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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ousting of Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, ties between Russia and Trump's administration, and bid donors to President Donald Trump during the inauguration. 

President Trump’s first budget proposal made for tough reading for many communities.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the race in Georgia to replace Tom Price, the deterrent in North Korea that was heading the wrong way, and Bill O'Reilly's future at Fox News.

What role should Congress have in authorizing military action?

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Britain, motivation for teachers, and town meetings.

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

A new administration means a new approach to defense.

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 protests over President Donald Trump's tax-returns, North Korea's missile test over the weekend, and Trump's White House.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of discussions about women who influenced classical composers - this week discussing Augusta Holmes - the student who inspired César Franck.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The April recess is a time for members of the House to perform constituent service.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the signs of possible life on moons in our solar system, the MOAB dropped in Afghanistan, and Trump's changing feelings regarding NATO and others.

(Airs 4/13/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Ellen Condliffe Lagemann - the Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College, Distinguished Fellow in the Bard Prison Initiative, and Author of Liberating Minds: The Case For College In Prison.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Constituents have been contacting their representatives with increased frequency in recent months.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a NY Appeals Court Judge that was found dead in the Hudson River, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meeting with President Vladimir Putin, and North Korea's growing nuclear arms race.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The Capital Region has experienced many recent water infrastructure failures.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his ongoing water tour.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the small earthquake in Dutchess County, the Republican win for an empty house seat in Kansas, and Press Secretary Sean Spicer's remarks regarding the Holocaust and chemical weapons.

Intelligence — and who is in charge of it — has been a defining question of the Trump administration.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings concludes his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the spring weather, Syria, and the Pulitzer Prize winners.

He’s retired from politics, but former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s legacy is still being felt .

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

*This conversation was recorded before voting on Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the Supreme Court had taken place.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the good weather, the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, Tillerson vs. Russia, and free tuition for middle class families who attend SUNY and CUNY schools in New York. 

“Advise and consent” has taken on a new political meaning in the U.S. Senate.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the U.S. launching an  airstrike in Syria, Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon.

Republicans may feel the repercussions of the the aborted health care vote for some time.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's meeting with Chinese Leader Xi Jinping, a chemical attack in Syria, and the removal of Steve Bannon from the National Security Council. 

Spring means it’s crunch time for the Supreme Court.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York State budget, the court case against Joe Percoco and others, and the North Korean missile launch.

Something very unusual would have to happen to keep Neil Gorsuch off the Supreme Court.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Supreme Court nominations, policing, and healthcare.

Gun control efforts face an uphill battle in Washington.

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

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the death of a longtime lobbyist, the state budget, and the Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Stayin' Alive

Mar 31, 2017

When the right wing organization Breitbart decided to publish a piece calling for the defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) I thought, “Well, that’s that.” 

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