The Capitol Connection

Thursdays 3:00 p.m., Saturdays at 5:30 a.m.

Maybe you voted for them and maybe you didn't, but either way, what they do and how they think affects you. Each week on The Capitol Connection, you can keep yourself abreast of political developments and gain a little insight into how New York State's politicians think when you listen in as political scientist Dr. Alan Chartock holds conversations with members from the Assembly and Senate, and other political movers and shakers.

Tune in Thursdays at 3 p.m., Saturdays at 5:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. on HD2 on WAMC Northeast Public Radio. The program is also carried on stations across New York state. Check your local listings for the time and frequency. 

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(Airs 3/15/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Bill Lipton, New York State Director of the Working Families party.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group. 

(Airs 3/1/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox
NY GOP

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Ed Cox, chairman of the New York State Republican Committee.

(Airs 2/15/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York Times Reporter Jesse McKinley.

(Airs 2/8/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

Sen. John DeFrancisco
Sen. John DeFrancisco

(Airs 2/01 @ 3 p.m. & 2/03/18 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with newly announced Republican candidate for governor, State Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco, from New York's 50th District.

(Airs 1/25/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with the Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) Blair Horner.

(Airs 1/18/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

(Airs 1/11/18  @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

(Airs 1/04/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Chris Churchill, Columnist for the Albany Times Union.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the end of the year and what it means for state lawmakers.

(Airs 12/21/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Republican Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb about his newly announced run for Governor against Andrew Cuomo.

(Airs 12/14/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

(Airs 12/07/17 @3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with E.J McMahon, Adjunct Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and Research Director of the Empire Center for Public Policy.

(Airs 11/30/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with J.P. Miller, Publisher of the news aggregation site Empire Report.com.

(Airs 11/23/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Casey Seiler, Senior News Editor at the Albany Times Union, and one of the hosts of Public Television's New York Now.

(Airs 11/16/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 11/9/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Albany Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill.

(Airs 11/02/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Kathy Wilde, President and CEO of the non-profit Partnership for New York City.

(Airs 10/26/17 @ 3p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli

(Airs 10/19/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 10/12/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Gerald Benjamin, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement and Director of the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz

(Airs 10/05/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Gary Pudup, Western New York Regional Director for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

(Airs 9/28/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Lee Miringoff, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion's Marist Poll.

(Airs 9/21/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with newly re-elected New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox.

(Airs 9/14/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's David Guistina, filling in for Alan Chartock, speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(Airs 9/07/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with J.P. Miller, Publisher of Empire Report New York.

Assemblyman Denny Farrell
Assemblyman Denny Farrell

Host Alan Chartock is joined by retiring New York state Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell of the 71st district.

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