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

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.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming Fund Drive, EPA rollback of clean air policies, Trump's promise to fulfill his mandate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo's comments on Columbus Day.

The mass shooting in Las Vegas is difficult to comprehend.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses growing tensions between President Trump and Senate Republicans, the NRA's take on a possible ban on bump stocks, Trump's rollback of birth control access for women, and the controversy of Columbus Day.

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.

Will New York voters decide to hold a Constitutional Convention in November?

Bill Samuels, founder of Effective New York, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he supports the measure. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the push for a ban on bump stocks for automatic weapons, Trump's decision to de-certify the Iran nuclear deal.

For Democrats, the next election can’t some soon enough.

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

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Rex Tillerson, growing evidence of Russian collusion, discoveries of plans and methods used by Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas, and the upcoming fund drive.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Fund drive, information unfolding after the Las Vegas mass shooting, a case against Gerrymandering, and a Republican abortion ban bill.

Connecticut is facing a state budget crisis.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Locked Box, the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, and more.

Last night, a gunman on an upper floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada killed more than 50 people and wounded at least 400 others attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival – an outdoor country music festival.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Alan Chartock speaks with Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty from Connecticut’s 5th District about responsible gun control. 

Many Sides

Oct 2, 2017

I have some very strong beliefs in life. I believe that health care is a right for every American. I just can't fathom why some people think that if you are poor, you and your kids don't have any such right. In fact, universal health care is just one example of something I believe in. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and President Donald Trump tweeting at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on wasting time on North Korea.


  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.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Skelos and Silver's convictions overturned, and announces Harry Belafonte at the Egg in support of WAMC's Fund Drive.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

Several GOP governors oppose the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming fund drive, Justice Neil Gorsuch's political independence, the Republican tax plan, and the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

A Democrat from the Northeast found himself sitting down with President Trump not long ago.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Dean Skelos, Roy Moore's win in Alabama, involvement of the IRS in the investigation into Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the final blow to the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, news that many Trump aides used private email accounts, California's preparedness for a nuclear attack.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, the new travel ban, and our upcoming fund drive.

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.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the recent natural disasters, combative words from North Korea and Kim Jong Un, and Facebook's decision to turn over Russian bought ads during the 2016 presidential campaign.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the UN security council, Hurricane Maria, and the upcoming fund drive.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming fund drive, North Korea responses possible from the UN council, and upcoming effects from Hurricane Jose.

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