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 8/27/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Writer, Journalist and Broadcaster Simon Winchester about his forthcoming book Pacific.

(Airs 8/20/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Poet and Author Steven Nightingale about his latest book Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God.

(Airs 8/13/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Ella Baff, Executive and Artistic Director of Jacob's Pillow, an international dance festival, professional school, and archives located in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts.

WAMCs Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr Laura Hansen, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Western New England University.

(Airs 7/23/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, former host of The Book Show and Dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

(Airs 7/9/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with David Miller Ph.D -- President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS).

(Airs 7/2/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock  is back In Conversation with Roger W. Ferguson, Jr --  President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA-CREF, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields, and a Fortune 100 financial services organization.

(Airs 6/25/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with clarinetist and award-winning photographer and author Arlene Alda about her latest book Just Kids from the Bronx.

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Sarah Craig, Executive Director of Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York.

(Airs 6/11/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Andrew Mandel, the leader of Strong East Ramapo, a volunteer advocacy group of over 3,000 alumni and other supporters of public education in favor of state oversight for the East Ramapo school district.  To find out more head to http://www.strongeastramapo.org/ 

(Airs 5/28/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Rabbi Israel “Si” Dresner - an activist who was one of the original Freedom Riders of the early 1960’s.

(Airs 5/21/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Enrico Lamet, Author of A Gift From The Enemy: Childhood Memories In Wartime Italy.

(Airs 5/14/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Bryan Early, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany, and the author of Busted Sanctions: Explaining Why Economic Sanctions Fail (Stanford University Press, 2015).

(Airs 5/7/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Meir Javedanfar - Owner and Editor of The Iran – Israel Observer.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with CEO/Artistic Director Kate Maguire and Managing Director Tony Simotes from the Berkshire Theatre Group.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Michael Shnayerson, Author of The Contender: Andrew Cuomo,  A Biography.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Alissa Quart – Author,  Multimedia, Narrative Journalist and this year’s James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism and SUNY New Paltz.

To read a profile of Professor Quart's book click the link below.

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/alissa-quart-money-poet

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

(Airs 3/26/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Jessica Reik, Granddaughter of Boston Symphony Conductor Erich Leinsdorf and author of a coming memoir on her famous grandparents. To listen to Jessica read an excerpt from her memoir click the link!  https://soundcloud.com/jessica-reik/is-this-dying

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Andrew Mckenna, Author of Sheer Madness: From Federal Prosecutor to Federal Prisoner.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Stu Shinske, Executive Editor of The Poughkeepsie Journal.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Author, Activist and Independent Scholar Barbara Smith.

(Airs 2/19/15) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Joseph Thompson, Director of MASS MoCA, The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Megan Whilden, Executive Director of OLLI, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College.

Pete Seeger: A Life

Jan 29, 2015

On this one year anniversary week of folk icon Pete Seeger's death, we bring you an encore presentation of WAMC's documentary Pete Seeger: A Life.

Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com; source: Library of Congress

WAMC Special Encore Power of Words: Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have A Dream Speech.

Kathy Sheehan

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Roger Ferguson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA-CREF, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Jim Barba, President and CEO of Albany Medical Center.

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Deborah Golden Alecson, a Thanatologist, Author, and Adjunct Faculty Member at Excelsior College.

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