WAMC Conversation with...

Thursdays, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

WAMC's Alan Chartock talks to artists, politicians, writers and interesting people of every stripe.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Henry Wiencek

Alan Chartock is joined by Henry Wiencek, an author, editor and journalist who has written a dozen books on the Founding Fathers, early American life, slavery, and other topics.  A winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Wiencek has penned a controversial new book called Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Scenic Hudson

Alan is joined by three guests to discuss the 50th anniversary of Scenic Hudson, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Hudson River and the Hudson River Valley of New York State: Ned Sullivan is president of Scenic Hudson and has led the organization since 1999. He holds an MBA and master’s in environmental studies from Yale. Steve Rosenberg is the senior vice president of Scenic Hudson and has been with the organization for 22 years. Hayley Carlock, a recent law school graduate, works on the frontlines of the group’s environmental battles.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Kate Maguire

Kate Maguire

Alan is joined by Kate Maguire, artistic director and CEO of the Berkshire Theatre Group, which includes the Berkshire Theatre Festival and The Colonial Theatre. A graduate of Boston College, Maguire has helped shepherd many productions from the Berkshires to New York and is also an accomplished actor.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Lucy Kaplansky

Alan is joined by musician Lucy Kaplansky, whose new album is Reunion.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Anne Banks and Ted Dobson

A scene of the drunk driving crash that killed Moira Banks-Dobson in February 2012.
Credit Berkshire Record

Alan is joined by Anne Banks and Ted Dobson, whose daughter, Moira Banks-Dobson of Sheffield, Mass., was killed by a drunk driver who had six previous convictions in February of 2012. Her death has led her parents to push for various reforms in the months since. There's more information about their efforts and their daughter's life at moiramemorial.org.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Donald Connery

Alan is joined by journalist and author Donald Connery, a World War II veteran and Harvard grad who covered the Cold War for United Press, Time, Life, NBC, and other outlets. Connery’s new book is Escape From Oblivion: A Moscow Correspondent’s Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
12:59 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Jean-François Bizalion

Jean-François Bizalion
Credit Rural Intelligence

Alan is joined by Jean-François Bizalion , a French-born former New York City fashion editor and director who has run Bizalion’s Fine Food for almost a decade at 684 South Main Street near Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

WAMC Speakers Corner
1:02 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Susan Kayne and Andrew Elsbree

Susan Kayne

Alan is joined by Susan Kayne and Andrew Elsbree. A Hudson Valley horse owner and breeder licensed in New York since 1984, Kayne is the creator and host of the television series Unbridled and author of the upcoming book Bandit’s Story, an account of six months in the life of an average racehorse. Kayne’s husband, Andrew Elsbree, is a certified journeyman farrier who is licensed to put shoes on racehorses at New York Racing Association-run tracks.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Joel Goldstein

Alan is joined by New Paltz resident Joel Goldstein, who works as a transportation and logistics executive. The founding president of Southern Ulster YMCA, Goldstein is an adoption advocate and activist who has two adopted children. Goldstein is the author of No Stone Unturned, which chronicles the story of his son, Bart Goldstein, and his long recovery from traumatic brain injury after a 2001 car accident.

WAMC Speakers Corner
1:01 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Alan Chartock In Conversation w/ Dr. Nigel Shadbolt, Dr. Jim Hendler, Jeanne Holm, Dr. Theresa Pardo

Alan Chartock is joined by attendees at the International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, a meeting at the University at Albany that brings together hundreds of technology and government experts from around the world.

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