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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the aftermath of a Donald Trump presidency, possible picks for the Supreme Court vacancy and Cabinet, and Republican complete control of the government.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the aftermath of the 2016 election.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Election Day.

Senator Chris Murphy
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We’ll know who our next president will be in a matter of hours.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the FBI's decision on Hillary Clinton's emails, the upcoming election, Donald Trump vs. Hillary on the ground game, and turnout in the Faso/Teachout election.

Senator Chris Murphy
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The lame duck session of Congress could actually get some legislation passed.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses threats of a Donald Trump impeachment, Melania Trump's role as a first lady, and more on the FBI/Clinton emails.

Senator Chris Murphy
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Will the election have a “Comey effect?”

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the most recent presidential polls and the Chicago Cubs victory. 

Our region has several communities grappling with contaminated water.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Cubs forcing a Game 7 in the World Series, and the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and it's effects on the presidential election.

There are several public health crises vexing officials.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the cold weather and Halloween, Trump's taxes, Trump stiffs campaign pollster out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the turnout numbers for the general election.

What A Drive!

Oct 31, 2016

Oh, what a fund drive it was! It was surely some sort of a record breaker. First off, thanks to you we made over $400,000 in our locked before the drive even started. We went on-air Monday morning and ended, a million dollars later, on Thursday around noon. That's a lot of money andmany of you followed us every minute of the drive. It's always interested me how some public stations never tell you how much they've raised. We think that it's incredibly important to keep you in the loop as we go. After all, we are all in this together. 

The campaign is entering its final days.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses last night's Arlo Guthrie show, the World Series compared to the presidential election, and FBI Director Comey v. Clinton emails.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their conversation about female composers - focusing on Nadia and Lili Boulanger.

Music - a portion of Lili Boulanger’s Psalm 130 - Du fond de l’amibe recorded by  American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Bostein.

Arlo Guthrie and Alan Chartock.
WAMC

One year after celebrating the 50th anniversary of Alice’s Restaurant, our old friend Arlo Guthrie is coming back to the neighborhood on his latest tour, with several concerts in the WAMC listening area over the next few days. Arlo will be performing at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington on Sunday , the Academy of Music in Northampton on November 4, and at The Egg in Albany on November 5. The “Running Down the Road Tour” is highlighting some of Arlo’s early albums.

In the U.S. Senate, the difference between 51 and 49 is wide.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about some of the races he has an eye on.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Gannett layoffs, a recent national poll, and conservatives considering the outcome of the presidential election.

The presidential election is getting most of the headlines, but we have three branches of government.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how the House and Senate are looking.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani fighting with CNN's Chris Cuomo, polling numbers for Clinton/Trump, and refugees.

Election Day is almost here.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how things are shaping up.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Colin Powell voting for Clinton, ACA premium rate increases, and Trump's rhetoric reflecting his supporter's feelings.

Taxes have been one of the campaign’s biggest issues.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses early voting, legalizing marijuana, and Elizabeth Warren's tough words for Donald Trump.

Election Day is all about turnout.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses post fund drive feels, the Chicago Cubs first World Series appearance in 75 years, the latest presidential polls, and Cuomo campaining for state Dems.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the end of fund drive, Trump on election results, and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara "slaying dragons."

The election is less than a month away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he’s watching for.

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