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Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

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Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the escalating tension after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian nuclear forces be put on high alert following new crippling Western sanctions that forced his Central Bank to sharply raise its key rate to save the ruble from collapse and the resulting refugees fleeing the conflict.

Dr. Chartock also previews President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

Dr. Alan Chartock is professor emeritus at the University at Albany. He hosts the weekly Capitol Connection series, heard on public radio stations around New York. The program, for almost 12 years, highlighted interviews with Governor Mario Cuomo and now continues with conversations with state political leaders. Dr. Chartock also appears each week on The Media Project and The Roundtable and offers commentary on Morning Edition, weekdays at 7:40 a.m.