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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Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #110

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss playing music in a time of crisis.

To learn about Yehuda's Close Encounters with Music Series in Great Barrington visit cewm.org.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

  Will she or won’t she?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he hopes Hillary Clinton will seek the presidency once again.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

  Social Security and Medicare are part of an ongoing budget debate in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the benefits need to be protected from the Tea Party wing of the GOP.

Capital Region News
3:35 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Common Council's Barbara Smith Surprised By Jennings' Retirement

Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings’ announcement last night that he will not seek a sixth term in November came at a time when the city’s Democratic machine is already in motion as it gears up for a primary between announced candidates Kathy Sheehan, the city treasurer, and 2009 mayoral candidate Corey Ellis. Barbara Smith of the Albany Common Council  spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock as the city prepares for its first new administration in 20 years.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

  Sequestration took a turn when flight delays held up air traffic around the country.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the sequester is an ongoing mess.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed May 15, 2013

The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's "Ghetto Tango" presented by Congregation Ahavath Sholom

Zalmen Mlotek

    In celebration of its 90th Anniversary, Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Great Barrington, MA is sponsoring The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's production of Ghetto Tango at The Mahaiwe this Sunday, May 19th.

The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene's Artistic Director, Zalmen Mlotek, joins us to tell us more.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders

  The debate over Social Security now includes the phrase “Chained CPI.”

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that benefit programs like Social Security are in fine shape for the future.

Vox Pop
3:15 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Vox Pop: Medical Monday -- Dr. Jennifer Michaels, 5/13/13

Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services joins us on this edition of Medical Monday Vox Pop to handle all your questions and comments about the many issues surrounding addiction and mental health. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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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.

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