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 October 30, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Bob Dieterich - Part 2

No matter who controls Washington after the election, major issues await. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bob Dieterich – the Republican candidate for New York’s new 20th district seat currently held by Democrat Paul Tonko — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is ready to contribute solutions.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Bob Dieterich - Part 2

No matter who controls Washington after the election, major issues await. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bob Dieterich – the Republican candidate for New York’s new 20th district seat currently held by Democrat Paul Tonko — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is ready to contribute solutions.

The Roundtable - Hurricane Sandy Coverage
11:45 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Bill McKibben

We speak with Climate Change expert, Bill McKibben.

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The Roundtable - Hurricane Sandy Coverage
11:35 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Andrew Freedman from Climate Central

Severe storms, deadly heat waves, relentless drought, rising seas…is this the new normal? Is this the weather of the future? Climate Central is an independent, nonprofit journalism and research foundation founded in 2008 and reviewed by scientists at major educational and research institutions the world over.

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The Roundtable - Hurricane Sandy Coverage
11:15 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Political Scientist, Brad Hays

With the election just over a week away, Hurricane Sandy has the Presidential campaigns scrambling. Not just in scheduling and rescheduling and travel hiccups, but also which candidate could possibly gain political ground as a result.

Union College political science professor Brad Hays is just back from the battleground state of Ohio and joins by phone from Union College this morning.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Bob Dieterich - Part 1

The election is just days away.  In today’s Congressional Corner, Bob Dieterich – the Republican candidate for New York’s new 20th district seat currently held by Democrat Paul Tonko — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his campaign is in good shape.

The Roundtable - Hurricane Sandy Coverage
10:35 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Jesse Feiler on Emergency Apps

If you made your shopping stops this weekend to buy the recommended bread, water and toilet paper in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, not to mention batteries, extra gas, tarps and duct tape – you still may not be done. Our next guest says the modern emergency kit isn’t complete without a well-stocked smartphone.

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The Roundtable - Hurricane Sandy Coverage
10:10 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - American Red Cross

Many along the East coast are already feeling the effects of Sandy. Meteorologists are estimating damages could range between one and three billion dollars or more. The American Red Cross is preparing to provide disaster relief services wherever needed.
Anna Kate Twitty with the national Red Cross headquarters is on the ground on Long Island and joining us LIVE. Also joining us in the studio is Gary Striar, CEO for the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York.

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The Roundtable - Hurricane Sandy Coverage
9:20 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Listener Call-In, WNYT's Paul Caiano, and Ulster County Executive Mike Hein

We take WAMC listener call-in questions on and tips for hurricane preparedness; get the latest forecast information from WNYT's Paul Caiano; and speak with Ulster County Executive, Mike Hein, about preparedness in his region.

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Politics
10:30 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1243

WAMC's Alan Chartock and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Chuck Schumer, New York’s senior U.S. Senator and the number three Democrat in the Senate. They discuss the presidential election, the Israel-U.S. relationship, how he works alongside Senator Gillibrand, how to fix the tax code, and roast beef sandwiches.

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