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

Senator Chris Murphy
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There are 435 members of the House, but just 100 Senators.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about life in the upper chamber.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the $1.3 trillion spending plan that Congressional leaders have agreed upon.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the growing controversy with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.  

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos's appearance before Congress Tuesday. He also shares his thoughts on the Austin bombing suspect's suicide, and Cynthia Nixon's speech Tuesday to announce her bid for New York governor.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
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Republicans will be playing defense in November.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's visit to New Hampshire yesterday and Cynthia Nixon's announcement that she will run for New York governor.

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What has Robert Mueller discovered?

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

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
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Rex Tillerson’s rocky tenure is over.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation orders a Trump affiliated business to surrender files on Russia, international cyber attacks, the battle over SALT tax deductions between Republican Representative John Faso and Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and more.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The Mueller investigation shows no signs of slowing down.

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

Note: This interview was recorded before Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the outcome of the hotly contested Pennsylvania Congressional race, the nerve agent used against a former Russian spy, Larry Kudlow to replace Gary Cohn as Trump's top economic advisor, and walkouts across the nation in regards to gun violence. 

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Kim and Trump in the same room?

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

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

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

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses the United Kingdom's accusation that Russia is behind a recent nerve gas attack on British soil.  Dr. Chartock also talks about President Trump abandoning his gun control promises.

The Dreamers face an uncertain future.

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

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's rally over the weekend.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on China officially repealing presidential term limits.

In this week’s "Classical Music According to Yehuda," Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue a series of conversations about fakes, forgeries, and misattributions - sharing music by Fritz Kreisler from the album "Kreisler Plays Kreisler."

Should schoolteachers carry weapons?

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses The BBC's Steven Sackur's interview with Russian presidential candidate Boris Titov and a statewide imitative on early voting in New York.

Will the aftermath of the latest mass shooting be any different?

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

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the president's alleged payoff of porn star Stormy Daniels.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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Democrats in Washington have had few options this session.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey wraps up her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Alan Chartock delivers his morning commentary.  Dr. Chartock discuses President Donald Trump's top economic advisor's departure from the administration and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's statement that a 2020 run for president is on his radar.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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There appears to be a generation gap on the left.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses the impending storm and the potential for a trade war amid President Trump's tariff announcements.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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The school shooting in Florida has reignited an old debate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's comments about China's President XI Jinping extending his tenure "for life."  President Trump said someday the U.S. may do the same.  Chartock also talks about the pending Italian election results and the GOP leaders backing Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for New York governor.


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani begin a series of conversations about fakes, forgeries, and misattributions.

 

In this segment we hear Trumpet Voluntary Suite in D Major by Jeremiah Clarke (recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) which was long attributed to Henry Purcell for years.

Congressman Joe Courtney
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Americans are divided over guns.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his interview with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney.

Sometimes programming decisions are mutually exclusive. Take the opera, for instance. 

We know that there are relatively few people who listen to the opera. The big “but” is that those who do listen are passionate about the art form. WAMC has been playing the opera for years. Our philosophy has always been that a great public station will feature programming that may not be readily available and that certainly is the case every Saturday afternoon on WAMC. Imagine you were drawing the audience for opera. The so-called “N” (number) circle would be pretty small compared to the circle representing the audience who listens to news and public affairs on the station. So the question is, should opera take up time during which the majority of listeners would rather be listening to something else? 

Congressman Joe Courtney
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The House finally has a spending plan.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his interview with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney.

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