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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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 2

  Sequestration is causing widespread cuts to essential programs.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the country never should have reached this point.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 1

  Suicide, especially among veterans, is an emerging crisis.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that suicide can tear families apart. 

Congressional Corner
5:58 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 3

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays discusses the Massachusetts special election with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 2

  The Supreme Court has some major rulings set to come down this year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Voting Rights Act ruling will be among the court’s most closely watched.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 1

  Following “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,”“sequester” is the latest Washington buzzword.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the draconian budget cuts were never supposed to take effect.

WAMC News
8:42 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Marist poll: 56 percent of voters approve of Cuomo

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new Marist College poll finds 56 percent of registered voters in New York State approve of the job Governor Andrew Cuomo is doing in office.

Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion Lee Miringoff chats with Alan Chartock on this week’s Capitol Connection, which you can hear Friday night at 10:30, Saturday at 1 or anytime at wamc.org.

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WAMC News
8:05 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Marist Poll: two-thirds support raising minimum wage

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A new Marist College poll finds two-thirds of registered voters in New York support raising the minimum wage. 

Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion Lee Miringoff chats with Alan Chartock on this week’s The Capitol Connection Program , which you can hear Friday night at 10:30, Saturday at 1 or anytime at wamc.org.

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WAMC News
12:40 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

NPR veep weighs in on sequestration cuts

Michael Riksen
Credit Steve Barrett/NPR

With sequestration now in operation across the country, many facets of federal spending are being curtailed. WAMC’s Alan Chartock caught up with Michael Riksen, Vice President of Policy and Representation at National Public Radio, to discuss the threat to public broadcasting.

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Congressional Corner
10:47 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 3

  Massachusetts’ special Senate primaries are approaching.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, surveys the field of candidates with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 2

  Not three months into her first term, Elizabeth Warren is Massachusetts’ senior U.S. Senator.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Warren already has a big profile in the upper chamber.

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