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.

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 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. 

Twitter: @Cap_Connection

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the New York Daily News. They discuss the end of the Moreland Commission, corruption in government, and Joe Bruno’s second trial.

(Airs 5/1 & 5/3) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Karen Scharff, Co-Chair of the Working Families Party and Executive Director of Citizens Action.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Westchester County Executive and Republican Candidate for Governor Rob Astorino.

Office of the Westchester County Executive

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has more than $30 million in his campaign fund, and a recent poll shows him with a 30-point-lead over his likely Republican opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, but the Republican says if the past is any indication, he can win the gubernatorial race this year. On WAMC’s Capitol Connection program this week, Astorino says he faced similar long odds when he won the county executive race in the heavily Democratic Westchester County.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Casey Seiler, State Editor and Capital Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Legislative Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Republican State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Blair Horner, Legislative Director for the New York State Public Research Group (NYPIRG).

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York Daily News Albany Bureau Chief and Columnist Ken Lovett.

WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews former Assemblyman and current Lobbyist Arthur "Jerry" Kremer.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Albany Times Union Editorial Page Editor Jay Jochnowitz.

WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with (D) New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Daily News Columnist and Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Billy Easton, Executive Director for the Alliance for Quality Education in New York.

WAMC's Alan Chartock talks to Albany Times Union Editorial Page Editor Jay Jochnowitz about the Governor's State of the State Address.

WAMC's Alan Chartock talks to Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York Daily News Albany Bureau Chief and Columnist Ken Lovett.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, speaks with Casey Seiler, State Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Legislative Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) about the Moreland Commission report released this week.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief, and Columnnist for the New York Daily News.

WAMC's David Guistina, filling in for Alan Chartock, speaks with Casey Seiler, State Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Legislative Director of  NYPIRG, the New York Public Interest Research Group.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Former New York Assemblyman and Senior Fellow at Demos Richard Brodsky. 

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