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
Fri February 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 1

    The country faces sequestration if a deal can’t be reached in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that House members on both sides of the aisle are concerned about the sequester.

New York News
4:26 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Albany County D.A. Soares weighs in on guns, Mayor Jennings

David Soares

Albany County District Attorney David Soares is the guest on WAMC's Capitol Connection program this week. He spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock about several issues, including guns and the murky Albany mayoral race.

Soares says he supports firearm reforms that would require universal background checks and mandatory registration when large amounts of ammunition are purchased online. Soares, a Democrat recently reelected to a third term, says he believes the National Rifle Association is attempting to mislead the American people during a critical time in the national debate.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 3

    Europe’s financial fortunes have influenced the world economy for years. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss Welch’s study group on Europe.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 2

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch and WAMC’s Alan Chartock continue their discussion of bipartisanship in the House.

Politics
10:30 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1306

Sen. Tkaczyk
Credit Cecilia Tkaczyk

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, a Democrat and the newest member of the Senate. They discuss Tkaczyk’s victory, hydrofracking, and women’s health.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #76

Albany, NY – In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Yehuda tells us about a word-game he devised while on a plane.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 1

  Partisanship is rampant in Washington, where a permanent campaign has taken hold. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that he is working to forge partnerships across the aisle.

Politics
10:55 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Influential Assemblyman Gottfried questions fracking health report

New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, the powerful Democrat who chairs the Health Committee, says he has questions about the state's health impact study as Governor Andrew Cuomo decides on the future of hydrofracking. Gottfried spoke on WAMC's Capitol Connection program.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 3

    House Republicans remain in control for the 113th Congress. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that House rules make life in the minority difficult.

Politics
12:59 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Welch supports possible Clinton-Biden ticket in 2016

Rep. Welch

Vermont Congressman-at-large Peter Welch, a Democrat who endorsed then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential primary, says he would like to see outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lead a ticket with Vice President Joe Biden in the 2016 race. Welch spoke on WAMC’s Congressional Corner.

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