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
7:37 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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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri May 30, 2014

BIFF - "The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes And The Course Of Country Music"

    Beth Harrington is an award-winning independent producer, director, and writer.

Her most recent film, The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music. It will screen twice at this year's Berkshire International Film Festival.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

    Immigration reform may be a victim of election year politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Speaker Boehner should let the House vote yay or nay.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

    Syria has become a violent, failed state.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that we must be careful when arming the rebels.

WAMC News
7:46 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's nomination and his running mate Kathy Hochul, President Obama visiting Cooperstown for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

    Immigration, spending, the Middle East, poverty, violence — Congress has plenty of issues to worry about. But what about cheddar cheese?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the European Union is overstepping.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, veteran's healthcare troubles, and Governor Andrew Cuomo nominating Kathy Hochul as his running mate.

WAMC News
7:43 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Mitch McConnell's primary win, and New York democratic nominations.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Garrison Keillor

  When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer. And so he has done - a storyteller, sometime comedian, essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, poet.

Now a single volume brings together the full range of his work: monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, newspaper columns. The Keillor Reader also presents pieces never before published.

Garrison Keillor is the founder and host of A Prairie Home Companion, celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2014. He is the author of nineteen books of fiction and humor, the editor of the Good Poems collections, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

He has a trio of events in our region over the next few days - in the meantime, welcome Garrison Keillor to The Roundtable.

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