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, highlighted 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! 

Ways to Connect

Former federal prosecutor Julian Schreibman has returned home to run for Congress. In today’s Congressional Corner, Schreibman tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he is running as a Democrat in New York’s newly redrawn 19th District.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. They discuss gang violence, cracking down on drug distribution, wrongful convictions, Indian Point, and Wall Street.

The Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the Affordable Care Act promises to send shockwaves through the political world. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the issue has divided Americans for several years.

Vladimir Feltsman

Apr 13, 2012

Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman has performed around the world, but he makes his base at SUNY New Paltz, where he is university professor of music. Feltsman will give a benefit concert April 14th at 4 p.m.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the state of classical music education.

The World Trade Center site is being rebuilt more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Americans have always been resilient.

Alan is joined by Dr. Alan Rosenthal of the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers and author of The Best Job in Politics.

The Paul Ryan budget plan in the House had an unlikely detractor. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he felt justified in voting against Ryan’s bill.

U.S. politicians often trumpet American manufacturing. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Buy American Laws are a worthy investment.

The debate over the future of entitlement programs like Medicare often splits along partisan lines. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the government can take several steps to ensure Medicare’s future.

Longtime Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is in his final few months of service. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is ready to take his place in the upper chamber.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Sheldon Silver, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly. They discuss the on-time budget, the minimum wage, redistricting, and the 2012 elections.

The Affordable Care Act put unusual scrutiny on the Supreme Court last week. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the conservative justices could have a long reign on the bench.

In this week’s "Classical Music According to Yehuda" we discuss Franz Liszt, hearing his La Lugubre Gondoloa.

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is running to defend the seat he won in a special election. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock presumptive Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren is holding her own in the polls.

Every so often, the country is forced to have an unexpected conversation about race. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Trayvon Martin shooting may lead to updated laws in Florida.

The GOP primary limps on despite Mitt Romney’s edge in delegates. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Newt Gingrich is hoping for a scenario right out of 1920.

New York Times investigative reporter Andrew Lehren has covered issues as diverse as Wikileaks, the Middle East, and Chinese chemicals in American pharmaceuticals. Lehren, who is serving as the Ottaway professor of journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz this semester, addresses the public April 4th at 7 p.m. on campus in a speech called "The Art of Investigative Reporting." He recently spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

The man who became known as the "most arrested rabbi in America" because of his work during the civil rights struggle is coming to our region this weekend. Rabbi Israel Dresner spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

Gas prices hovering near four dollars a gallon have become a national political issue. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that energy efficiency is a reachable goal.

Gas prices hovering near four dollars a gallon have become a national political issue. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that energy efficiency is a reachable goal.

Banjo legend and innovator Earl Scruggs has died at the age of 88. Eric Weissberg, a Hudson Valley resident and banjo player best known for "Dueling Banjos," spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock today about Scruggs' legacy.

American officials are wary about what might happen between Iran and Israel. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that despite Iran’s provocations, the U.S. needs to act with restraint.

The health care debate is heading to the Supreme Court. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she is unsure that the individual mandate is Constitutional.

Alan Chartock speaks with Bill Vanaver and Livia Drapkin Vanaver about The Vanaver Caravan's 40th Anniversary Concert.

Incumbents are eyeing the new Congressional maps as they plan for the November election and beyond. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she’s prepared to serve all of her constituents — wherever they’re located.

Rising gas prices have become a national political flashpoint yet again. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that several steps should be taken to alleviate pain at the pump.

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