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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WAMC News
7:45 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses U.S. relations with Iran, Zephyr Teachout, and Supreme Court ruling on people who post violent language on Facebook.

WAMC News
7:50 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the growing ISIS situation in Iraq and the Democratic convention in Massachusetts.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

    Hillary Clinton’s memoir of her time as Secretary of State is widely viewed as an unofficial 2016 kickoff.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he believes the ex-New York Senator will run for president.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Eric Cantor stepping down and a California state judge's ruling on teacher tenure.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

    Should the U.S. have traded Guantanamo prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the conversation has become muddled in silly politics.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses World Cup protests in Brazil and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stepping down.

New England News
4:40 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Rep. Neal On Bergdahl, Clinton, And Troubles At The VA

Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat who represents the first district, recently spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock as part of WAMC's Congressional Corner series. The dean of the state delegation touched on several key issues. Their conversation is excerpted below.

Alan Chartock: Richie Neal, the news is just filled about the prisoner swap and the question as to whether Bowe Bergdahl was a correct move on the president’s part or a misstep.

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WAMC News
7:37 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Eric Cantor losing to a tea party candidate, a teacher rejecting tenure, and members of NYSUT unhappy with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the successful summer Fund Drive and fracking issues in New York.

Commentary & Opinion
2:25 am
Sun June 1, 2014

My Meeting With Garrison

I recently had the real pleasure of spending some time at the WAMC studios with Garrison Keillor who is, of course, an immense star. He’s very tall and shows some wear and tear around the edges. He has tremendous intellect and he is sardonically funny.  As you know he has the “Writer’s Almanac” every day and I love the show, it’s so interesting; a little bit of history, a little bit of poetry and he always provokes thought. Every once in a while he likes to push the envelope and if it involves something naughty it can present radio problems for us but so far we’re still breathing. You know those poets, always crossing boundaries.

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