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

  Election Day is about four months away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss the presidential race. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses two separate shootings by police in the U.S. and Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Clinton's emails.

  Who will wind up on the presidential tickets?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings and WAMC’s Alan Chartock play the veepstakes game.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the FBI's refusal to indict Hillary Clinton and bats at a Zika resort.  

  Donald Trump has a big choice to make.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings and WAMC’s Alan Chartock continue their discussion about the veepstakes.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Independence Day, NASA's Juno Spacecraft orbiting Jupiter, and Trump's tweet on Clinton that's being viewed as anti-semitic. 

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we learn bit about Yma Sumac "The Peruvian Songbird" - who lived from 1922 to 2008.

  Democrats have made gun reform a daily priority of late.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the recent sit-in by House Democrats. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses anger in politics, Britain's Boris Johnson ending his bid for Prime Minister, Trump speeches, and the Juno spacecraft approaching Jupiter.

For NASA's video on Juno's trip, check out the video down at the bottom of the page:

  The Supreme Court has released some of its highly-anticipated rulings — but with only eight justices weighing in.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern — a Democrat from the 2nd district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Merrick Garland hasn’t gotten a fair shake. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump University, Turkey vs. ISIS, and some politicians refusing to step down in Britain.

  House Democrats recently shut down the chamber with a daylong sit-in.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern — a Democrat from the 2nd district — discusses the action with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the NY-19 congressional race, the findings of Clinton/Benghazi, and Trump.

  What will Great Britain do next?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern — a Democrat from the 2nd district — discusses the Brexit vote with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses impact on New York State corruption convictions, Bharara on corruption, and primary contests around the state.

  The opioid crisis has worried officials across the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about a recent forum he hosted in Albany. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Brexit, Trump vs. Clinton in new polls, and the Pope.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Britain voting to leave the EU and Bernie Sanders in Albany today. 

  The Orlando nightclub shooting has inspired new debate over gun control.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s time for a new approach. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a bobcat attack in New Scotland, the Democrats' sit-in on the House floor, and Donald Trump's speech on Hillary Clinton.

  A year ago, the notion of a Donald Trump White House was little more than a lark. Things have changed.

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 indictments for some top NYPD officers and Republicans in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

  The Northeast has America’s oldest infrastructure.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock there is some good news on the rail front. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Senate votes against gun control advocates, bans on certain semi-automatic weapons, and a man who wanted to kill Donald Trump.

  We’re still learning about the victims of the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. should be proud of its recent record on LGBT rights. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the end of the legislative session in NY, Uber & Airbnb, and Britain's possible exit from the European Union. 

  The Orlando shooting has particular resonance in our region.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she knows what Florida is going through because of Sandy Hook. 

  In this most unusual election year, some voters say they have no one to back.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s still looking for a candidate. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses coffee's health benefits, the freedom of the press, the NRA and Trump.

  One Hudson Valley Congressman is trading politics for the classroom.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

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