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! 

Pages

WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Lucy Kaplansky

Alan is joined by musician Lucy Kaplansky, whose new album is Reunion.

Read more
Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #107

Credit funzine.hu

    In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the persecution of Turkish pianist Fazil Say, hearing Say’s performance of Beethoven’s "Appassionata Sonata."

Politics
11:03 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Duffy stands by Miner comments

LG Duffy

The day after an intraparty war of words between Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner — co-chair of the state Democratic party — and New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy about Governor Cuomo’s budget and how it handles floundering localities, Duffy says he sticks by comments. Duffy spoke on WAMC’s Capitol Connection program.

Read more
Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 2

  The country came together for a rare moment of political unity on Monday. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that President Obama’s inaugural address focused on equality.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 1

  Massachusetts Senator John Kerry’s confirmation hearings are scheduled for tomorrow. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he expects Kerry to head to Foggy Bottom without issue.

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:00 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Question of the Day - President Obama's second term?

Yesterday in his second inaugural address, President Obama emphasized some of his priorities.

What are your hopes for President Obama's second term?

Politics
10:30 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1303

Comptroller DiNapoli
Credit Courtesy NYS OSC

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a Democrat who has held office since 2007 after two decades in the Assembly. They discuss firearm investments in the state pension fund, political spending by corporations, and the Tappan Zee project.

Read more
Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #106

Credit funzine.hu

In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss what makes some art offensive to certain groups.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Samuel Shem - The Spirit of the Place at Hudson Opera House, January 26

Alan is joined by Dr. Stephen Bergman, who writes under the pen name Samuel Shem. A novelist, playwright, and essayist, Bergman is a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Medical School and was a Rhodes Scholar. The launch of his paperback The Spirit of the Place will be held at the Hudson Opera House on January 26. 

Read more
Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 3

  In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens — a Democrat from the 21st district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his upcoming work on a new committee, Appropriations.

Pages