Alan Chartock

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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! 

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    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently visited Albany.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it was an honor hosting the Democratic leader.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses deal to give Democrats full control in Albany and the Supreme Court decision to require warrants for cell phone searches.

    The situation in Iraq is dangerous and troubling.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S has already made a huge investment there.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock talks about recent news in the World Cup, sanctions on Putin, and primaries in New York.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses John Kerry on ISIS in Iraq and a Supreme Court decision on greenhouse gases.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock the ongoing problems in Iraq and Charlie Rangel's lack of a presidential endorsement.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Obama's plan to put 300 advisors in Iraq, medical marijuana in New York, and new common core teacher rules.

    Today’s politicians often look to the past for guidance.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal discusses the Civil Rights Act with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Washington Redskins' trademarks being revoked by the U.S. Patent office, heroin abuse in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo comparing himself to Gumby when it comes to medical marijuana.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Hillary Clinton on U.S. relations with Iran and a mistrial for Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses U.S. relations with Iran, Zephyr Teachout, and Supreme Court ruling on people who post violent language on Facebook.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the growing ISIS situation in Iraq and the Democratic convention in Massachusetts.

    Hillary Clinton’s memoir of her time as Secretary of State is widely viewed as an unofficial 2016 kickoff.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he believes the ex-New York Senator will run for president.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Eric Cantor stepping down and a California state judge's ruling on teacher tenure.

    Should the U.S. have traded Guantanamo prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the conversation has become muddled in silly politics.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses World Cup protests in Brazil and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stepping down.

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Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat who represents the first district, recently spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock as part of WAMC's Congressional Corner series. The dean of the state delegation touched on several key issues. Their conversation is excerpted below.

Alan Chartock: Richie Neal, the news is just filled about the prisoner swap and the question as to whether Bowe Bergdahl was a correct move on the president’s part or a misstep.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Eric Cantor losing to a tea party candidate, a teacher rejecting tenure, and members of NYSUT unhappy with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the successful summer Fund Drive and fracking issues in New York.

    Beth Harrington is an award-winning independent producer, director, and writer.

Her most recent film, The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music. It will screen twice at this year's Berkshire International Film Festival.

    Immigration reform may be a victim of election year politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Speaker Boehner should let the House vote yay or nay.

    Syria has become a violent, failed state.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that we must be careful when arming the rebels.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's nomination and his running mate Kathy Hochul, President Obama visiting Cooperstown for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Immigration, spending, the Middle East, poverty, violence — Congress has plenty of issues to worry about. But what about cheddar cheese?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the European Union is overstepping.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, veteran's healthcare troubles, and Governor Andrew Cuomo nominating Kathy Hochul as his running mate.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Mitch McConnell's primary win, and New York democratic nominations.

  When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer. And so he has done - a storyteller, sometime comedian, essayist, newspaper columnist, screenwriter, poet.

Now a single volume brings together the full range of his work: monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts from novels, newspaper columns. The Keillor Reader also presents pieces never before published.

Garrison Keillor is the founder and host of A Prairie Home Companion, celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2014. He is the author of nineteen books of fiction and humor, the editor of the Good Poems collections, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

He has a trio of events in our region over the next few days - in the meantime, welcome Garrison Keillor to The Roundtable.

    Former Connecticut Congressman Robert Steele, who represented the 2nd District in the 1970s, says his state made a mistake with casino gambling.

In today’s Congressional Corner, the former Republican representative tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that New York is heading down the wrong path.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Bill de Blasio slamming the coverage of his wife, and the VA's Eric Shinseki.

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  Glens Falls has a new hockey team coming to town.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the small city is thrilled to host the Calgary affiliate.

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