Alan Chartock

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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 U.S. Military Academy found itself in the headlines recently.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s much ado about nothing. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the U.S. arms ban ends in Vietnam, and the upcoming election in November.

  In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their exploration of Jewish Music, sharing George and Ira Gershwin's "It Ain't Necessarily So" from Porgy and Bess, performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

  It’s an important anniversary in Irish history.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the Easter Rising. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the crashed EgyptAir flight, and a poll regarding GOP voters and Trump.

  The primary season means hurt feelings for many voters.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the superdelegates are in place for a reason. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, an EgyptAir plane disappearing, Donald Trump's list of Supreme Court nominees, and Sanders v. Clinton.

  The Democratic presidential primary seems to be decided, but Bernie Sanders is pressing on.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal talks politics with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the primaries last night, and Donald Trump's interview with Megyn Kelly.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, primaries in Oregon and Kentucky, rift between key democratic factions, attacks on Hillary Clinton, and the problem of a lack of nine justices on the Supreme Court.

  The Zika virus has become an international concern.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about what Congress can do to combat it. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, protests in Albany over "Bomb Trains," and the religious right warming to Donald Trump.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda - Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their exploration of Jewish music, playing Bruch's Kol Nidrei - op. 47 with solo performed by Pierre Fournier.

Arlo Guthrie and Alan Chartock.
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Our old friend Arlo Guthrie has been touring the country in celebration of the 50th anniversary of "Alice’s Restaurant" — the song, the movie, and as he would say, the movement. The tour brings him back to the scene of the crime, so to speak, this weekend. Arlo is performing at the Guthrie Center in Housatonic — the church where the garbage stacked up in the song — tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

Jimmy Vielkind
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In lieu of a commentary this morning we have a clip from this week’s Capitol Connection program. Our Alan Chartock asks Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico, about the current federal probe into two former aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo…

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Jim Tedisco running for State Senate District, and Speaker Ryan to meet with Donald Trump.

  The New York governor and New York City mayor are both in political hot water of late.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what reforms he’d like to see. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the Democratic primary last night, universal healthcare, and Obama to become the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, climate change, and Cuomo's probe.

Donald Trump at the Flynn Theatre
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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is refusing to respond to Republican Donald Trump's recent comments that she was an "enabler" of Bill Clinton's marital infidelities during his political career.

  The presidential primary season is nearly over, but it’s not yet settled.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — talks politics with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump and the GOP, school budgets, and guns on college campuses.

  The Supreme Court is one justice shy of a baseball team.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he hopes the Merrick Garland standoff doesn’t set a new precedent.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump agreeing to soften his rhetoric when he meets with House Speaker Paul Ryan later this week, the Democratic National Convention, and former top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Joe Percoco.

  The U.S.-Saudi relationship is getting a closer look.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy discusses foreign policy with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the 'civil war' in the Republican Party, Cuomo's aide Joe Percoco, and Hillary Clinton's top aide questioned by FBI in email probe.

  Not much is getting through Congress this year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a mental health bill he’s working on could be the exception.

  Vice President Joe Biden remains popular with Democrats, but he’s out of the 2016 race.

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 Biden’s time has passed. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the impact of Trump's victory in Indiana and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's sentencing.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Cuomo's comments on former aide Percoco, a new Siena Poll says people want ethics reform, Chris Gibson's decision not to run for Governor, and the Indiana primary.

  The governor of Massachusetts is no fan of Donald Trump.

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

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