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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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 2

Super PACs and other issue groups spent billions during the campaign season. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that many big spenders were met with diminishing returns.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 1

The presidential election was tight, but in the end, President Obama won a second term. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that state polls were mostly accurate this cycle.

Politics
10:30 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1245

Ed Cox

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party. They discuss the defeat of Governor Romney and U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long, the close races that are still undecided in the state Senate, and whether Jeb Bush makes sense for the GOP in 2016.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 3

Foreign policy was not the major focus of this election, but major international issues remain on the table today. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. must stick to its plan to leave Afghanistan in 2014.

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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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