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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In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of what makes a great performance, hearing a version of Bach’s Sarabande by Rostropovich before switching to the same piece by Yehuda Hanani himself.

The Citizens United ruling has changed the electoral picture. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Supreme Court has tacked to the right in recent decades.

Alan is joined by Dr. Mark Liponis of Canyon Ranch to discuss The Hunter-Farmer Diet Solution.

 

The Clinton question is looming over the presidential election. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the relationship between President Obama and former President Clinton remains fragile.

President Obama’s same-sex marriage endorsement was a landmark moment for gay rights. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he doesn’t see such social issues as national concerns.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Assemblyman Keith Wright, a Democrat who has represented the 70th district for the last 20 years. They discuss the minimum wage, hydrofracking, redistricting, and Wright’s new role as the co-chair of the state Democratic Committee.

As in 2008, there is chatter about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joining the Democratic ticket. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he isn’t privy to high-level discussions about how to beat former Governor Romney.

Great Barrington-based classical music organization Aston Magna is marking its 40 anniversary, beginning with a June 9 concert at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall.  This is the second part of a conversation between Aston Magna founder Lee Elman and WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The election season is well underway — from the White House on down. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that getting to know his new district has been a major undertaking.

Great Barrington-based classical music organization Aston Magna is marking its 40 anniversary, beginning with a June 9 concert at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall.  Today, we hear part one of a conversation between Aston Magna founder Lee Elman and WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The upstate New York economy is always a concern. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that President Obama’s recent visit to the region is a sign that the area is building an important reputation.

The G-8 summit was largely about the roadmap in Afghanistan. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s crucial to avoid new foreign entanglements when at all possible.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a Democrat who has been in office since 2007 after two decades in the Assembly. They discuss the state of the pension fund, the minimum wage debate, and the troubled New York Racing Association.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss what makes a great performance, hearing Chaliapin’s version of an aria from Don Giovanni alongside a contemporary version.

The upcoming anniversary of D-Day is a somber affair. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative and Army Colonel Chris Gibson speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the crucial American victory.

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is weighing in on the Capitol’s contentious minimum wage debate. The Democrat and former Assemblyman tells WAMC today that he supports a hike in the rate. Comptroller DiNapoli appears on this week’s Capitol Connection program, which airs Friday at 10:30 or Saturday at 1.

Mitt Romney and President Obama get most of the attention, but it’s a full ballot this fall. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP threatens the future of Social Security and Medicare.

Budget negotiations have become ground zero for partisan standoffs. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that bipartisan agreement in the House is a rarity when it comes to spending.

President Obama recently visited Albany, his third trip to the Capital Region since taking office. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the high-profile event means New York’s tech industry is attracting national attention.

Laney Salisbury

May 21, 2012

We welcome journalist and author, Laney Salisbury, who will become visiting assistant professor of journalism at the University at Albany this fall.

In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda”  segment, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of the Gypsy influence on classical music, hearing Brahms’ piano quartet in D minor’s final movement.

The presidential election is expected to be a toss-up. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that swing states like Florida and Ohio will be important as in past contests.

Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York, the site of pivotal moments in the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars, opens for the season this week. WAMC’s Alan Chartock spoke with Executive Director Beth Hill about this summer’s programs.

Many politicians nationwide have extolled railroad expansion as a possible boon to the economy. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Western Massachusetts is benefitting from new rail projects.

Six months from now, the fall elections will be in the rearview mirror. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he hopes to remain in the House of Representatives even as his district shifts to the west.

Word that JP Morgan Chase lost two billion dollars trading derivatives rocked the financial system Friday. But Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank was not surprised. The longtime Congressional representative and banking industry critic spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock hours after news of the financial giant’s loss broke.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by World War II scholars and authors Robert Edsel and Alex Kershaw, who will lead tours of important sites in Europe in conjunction with the National World World II Museum over the coming months.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York system. They discuss campuses as engines of economic growth, budget cuts, and Zimpher’s relationship with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Massachusetts is in the midst of a Senate race receiving national attention. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren are neck-and-neck.

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