The Capitol Connection

Thursdays 3:00 p.m., Saturdays at 5:30 a.m.

Maybe you voted for them and maybe you didn't, but either way, what they do and how they think affects you. Each week on The Capitol Connection, you can keep yourself abreast of political developments and gain a little insight into how New York State's politicians think when you listen in as political scientist Dr. Alan Chartock holds conversations with members from the Assembly and Senate, and other political movers and shakers.

Provocative topics, tough questions, spontaneity, and a casual low-key format make The Capitol Connection one of WAMC's most listened-to offerings. Tune in Thursdays at 3 PM, Saturdays at 5:30 AM. and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM on HD2 on WAMC Northeast Public Radio. The program is also carried on stations across New York State. Check your local listings for the time and frequency. 

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(Airs 9/29/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Casey Seiler, State Editor and Capital Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union.

(Airs 9/22 & 9/24/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 9/15/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by J.P. Miller, Founder and Publisher of Empire Report New York, an online aggregator for New York state political news. You can find out more at www.empirereportnewyork.com

Blair Horner
Blair Horner

(Airs 9/8/16) Host Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 9/1/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Brandon Muir, Executive Director of The Reclaim New York Center for Government Reform and Accountability.

(Airs 8/25/16) Host Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

(Airs 8/18/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

GOP Chair Ed Cox
GOP Chair Ed Cox

(Airs 8/11/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief and columnist for The New York Daily News.

(Airs 7/28 & 7/30/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Jesse McKinley, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Times.

(Airs 7/21/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by John Faso, Former New York State Assembly Minority Leader and Republican Candidate for the 19th Congressional District seat.

(Airs 7/14/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 7/7/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Casey Seiler, State Editor and Capitol Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union. 

(Airs 6/30 & 7/2/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Chisun Lee Senior Counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, where she works on campaign finance reform and voting rights, and is the lead author of a new report that examines secret money in the political process.

(Airs 6/23/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Rick Karlin, Capitol Bureau reporter and blogger for the Albany Times Union.

(Airs 6/16 & 6/18/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

Blair Horner
Blair Horner

(Airs 6/10/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

Leader Brian Kolb and Alan Chartock
WAMC

Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News.

(Airs 5/19 & 5/21) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday.

Jimmy Vielkind
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

(Airs 5/12 & 5/14/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico, New York.

(Airs 5/5 & 5/7) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

GOP Chair Ed Cox
GOP Chair Ed Cox

Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ed Cox, chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

GOP Chair Ed Cox
GOP Chair Ed Cox

New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox is this week's guest on the Capitol Connection. Here is a preview of what the chairman and WAMC's Alan Chartock discussed:

On New York's presidential primary:

(Airs 4/21/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 4/4 & 4/6/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Casey Seiler, Capital Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union.

Blair Horner
C.W. McKeen / The Post - Standard, 2006

(Airs 4/7/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 3/31/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 3/24/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York.

(Airs 3/17 & 3/19/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Billy Easton, Executive Director for the Alliance for Quality Education.

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