Alan Chartock

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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, highlighted 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's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Michael Flynn's resignation, immigration, and Andrew Puzder stepping down from consideration for Labor Secretary.

Senator Chris Murphy
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Democrats in the Senate are trying to come up with a workable strategy against President Trump.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the resignation/dismissal of National Security Secretary Michael Flynn, concerns over the Trump administration's ties to Russia, and Russia's deployment of a new missile that violates a treaty.

Senator Chris Murphy
https://www.murphy.senate.gov/

2016 just ended, but 2020 is already on the horizon.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the resignation of President Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's meeting with President Donald Trump, and Trump's handling of the North Korean missile test.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the two major snow storms, and conflicts in Trump's presidency vs. business interests, and immigration rules. 

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani pick up where they left off last time when Yehuda told us about the life and tawdry adventures of Alma Mahler. Today, he shares some of her music and contrasts it with that of her first husband, Gustav Mahler.

It took Vice President Pence to break the tie on the nomination of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the winter weather and President Trump's response to the Appeals Court's decision to not enforce the immigration ban.

President Trump is dismissing his poll numbers as “fake news.”

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the new commander-in-chief doth protest too much.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Winter Storm Niko and the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

The Republicans have control of most of official Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s an uneasy alliance.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a majority of U.S. voters oppose the immigration ban, and Donald Trump jokes to destroy the career of politician in Texas.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the end of the Fund Drive, Trump claims the media is playing down terror attacks, and whether New York will become a sanctuary state.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the Johnson Amendment, the fight over Betsy DeVos, and Schumer refuting to meet with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Trump advising to McConnell "go nuclear," and Trump's call to the President of Australia.

The new president once called climate change a “Chinese hoax.”

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock concludes his discussion with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and President Trump's Supreme Court Pick.

What is the nature of the Trump-Putin relationship?

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his discussion with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney.

WAMC’s Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts with David Guistina on the new lock box challenge which now includes WAMC’s First Amendment Fund, President Trump firing his acting Attorney General and Obama Appointee Sally Yates, and President Trump naming his Supreme Court pick today.

On February 6th, perhaps the most important fund drive in WAMC's history will take place. It comes as Donald J. Trump takes his place as the 45th President of the United States. 

The Trump era is officially under way.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the protests at airports around the nation, and Israel and Trump.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani begin a series of conversations about women who influenced composers.

Today Yehuda shares scandalous stories about the life of Alma Mahler.

Abortion remains a critical fault line in American politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he doesn’t support wholesale defunding of Planned Parenthood.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Donald Trump's meeting with Theresa May, and Trump's "America First" policies.

As has been the case for almost a decade, health care is the top issue for many in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he’d like to see happen to Obamacare.

Upstate New York’s 19th House district has a new Congressman.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s getting used to life in Washington.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, President Trump's executive order to build a wall expected to come soon, and Trump's picks for the Supreme Court.

The Democratic Party is spending at least the next two years on the sidelines in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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