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 23, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Julian Schreibman - Part 3

Indirectly or directly, families become part of all campaigns. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Julian Schreibman — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the influence his family has had on his life.

Elections
12:40 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Senator Saland grateful for Cuomo's endorsement

Senator Stephen Saland

New York state Senator Stephen Saland, a Republican running for reelection to the Poughkeepsie-area seat he has held since 1990, received a cross-party endorsement from Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo last week. One of four Republicans who broke ranks to vote for same-sex marriage last year, Saland faces Democrat Terry Gipson and conservative Neil Di Carlo – his primary opponent – in the general election. Saland spoke today with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Julian Schreibman - Part 2

Many candidates for Congress come from a background in law. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Julian Schreibman — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his career as a prosecutor has readied him for Washington.

Elections
10:30 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1242

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Wendy Long, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate running against incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. They discuss abortion, tax reform, hydrofracking, and jobs.

WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Nancy Campbell

Dr. Nancy Campbell

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Nancy D. Campbell, Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Campbell, who earned a PhD in the History of Consciousness program at UC Santa Cruz, did her master’s in English at the University of Washington and a bachelor’s in English at Bucknell. She has researched and published on topics such as drug addiction, bioethics, public health and drug policy, and feminist and postcolonial science and technology studies.

Elections
12:40 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Senate candidate Long urges fracking

U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long, the Republican challenging incumbent New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, says the controversial gas drilling process called hydrofracking — currently being studied by the state — is safe. Long told WAMC’s Alan Chartock on the Capitol Connection program this week that the economic benefits of fracking are too great not to go forward with drilling.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Julian Schreibman - Part 1

As election day nears, the stakes are high for the region’s candidates. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Julian Schreibman — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his race getting closer by the day.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 2

The economy is the election’s decisive issue even down-ticket. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he expects people to vote against Republicans such as his opponent in New York’s new 18th district, New York Representative Nan Hayworth.

Congressional Corner
10:35 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Sean Patrick Maloney - Part 1

Election Day is just a few weeks away. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that voters should support him over New York Representative Nan Hayworth in the new 18th district.

Politics
10:30 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1241

Nancy Zimpher

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York system. They discuss the notion of “systemness,” the Research Foundation, whether campuses can be economic growth centers, and how SUNY hopes to train students for careers.

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