WAMC's In Conversation with

(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.

(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,

(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.

(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.

(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.

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.

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

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WAMC’S Alan Chartock In Conversation with Academy Award Winning Actor, Producer and Activist Richard Dreyfuss.

(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.

An encore August, 2016 In Conversation with WAMC’S Alan Chartock and Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer on his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

(Airs 8/31/17 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Amherst Democrat and Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.

A special encore airing of Alan Chartock’s 2004 interview with Loet Velmans -- a Sheffield, Massachusetts resident who passed away in 2016, 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.

Sydney Schanberg at work in Cambodia.
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(Airs 8/17/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock in a 2010 encore conversation with the late Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Syndey Schanberg and Actor Sam Waterston about the Killing Fields, the movie inspired by Schanberg’s coverage of the civil war in Cambodia during the 1970s. Schanberg was portrayed by the actor Sam Waterston, who earned an Academy Award nomination for the performance. In 2010, the two came together for an interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock, discussing Schanberg's book "Beyond The Killing Fields" and their lives before, during and after the war (and the movie it inspired).

(Airs 8/10/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Richard Marowitz, a Jewish soldier in WWII who found Hitler's Hat in the German dictator's Munich apartment.

(Airs 6/22/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company.