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
7:57 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 3

Connecticut is ready for a new era as Congressman Chris Murphy replaces Senator Joe Lieberman. 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 Murphy withstood an expensive campaign by Linda McMahon.

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WAMC News
7:43 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Dr. Alan Chartock's morning commentary

WAMC's Ian Pickus and political observer Alan Chartock cover the day's political events, including Jeb Bush's 2016 boosters and the resignation of Jesse Jackson from Congress.

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WAMC News
7:37 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Dr. Alan Chartock's morning commentary

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with political observer Dr. Alan Chartock about the issues of the day.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 2

Ex-governor Mitt Romney made Boston his base, but he lost the Bay State badly to President Obama. 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 Romney had a mixed record in Massachusetts.

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WAMC News
7:37 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Dr. Alan Chartock's morning commentary

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Alan Chartock about the possibility of a minimum wage hike in New York.

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The Roundtable
11:40 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Dr. Susan DiGiacomo on Catalonian Independence

With the Catalonian region of Spain inching toward possible independence, WAMC’s Alan Chartock caught up with Dr. Susan DiGiacomo, a professor who teaches outside Barcelona and is a member of the Catalan National Assembly.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 1

The Massachusetts Senate delegation now includes its first woman ever. 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 won a close and expensive race thanks to women and independents.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 4

The Clintons continue to be major players in American politics despite both being out of elected office. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Bill Clinton remains a Democratic kingpin.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Dr. Alan Chartock's morning commentary

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with political observer Alan Chartock about the future of the electoral college.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
12:59 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Joe and Carol Reich

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Joe and Carol Reich, educational reformers who have spent decades working to make quality education available to underprivileged students.

The co-founders of the Beginning with Children Foundation, which opened the first charter-like public school in Brooklyn in 1992, Joe and Carol Reich are the authors of Getting to Bartlett Street: Our 25-Year Quest to Level the Playing Field in Education. Joe Reich founded investment firm Reich and Tang, and Carol Reich is the former president of the Lexington Center.

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