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 2/16/17) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Hudson River Estuary Coordinator Fran Dunwell and her colleague, Naturalist Tom Lake from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

This is an encore airing of  WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with legendary concert promoter, personal manager, music publisher and theatrical and film producer Harold Leventhal.

(Airs 1/26/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock in a 2004 interview with Folk Legend Tom Paxton.

(Airs 1/19/17) The Power of Words: President Barack Obama's Inugural Address. WAMC's Alan Charotock In Conversation with Jon Alter, an award-winning author, reporter, columnist, television producer and analyst, about the speech and its implications. is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies (2013), The Promise: President Obama, Year One (2010) and The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope (2006).

(Airs 1/5/17) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Elizabeth Sobol the new President and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center or SPAC.

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.

(Encore Airing) The Power of Words -- On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Historian Harold Holzer discuss President Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural - delivered by Academy Award Winning Actor F. Murray Abraham.

(Originally aired 2/11/11 @ 11a.m.) -- WAMC and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust New York Archives Partnership Trust present The Power of Words -- a year-long series of programs that follows American History through some of the most memorable political speeches of our time. On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Professor and Historian Dr. Allida Black discuss First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's Women's Rights are Human Rights speech in Beijing, China on September 5th 1995.

(12/8/16) - WAMC and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust present an encore of The Power of Words. On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Best Selling Author and Biographer Joseph Persico set the scene and provide context and analysis of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Day of Infamy Speech. In addition, listeners will have an opportunity to actually hear the speech as it was delivered on December 8th, 1941.

(12/1/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Jonathan Gradess, Executive Director of the New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA).

A special encore airing of Alan Chartock’s 2004 interview with Loet Velmans -- a Sheffield, Massachusetts resident who passed away this week, 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.

(Airs 11/9/16)  In honor of Veterans Day this week, we present an encore airing of  WAMC's Pearl Harbor Over The Radio Documentary. Our Alan Chartock In Conversation with Historian and Professor Ivan Steen about what people heard the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, over their radios.

(Airs 11/3/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Jaap Penraat, a Dutch Gentile who saved over 400 Jews in Amsterdam during WWII.

(10/27/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Tim McClelland, Partner and Owner with Walter McTeigue of Mcteigue and McClelland Jewelers in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. You can find out more at www.mc2jewels.com.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Martin Meadows, Professor and Philippines internment camp survivor during WWII.

WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts this special Power of Words program with Professor and Author Allida Black on First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's Declaration of Human Rights Speech.

(9/29/16) Today at 1 O’clock, WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Ken Ackerman, An Author and Attorney in Washington, D.C. His latest book is Trotsky in New York, 1917: A Radical On The Eve of Revolution. Find out more at www.kennethackerman.com.

Today at 1 O’clock, WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Will Carswell, Founder and CEO of Zen Art & Design in Northampton, Massachusetts. You can find out more at www.zenartdesign.com

(Airs 9/8/16) Today at 1 O’clock, WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Joseph Tieri, Osteopath and Author of End Everyday Pain For 50+, A 10 Minute-A-Day Program of Stretching, Strengthening, and Movement to Break the Grip of Pain.

Pete Seeger
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(Airs 9/01/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Pete Seeger about the music he remembers listening to throughout his life.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with renowned author Harold Holzer, a leading authority on Lincoln and the Civil War and Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation about his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with John Hall, Former 19th District Congressman, musician and founder of the band Orleans about his new book Still The One: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Journey to Congress and Back.

(Airs 8/11/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Proctors Theatre CEO Phillip Morris and Christine Sheehan Director of Proctors Educational Program.

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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.

(7/28/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Daniel Osman, Owner and Operator of the Dreamaway Lodge in Becket, Massachusetts.

Roger McGuinn
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WAMC’s Alan Chartock In A 2012 Conversation with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, folk musician and former member of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn. McGuinn recently turned 74 years old.

(Airs 7/14/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock spoke in 2010 with journalist Sydney Schanberg and actor Sam Waterston, who played Schanberg in the movie The Killing Fields. Schanberg died this week at age 82.

Sydney Schanberg at work in Cambodia.
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Former New York Times journalist and author Sydney Schanberg, whose coverage of the civil war in Cambodia during the 1970s earned him the Pulitzer Prize and inspired the film "The Killing Fields," died on Saturday in Poughkeepsie at age 82. Over the years, Schanberg returned often to the subject of Pol Pot's iron-fisted rule and the Cambodian genocide in books and articles; in the film, he 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 7/7/16) Hour Two of WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Philip Lacovara, Former Counsel to the Special Prosecutor during the Watergate scandal.

(Airs 7/7/16) Hour One of WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Philip Lacovara, Former Counsel to the Special Prosecutor during the Watergate scandal.

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