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

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

A Democrat from the Northeast found himself sitting down with President Trump not long ago.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Dean Skelos, Roy Moore's win in Alabama, involvement of the IRS in the investigation into Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the final blow to the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, news that many Trump aides used private email accounts, California's preparedness for a nuclear attack.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, the new travel ban, and our upcoming fund drive.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of conversations about quoting, sampling, borrowing in music.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the recent natural disasters, combative words from North Korea and Kim Jong Un, and Facebook's decision to turn over Russian bought ads during the 2016 presidential campaign.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the UN security council, Hurricane Maria, and the upcoming fund drive.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming fund drive, North Korea responses possible from the UN council, and upcoming effects from Hurricane Jose.

Investigators are exploring the ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming fund drive, President Donald Trump's proposed deal with Democrats on DACA, and his tweet depicting hitting a golf ball off of the head of Hillary Clinton.


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their series of conversations about quoting, sampling, borrowing in music.

It promises to be a busy fall in Washington.

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

What will happen to DACA?

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

The U.S. relationship with Russia has ripple effects all over the globe.

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

Should West Point honor a Confederate general?

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.

The future of DACA is murky. 

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

Will the Democrats wrest back control of Washington next year?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's agreement with congressional Democrats on the debt ceiling, Hurricane Irma, and Donald Trump Jr.'s upcoming meeting with the senate committee.

Senator Elizabeth Warren is often mentioned as a 2020 candidate, but first she has a 2018 reelection.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's decision to end the DACA program, Hillary Clinton's new book further fracturing the Democratic party, Hurricane Irma, and North Korea's nuclear arsenal as an obstacle to China.

Although he decries them as fake, it’s clear that the president is poll-obsessed.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses impending nuclear negotiations with North Korea, what's on the agenda as Congress returns to Washington, and President Trump's decision on DACA.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses issues stemming from Hurricane Harvey flooding, the possibility of paths for Hurricane Irma, President Trump's priorities in the budget negotiation process, and the latest news of Trump's connections to Moscow and Russian officials.

Mark Volpe
BSO

By dinnertime Sunday, the summer season at Tanglewood in the Berkshires will be over, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra back at its home base until 2018. In the final installment of their weekly series, WAMC’s Alan Chartock checks in with BSO managing director Mark Volpe.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses yesterday's fund drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, differing opinions on Trump's ban on transgender military, and Congressional Republicans tax reform plans. 

Behind The Scenes

Aug 30, 2017

It takes a lot of people to make WAMC the superb, fun place to come to work that it. Many of you know Joe Donahue, Sarah LaDuke, Ray Graf, Brian Shields, David Guistina, Wanda Fisher, and Selma Kaplan, among the many other on-air people. But there are a lot of unsung stars who really do make the place hum.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Donald Trump has surrounded himself with military men.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses WAMC's upcoming fund drive today to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey, President Trump's visit to Houston, and developments in the fight to fix gerrymandered districts.

Democrats are eager for the next election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses our upcoming fund drive to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims, and the politics of a recovery bill package for U.S. Senators.

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