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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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders

  The income gap is wider than ever.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time to ask the 1 percent to do its fair share.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders

  America’s health care system is in line for some major changes.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that primary care needs to be addressed right away.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

  Tax reform means different things to different people.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that certain corporate loopholes should be closed.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

  Campaign finance reform has become a perpetual goal for reformers.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is hopeful a supportive bipartisan coalition can be cobbled together in the House.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

  Entitlements are a constant source of debate in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Republicans have long targeted Social Security.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Pete Seeger playing 8th Step with Peggy Seeger on 5/12

    Peter Seeger will perform with his sister, Peggy, this Sunday afternoon at The 8th Step at Proctors in Schenectady, NY.

New England News
12:17 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Chartock: Senate Race In Mass To Be Close

This week saw the end of the Massachusetts special Senate election primaries, with Congressman Ed Markey claiming the Democratic nod to face Republican Gabriel Gomez, who won a three-way race. The two will face off at the ballot box on June 25 and have wasted no time trading criticism. Political observer Dr. Alan Chartock says polling, which showed Markey ahead just 44 to 40 in the early going, predicts a close race.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

  Immigration talk has gone from talk of a border-length fence to a pathway to citizenship.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he supports comprehensive reform.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

  After redistricting, Congresspeople are exploring their new districts.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his area has expanded, but he’s happy with the new terrain.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Congressional Corner with Jim McGovern

  Voters are heading to the polls in today’s special election primaries for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he will support whichever Democrat wins.

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