The Capitol Connection

Thursdays 3:00PM, Saturdays at 5:30PM

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. 

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(Airs 10/2 & 10/4) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief and Columnist for the New York Daily News.

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

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

(Airs 9/11/14) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews Albany Times Union Editorial Page Editor Jay Jochnowitz.

(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.

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

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

(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).

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.

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