The Capitol Connection

Thursdays, 3:00 pm, Saturdays at 5:30 am

Maybe you voted for them and maybe you didn't, but either way, what they do and how they think affects you. 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... New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ...Governor Andrew Cuomo....Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos...Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.... members from the Assembly and Senate, and others... each week on The Capitol Connection.

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 Fridays at 10:30 pm on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, a repeat broadcast on Saturdays at 1pm. The program is also carried on stations across New York State. Check your local listings for the time and frequency. 

Ian Pickus produces this program. You may reach him at 800.323.9262 ext. 157. 
CDs of the program are available by calling: 800.323.9262

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11:25 am
Thu September 25, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1439

(Airs 9/25/14) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Republican Candidate for Governor of New York, Rob Astorino.

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12:53 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1438

(Airs 9/18/14) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate running for Governor of New York.

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12:18 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1436

(Airs 9/04 & 9/06/14) Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief and Columnist for the New York Daily News.

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2:41 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1435

(Airs 8/28 & 8/30/14) Host Alan Chartock is joined Dick Dadey, Executive Director of Citizens Union.

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11:56 am
Thu August 21, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1434

(Airs 8/21 & 8/23/14) Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli.

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10:39 am
Thu August 14, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1433

(Airs 8/14 & 8/16/14) WAMC's David Guistina, filling in for Alan Chartock, interviews Blair Horner, Legislative Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

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3:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1432

John Cahill is the GOP candidate for attorney general of New York.
Credit John Cahill

Host Alan Chartock is joined by John Cahill, the GOP candidate for New York attorney general and a former Chief of Staff to Governor Pataki and Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

11:36 am
Thu July 31, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1431

(Airs 7/31 & 8/2/14) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Ken Lovett, Columnist and Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

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11:22 am
Thu July 24, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1430

(Airs 7/24 & 7/26) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University, progressive Democrat and candidate for Governor of New York.

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11:43 am
Thu July 17, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1429

WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, A Democrat from Queens, NY.

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