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
9:50 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Congressional Corner with Carolyn Maloney - Part 1

The next Congress will take office in just a few days. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that life in the minority can be a challenge.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:10 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Question of the Day - Holiday Gift?

What was the best or worst holiday gift you received this season?

This conversation will continue on Vox Pop at 2pm today.

morning commentary
7:35 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Dr. Alan Chartock's morning commentary

Dr. Alan Chartock

Ian Pickus talks with WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock as he gives his morning commentary.

New York News
10:30 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1251

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a former Democratic member of the state Senate. They discuss the Defense of Marriage Act, gun control regulations, hydrofracking, and the new power-sharing coalition in the Senate.

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Congressional Corner
9:50 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 3

While Democrats have called for tax reform, Republicans are pushing to change entitlement programs.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Democratic representative-elect Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Social Security should not be blamed for the U.S. debt.

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Politics
3:20 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Capitol Connection web extra with AG Schneiderman

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

In this Capitol Connection web extra, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman looks back on another year in office. The full interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock airs Friday night at 10:30 and Saturday at 1.

WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Joel Goldstein

Alan is joined by New Paltz resident Joel Goldstein, who works as a transportation and logistics executive. The founding president of Southern Ulster YMCA, Goldstein is an adoption advocate and activist who has two adopted children. Goldstein is the author of No Stone Unturned, which chronicles the story of his son, Bart Goldstein, and his long recovery from traumatic brain injury after a 2001 car accident.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 2

The new Congress will be sworn-in in two weeks. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Democratic representative-elect Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is undergoing a smooth transition with his former opponent, Republican Nan Hayworth.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 1

Election Day sent some new faces to Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic representative-elect Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that middle class voters helped him defeat Republican Nan Hayworth in New York’s 18th district.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 3

Credit http://owens.house.gov

There is widespread turmoil in the Middle East. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens — a Democrat reelected to represent the new 21st district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he does not want to see U.S. boots on the ground.

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