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 September 4, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Julian Schreibman - Part 3

New Yorkers are awaiting a decision on hydraulic fracturing. 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 fracking poses a major risk to the environment.

Media Project
6:26 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

The Media Project #1109

WAMC President and CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and UAlbany journalism professor Rosemary Armao discuss Armao’s summer reporting in the Balkans, convention coverage, and the influence of new media on reporting skills.

Politics
10:22 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1235

Assemblyman Ortiz

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz of New York’s 51st district. The Democrat has served since 1994. They discuss the Vito Lopez scandal, education reforms, the fight against obesity, and Ortiz’s work chairing the mental health committee.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Julian Schreibman - Part 2

Republicans and Democrats are both hoping to claim a key upstate New York seat. 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 incumbency alone can’t carry Gibson across the finish line.

WAMC Speakers Corner
12:57 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Dominick Salvatore

Dominick Salvatore

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Dr. Dominick Salvatore, distinguished professor of economics and director of the PhD program in economics at Fordham University. This interview was recorded at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Politics
11:55 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Assemblyman Ortiz doesn't expect Speaker Silver to fall

Assemblyman Ortiz

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is facing a possible ethics probe after it was disclosed this week that he steered more than one-hundred-thousand dollars in secret payments to settle sexual harassment charges levied against Democrat Vito Lopez. But fellow Brooklyn Assemblyman Felix Ortiz tells WAMC’s Capitol Connection program that he doesn’t expect Silver to be ousted.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Julian Schreibman - Part 1

Election season is upon us. 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 background makes him a quality candidate for Congress.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney - Part 3

The violence in Syria appears far from resolution. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. must be careful about Assad’s replacement.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney - Part 2

Connecticut is in the midst of its second Senate race in two years. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his colleague Chris Murphy is facing a moneyed behemoth in wrestling executive Linda McMahon.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney - Part 1

Republicans are gearing up for their convention next week in Tampa. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a liability for the GOP.

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