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
Fri July 20, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 3

Veteran Clinton-watchers are trying to figure out where the Secretary of State heads next. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his party is focusing on November’s looming presidential race first.

WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with David Brancaccio

David Brancaccio

Host Alan Chartock is joined by journalist and author David Brancaccio of Marketplace. His new documentary , which is being shown tonight at The Linda, is Fixing the Future, which focuses on American communities that are looking to reinvent the economy using new approaches to jobs and growth.

WAMC News
12:33 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Muldaur set for Guthrie Center concerts

Maria Muldaur

Virtually born into the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s, blues and folk singer Maria Muldaur has spent nearly five decades performing and recording American roots music. Muldaur’s tour stops at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts for concerts this Friday and Saturday. She spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 2

House Republicans made history by voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the vote was nothing more than political theater.

New England News
4:17 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Neal says polls show him far ahead in primary

Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, who is seeking his 13th term in a newly-drawn district that encompasses more of the Berkshires, says internal polling shows him with a healthy lead over Democratic primary opponents Andrea Nuciforo and Bill Shein. Neal spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock today.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 1

The presidential race is receiving most of the attention, but this fall’s election will shape the legislative outlook as well. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Democrats have a chance to re-take the House.

The Roundtable
11:30 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Powerhouse Theater - "The Power of Duff" - Jennifer Westfeldt and Greg Kinnear

We speak with actors Jennifer Westfeldt and Greg Kinnear about The Power of Duff.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Powerhouse Theater - "The Power of Duff" - Peter DuBois and Stephen Belber

Peter DuBois, Sarah LaDuke (Roundtable Producer) and Stephen Belber

The Power of Duff is the second Mainstage of this Powerhouse season. We speak with director, Peter DuBois, and playwright, Stephen Belber.

The Roundtable
10:45 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Powerhouse Theater - "Fires are Confusing"

Michael Chernus, Griffin Dunne, Alan Chartock

From Los Angeles company Teatro de Facto Fires are Confusing is written and directed by Zach Helm. We speak with Helm and actors Michael Chernus and Griffin Dunne.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Powerhouse Theater - "The House That Will Not Stand"

Marcus Gardley and Harriett Foy

A Powerhouse Inside Look, The House That Will Not Stand will run in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater July 20-22. We welcome playwright Marcus Gardley, director, Marion McClinton, and actors Harriett Foy and Dennis Parlato.

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