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. 

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

Roger McGuinn
John Chiasson

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.
Dith Pran

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.

(6/30/16 ) 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 6/23/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Journalist, Author and Columnist Joe Klein.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Green Party Candidate for President Dr. Jill Stein.

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Ivan Steen and Dr. Ann Pfau about how D-Day was covered over the radio.

Pamela Tatge
Jacob's Pillow

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with the new Director of Jacob's Pillow, Pamela Tatge.

(Airs 5/19/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Ruth Abram, President of Behold! New Lebanon – a new type of living museum without walls. For more information head to http://beholdnewlebanon.org/

(5/12/16)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In  Conversation with Lou Grumet and John Caher, Authors of The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel.

(Airs 5/5/16) Today at 1 O'clock- WAMC’s Alan Chartock In A Live Panel Discussion At WAMC's Performing Arts Studio with Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson; David Carpenter, MD, Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany; and NYS Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner – a Democrat from the 113th District/Round Lake New York. They review John Bowermaster's short documentary film PCBs: GE’s and the EPA’s Toxic Legacy, and discuss why they think GE should be required by the EPA to do more dredging in order to meet the goal of cleaning up the Hudson River.  You can find out more at http://www.cleanerhudson.org/ 

(Airs 4/21/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Anthony Wood - A Grants Maker, Philanthropic Advisor, Preservation Activist, Writer, Teacher and Historian.

(Airs 4/14/16) Today at 1 O'clock- WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with William K. Black - Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), Distinguished Scholar in Residence for Financial Regulation at the University of Minnesota Law School, and White-Collar Criminologist.

(Airs 3/31/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Eyal Press, journalist and author who is this year’s James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz.

The City of Immigrants panel at The Linda.

As part of ongoing events in conjunction with the A City of Immigrants celebration in Albany, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and the Albany Times Union partnered for a live panel at The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, on Thursday.

(Airs 3/17/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Alicia Ouellette, President & Dean of Albany Law School.

Director and Producing Artistic Director, Capital Repertory Theatre

(Airs 3/10/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Director and Producing Artistic Director at Capital Repertory Theatre.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Merodie Hancock, President of Empire State College.

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.

(2/18/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Architect, Artist, Author and Activist Beverly Willis.

(Airs 2/11/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Stephen Gottlieb, The Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School, WAMC Commentator, and Author of the new book Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Democracy.

(Airs 1/28/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Carlos Sluzki MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University School of Medicine, Professor Emeritus of Global and Community Health and Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, and the Author of The Presence of the Absent: Therapy with Families and their Ghosts.

(1/14/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with  Paula DiPerna - A strategic environmental and philanthropic policy advisor, film producer, and writer who currently serves as Special Advisor-North America for the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). She was formerly the President of the Joyce Foundation.

(Airs 1/7/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Scott McVay, Author of Surprise Encounters With Artists and Scientists, Whales and Other Living Things.

(12/31/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock is back In Conversation with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences President Gregory Dewey.

(Airs 12/17/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with University at Albany President Dr. Robert Jones.

(Airs 11/10/15) In honor of Pearl Harbor 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.

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