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 small earthquake in Dutchess County, the Republican win for an empty house seat in Kansas, and Press Secretary Sean Spicer's remarks regarding the Holocaust and chemical weapons.

Intelligence — and who is in charge of it — has been a defining question of the Trump administration.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the spring weather, Syria, and the Pulitzer Prize winners.

He’s retired from politics, but former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s legacy is still being felt .

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

*This conversation was recorded before voting on Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the Supreme Court had taken place.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the good weather, the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, Tillerson vs. Russia, and free tuition for middle class families who attend SUNY and CUNY schools in New York. 

“Advise and consent” has taken on a new political meaning in the U.S. Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the U.S. launching an  airstrike in Syria, Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon.

Republicans may feel the repercussions of the the aborted health care vote for some time.

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 President Donald Trump's meeting with Chinese Leader Xi Jinping, a chemical attack in Syria, and the removal of Steve Bannon from the National Security Council. 

Spring means it’s crunch time for the Supreme Court.

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 New York State budget, the court case against Joe Percoco and others, and the North Korean missile launch.

Something very unusual would have to happen to keep Neil Gorsuch off the Supreme Court.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Supreme Court nominations, policing, and healthcare.

Gun control efforts face an uphill battle in Washington.

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

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the death of a longtime lobbyist, the state budget, and the Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Stayin' Alive

Mar 31, 2017

When the right wing organization Breitbart decided to publish a piece calling for the defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) I thought, “Well, that’s that.” 

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of discussions about women who influenced classical composers - speaking about the two women who inspired Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz.

Health care has been at the center of American political debate for years.

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

Roger McGuinn
John Chiasson

(Airs 3/30/17) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In A 2012 Conversation with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, folk musician and former member of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn.

The FBI director’s testimony was the talk of Capitol Hill.

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

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

Should Democrats filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination?

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's promise to bring back coal jobs and climate change.

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

FBI Director James Comey’s testimony meant different things to different people.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses calls for Rep. David Nunes to recuse himself from a surveillance inquiry, President Donald Trump's latest tweets, and major overhauls to former President Barack Obama's climate policies.

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

The White House recently had a visitor from the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his meeting with President Trump.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the no vote on ACA repeal and replace.

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.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's demand for a vote on GOP healthcare bill and what happens if it fails.

(Airs 3/23/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Financial Journalist, Editorial Entrepreneur, and this year’s James H Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz.

The Trump travel ban has been halted again.

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

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