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

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. 

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

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

WAMC's David Guistina, filling in for Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef from New York's 95th Assembly District.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Alan speaks with Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Committee.

Alan Chartock interviews Casey Seiler, State Editor and Capital Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union.

Alan Chartock interviews Blair Horner who has just returned as Legislative Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ithaca New York Mayor Svante Myrick.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ulster County Executive Michael Hein.

DA Kathleen Rice

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Rice — co-chair of the new Moreland Act Commission begun by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — was recently named president of the District Attorney’s Association. Rice was a Democratic candidate for Attorney General in 2010.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Casey Seiler, State Editor for the Albany Times Union. They discuss JCOPE, casino expansion, and Anthony Weiner.

Alan speaks with New York State Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco.

Alan speaks with New York State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli.

Alan speaks with Ken Lovett, Columnist and Albany bureau chief for the New York Daily News.

Tune in for Special July 4th Programming

Jul 3, 2013

Beginning at 9AM, right after Morning Edition, we'll meet Andrew Forsthoefel, who set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, "Walking to Listen" in Walking Across America ~ Advice for a Young Man. At 10AM, back by popular demand, we're re-airing the Richie Havens Retrospective special. FM Odyssey brings us this rare, intimate, in studio interview with Richie that recreates his 5 decades in music, digging deep into his catalog of songs with great music and stories.

Host David Guistina, filling in for Alan Chartock this week, is joined by Casey Seiler, State Editor for the Albany Times Union.

Host Alan Chartock interviews Liz Benjamin, Host of YNN's Capital Tonight program.

Host Alan Chartock interviews Lawrence Norden, Deputy Director of the Brennan Center's Democracy Program.

Host Alan Chartock interviews Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief and Columnist for the New York Daily News.

Host Alan Chartock interviews New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, a Democrat from the 46th District.

Host Alan Chartock interviews Richard Iannuzzi, President of the New York State United Teachers Union.

Host Alan Chartock interviews New York State Senator (D) Liz Krueger.

Host Alan Chartock interviews Albany Times Union State Editor and New York Now Co-Host Casey Seiler.

Host Alan Chartock interviews New York State (D) Senator Terry Gipson.

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