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 name it! 


The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Tanglewood - BSO Artistic Administrator, Tony Fogg

It's always a treat to speak with BSO Artistic Administrator, Tony Fogg about the planning and execution of a Tanglewood season.

The Roundtable
9:18 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Tanglewood - BSO Managing Director, Mark Volpe

It's always fun talking to BSO's Managing Director, Mark Volpe, about the Tanglewood season in store.

WAMC Speakers Corner
12:56 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Dr. Frank Arko

Dr. Arko

Alan is joined by Dr. Frank Arko, a vascular surgeon with the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute and the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Arko, who attended medical school at Texas A & M, is an expert in aortic aneurismal disease, carotid arterial disease, deep vein thrombosis, and several other areas.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 3

The immigration debate entered a new era with President Obama’s recent executive order. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the decision was a smart one.

Media Project
6:03 pm
Sun July 1, 2012

The Media Project #1100

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss The Newsroom, charging extra for the crossword, plagiarism claims at the New Yorker, the death of a Hearst, and more.

9:12 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1226

Assemblyman Amedore

Host Alan Chartock is joined by is New York State Assemblyman George Amedore, a Republican who has represented the 105th district since 2007. Amedore is currently running for the new 46th State Senate District. They discuss state regulations, education reform, redistricting, and taxes.

WAMC Speakers Corner
12:48 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Dr. Cynthia Stuenkel

Dr. Cynthia Stuenkel

Alan is joined by Dr. Cynthia Stuenkel, an endocrinologist at the University of California-San Diego, where she is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, and a member of The Endocrine Society. Dr. Stuenkel is a leading expert on metabolism, menopause and diabetes, and researches heart disease and osteoporosis.  Dr. Stuenkel attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago and completed her residency at the University of Chicago.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Barrington Stage Company - Mayor Dan Bianchi

For our final segment of the show we welcome Pittsfield's Mayor, Dan Bianchi.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Barrington Stage Company - Berkshire Museum

Works by Tom Patti

The Berkshire Museum’s Executive Director, Van Shields and their Director of Communications, Lesley Ann Beck, join us to talk about the current goings-on at the museum - including, but not limited to, their Tom Patti: Free Opening Day Celebration on June 30.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Barrington Stage Company - Brad Oscar and Rachel Coloff from "Fiddler on the Roof"

Brad Oscar (Tevye) and Rachel Coloff (Yente the Matchmaker) join us to talk about their work in Barrington Stage's Mainstage production of Fiddler on the Roof.