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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming Presidential debate tonight and New York State Legislature weighs ethics reform in exchange for pay raises.

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

If you’re a Massachusetts voter, you have more to decide on than just the presidential race.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about four ballot questions.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the aftermath of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's public corruption charges against nine defendants, which include two former top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Poly President Alain Kaloyeros.

On Monday, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will debate for the first time.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he’s watching for.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's call for a wider "stop and frisk" policy, protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Trump's tax records.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the bombing in Chelsea, the deadly bombing of a UN convoy, and Trump's financial records.

  The race for New York’s open 22nd Congressional district seat is going down to the wire.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Kim Myers concludes her interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses political fallout and lash outs in the aftermath of the New York City and New Jersey shore town bombings, and the role of religion and citizenship in the case of the accused, Ahmad Khan Rahami.

  Who will replace Congressman Richard Hanna? Three hopefuls are trying for the New York 22nd district seat.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Kim Myers tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her views on health care.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the bombing in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea, Trump's call for stopping Muslim's from entering the country, and the electoral college.

  New York’s 22nd Congressional district is getting a new representative this year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Kim Myers tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why she’s confident.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock concludes his discussion with Joe Vitollo — a Republican running for New York’s 20th Congressional district. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming debate today, hacking emails, and concerns about the voting system.

  Does the Capital Region want new representation in Washington?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Joe Vitollo — a Republican running for New York’s 20th Congressional district — continues his talk with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Barack Obama's comments on Donald Trump and notable primary races in New York.

  One local candidate is counting on an anti-incumbency vote this November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, GOP candidate Joe Vitollo tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s running for New York’s 20th House district seat.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Hillary Clinton's health and Donald Trump's health.

  It’s crunch time in presidential politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s too early to count any chickens.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the anniversary of 9/11, Hillary Clinton's health emergency, and the death of Crazy Eddie.

  It’s one of the toughest public policy questions: how can we improve mental health services and outcomes?

That’s the topic of today’s Congressional Corner with Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, and WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  At the site of one of America’s worst days, new hope is springing.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the new Sandy Hook Elementary School.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses foreign policy issues facing Clinton and Trump, climate change, and presidential campaigning.

  He’s not a Democrat. He’s not a Republican. So what does Martin Babinec, who’s running for New York’s 22nd House district seat, believe?

That’s the subject of today’s Congressional Corner with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump University and "bridgegate."

  Can a third-party candidate really go to Congress this year?

In today’s Congressional Corner, independent candidate Martin Babinec, who is seeking the 22nd district seat, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses supplying for incoming storms, Clinton's appeal to minority voters, and more.

  Upstate New York’s 22nd House district is getting a new representative.

In today’s Congressional Corner, independent candidate Martin Babinec tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s running.

  Money in politics — it’s widely cited as one of democracy’s biggest ills.

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 new evidence for an older earth, the Affordable Healthcare Act, and a new presidential poll.

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