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
Thu July 18, 2013

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney

Congressman Joe Courtney

  The sequester has led to cuts across the country.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his district’s military presence makes the cuts even worse.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

    The sequester has led to cuts and furloughs across the land.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the across-the-board cuts were a bad idea to begin with.

WAMC News
2:02 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

McGovern: Zimmerman Decision Wrong

Credit Talia Mark

Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the 2nd District, says he is disappointed with the jury’s decision in the George Zimmerman trial. Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on Saturday night, leading to widespread protests in the days since.

"Trayvon Martin was obviously profiled and I think a terrible tragedy occurred," McGovern tells WAMC. "I’m glad the civil rights department of the Justice Department will be looking into this because I do think at the base of all of this is the issue of civil rights."

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #112

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss Bartok and music as language.

Celebrating “White Nights” of the Russian tradition, pianist Vassily Primakov and Yehuda will present a program of Russian masters Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky, in the inaugural concert of Close Encounters With Music at the Clark Sunday, July 14 at 3 PM.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal continues his discussion of tax reform with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

  Members of Congress are once again tackling tax reform.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that corporate tax loopholes have eroded some of the public’s goodwill.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

  It has been more than six months since the Newtown shootings.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is hopeful gun reform will come back around in Washington.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

  The immigration debate has intensified since the election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is surprised by some of the rhetoric around the issue.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Sat July 6, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

  Student loans are a problem for many people for decades after they graduate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that loan rates need to be kept in check.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Tanglewood - Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "The Lion in Winter"

Treat Williams, Jayne Atkinson, and Joe Donahue

    An epic and humorous tale of political strategy and family dynamics, The Lion In Winter, set during Christmas 1183, tells the story of King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John as they play a deadly game of real life chess; winner takes the throne. Who will come out on top as the ruler of England and the ruler of the family? The Lion in Winter proves just how absurd and lethal family rivalries can be.

The Lion in Winter is now up and running at the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick stage and plays through July 13th.

To tell us more, we welcome two stars of the production. Jayne Atkinson received Tony nominations for her roles in Enchanted April and The Rainmaker, she has also been seen on Broadway in Blithe Spirit, Our Town and Ivanov. Here television credits include Criminal Minds and 24 and she was in the Netflix series House of Cards. She plays Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Treat Williams plays Henry. Treat Williams began his career on Broadway as Danny Zuko in Grease. His first big film role was the part of Berger in the film version of Hair. For four seasons he starred as Dr. Andy Brown in the critically acclaimed series Everwood. He has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy, and has won two Theatre Guild Awards.

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