WAMC Speakers Corner

(Airs 5/03/18 @ 1 p.m.) 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.

(4/16/18 @ 1 p.m.) A 2013 encore In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and Dr. David Nasaw, Author of the New York Times best-selling book The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.

(Airs 4/19/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Yale Professor and Author Timothy Snyder. Alan speaks with Professor Snyder about his new book The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.

(Airs 4/12/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Ann Simmons, Veteran Foreign Correspondent, LA Times Global Development Writer and Editor, and The 2018 James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz.

(Airs 4/5/18 @ 1p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Award-winning investigative journalist and author of the new book Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.

(Airs 3/29/18 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with two bluegrass legends, Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley. Earl Scruggs died in 2012 while Ralph Stanley died in 2016. In the first interview, Alan talks with Earl and his wife Louise who died in 2006, followed by the interview with Ralph Stanley.

(3/22/18@ 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 3/15/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with David Yellen, The fourth President of Marist College.

(Airs 3/8/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at New Rochelle College and Author, about her new book One Goal: A Coach, A Team, And The Game That Brought A Divided Town Together.

(Airs 3/01/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with President of the New York State AFL-CIO Mario Cilento and New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta, about the Janus Labor Union case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

(Airs 2/15/18 @ 1 p.m.) An encore interview - WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with the late, Award- Winning Director and Producer Arthur Penn. Dr. Arthur Penn was born on September 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Penn was most known for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Little Big Man (1970) and The Miracle Worker (1962). He died on September 28, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City, New York,

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(Airs 2/08/18) 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 2/01/18 @1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Jamall Calloway, a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America at Brown University. You can see Dr. Calloway Saturday, February 10th from 3-5 p.m. at Searles Castle on Main Street in Great Barrington where he’ll be talking about The Enduring Influence of W.E.B. Du Bois. The speech is in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Dubois' birth. The event is free and open to the public and includes the talk and a tour of the Castle.

(Airs 1/25/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Author, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, and (unofficial) Berkshire Historian Bernard Drew.

(1/18/18 @ 1p.m.) -- In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week, WAMC presents an encore Power of Words. On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock, H. Carl McCall, and Dr. J. W. Wiley discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s I have a Dream Speech.

(Airs 1/11/18) A 2014 encore program with WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Robert Gleason, Author of The Nuclear Terrorist: His Financial Backers and Political Patrons in the U.S. and Abroad.

(1/04/18 @ 1 p.m.) An Encore Power of Words: WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Foreign Policy Specialist, Author, and Political Commentator Stephen Schlesinger on President John F. Kennedy's West Berlin Speech.

(Airs 12/28/17) 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.

(Airs 12/21/17)  A December 2013 encore interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with James Reston Jr., Author of The Accidental Victim: JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald and The Real Target in Dallas.

(Airs 12/14/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. David Woolner,  Senior Fellow and Resident Historian of the Roosevelt Institute, Marist College Professor and Author of The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and Peace.

(Airs 12/7/17)  In honor of the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 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 11/30/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper, the 13th President of Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

(Airs 11/23/17 @ 1 p.m.) An encore 2015 In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and Folk Icon Arlo Guthrie at the Mahawie Theatre in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Alan and Arlo talk about the movie Alice's Restaurant.

(Airs 11/16/17 @ 1p.m.) – Today features an encore Power of Words. 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.

(11/9/17 @ 1 p.m.) In honor of Veterans Day this week, An Encore In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and the late Paul Elisa (who passed away in 2015). Paul was a World War II Veteran who fought in the Pacific.

(Airs 11/02/17 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with former Republican Congressman, Williams College professor, and author Chris Gibson about his new book Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream.

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Christine Wicker, Author of The Simple Faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Religion’s Role in the FDR Presidency.

(Airs 10/19/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Havidan Rodriguez, the new President of the University at Albany.

(Airs 9/21/17 @ 1 p.m.)  An encore airing of a July 2013 In Conversation interivew between WAMC's Alan Chartock and Williams College Professor, Scholar and Author Susan Dunn about her new book 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler -- The Election Amid the Storm.

(Airs 9/14/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Jaap Penraat (who died in 2006), a Dutch Gentile who saved over 400 Jews in Amsterdam during WWII. This conversation was originally recorded in 2001.

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