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
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.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 1

The dog days of August mean fall campaign season is rapidly approaching. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his poll numbers are reassuring.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Bill Shein - Part 2

It’s nearly time for voters to make a primary decision. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bill Shein — a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts’ 1st district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is looking forward to the debates against Representative Richard Neal and Berkshire Registrar of Deeds Andrea Nuciforo.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Bill Shein - Part 1

Primary day is just weeks away. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bill Shein — a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts’ 1st district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is running a strong race against Representative Richard Neal and Berkshire Registrar of Deeds Andrea Nuciforo.

Politics
10:34 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1232

Blair Horner

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, who serves as Vice President for Advocacy for the American Cancer Society – Eastern Division. Before taking that position last year, Horner was the longtime Legislative Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group.  He also briefly worked for then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. They discuss cancer rates in New York and public health legislation.

WAMC Speakers Corner
1:07 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Josh Aronson

Josh Aronson

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Aronson, director and producer of a new documentary about the founding of the Israel Philharmonic called Orchestra of Exiles.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Andrea Nuciforo - Part 1

Redistricting has helped to create a logjam for Congress in Massachusetts. In today’s Congressional Corner, former state Senator and Berkshire Register of Deeds Andrea Nuciforo — a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts’ 1st district seat, where the incumbent candidate is Representative Richard Neal — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is spending his time on the trail.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Bob Dieterich - Part 2

The future of hydrofracking in New York remains unclear. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bob Dieterich – the Republican candidate for New York’s new 20th district seat currently held by Democrat Paul Tonko — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he supports only safe drilling.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - Shakespeare and Company - Olympia and Apollo Dukakis and Tony Simotes

Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Apollo Dukakis, Tony Simotes, Olympia Dukakis, Joe Donahue, Alan Chartock

Artistic Director Tony Simotes and Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis team up to re-envision Shakespeare's The Tempest at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox. Filled with moving, funny and enchanting moments, the underpinnings in this fantastical world, much like our own, are steeped in mystery, darkness and the unknown. Simotes' take, set in the 1940s, aligns the magic and mystery of the island with the often tumultuous relationships between family — with a twist — Ms.

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