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! 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses North Korea's missile launch, the GOP tax plan in the senate, Schumer and Pelosi pulling out of a meeting with Trump, and Trump's claim that a taped conversation of him is fake.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The country is undergoing a national reckoning about sexual harassment.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the New York Senate Independent Democrats, Trump's treatment of the press, and the GOP tax plan that could come to a halt in the Senate.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The Capital Region’s Congressman wants to keep his job.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the death of former New York congressman Maurice Hinchey, Michael Flynn potentially cooperating with special prosecutor Robert Mueller, a Supreme Court case regarding cell phone and email privacy, and a potential government shutdown.

Former Congressman Maurice Hinchey
Maurice Hinchey Facebook

Former Hudson Valley Congressman and New York state Assemblyman Maurice Hinchey died Wednesday at 79 after a public battle with a degenerative brain disease. Known as an environmental champion, Hinchey, a Democrat, served in the Assembly from 1975 until he was elected to Congress in 1992. He remained in the House until 2013, and helped inaugurate WAMC's popular Congressional Corner series, a daily segment that still runs today. WAMC's President and CEO Dr. Alan Chartock called Hinchey a "true friend," and shared his remembrances of the lawmaker with WAMC's Ian Pickus.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the death of former New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey.

Congressman Peter Welch
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Should one person have the power to drop a nuclear bomb?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Thanksgiving travel, the tax proposal and Rep. Faso's vote, and sexual harassment allegations against government officials.

Congressman Peter Welch
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In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses sexual misconduct allegations against Charlie Rose, the possible passage of the GOP tax bill, and adding North Korea back to the list of state sponsored terrorism.

What does health care have to do with tax cuts?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Alabama senate race, sexual harassment claims made against a former Cuomo aide, and comments from Kirsten Gillibrand about the history of sexual harassment in the Democratic party.

Developments far from Washington could influence the makeup of the U.S. Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Senior editor of Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call David Hawkings wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the house passing the GOP tax reform bill, whether or not it will pass the senate, and the military coup in Zimbabwe.

(Airs 11/16/17 @ 1p.m.) – Today features an encore Power of Words. WAMC's Alan Chartock and Lou Cannon, Reagan biographer, columnist, and award-winning reporter set the scene and provide context and analysis of President Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address. In addition, listeners will have an opportunity to actually hear the speech as it was delivered on January 20th, 1981.

The off-year election results have Democrats hopeful for 2018.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Senior editor of Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call David Hawkings continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the sale of artworks from the Berkshire Museum, GOP vote on tax proposal, senate review of the President's nuclear power, and Roy Moore.

It’s clear Mitch McConnell doesn’t want Roy Moore in the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Senior editor of Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call David Hawkings speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Republican tax plan to come to a vote this week, parents of Newtown shooting victims suing Remington gun manufacturers, and New Yorkers signing a petition to keep the name Tappan Zee on the Mario M. Cuomo bridge.

The future of the Hudson River is being discussed again.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses climate change and Trump's push for coal, accusations against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo's potential runs for President.

Republicans in Washington have been pursuing a tax overhaul for years.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Berkshire Museum sale coming to a halt, Trump's trip to Asia, and gerrymandering causing headaches for Democrats.


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of conversations about quoting, sampling, borrowing in music.

 

Close Encounters with Music’s next presentation, THE POLITICS OF OPERA with author and scholar Mitchell Cohen will take place on Nov 12.

The resistance got a boost on Election Day.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses competing GOP tax bills, allegations against Senator Roy Moore, the relationship between Gov. Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and Rob Astorino.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Democratic wins across the nation on election day, the GOP tax plan push, Trump's visit to China, and voter turnout.

The Russia investigation appears to be gaining steam.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the first district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses local election results across the region, what they mean for Republicans, and the event with Harry Belafonte this Saturday.

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