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Alan Chartock

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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..

During his long tenure at WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Alan Chartock has interviewed interesting people of every stripe: governors, senators and top lawmakers, to newsmakers including World War II heroes and former UN weapons inspectors. Dr. Chartock has also had the chance for in-depth chats with artists, musicians, actors and directors...authors...you name it! 

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Congressman Antonio Delgado
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Not everyone wants a COVID vaccine.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19th district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded July 20.

**An update to this interview: Congressman Delgado erred when he said 74 percent of nation’s residents have at least one COVID vaccine dose. The national rate is 57 percent. ** 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coronavirus pandemic amid reports that Florida broke its COVID-19 hospitalization record Sunday. 

WAMC's 40th Anniversary Show

Jul 30, 2021

  This week marks the 40th anniversary of WAMC’s independent charter.

Our show today was a special celebration of four decades of bringing you the news and programming you love. We’ll listen back to classic clips from the archive and speak with some key figures in WAMC history - Alan Chartock, David Galletly, and Selma Kaplan.

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Dr. Alan Chartock reflects on WAMC's 40th anniversary, and examines President Joe Biden's new requirements for federal workers to help boost vaccinations for COVID-19. 

Congressman Antonio Delgado
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Infrastructure talks are nearing the dog days.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded July 20.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on reports that the Senate has voted to take up a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal. 

Congressman Antonio Delgado
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Extreme weather is wreaking havoc this summer.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded July 20.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the House select committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which held its first meeting Tuesday. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the House select committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The committee is expected to hold its first meeting Tuesday. 

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As COVID goes, so goes the economy.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded July 19.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock considers whether House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will punish Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for taking part in a committee to investigate the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on the Tokyo Olympics, and considers whether Americans who are vaccinated for COVID-19 should resume wearing masks. 

Senator Chris Murphy
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Infrastructure votes are on the docket in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded July 19.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to reject two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's picks for an inquiry into the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. 

Senator Chris Murphy
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Infrastructure votes are on the docket in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded July 19.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that a growing number of Republican lawmakers are urging Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19, as the Delta variant continues to rise in the U.S.  

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The Bay State’s U.S. Senators are adjusting to the Biden years.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded July 14.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the importance of recognizing climate change, and comments on the ongoing negotiations over President Joe Biden's infrastructure agenda. 

Tim Vercellotti
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What’s next for Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded July 14.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the U.S., and questions why some Americans still refuse to get the vaccine. 

Tim Vercellotti
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker holds all the cards right now.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded July 14.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former President Donald Trump's hold on the Republican Party, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's recent meeting with Trump. 

Representative Richard E. Neal
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The 2020 election wasn’t stolen, but what about 2024?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview with was recorded July 12.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, feared former President Donald Trump and his followers would try to use the military to maintain power in 2020. Milley's statements are cited in a new book by Washington Post reporters, “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year.”

Representative Richard E. Neal
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Congress is haggling over what counts as infrastructure.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview with was recorded July 12.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Joe Biden's speech on voting rights in Philadelphia Tuesday, and reviews the investigations into former President Donald Trump and his organization. 

Representative Richard E. Neal
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In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview with was recorded July 12.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that new COVID-19 infections are on the rise in the U.S., and considers whether the coronavirus vaccine should be mandated. 

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America is heading toward its 250th birthday after some rocky years.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded July 2.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former President Donald Trump's hold on the Republican Party, and considers whether Trump will run for president a second time. 

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