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 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.

(Air 4/20/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox
NYGOP.org

(Airs 4/13/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Republican Party Chair Ed Cox.

(Airs 4/6/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Casey Seiler, State Editor and Albany Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union.

(Airs 3/30/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, The Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 3/23/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday.

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

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox
NYGOP.org

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State GOP Chairman Ed Cox.

(Airs 3/02/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

(Airs 2/23/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Albany Times Union State Editor Casey Seiler.

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