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.

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 11/16/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 11/9/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Albany Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill.

(Airs 11/02/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Kathy Wilde, President and CEO of the non-profit Partnership for New York City.

(Airs 10/26/17 @ 3p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli

(Airs 10/19/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 10/12/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Gerald Benjamin, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement and Director of the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz

(Airs 10/05/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Gary Pudup, Western New York Regional Director for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

(Airs 9/28/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Lee Miringoff, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion's Marist Poll.

(Airs 9/21/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with newly re-elected New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox.

(Airs 9/14/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's David Guistina, filling in for Alan Chartock, speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 9/07/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with J.P. Miller, Publisher of Empire Report New York.

Assemblyman Denny Farrell
Assemblyman Denny Farrell

Host Alan Chartock is joined by retiring New York state Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell of the 71st district.

(Airs 8/17 & 8/19) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 8/10/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Steve Villano, former head of NY Governor Mario Cuomo's New York City press office and author of the new book Tightrope: Balancing Life Between Mario Cuomo and My Brother.

(Airs 8/3/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli.

(Airs 7/27/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Bill Mahoney, a reporter for Politico, New York.

(Airs 7/20/20) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group or NYPIRG.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico NY. They discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo’s upcoming reelection campaign, the relationship between New York and the federal government, and the apparent end of the Christie-Cuomo partnership.

(Airs 7/6/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 6/29/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York state Republican Party.

This week, Dr. Alan Chartock talks with Times Union columnist Chris Churchill about current events around New York and the nation.

(Airs 6/15/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Republican Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

(Airs 6/8/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 6/1/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Jay Jochnowitz, Editorial Page Editor for the Albany Times Union.

(Airs 5/15/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Times Union Capitol Bureau reporter, and Capitol Confidential blogger Matt Hamilton.

(Airs 5/18/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. 

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with J.P. Miller, Founder and Publisher of Empire Report New York, an online aggregator of New York State news.

(Airs 4/17/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Jesse McKinley of The New York Times.

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