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, higlighted 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! 

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Dogs of Desire

Karen Hosmer, Eric Berlin, David Alan Miller, Robert Paterson

    The Dogs of Desire is the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s groundbreaking, eighteen-member, chamber ensemble. The ensemble performs all-new music from some of America’s most creative up-and-coming living composers. Since 1994, the Dogs have commissioned well over 100 new works from emerging American composers, gaining a national reputation among young composers as a proving ground for emerging talent.

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Arts & Culture
9:10 am
Tue May 28, 2013

David Alan Miller

David Alan Miller, Alan Chartock, Joe Donahue

    We begin our broadcast from the Albany Symphony's American Music Festival by speaking with David Alan Miller.

David Alan Miller has established a reputation as one of the leading American conductors of his generation. As Music Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra -- a position he has held since 1992 -- he has proven himself a creative and compelling orchestra builder.

Through exploration of unusual repertoire, educational programming, community outreach and recording initiatives, he has reaffirmed the Albany Symphony’s reputation as the nation’s leading champion of American symphonic music and one of its most innovative orchestras.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Congressional Corner with Elizabeth Esty

  Will Congress pass comprehensive immigration reform?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time for Congress to get serious about a broken system.

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Congressional Corner with Elizabeth Esty

  President Obama’s popularity could have a major effect on the midterm elections.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that her constituents are more attuned to daily life than the gridlock of Washington.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Congressional Corner with Elizabeth Esty

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty makes her debut with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #110

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss playing music in a time of crisis.

To learn about Yehuda's Close Encounters with Music Series in Great Barrington visit cewm.org.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

  Will she or won’t she?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he hopes Hillary Clinton will seek the presidency once again.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

  Social Security and Medicare are part of an ongoing budget debate in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the benefits need to be protected from the Tea Party wing of the GOP.

Capital Region News
3:35 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Common Council's Barbara Smith Surprised By Jennings' Retirement

Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings’ announcement last night that he will not seek a sixth term in November came at a time when the city’s Democratic machine is already in motion as it gears up for a primary between announced candidates Kathy Sheehan, the city treasurer, and 2009 mayoral candidate Corey Ellis. Barbara Smith of the Albany Common Council  spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock as the city prepares for its first new administration in 20 years.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

  Sequestration took a turn when flight delays held up air traffic around the country.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the sequester is an ongoing mess.

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