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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Elections
12:03 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

New York GOP chair Cox talks Long, loss, Jeb 2016

Ed Cox

New York state Republican Party chair Ed Cox spoke with WAMC today about Tuesday's electoral results. Among the topics discussed with Capitol Connection host Alan Chartock were the GOP's losses in the Senate and presidential race.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 2

Yesterday’s election will shape the debate over taxes. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican reelected to a second term in the new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that current rates should be extended to allow for ongoing discussions about reform.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 1

Election year politicking has stalled progress on the Farm Bill. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican running for reelection in the new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the bill will become law by the end of the year.

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Politics
10:30 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1244

Ben Lawsky

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Benjamin Lawsky, New York’s Superintendent of Financial Services, Benjamin Lawsky. The first to hold the position, Lawsky supervises insurance companies, banks, and other financial services entities. He was previously Governor Cuomo’s Chief of Staff and began his career as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer on the Senate Judiciary Committee. They discuss Hurricane Sandy, Wall Street oversight, and foreclosures.

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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Classical Music According to Yehuda #100

In this, our 100th edition of “Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss and hear examples of different interpretations of works by Beethoven and Razumovsky.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 3

China’s currency tactics have become a national talking point. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens — a Democrat running for reelection in the new 21st district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that such manipulation hurts the U.S. economy.

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WAMC News
2:02 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Insurance regulator calls for fast Sandy response

With the region assessing the damage from Hurricane Sandy, New York’s Superintendent of Financial Services, who oversees the insurance industry, says he wants to see a quick turnaround when those companies receive claims from residents. Ben Lawsky spoke on WAMC’s Capitol Connection program, which airs Friday night at 10:30 and Saturday at 1.

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Capital District News
12:46 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Dr. Ralph Nurnberger to speak on Middle East future

Dr. Nurnberger

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Ralph Nurnberger, who will speak tonight at 7:30 at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady, New York on “The Middle East Today,” an event sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University, Dr. Nurnberger is an expert on American foreign policy and the Middle East. He has served as a staffer for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was the first Executive Director of Builders for Peace.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 2

Candidates are scrambling to reach voters in the final days of the campaign. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens — a Democrat running for reelection in the new 21st district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is hopeful he will be sent back to Washington.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 1

By this time next week, the election will be decided. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens — a Democrat running for reelection in the new 21st district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that dealing with tax reform is high on the list of what needs to be done next in Washington.

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