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 Bernie Sanders' big wins over the weekend, Trump v Cruz, and terrorism.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda - Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani begin a series of conversations asking the question: What is Jewish Music?

Yehuda’s Close Encounters with Music series in Great Barrington, MA will feature a program of Jewish Music entitled Fiddler OFF The Roof on April 17th at 3pm.

  Can Senator Sanders still become President Sanders?

That’s the question on today’s Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, and WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the New York State Legislature, voting restrictions, and new GOP delegate rules.

The City of Immigrants panel at The Linda.

As part of ongoing events in conjunction with the A City of Immigrants celebration in Albany, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and the Albany Times Union partnered for a live panel at The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, on Thursday.

  Donald Trump is long past the point of merely being a novelty.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Brussels, Jeb Bush endorsing Ted Cruz, and a looming climate shift.

  The Supreme Court could be down a member for another 12 months.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that most Americans want a new justice on the bench. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the attacks in Brussels, results of presidential primaries, and Donald Trump.

  President Obama has been making a landmark visit to Cuba.

Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern discussed his role in the visit on the Congressional Corner with WAMC’s Alan Chartock before flying to the island nation.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Obama's visit to Cuba and Democrats abroad's support for Bernie Sanders.

  Is Merrick Garland the next Supreme Court justice or merely a political pawn?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Garland is eminently qualified to sit on the high court.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Obama in Cuba, GOP leaders in opposition to Trump, and Trump addressing AIPAC today.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their conversation about J. S. Bach, hearing Glenn Gould perform Goldberg Variation 30 Quodlibet and Aria da capo - recorded in 1955.

Yehuda’s Close Encounters with Music series in Great Barrington, MA will present a program entitled “J.S. BACH & SONS Legitimate and Otherwise" on Saturday, March 19.

  One out of seven people goes hungry.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his visit to Flint Michigan.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the lack of public toilets, Obama on Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton's lack of support among white men.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Merrick Garland, the GOP National Convention, and unhappiness vs. inequality.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses commentators telling Clinton to "smile" and a match-up between Clinton and Trump.

  A rose is a rose is a rose, but is a superdelegate a delegate?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney talks Democratic politics with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses tonight's primaries, the New York Times editorial on Trump's campaign inciting violence, Obama's supreme court pick, and the legalization of marijuana.

  Democrats seem to be divided over the presidential race, but nowhere near the way Republicans are.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he expects Hillary Clinton to clinch the nomination. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses daylight saving time, Bernie Sanders prior to big primary states on Tuesday, and Cuomo's $15 minimum wage.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss other the musical gene in terms of Johann Sebastian Bach’s family, hearing a selection from Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Concerto in D Minor.

Yehuda’s Close Encounters with Music series in Great Barrington, MA will present a program entitled “J.S. BACH & SONS Legitimate and Otherwise" on Saturday, March 19.

  The 18th Congressional District in the Hudson Valley will decide if it wants another new representative this year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s been busy working for the district. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the high spring temperatures across the region, the Republican debate, protests at Donald Trump's rallies, and three Northeastern governors calling for review of safe water drinking guidelines.

  Chances are, if you’re a Democrat, you have strong feelings about the presidential primary.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders needs a quick comeback if he wants to win the nomination. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on demographics, Marco Rubio in Florida, and the future of Germany.

  President Obama has more than 300 days left in office.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the White House intends to nominate a new Supreme Court justice during that time. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the warmest winter on record, Tuesday's primary races, and North Korea.

  Another Tuesday, another round of primaries.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Donald Trump remains the overwhelming frontrunner for the GOP nomination. 

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