(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 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).
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
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.