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, 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! 

Ways to Connect

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's return to the podium, and recent investigations driving candidates away from normally highly coveted West Wing jobs.

The fund drive is where we live. Hey, if everyone puts in just a little money we will have what we need to go forward. Everyday I go out on the streets and so many of you shake my hand and tell me what the station means to them. Maybe because I am getting a little older people thank me for my part in putting WAMC together. As I tell them, I am telling you -- it isn't me. They think I'm being modest but I am not. I assure them that this has happened because people believe in what we are doing and are not afraid to put something in the pot.

Congressman Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/

The latest terror attack has put the U.K. and the U.S. on high alert.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, upcoming races in the House, and the White House is acting to roll back policy on birth control.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the WAMC Locked Box.

It all fell apart in a hurry for Michael Flynn.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, President Donald Trump's budget, and the special election for a Montana congressional seat.

(5/25/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Mark Volpe, Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

The Supreme Court has weighed in on gerrymandering.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Republican Montanan Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte's assault charge, new information regarding Michael Flynn and his contact with Russian officials, and the WAMC Locked Box.

The terror attack in Northern England has reignited debate over national security.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the continuing coverage of the Manchester bombing of an Ariana Grande concert, President Donald Trump's meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, and former CIA Director John Brennan raising concerns over alleged Russian interference with the Trump campaign.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in England, officials react to the bombing in Manchester, Michael Flynn pleading the fifth amendment, and the WAMC Locked Box

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, former FBI Director James Comey is now scheduled to publicly testify, and the WAMC Locked Box.

Congressman John Faso
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Two Hudson Valley representatives appear to be feuding.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican John Faso of the 19th district wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

In lieu of a commentary, today we have a clip from the Capitol Connection with Ken Lovett.

(Airs 5/18/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Linda Small and Lia Spiliotes, experts on community health centers, which are federally qualified healthcare organizations that provide high quality health care to all comers regardless of income, insurance or immigration status. Lia Spiliotes is the CEO, and Linda Small is the former Executive Director of Community Health Programs in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Find out more at http://chpberkshires.org/ 

Congressman John Faso
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The governor of New York is at odds with a Congressman from the Hudson Valley.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican John Faso of the 19th district continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, recordings of the meeting between President Donald Trump and James Comey, and arrests made during the Trump administration have risen 38%.

Congressman John Faso
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The American Health Care Act barely got through the House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican John Faso of the 19th district tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he voted for it.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a memo from James Comey on President Donald Trump asking him to stop the investigation into the Michael Flynn and the issue of classified intelligence that Trump disclosed to Russian officials.

Rail safety has been a focus in the Hudson Valley in recent years.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the possibility for a special prosecutor, and an editorial in the New York Times about voter fraud.

2016 was a bloodbath for Democrats.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Trump's latest comments that could come back to bite him, and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wouldn't comment on the idea of making Merrick Garland the next head of the FBI.

Many members of Congress hold town meetings — but usually in their own district.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the opening of the WAMC Locked Box, President Donald Trump's contradicting statements, and the rank and file employees of the FBI's feelings toward former Director James Comey.

(5/11/17 @ 1p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Richard Horowitz, Medical Director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center in Hyde Park, NY, and author of How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease. 

Positive Train Control is still being delayed.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, concludes her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former FBI Director James Comey's firing, Michael Flynn invited to a Senate hearing, and Secretary of Education Betsy Devos being booed at a historically black college.

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