdown as silly season in politics. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about a recent rules change that has complicated the negotiations. Many Americans see the government shutdown as silly season in politics. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about a recent rules change that has complicated the negotiations.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti

  Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been the subject of 2016 chatter.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Warren has become a liberal icon.

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