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
Mon November 19, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 1

The Massachusetts Senate delegation now includes its first woman ever. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Elizabeth Warren won a close and expensive race thanks to women and independents.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 4

The Clintons continue to be major players in American politics despite both being out of elected office. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Bill Clinton remains a Democratic kingpin.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Dr. Alan Chartock's morning commentary

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with political observer Alan Chartock about the future of the electoral college.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
12:59 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Joe and Carol Reich

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Joe and Carol Reich, educational reformers who have spent decades working to make quality education available to underprivileged students.

The co-founders of the Beginning with Children Foundation, which opened the first charter-like public school in Brooklyn in 1992, Joe and Carol Reich are the authors of Getting to Bartlett Street: Our 25-Year Quest to Level the Playing Field in Education. Joe Reich founded investment firm Reich and Tang, and Carol Reich is the former president of the Lexington Center.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 3

President Obama’s reelection could have major repercussions for the future of the Supreme Court. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the president is likely to make another nomination or two during his second term.

WAMC News
7:38 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Dr. Alan Chartock's morning commentary

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with political observer Alan Chartock about the president's Tuesday press conference.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 2

Super PACs and other issue groups spent billions during the campaign season. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that many big spenders were met with diminishing returns.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 1

The presidential election was tight, but in the end, President Obama won a second term. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that state polls were mostly accurate this cycle.

Politics
10:30 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1245

Ed Cox

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party. They discuss the defeat of Governor Romney and U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long, the close races that are still undecided in the state Senate, and whether Jeb Bush makes sense for the GOP in 2016.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 3

Foreign policy was not the major focus of this election, but major international issues remain on the table today. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. must stick to its plan to leave Afghanistan in 2014.

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