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, highlighted 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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The globe’s hotspots range from the Middle East to Africa to Asia. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson — a Democratic candidate for New York’s new 18th Congressional district seat currently held by Republican Nan Hayworth — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. must be wise in its overseas entanglements.

The Congressional primary season is ramping up. In today’s Congressional Corner, Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson — a Democratic candidate for New York’s new 18th Congressional district seat currently held by Republican Nan Hayworth — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he thinks the district needs a mayor as representative.

Ed Cox
NYS GOP

Host Alan Chartock is joined Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party. They discuss the end of the GOP primary for president, Mitt Romney’s chances of carrying New York in the general election, and whether the Republicans can retain control of the state Senate.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by The Vanaver Caravan’s Livia Drapkin Vanaver and Bill Vanaver to discuss the performing arts organization’s 40 years of dance and music.

The redistricting process has incumbents scrambling to meet their new constituents before the November election. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his gigantic district has shifted to include several new counties.

The never-ending tax debate has some new nomenclature. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the so-called Buffett Rule is a matter of common sense.

A few politicians are eager to put their money where their mouth is. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that returning some of his office’s budget to the Treasury was the right decision.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss ethnomusicology, hearing Ernesto Cavour’s “Greda Mestiza” and Semilla’s “Wistu Vida.”

The Capital Region is set to bid farewell to several prominent state legislators. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he isn’t ready to join them on the sidelines just yet.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by retiring New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, a Democrat who has represented the 106th District since 1989. They discuss Canestrari’s decision to step aside, campaign finance reform, and the state of ethics.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York Times investigative reporter Andrew Lehren, the 2012 Ottaway professor of journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz this semester.

 

A renewed push from the White House has put fresh focus on tax policy reform. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the so-called Buffett rule is fair.

When politicians are in their home districts, time spent with constituents is invaluable. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that elected office keeps from taking much time off.

 

Former federal prosecutor Julian Schreibman is seeking the Democratic line in New York’s new 19th Congressional district. In today’s Congressional Corner, Schreibman tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is proud of the state legislature’s gay marriage vote last summer.

Former federal prosecutor Julian Schreibman has returned home to run for Congress. In today’s Congressional Corner, Schreibman tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he is running as a Democrat in New York’s newly redrawn 19th District.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. They discuss gang violence, cracking down on drug distribution, wrongful convictions, Indian Point, and Wall Street.

The Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the Affordable Care Act promises to send shockwaves through the political world. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the issue has divided Americans for several years.

Vladimir Feltsman

Apr 13, 2012

Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman has performed around the world, but he makes his base at SUNY New Paltz, where he is university professor of music. Feltsman will give a benefit concert April 14th at 4 p.m.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the state of classical music education.

The World Trade Center site is being rebuilt more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Americans have always been resilient.

Alan is joined by Dr. Alan Rosenthal of the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers and author of The Best Job in Politics.

The Paul Ryan budget plan in the House had an unlikely detractor. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he felt justified in voting against Ryan’s bill.

U.S. politicians often trumpet American manufacturing. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Buy American Laws are a worthy investment.

The debate over the future of entitlement programs like Medicare often splits along partisan lines. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the government can take several steps to ensure Medicare’s future.

Longtime Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is in his final few months of service. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is ready to take his place in the upper chamber.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Sheldon Silver, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly. They discuss the on-time budget, the minimum wage, redistricting, and the 2012 elections.

The Affordable Care Act put unusual scrutiny on the Supreme Court last week. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the conservative justices could have a long reign on the bench.

In this week’s "Classical Music According to Yehuda" we discuss Franz Liszt, hearing his La Lugubre Gondoloa.

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is running to defend the seat he won in a special election. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock presumptive Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren is holding her own in the polls.

Every so often, the country is forced to have an unexpected conversation about race. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Trayvon Martin shooting may lead to updated laws in Florida.

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