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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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Tanglewood - Ellen Highstein, Director of the Tanglewood Music Center

  Ellen Highstein is the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center - where Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Tanglewood - Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

  A regular guest with North America's top orchestras, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos’ 2012-13 season includes engagements with the New York, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. He appears annually here at Tanglewood and will be on the podium in the shed Friday night.

Born in Burgos, Spain, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos studied violin, piano, music theory and composition at the conservatories in Bilbao and Madrid. From 2004-2011, he was Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Dresden Philharmonic, and is just beginning his time as Chief Conductor of the Danish National Orchestra.

Friday night’s BSO opener at Tanglewood is an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring violinist, Joshua Bell.

The Roundtable
9:15 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Tanglewood - Mark Volpe, Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Mark Volpe is the Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra. He joins us to talk about how the year has been and about this year's Tanglewood season schedule.

The Roundtable
9:10 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Tanglewood - Kevin Moran, Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle

    Kevin Moran is the Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle

He joins us to talk about what's making the pages of the paper during the region's very busy - and culturally rich - summer.

Capital Region News
1:43 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Albany Mayoral Forum On Sustainability

Candidates gather at the Albany Mayoral Forum on Sustainability
Tom Wall

WAMC and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund hosted a mayoral forum at The Linda on July 2, bringing together five candidates for office: Corey Ellis, Kathy Sheehan, Joseph Sullivan, Jesse Calhoun, and Marlon Anderson.

The forum was moderated by Alan Chartock and NYLCVEF President Marcia Bystryn.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Mon July 1, 2013

FDR Presidential Library and Museum - John and Gloria Golden

    John and Gloria Golden are long-time residents of Hyde Park – their personal history is fascinatingly wrapped in the history of the community and with FDR and First Lady, Eleanor.

Gloria is the daughter of Reverend Gordon L. Kidd who was Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Hyde Park, NY from 1946 to 1966 and she worked for The Roosevelt Library.

John Golden is the Owner of Golden & Golden Construction, Hyde Park, NY - his uncle, Henry Golden was a chauffeur who wrecked FDR’s car and his grandfather tended horses at the Vanderbilt farm. John and Gloria Golden join us now to share more of their story.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon July 1, 2013

FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Mary Kay Vrba and Sarah Olson

    A presidential library is a pretty good “get” for a community in terms of creating a reason for people to visit. But the location we broadcast from this morning isn’t the only attraction in the Hyde Park area.

Here to tell us about some other Dutchess County spots – and to fill us in on the impact of having the FDR Museum and Library here, are Mary Kay Vrba, Executive Director of Dutchess County Tourism and Sarah Olson the National Park Service’s Superintendent of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites.

The Roundtable
11:25 am
Mon July 1, 2013

FDR Presidential Library and Museum - NY State Senator Terry Gipson

    Terry Gipson is a Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing the 41st district of the state.

Gipson was elected to the Senate in 2012. He is also a local business owner and homeowner in Rhinebeck, NY and he is the first Democrat elected to the seat since FDR.

The Roundtable
11:10 am
Mon July 1, 2013

FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Joseph Persico

    All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Not all have performed as such in practice. In his new book, in Roosevelt’s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.

Prior to beginning his career as a historian and biographer, Joseph Persico was chief speechwriter for New York governor and later U.S. vice president, Nelson A. Rockefeller. He has written 13-books, including many about FDR and the Roosevelt era – including: Roosevelt’s Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage and Franklin and Lucy: FDR and the Remarkable Women in His Life.

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The Roundtable
10:45 am
Mon July 1, 2013

FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Arik Mathison and Luke Interrante

    Presidential Libraries and Museums don’t just renovate themselves. Neither is the job of updating a building and preserving historical context something that just anyone can handle - or should attempt.

A full-scale renovation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum began in May 2010. With the exception of two wings added in 1972 in honor of Mrs. Roosevelt, it is the first renovation of the Roosevelt Library since it was opened to the public on June 30, 1941. Joe - The project consisted of two phases over three years with a budget of $35 million in federal funding. The renovation brings the Library’s archives and museum up to the National Archives’s standards for the preservation of historic collections, while carefully preserving the building’s historic appearance.

Luke Interrante, Project Manager from KCCM Construction and Arik Mathison, the project directing architect from EYP Architecture & Engineering join us to tell us more.

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