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
Wed August 22, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 3

**Audio to come**

China’s economic ascendance means the Asian power is receiving increased scrutiny from American politicians. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that China’s currency manipulation must be monitored.

Elections
11:58 am
Tue August 21, 2012

State GOP chair Cox calls on Akin to bow out

New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox says embattled Missouri Congressman and Senate candidate Todd Akin — under fire for his comments Sunday about pregnancy stemming from what he called “legitimate rape” — should bow out of the race against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill. Cox spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock on The Capitol Connection.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 2

China’s economic ascendance means the Asian power is receiving increased scrutiny from American politicians. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that China’s currency manipulation must be monitored.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens - Part 1

Election Day will be here before you know it. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he likes his re-election chances.

Politics
9:33 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1233

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
Photo by Pat Bradley

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. They discuss the state’s pension fund, the 2012 election, and the prospects of a super control board for troubled municipalities.

Arts & Culture
11:50 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Classical Music According to Yehuda #94

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss musical interpretation, hearing Albert Schweitzer’s version of Bach’s Toccata.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 3

Polls show the presidential election too close to call. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s not yet sure if Republican nominee Mitt Romney will unseat President Obama.

Politics
3:28 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

DiNapoli: Romney-Ryan fiscal plans a "disaster" for New York

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is warning against the fiscal overhauls promoted by Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, the chair of the House Budget Committee. DiNapoli, a Democrat, says on this week’s Capitol Connection program that the state can’t afford the GOP ticket’s plans.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 2

Voters tell pollsters that the economy is the top issue of the fall election. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that jobs are a pressing issue in his upstate district.

WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with David Epstein

David Epstein

Host Alan Chartock is joined by playwright David Epstein, whose work Brace Yourself will receive its world premiere at the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage beginning August 18t.

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