The Capitol Connection on WAMC HD2

Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 7pm

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.... 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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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.

3:20 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Capitol Connection web extra with AG Schneiderman

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

In this Capitol Connection web extra, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman looks back on another year in office. The full interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock airs Friday night at 10:30 and Saturday at 1.

10:30 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1250

Dr. Nirav Shah

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Dr. Nirav Shah, the New York State Commissioner of Health. They discuss the obesity epidemic, the implementation of health care exchanges, hydrofracking’s potential health impacts, and flu shots.

10:30 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1249

Senator Krueger

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Democratic New York State Senator Liz Krueger. They discuss the new power-sharing coalition in the Senate, the chances of raising the minimum wage, and Sandy relief.

10:30 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1248

Leader Brian Kolb

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Brian Kolb, Minority Leader of the New York State Assembly. They discuss the results of the elections, the future of redistricting, hydrofracking, jobs and the economy, and the proposed Constitutional Convention for 2017.

10:30 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1247

Credit Times Union

Guest host David Guistina is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, who covers New York State government for the Albany Times Union and its Capitol Confidential blog. They discuss the state Senate power struggle, Governor Cuomo’s 2016 plans, and Hurricane Sandy cleanup.

10:30 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1245

Ed Cox

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party. They discuss the defeat of Governor Romney and U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long, the close races that are still undecided in the state Senate, and whether Jeb Bush makes sense for the GOP in 2016.

Capitol Connection
11:21 am
Fri April 6, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1214

Speaker Silver

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Sheldon Silver, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly. They discuss the on-time budget, the minimum wage, redistricting, and the 2012 elections.