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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Politics
11:55 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Assemblyman Ortiz doesn't expect Speaker Silver to fall

Assemblyman Ortiz

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is facing a possible ethics probe after it was disclosed this week that he steered more than one-hundred-thousand dollars in secret payments to settle sexual harassment charges levied against Democrat Vito Lopez. But fellow Brooklyn Assemblyman Felix Ortiz tells WAMC’s Capitol Connection program that he doesn’t expect Silver to be ousted.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Julian Schreibman - Part 1

Election season is upon us. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Julian Schreibman — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his background makes him a quality candidate for Congress.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney - Part 3

The violence in Syria appears far from resolution. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. must be careful about Assad’s replacement.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney - Part 2

Connecticut is in the midst of its second Senate race in two years. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his colleague Chris Murphy is facing a moneyed behemoth in wrestling executive Linda McMahon.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney - Part 1

Republicans are gearing up for their convention next week in Tampa. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a liability for the GOP.

Elections
9:49 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1234

Chairman Ed Cox

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party. They discuss the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as the GOP Vice Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney’s chances of carrying New York, Rep. Todd Akin’s rape comments, and next week’s convention in Tampa.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Classical Music According to Yehuda #95

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the effect of religious association on classical music.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Matt Doheny - Part 2

Republicans are targeting several Democratic seats in the fall election, including a key rematch in the North Country. In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican candidate Matt Doheny — who is attempting to unseat incumbent Democratic Representative Bill Owens in New York’s new 21st district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he supports safe hydrofracking.

WAMC Speakers Corner
12:52 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Eva Moskowitz

Eva Moskowitz

Host Alan Chartock is joined by former New York City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, an educational reformer who founded the Success Academies.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Matt Doheny - Part 1

A rematch in the North Country is expected to go down to the wire. In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican candidate Matt Doheny — who is attempting to unseat incumbent Democratic Representative Bill Owens in New York’s new 21st district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the region is ready for new leadership.

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