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New York News
12:35 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Astorino: History Shows I Can Win

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has more than $30 million in his campaign fund, and a recent poll shows him with a 30-point-lead over his likely Republican opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, but the Republican says if the past is any indication, he can win the gubernatorial race this year. On WAMC’s Capitol Connection program this week, Astorino says he faced similar long odds when he won the county executive race in the heavily Democratic Westchester County.

6:51 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

On this week’s Capitol Connection program our Alan Chartock speaks with Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain about the relationship between the legislature and the governor as we enter a new year and a new session…

Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain with our Alan Chartock on this week’s Capitol Connection … which you can hear tomorrow at 3 or Friday Night at 10:30.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

New York State Comptroller Witnesses Political Violence During Overseas Trip

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  A top state official in New York recently witnessed political violence firsthand during a recent trip to Bangladesh.  State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli told WAMC’s Capitol Connection program this week that there was a fire bombing just outside of his hotel as he and religious and labor leaders were in the country to look at working conditions at garment factories after deadly fires and building failures.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
12:01 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Alan Chartock in conversation with Jonathan Soros

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Jonathan Soros,  co-Founder of Friends of Democracy, a super PAC pushing for public financing of campaigns in New York State.

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WAMC Programs
1:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1302

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Albany Times Union political reporter Jimmy Vielkind. They spend the program analyzing Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address this week in Albany.

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3:20 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Capitol Connection web extra with AG Schneiderman

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

In this Capitol Connection web extra, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman looks back on another year in office. The full interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock airs Friday night at 10:30 and Saturday at 1.

10:30 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1250

Dr. Nirav Shah

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Dr. Nirav Shah, the New York State Commissioner of Health. They discuss the obesity epidemic, the implementation of health care exchanges, hydrofracking’s potential health impacts, and flu shots.

10:30 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1249

Senator Krueger

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Democratic New York State Senator Liz Krueger. They discuss the new power-sharing coalition in the Senate, the chances of raising the minimum wage, and Sandy relief.

10:30 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1248

Leader Brian Kolb

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Brian Kolb, Minority Leader of the New York State Assembly. They discuss the results of the elections, the future of redistricting, hydrofracking, jobs and the economy, and the proposed Constitutional Convention for 2017.

10:30 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1247

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Guest host David Guistina is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, who covers New York State government for the Albany Times Union and its Capitol Confidential blog. They discuss the state Senate power struggle, Governor Cuomo’s 2016 plans, and Hurricane Sandy cleanup.