WAMC's In Conversation with

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.

(09/13/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Rick Winston, Professor and Author of the book Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960.

(Airs 09/06/18 @ 1 p.m.) An encore program today with 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 of One Goal: A Coach, A Team, And The Game That Brought A Divided Town Together.

(Airs 08/23/18 @ 1 p.m.)  An encore In Conversation interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock and 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.

(8/16/18 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with singer, songwriter, musician and actor Marshall Crenshaw about his performance this Saturday for the Troubadour Series at The Guthrie Center with Willie Nile and Christine Ohlman in tribute to legendary songwriter Doc Pomus.

(Airs 8/09/18 @ 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 08/02/18 @ 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 7/26/18 @ 1 p.m), An encore 2004 In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and Folk Legend Tom Paxton.

(Airs 7/19/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’S Alan Chartock In Conversation and in performance at The Linda Norris Auditorium with members of the Eagles Band Trombone Ensemble of Pittsfield Massachusetts.

(Airs 7/11/18 @ 1 p.m.) 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 7/5/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Actor, Director and Producer Peter Riegert  - known for his roles in Animal House, The Sopranos, and much more.

(Airs 6/28/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Nephrologist Dr. Vincent Carsillo, President and Managing Parter at Capital District Renal Physicians, about dialysis and the new techniques being used to help people live better, healthier lives.

(Airs 6/21/18 @ 1p.m.) An encore airing of 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.

Philip Morris, CEO, Proctors
Philip Morris, CEO, Proctors

(Airs 6/14/18 @ 1p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock in Conversation with Philip Morris, CEO of Proctors theatre group.

(Airs 5/24/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Williams College Professor, Scholar and Author Susan Dunn about her new book A Blueprint For War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America (Yale University Press).

Lisa Marie Mazzucco

(Airs 5/17/18 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with world renowned pianist Emanuel Ax. Emanuel Ax will be performing a benefit for the Literacy Network of Southern Berkshire County at the Mahaiwe Theatre on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. You can find out more at www.mahaiwe.org

Sydney Schanberg at work in Cambodia.
Dith Pran

(Airs 5/10/18 @ 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 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 3/15/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with David Yellen, The fourth President of Marist College.

(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 2/01/18 @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.

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