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! 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses NYPD responding to a "suspicious package" of toys and Russian officials admitting to doping.

It can be tough to change the system from within.

In today’s Congressional Corner, retiring New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he thinks are Washington’s big problems. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor and President Obama saying he would have won a third term.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Carl Paladino's racist comments, Cuomo's State of the State address changing format, and Trump's tweet about nuclear weapons.

With a new Congress taking shape, some familiar faces won’t be going back to Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, retiring New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about some reforms he’d like to see. 

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
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Michael Meeropol is professor emeritus of Economics at Western New England University, and the co-author of Principles of Macroeconomics: Activist vs. Austerity Policies. He is also a long-time WAMC commentator. But the topic that brings Mike back to WAMC's studios today is his late parents: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Here in the waning days of the Obama administration, Mike Meeropol and his brother are working to exonerate their mother.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the assassination of a Russian ambassador, the Berlin truck attack, the rule over Syria, and immigration.

Fidel is gone and the future of Cuba is an open question.

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 an editorial in the New York Times that asks for the end of the electoral college, the Russians and the FBI, and the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. 

The popular vote and the Electoral College do not align in 2016.

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 the electoral college vote and Mayor Bill de Blasio on NYC as a sanctuary city.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we continue to learn about the music of Thea Musgrave.

The fight against opioid addiction continues.

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

Is the Affordable Care Act on life support?

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the cold weather, Uber, Aleppo, and the Yahoo data breach.

Donald Trump won the Electoral College, but he lost the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what people in the Green Mountain State are thinking.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the cold weather and Code Blue shelters, heat usage, and investigation into Moscow's cyber espionage's influence on the election. 

John Faso
John Faso

Republicans say the Affordable Care Act is going away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman-elect John Faso of New York’s 19th district tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what might take its place.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's tweets and intelligence briefing, torture, and Trump's pick for education. 

John Faso
John Faso

In the New Year, Republicans will be sitting pretty in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman-elect John Faso of New York’s 19th district sits down with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we continue to learn about the music of Thea Musgrave.

John Faso
John Faso

Upstate New York’s 19th House district is getting a new representative.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso sits down with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-Hye and an editorial on Donald Trump.

Gun control is one of the most polarizing political issues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congresswoman-elect Claudia Tenney of New York’s 22nd district concludes her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the morning fog, Donald Trump picked as Time Magazine's Person of the Year and the latest of Trump's picks to lead the White House.

Congresswoman-elect Claudia Tenney is leaving the state Assembly as she heads to the U.S. House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tenney continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Day of Infamy, Donald Trump and the state department, Bob Doyle and lobbying, and Cuomo v. DiNapoli.

Upstate New York’s 22nd House district has a new Congresswoman waiting in the wings. In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican representative-elect Claudia Tenney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how the transition is going so far.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the power outage that affected WAMC's 90.3 FM Albany frequency, people joining together against bullying and racism, and Ben Carson's role as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and "pizzagate."

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