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

It's always a treat to speak with BSO Artistic Administrator, Tony Fogg about the planning and execution of a Tanglewood season.

It's always fun talking to BSO's Managing Director, Mark Volpe, about the Tanglewood season in store.

Alan is joined by Dr. Frank Arko, a vascular surgeon with the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute and the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Arko, who attended medical school at Texas A & M, is an expert in aortic aneurismal disease, carotid arterial disease, deep vein thrombosis, and several other areas.

The immigration debate entered a new era with President Obama’s recent executive order. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the decision was a smart one.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss The Newsroom, charging extra for the crossword, plagiarism claims at the New Yorker, the death of a Hearst, and more.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by is New York State Assemblyman George Amedore, a Republican who has represented the 105th district since 2007. Amedore is currently running for the new 46th State Senate District. They discuss state regulations, education reform, redistricting, and taxes.

Alan is joined by Dr. Cynthia Stuenkel, an endocrinologist at the University of California-San Diego, where she is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, and a member of The Endocrine Society. Dr. Stuenkel is a leading expert on metabolism, menopause and diabetes, and researches heart disease and osteoporosis.  Dr. Stuenkel attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago and completed her residency at the University of Chicago.

For our final segment of the show we welcome Pittsfield's Mayor, Dan Bianchi.

The Berkshire Museum’s Executive Director, Van Shields and their Director of Communications, Lesley Ann Beck, join us to talk about the current goings-on at the museum - including, but not limited to, their Tom Patti: Free Opening Day Celebration on June 30.

Brad Oscar (Tevye) and Rachel Coloff (Yente the Matchmaker) join us to talk about their work in Barrington Stage's Mainstage production of Fiddler on the Roof.

Will Garrison - Curator of the Berkshire Historical Society at Herman Melville's Arrowhead; Michael Melle, the artist who created “Ahab and the Whale” – a sculpture currently on installed in the field at Arrowhead; and Jana Laiz, Arrowhead’s Writer-in-Residence join us to talk about this summer's "Call Me Melville" celebration.

Barrington Stage Company's second Mainstage show this season is Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, directs and actors Jeff McCarthy and Lizbeth MacKay play Joe and Kate Keller. The talented trio join us in this segment to talk about their work.

Mark St. Germain's new play, Dr. Ruth, All the Way, is running on the St. Germain Stage through July 21st. The one-woman show stars Debra Jo Rupp as - who else? - Dr. Ruth.

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ruth to the show. This segment begins with her instructing Joe to say "sex" with more enthusiasm - and just keeps getting better from there! 

Barrington Stage Company's Artistic Director - our host of the morning - joins us in our first segment to talk about this season at BSC.

Alan is joined by Dr. Nik Money, Professor of Botany at Miami University in Ohio, a leading expert on fungus and mold.

 

Election season has only sharpened the country’s political rhetoric. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Congress is a dysfunctional body.

The student loan debate is headed for a critical showdown on Capitol Hill. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that interest rates must be kept from doubling.

Alan is joined by Martin Daly, a Dublin-based snooker expert and manager. They discuss the rules and traditions of snooker.

Tomorrow’s primary election will clear up a muddled Congressional field. In today’s Congressional Corner, Sean Patrick Maloney — a Democratic candidate for New York’s new 18th distrct seat currently held by Republican Nan Hayworth — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the country should return to Clinton-era fiscal policy.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Brian Kolb, Minority Leader of the New York State Assembly. They discuss microstamping, redistricting, the fall elections, and what a leadership role entails.

No Bad Apples political action committee founder Liz Krueger, a New York State Democratic Senator, is supporting Cecilia Tkaczyk in the race for the Senate’s new 46th district seat. This is part two of their conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Next week’s primary is rapidly approaching. In today’s Congressional Corner, Sean Patrick Maloney — a Democratic candidate for New York’s new 18th distrct seat currently held by Republican Nan Hayworth — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his experience in the Clinton White House will serve him well in Congress.

New York State Senator Liz Krueger, a Democrat from New York City, is the founder of the No Bad Apples political action committee, which has endorsed several candidates since its 2011 inception. WAMC’s Alan Chartock sat down with Krueger and Cecilia Tkaczyk, who is running against Republican Assemblyman George Amedore of Rotterdam for the Senate’s new 46th District seat.

Part two of this interview airs tomorrow on Midday Magazine.

 

Student loans have become a major election season issue. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that partisan gridlock is to blame for the delay in solving the interest rate debate.

Alan is joined by Dan Kittredge, executive director of the Bio-Nutrient Food Association and past executive director of Remineralize the Earth.

The 2012 election has only worsened partisanship in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is hoping for increased cooperation across the aisle in the coming months and years.

President Obama’s recent executive order on immigration rocked Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the new laws will influence the agriculture business in the North Country.

Governor Scott Walker recently survived his recall election in Wisconsin. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the recall is not a national bellwether.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Bill Mahoney, Legislative Operations and Research Coordinator for the New York Public Interest Research Group. They discuss the Committee To Save New York, voter registration efforts, and the Joint Committee on Public Ethics.

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