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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Arts & Culture
6:47 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Lee Elman reflective as Aston Magna turns 40

Lee Elman

Great Barrington-based classical music organization Aston Magna is marking its 40 anniversary, beginning with a June 9 concert at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall.  Today, we hear part one of a conversation between Aston Magna founder Lee Elman and WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:59 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 3

The upstate New York economy is always a concern. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that President Obama’s recent visit to the region is a sign that the area is building an important reputation.

Congressional Corner
10:59 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 2

The G-8 summit was largely about the roadmap in Afghanistan. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s crucial to avoid new foreign entanglements when at all possible.

Politics
3:03 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1221

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a Democrat who has been in office since 2007 after two decades in the Assembly. They discuss the state of the pension fund, the minimum wage debate, and the troubled New York Racing Association.

The Roundtable
11:32 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Classical Music According to Yehuda #89

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss what makes a great performance, hearing Chaliapin’s version of an aria from Don Giovanni alongside a contemporary version.

Congressional Corner
10:59 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 1

The upcoming anniversary of D-Day is a somber affair. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative and Army Colonel Chris Gibson speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the crucial American victory.

Politics
11:45 am
Thu May 24, 2012

DiNapoli: Minimum wage hike fears overblown

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is weighing in on the Capitol’s contentious minimum wage debate. The Democrat and former Assemblyman tells WAMC today that he supports a hike in the rate. Comptroller DiNapoli appears on this week’s Capitol Connection program, which airs Friday at 10:30 or Saturday at 1.

Congressional Corner
10:59 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 3

Mitt Romney and President Obama get most of the attention, but it’s a full ballot this fall. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP threatens the future of Social Security and Medicare.

Congressional Corner
10:59 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 2

Budget negotiations have become ground zero for partisan standoffs. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that bipartisan agreement in the House is a rarity when it comes to spending.

Congressional Corner
11:00 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 1

President Obama recently visited Albany, his third trip to the Capital Region since taking office. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the high-profile event means New York’s tech industry is attracting national attention.

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