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 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.

After his recent death, we present an encore interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Joseph Persico about his book - Roosevelt's Centurions.

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(Airs 3/30/17) 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.

(Airs 3/23/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Financial Journalist, Editorial Entrepreneur, and this year’s James H Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz.

(Airs 3/16/17 @ 1p.m. – On this program, 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.

(Airs 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 3/02/17) This afternoon at 1, WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Mariko Silver, President of Bennington College.

(Airs 2/23/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Judith Enck -- Visiting Scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, and former Region 2 Regional Administrator at the EPA.

(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.

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