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
Wed January 30, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 2

    The redistricting process put several incumbents in reshaped districts. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is comfortable with his new constituents in the Berkshires.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 1

    The number of craft breweries has exploded in recent years. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is working on a tax change for such breweries.

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:16 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Question of the Day - Gay Scouts and Troop Leaders?

Last summer, The Boy Scouts of America officially banned the participation of homosexuals as scouts or troop leaders.

The BSA will revisit the policy in their national executive board meeting and are expected to reverse that decision.

What do you think?

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 4

  The Supreme Court will rule on some major cases this year. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that affirmative action and same-sex marriage are on the docket.

The Roundtable
9:20 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Question of the Day - Immigration Reform?

What do you think of the proposed immigration reform?

Politics
10:30 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1304

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Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, the former mayor and police chief of Rochester. They discuss the executive budget, hydrofracking, and mandate relief.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 3

  It seems hard to believe, but the Congressional midterms are already on the radar. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Republicans are likely to ascend in the 2014 elections.

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.

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

Classical Music According to Yehuda #107

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    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

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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.

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