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
Tue December 11, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 2

Fiscal cliff negotiations are continuing.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 1

Unlike some of his colleagues, New York representative Paul Tonko was easily reelected to Congress.

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Politics
10:30 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1249

Senator Krueger

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Democratic New York State Senator Liz Krueger. They discuss the new power-sharing coalition in the Senate, the chances of raising the minimum wage, and Sandy relief.

WAMC News
12:40 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Fracking concert film director readies for screening

Musician Natalie Merchant, director Jon Bowermaster, and WAMC’s Alan Chartock will host a screening of the concert documentary Dear Governor Cuomo, about a key anti-fracking concert and rally held this past spring in Albany, tonight at 7:30 at The Linda. Chartock spoke with Bowermaster about the film and its impact.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Congressional Corner with David Hawkings - Part 4

Partisanship in Washington is said to be at an all-time high.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that even his enthusiasm for the halls of Congress is waning.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Susan Crandell

Susan Crandell

Alan is joined by Susan Crandell, a freelance writer and editor based in Cornwall-on-Hudson who spent three decades editing magazines like Travel & Leisure and Smart Money. After six years as editor in chief at More magazine, Crandell quit, and soon after published the book Thinking About Tomorrow: Reinventing Yourself at Midlife. She is a Capital Region native and graduate of Middlebury College.

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WAMC News
12:40 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

WWII author Kershaw to speak at Northshire on Pearl Harbor Day

Alex Kershaw and Alan Chartock

Williamstown, Massachusetts-based journalist and author Alex Kershaw will mark the anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a talk at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont Friday evening at 7. Kershaw will discuss his new book The Liberator, about one soldier’s 500-day march from Sicily to Dachau. Alex Kershaw spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Classical Music According to Yehuda #102

In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the life and work of Camille Saint-Saens, hearing his quotation of Offenbach’s Can-Can in the Carnival of the Animals.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Congressional Corner with David Hawkings - Part 3

The filibuster could be due for a facelift.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Senate Democrats might buck Harry Reid’s push to reform the Senate tactic.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Congressional Corner with David Hawkings - Part 2

Fiscal cliff negotiations inch on.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he expects a deal to come at the 11th hour.Fiscal cliff negotiations inch on.

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