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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Albany, NY – On this week's Capitol Connection, host Alan Chartock chats with journalist Jay Gallagher. Gallagher has been a reporter for over three decades and has been covering Albany since 1984. He is the author of "The Politics of Decline: A Chronicle of New York's Descent, and What You Can Do to Save Your State".

Albany, NY – New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D) joins Alan Chartock for an illuminating half hour discussion about life in the jungle that is New York politics. Air date: 12/09/05.

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Albany, NY – Dr. Alan Chartock and New York State Senator Hugh Farley discuss the upcoming elections and function of the Senate Standing Committee on Banks, of which the Senator is currently the Chair.

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Albany, NY – Alan Chartock talks with EJ McMahon, Director of the Empire Center for New York Policy. They discuss the tax situation in the State of New York, and changes that may occur in the State Senate in the coming years. Air Date: 11/25/2005

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Albany, NY – ALAN CHARTOCK SPEAKS WITH NEW YORK STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER. ALAN AND SENATOR KRUEGER DISCUSS THE RECENT ELECTIONS, AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN FOR THE LEGISLATURE SHOULD THE DEMOCRATS TAKE THE MAJORITY IN 2006 OR 2008. AIR DATE: 11/18/05

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Albany, NY – ALAN CHARTOCK SPEAKS WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, RICHARD MILLS. IN THEIR CONVERSATION THEY TALK ABOUT WHAT CHANGES SHOULD BE DONE TO THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ORDER TO HAVE A HIGHER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE, AND WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO CURB LOW TEST SCORES.

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Albany, NY – ALAN CHARTOCK HAS A HEATED DISCUSSION WITH US SENATE CANDIDATE WILLIAM BRENNER.

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