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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! 

Ways to Connect

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In her new book, "Persist," Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls for the transformational change that was her platform in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will be in conversation tonight for a virtual event for the Odyssey Bookshop.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that the FDA has authorized Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for use on children ages 12 to 15. 

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Election season isn’t far off. Again.

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 May 3.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has endorsed New York Rep. Elise Stefanik to replace Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney as GOP conference chair. 

Congressman Paul Tonko
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Not everyone was in the room where it happens when President Biden addressed Congress for the first time.

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

This interview was recorded May 3.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the mounting federal investigation into Rudy Giuliani, and considers whether former President Donald Trump will ever come to Giuliani's aid. 

Congressman Paul Tonko
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New York’s House delegation is decreasing again.

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

This interview was recorded May 3.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Joe Biden's support for a proposal that would waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. 

Congressman Antonio Delgado
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Upstate New York’s Congressional districts are big and getting bigger.

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 April 29.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Israel's president may ask a rival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government, after Netanyahu failed to do so ahead of a Tuesday deadline.  

Congressman Antonio Delgado
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American Rescue Plan funding is being distributed.

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 April 29.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock examines President Joe Biden's decision to raise the refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500. 

Congressman Antonio Delgado
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President Biden has addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time.

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 April 29.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock considers whether former Vice President Mike Pence could ever win back the approval of former President Donald Trump and his supporters. 

Congressman Joe Courtney
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Another election is on the horizon.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his conversation with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

This conversation was recorded April 27.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock considers whether Rudy Giuliani could ever "flip" on former President Donald Trump. 

Congressman Joe Courtney
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A tragedy in Indonesia has reverberations in the U.S.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his conversation with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

This conversation was recorded April 27.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reviews President Joe Biden's joint address to Congress Wednesday night, and considers whether the Democrat can bridge the political divide. 

Congressman Joe Courtney
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President Biden is delivering his first speech to a joint session of Congress tonight, with special coverage beginning at 9 on WAMC.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

This conversation was recorded April 27.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the CDC's decision to ease mask guidelines for fully-vaccinated Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reacts to the 2020 Census, and comments on reports that New York has lost one congressional seat as a result of the count. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the state of the coronavirus pandemic in India, and comments on reports that millions of Americans are skipping the second dose of their COVID-19 vaccine. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the stock market's response to reports that President Joe Biden intends to increase taxes on the wealthy to fund his plan for child care and education. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reflects on Earth Day, and discusses President Joe Biden's upcoming climate summit with world leaders. 

Congressman Mondaire Jones
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Citizens United has changed American politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Mondaire Jones of New York’s 17th district wraps his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded April 16.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Tuesday's verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, in which Chauvin was found guilty on all counts for the death of George Floyd last year. 

Congressman Mondaire Jones
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The events of January 6 continue to reverberate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Mondaire Jones of New York’s 17th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded April 16.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and considers how the public and the government may respond if Chauvin is found not guilty. 

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Voters in New York’s 17th district have a new Congressman, who isn’t wasting any time.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Mondaire Jones speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded April 16.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd last year. Dr. Chartock also comments on a New York Times report that 64 people have died at the hands of U.S. police officers since the start of the trial last month. 

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