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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WAMC News
7:39 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the currently missing Malaysian airliner and inmates who are taking advantage of expanding healthcare coverage.

Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Classical Music According to Yehuda #127

    In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the glass harmonica. 

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Congressional Corner With Bill Owens

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    Congressman Bill Owens of New York will leave the House at the end of the year. In today’s Congressional Corner, Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he does not regret his decision to retire.

WAMC News
7:31 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

On this week’s Capitol Connection Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with Arthur Jerry Kremer, former state assemblyman and current lobbyist who represents, among others, the energy interests in New York … prompting Alan to ask him about fracking for natural gas…

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    Could Republicans retake the Senate in November?

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 President Obama would become a veto specialist in that scenario.

WAMC News
8:52 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino's Gubernatorial announcement and could lawmakers have their pensions taken away if convicted of a crime?

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    John Boehner recently sat down with the president at the White House for a rare meeting.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, discusses the Ohio Republican with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC News
7:52 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the growing crisis in Ukraine and why New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is making a trip to Albany today.

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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Massachusetts is gearing up for another Senate election.

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 Ed Markey likely will be reelected to a full term.

Commentary & Opinion
4:24 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

With Thanks And Admiration

Everywhere I go, people are congratulating the radio station for, by far, the fastest million dollar fund drive in history. I always try to make the point that it is not the WAMC staff and board that deserve the kudos but all of you who made it happen. The amount of money that came in before the drive even started was astounding. A few weeks out we had about $300,000 in the magic locked (or lox or lock) box. We announced that number on the air and within days, we had $417,000 in the box. Every penny that came in before the drive that was marked for the box was accounted for and added to the total and used to shorten the drive.

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