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 February 21, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 3

    The legality of drones is a hot topic nationally.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the power of the drone program should be kept in check.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 2

Credit (WAMC photo by Dave Lucas)

    Immigration is back on Washington’s front burner.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that November’s electoral results have reshaped the debate.

Politics
10:30 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1307

David Soares

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Albany County District Attorney David Soares, a Democrat now serving his third term. They discuss gun reforms, public corruption, and drugs.

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Arts & Culture
11:50 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Classical Music According to Yehuda #108

Dmitri Shostakovich

    In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss a recent trip Yehuda made to China and how art can be restricted there.

They also hear a movement from Shosatakovich’s Trio Number 2 in E minor, Opus 67.

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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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