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
Mon May 12, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    Casinos in Massachusetts have a star-crossed history — and the licenses haven’t even been awarded yet.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that some voters worry about the impact of casinos on challenged communities.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, a NY Times article that says Cuomo is working to mend fences with liberals, and a possible presidential bid from GOP Senator Marco Rubio.

Media Project
3:00 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

The Media Project #1197

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette editor Judy Patrick discuss the White House Correspondents Dinner, what makes a good hire, and why people are buying small newspapers again.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    Ed Markey is new to the Senate and already running to keep his seat.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Markey has all the name recognition in his race.

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WAMC News
7:40 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, U.S. investigation into the Benghazi attacks, and Aaron Woolf seeking to replace Congressman Bill Owens.

Politics
3:00 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1419

Ken Lovett

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the New York Daily News. They discuss the end of the Moreland Commission, corruption in government, and Joe Bruno’s second trial.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    Deval Patrick is in his final months as governor of Massachusetts.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Patrick has enviable popularity ratings.

WAMC News
7:40 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses climate change, Lieutenant Governor Duffy opting out of running in a re-election race with Governor Andrew Cuomo, and a NYC Councilman's arrest.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

    Millions of Americans are in poverty and homeless.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the night he recently spent in a homeless shelter.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, a new report on climate change, and Monica Lewinsky.

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