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

  The Capital Region has been getting a rare glimpse of the presidential candidates.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s unsatisfied with Tuesday’s ballot options. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Megyn Kelly meeting with Donald Trump and the upcoming Democratic debate.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his conversation with former Deputy Solicitor General of the U.S. Philip Lacovara. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump calling the system rigged, Paul Ryan refusing a possible nomination, and a new Quinnipiac poll. 

  Merrick Garland appears qualified for the Supreme Court, but he’s stuck in limbo.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his conversation with former Deputy Solicitor General of the U.S. Philip Lacovara. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses all three candidates in the Capital Region today, John Kaminsky and Mel Brooks.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the campaign events coming to the Capital Region, the Boston Globe's front page, and Paul Ryan taking on Cruz and Trump.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda - Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their exploration of Jewish music.

Yehuda Hanani’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.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock welcomes a new guest to the program: Philip Lacovara. 

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  President Obama brought some representatives from our area along with him to Cuba.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the experience.

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  Bernie Sanders went from long shot to in it for the long haul.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch continues his conversation about November with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Cruz and Sanders after last night's Wisconsin wins, a gay rights battle in the South, and the #PanamaPapers.

Photo of Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

  Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign has thrust Vermont onto the national stage.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he thinks Sanders still has a shot to win the Democratic nomination.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the #PanamaPapers and Donald Trump calling for John Kasich to drop out.

  Will Merrick Garland get a vote in the Senate in 2016?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Republicans have gravely miscalculated.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses wintry weather in April, rallies for Bernie and Hillary in New York, and Trump on NATO.

Political Season

Apr 1, 2016

If you haven’t noticed, we are in the middle of a Presidential campaign.

  In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their exploration of 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

  The Boehner era continues to recede into the past.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how he grades Speaker Paul Ryan so far.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the GOP vs Trump, the New Yorkers on the ballot, and the NYS budget.

Violin Virtuoso Madalyn Parnas will be in our region this weekend for two performances. She’ll appear at the Hudson Opera House this Saturday April 2nd at 7pm and, as a Berkshire Music School alum, she’ll be giving the headline performance at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield this Sunday, April 3rd at 4pm for the Berkshire Music School’s 75th Anniversary Gala.

  A big part of politics is constituent service.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he gets around.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's comments on abortion, companies on edge over the GOP convention, and the NYS budget.

  It seems to be getting late for Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, but the Vermont lawmaker says not to count him out.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss the state of the primaries.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump revoking his support for the GOP nominee, Trump's campaign manager being charged with battery, and transgender rights.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays and WAMC’s Alan Chartock continue their conversation about the Supreme Court’s vacancy.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the shutdown at the U.S. Capitol, a plane hijacking, and Donald Trump.

Should Americans get used to an eight-person Supreme Court?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Alan Chartock is joined by Union College political science professor Brad Hays to discuss the possibility that Antonin Scalia will be replaced.

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.

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