WAMC Conversation with...

Thursdays, 1PM - 2PM

WAMC's Alan Chartock  speaks with artists, politicians, writers and people from various backgrounds to get to the heart of their lives, and contributions to the world. 

Alan speaks with Helen Epstein about her New Yorker Magazine article about Melita Maschmann, a former Nazi who wrote a memoir. Epstein is also the author of six books including the multi-generational memoir Where she came from: A Daughter’s Search for her Mother’s History; the first book on inter-generational trauma Children of the Holocaust: and the biography Joe Papp: An American Life. She also reviews theater and music in the Berkshires for the online arts magazine The Arts Fuse.

Alan in conversation with Ted Truman, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Alan in conversation with Williams College Professor, Scholar and Author Susan Dunn about her new book 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler -- The Election Amid the Storm.

Alan interviews Matthew Rubiner, Owner of Rubiner’s Cheesmongers and Grocers in Great Barrington Massachusetts.

Alan Chartock speaks with Stephen Gottlieb - The Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School about the Supreme Court.

Alan talks with Steve Cagen and Mary Kelsey about their attempts to document the struggles of the people in El Choco, Columbia.

The Power of Words: Alan Chartock speaks with Professor, Author, Activist, and Albany Common Council Member Barbara Smith about Barbara Jordan’s Keynote Address to the 1976 Democratic National Convention.

Alan Chartock speaks with Barbara Erickson, President & CEO of The Trustees of Reservations of Massachusetts.

Alan Chartock in Conversation with Dr. Richard Brunswick about quitting smoking.

WAMC and the Albany Times Union take a look at the unusual number of fatalities along Central Avenue in Albany. A panel of experts discuss how law enforcement, engineering and new technology are coming together to find ways to reduce accidents along the road.