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 11/05  & 11/07/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.


(Airs 10/22  & 10/24/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 10/15 & 10/17) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Dr. Gerald Benjamin SUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Associate Vice President - Regional Engagement Director at The Benjamin Center.

(Airs 10/10) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico.

(Airs 10/01  & 10/03/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 9/24  & 9/25/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 9/17  & 9/19/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews David Howard King, State Government Editor at The Gotham Gazette.

(Airs 9/10  & 9/12/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

(Airs 9/3  & 9/5/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

(Airs 8/27 & 8/29) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia.

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox
NYGOP.org

(Airs 8/20/15 & 8/22/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

(Airs 8/13/15 & 8/15/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Albany Times Union State Editor and Capital Bureau Chief Casey Seiler.

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

Leah Gunn Barrett

Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Leah Gunn Barrett, executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

(Airs 7/23 & 7/25) WAMC's Alan Chartock sits down with Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

(Airs 7/16 & 7/18) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco.

(Airs 7/9 & 7/11) WAMC's David Guistina, filling in for Alan Chartock this week, talks with Blair Horner, Legislative Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 7/3 & 7/4) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with John Kaehny, Executive Director of Re-Invent Albany.

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

(Airs 6/25 & 6/27) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with New York State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli.

(Airs 6/18 & 6/20) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News.

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

(Airs 6/11/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News.

Robert Freeman
Robert Freeman

(Airs 5/28 & 5/30) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Robert Freeman, Executive Director of the NYS Committee on Open Government.

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox
NYGOP.org

(Airs 4/21 & 4/23) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

(Airs 4/15 & 4/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News.

(Airs 5/07 & 5/9/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick.

(Airs 4/30/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Karen Scharff, Co-Chair of the Working Families Party and Executive Director of Citizens Action.

(Airs 4/23/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews E.J. MacMahon, President of the Empire Center for Public Policy.

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