WAMC's In 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. 

(Airs 11/16/17 @ 1p.m.) – Today features an encore Power of Words. WAMC's Alan Chartock and Lou Cannon, Reagan biographer, columnist, and award-winning reporter set the scene and provide context and analysis of President Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address. In addition, listeners will have an opportunity to actually hear the speech as it was delivered on January 20th, 1981.

(11/9/17 @ 1 p.m.) In honor of Veterans Day this week, An Encore In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and the late Paul Elisa (who passed away in 2015). Paul was a World War II Veteran who fought in the Pacific.

(Airs 11/02/17 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with former Republican Congressman, Williams College professor, and author Chris Gibson about his new book Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream.

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Christine Wicker, Author of The Simple Faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Religion’s Role in the FDR Presidency.

(Airs 10/19/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Havidan Rodriguez, the new President of the University at Albany.

(Airs 10/12/17)  A December 2013 encore interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with James Reston Jr., Author of The Accidental Victim: JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald and The Real Target in Dallas.

(A 2013 encore interview) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. David Nasaw, Author of the New York Times best-selling book The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.

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WAMC’S Alan Chartock In Conversation with Academy Award Winning Actor, Producer and Activist Richard Dreyfuss.

(Airs 9/21/17 @ 1 p.m.)  An encore airing of a July 2013 In Conversation interivew between WAMC's Alan Chartock and Williams College Professor, Scholar and Author Susan Dunn about her new book 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler -- The Election Amid the Storm.

(Airs 9/14/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Jaap Penraat (who died in 2006), a Dutch Gentile who saved over 400 Jews in Amsterdam during WWII. This conversation was originally recorded in 2001.

An encore August, 2016 In Conversation with WAMC’S Alan Chartock and Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer on his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

(Airs 8/31/17 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Amherst Democrat and Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.

A special encore airing of Alan Chartock’s 2004 interview with Loet Velmans -- a Sheffield, Massachusetts resident who passed away in 2016, and did hard time in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Loet went on to become Chief Executive Officer of the Hill & Knowlton public relations firm. Alan speaks with Loet about his book Long Way Back To The River Kwai: A Harrowing True Story Of Survival In World War II.

Sydney Schanberg at work in Cambodia.
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(Airs 8/17/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock in a 2010 encore conversation with the late Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Syndey Schanberg and Actor Sam Waterston about the Killing Fields, the movie inspired by Schanberg’s coverage of the civil war in Cambodia during the 1970s. Schanberg was portrayed by the actor Sam Waterston, who earned an Academy Award nomination for the performance. In 2010, the two came together for an interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock, discussing Schanberg's book "Beyond The Killing Fields" and their lives before, during and after the war (and the movie it inspired).

(Airs 8/10/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Richard Marowitz, a Jewish soldier in WWII who found Hitler's Hat in the German dictator's Munich apartment.

(Originally Aired 3/9/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation about Alzheimer’s Disease with Neurologist Dr. Richard Holub, President of Neurological Associates of Albany, PC.

(Airs 7/20/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Western Massachusetts Democratic State Senator Adam Hinds.

An encore 2011 Power of Words. On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Historian Dr. Christopher Breiseth discuss FDR's Four Freedoms Speech. In addition, listeners will have an opportunity to  hear the speech as it was delivered on January 6th, 1941.

(Airs 6/29/17 @ 1 .m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. James Birge, President of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).

(Airs 6/22/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company.

(Airs 6/15/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Jeanne Hunter, former Publicist, WAMC Board Member and Essayist. Alan talks with Jeanne about her new memoir Where Has The Evening Gone?

(Airs 6/08/17) In honor of D-Day this week ... we present an encore of Alan Chartock's Conversation with Dr's. Ivan Steen and Ann Pfau who bring an audio archive of sound clips from D-Day and after during World War II.

(Airs 6/1/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Yale Professor Timothy Snyder about his new book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.

(5/25/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Mark Volpe, Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

(Airs 5/18/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Linda Small and Lia Spiliotes, experts on community health centers, which are federally qualified healthcare organizations that provide high quality health care to all comers regardless of income, insurance or immigration status. Lia Spiliotes is the CEO, and Linda Small is the former Executive Director of Community Health Programs in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Find out more at http://chpberkshires.org/ 

(5/11/17 @ 1p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Richard Horowitz, Medical Director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center in Hyde Park, NY, and author of How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease. 

Today at 1 o’clock, A WAMC Conversation at the Linda about reconciliation as a key to societal healing.  Deputy Director for External Relations for The Rockefeller Institue, Bob Bullock, moderates the discussion between New York Congressman Paul Tonko, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Rabbi Linda Motzkin, and Dr. Mussarat Chaudhry, co-members of the new Capitol District Chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaaam/Sholam, a grassroots organization that bring together Muslim and Jewish women.

Malcolm Nance
Malcolm Nance

(Airs 4/17/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Malcolm Nance - a counter-terrorism expert and Intelligence Community member who has been deployed to intelligence operations in the Balkans, Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of five books, including the new book, The Plot to Hack America.

(4/20/17) An encore airing of WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg, Activist, Lecturer, Author, and Former U.S. Military Analyst who is best known for releasing the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

(Airs 4/13/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Ellen Condliffe Lagemann - the Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College, Distinguished Fellow in the Bard Prison Initiative, and Author of Liberating Minds: The Case For College In Prison.

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