The Capitol Connection

Thursdays, 3:00 pm, Saturdays at 5:30 am

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....Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos...Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.... 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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WAMC News
11:32 am
Fri March 29, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1313

Host Alan Chartock is joined by the Albany Times Union’s reporter and columnist Jim Odato.

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WAMC News
10:30 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1312

Host Alan Chartock is joined by E.J. McMahon, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and its Empire Center for New York State Policy.

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Politics
10:30 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1311

Host Alan Chartock is joined by John Armstrong, Director of Communications for Frack Action, a statewide organization working to prevent Hydraulic Fracturing in New York.

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Politics
10:30 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1310

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Lee Miringoff, director of The Marist Institute for Public Opinion. They discuss  Governor Cuomo’s latest poll numbers, and what New Yorkers are thinking about the minimum wage, tax cap, hydrofracking, and much more.

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WAMC News
8:42 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Marist poll: 56 percent of voters approve of Cuomo

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new Marist College poll finds 56 percent of registered voters in New York State approve of the job Governor Andrew Cuomo is doing in office.

Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion Lee Miringoff chats with Alan Chartock on this week’s Capitol Connection, which you can hear Friday night at 10:30, Saturday at 1 or anytime at wamc.org.

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WAMC News
8:05 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Marist Poll: two-thirds support raising minimum wage

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A new Marist College poll finds two-thirds of registered voters in New York support raising the minimum wage. 

Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion Lee Miringoff chats with Alan Chartock on this week’s The Capitol Connection Program , which you can hear Friday night at 10:30, Saturday at 1 or anytime at wamc.org.

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Politics
10:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1309

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Billy Easton, executive director of the Alliance for Quality Education. They discuss the property tax cap and NYSUT’s lawsuit, teacher evaluations, and Governor Cuomo’s approach to education spending.

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Politics
10:30 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1308

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, the co-chair of the New York State Democratic Party. They discuss Miner’s flap with Governor Cuomo over municipal funding, the state of the Senate coalition, and her reelection efforts.

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Politics
10:30 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1307

David Soares

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Albany County District Attorney David Soares, a Democrat now serving his third term. They discuss gun reforms, public corruption, and drugs.

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New York News
4:26 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Albany County D.A. Soares weighs in on guns, Mayor Jennings

David Soares

Albany County District Attorney David Soares is the guest on WAMC's Capitol Connection program this week. He spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock about several issues, including guns and the murky Albany mayoral race.

Soares says he supports firearm reforms that would require universal background checks and mandatory registration when large amounts of ammunition are purchased online. Soares, a Democrat recently reelected to a third term, says he believes the National Rifle Association is attempting to mislead the American people during a critical time in the national debate.

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