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
10:35 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 1

Election Day is just a few weeks away. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that voters should support him over New York Representative Nan Hayworth in the new 18th district.

Politics
10:30 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1241

Nancy Zimpher

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York system. They discuss the notion of “systemness,” the Research Foundation, whether campuses can be economic growth centers, and how SUNY hopes to train students for careers.

WAMC Speakers Corner
1:17 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Aaron Lansky

Aaron Lansky

Alan is joined by Aaron Lansky, president and founder of the Yiddish Book Center, which is based in Amherst, Massachusetts.  While a graduate student of Yiddish literature in 1980, Lansky founded the Yiddish Book Center, a non-profit that works to rescue, translate and disseminate Yiddish books. A graduate of Hampshire College, Lansky received a MacArthur Award in 1989. He is the author of Outwitting History about the founding of the Yiddish Book Center.

Elections
10:30 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1240

Ken Lovett

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief and columnist for the New York Daily News. They discuss the future of the New York state Senate, the 2012 elections, and Governor Cuomo’s management style.

Congressional Corner
12:50 pm
Sat September 29, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 3

The race to replace retiring Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is neck-and-neck. 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 wrestling executive Linda McMahon has improved after a 2010 drubbing.

Politics
10:30 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1239

Larry Schwartz

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Larry Schwartz, Secretary to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Schwartz has previously served in the same role under Governor David Paterson. They discuss the Tappan Zee Bridge overhaul, hydrofracking, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, and Cuomo’s 2016 plans.

Hudson Valley News
12:38 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Hudson Valley horse owner puts spotlight on drugging

Susan Kayne

Susan Kayne, a Hudson Valley equestrian who created the TV series Unbridled andhosts Ireland Unbridled, was featured in a recent New York Times investigative report that uncovered rampant drugging in horse racing and the bureaucratic red tape that stands in the way of reform. The horse owner spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her case.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 2

With the debates on the horizon, the presidential election is drawing ever closer. 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 polling can’t decipher everything about an election.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 1

The Massachusetts Senate race is historically expensive and nationally important. 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 Elizabeth Warren and Senator Scott Brown are deadlocked.

Elections
12:38 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Democratic Senate candidate Andrews gets boost from bruising GOP primary

Robin Andrews
Robin Andrews

The close Republican primary and subsequent recount have dominated talk of the race for state Senate in New York’s 43rd district, as incumbent Roy McDonald and the apparent winner in their race, Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione, both head toward November’s ballot.

But Democrat Robin Andrews, the Town Supervisor of Claverack, may have new life in what was once considered a safe Republican seat. Andrews spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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