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WAMC's In Conversation With...

Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with artists, politicians, writers and people from various backgrounds to get to the heart of their lives, and contributions to the world. 

(Airs 12/3/20)  In honor of the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, we present an encore airing of  WAMC's Pearl Harbor Over The Radio Documentary. Our Alan Chartock In Conversation with Historian and Professor Ivan Steen about what people heard the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, over their radios.

We are remembering our colleague Paul Elisha, a longtime WAMC contributor who died in 2015. In 2004, he discussed his life and WWII military service with WAMC's Alan Chartock.

An encore interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with the late Joseph Persico about his book - Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory During WWII.

Permission Courtesy of Bennington College, Alex Dery Snider

(10/29/20 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Laura Walker, President of Bennington College.

(Airs 10/22/20 @ 1 p.m.) An encore airing of WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Richard Marowitz, a Jewish soldier in WWII who found Hitler's Hat in the German dictator's Munich apartment.

(10/15/20 @ 1 p.m.) An encore interview today. Alan Chartock in Conversation with Joshua Rubenstein, Author of Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life.

(10/08/20 @ 1 p.m.) A 2013 encore In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and Dr. David Nasaw, Author of the New York Times best-selling book The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.

(Airs 10/01/20) An encore airing of WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Scott McVay, Author of Surprise Encounters With Artists and Scientists, Whales and Other Living Things.

Alan in Conversation with Dr Robert Miraldi, Award-Winning Journalist, Professor and Author of the book Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist.

(Airs 9/17/20 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Author, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, and (unofficial) Berkshire Historian Bernard Drew.

(Airs 09/10/20) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Clarinetist, Award-Winning Photographer and Author Arlene Alda about her latest book Just Kids from the Bronx.

(Airs 9/03/20 @ 1 p.m.) An encore airing of WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg, Activist, Lecturer, Author, and Former U.S. Military Analyst who is best known for releasing the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

(Airs 08/27/20 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with well-known Lincoln Scholar and prolific author Harold Holzer about his new book The Presidents VS. The Press: The Endless Battle Between The White House And The Media: From The Founding Fathers To Fake News.

WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts this special Power of Words program with Professor and Author Allida Black on First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's Declaration of Human Rights Speech.

(Airs 7/30/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Roger Landry about his book Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging

(Airs 07/23/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Cara Robertson, Author of The Trial of Lizzie Borden: A True Story.

(7/16/21) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Architect, Artist, Author and Activist Beverly Willis.

(Airs 07/09/20 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Ilana Steinhauer, Executive Director of Volunteers In Medicine Berkshires. You can learn more at https://vimberkshires.org/ 

(Airs 07/02/20) An encore 2011 Power of Words. On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Historian Dr. Christopher Breiseth discuss FDR's Four Freedoms Speech. In addition, listeners will have an opportunity to  hear the speech as it was delivered on January 6, 1941.

(Airs 6/25/20) Today at 1 O’clock, an encore interview - WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Joseph Tieri, Osteopath and Author of End Everyday Pain For 50+, A 10 Minute-A-Day Program of Stretching, Strengthening, and Movement to Break the Grip of Pain.

(Airs 6/18/20 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Jason Fung, a Canadian Nephrologist and author who has written about intermittent fasting and how it helps reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Dr. Fung's books include: The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting and The Diabetes Code.

(Airs 6/11/20) In honor of D-Day we present an encore of Alan Chartock's In Conversation interview with Dr. Ivan Steen and Dr. Ann Pfau along with sound clips of how American's heard about the D-Day invasion during WWII as the news broke over the radio.

(Airs 06/04/20 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Thomas Patterson, the Bradlee Professor of Government & the Press at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Alan and Professor Patterson discuss his book Is the Republican Party Destroying Itself?

(Airs 05/14/20 @ 1 p.m.) An encore airing of WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Martin Meadows, Professor and Philippines internment camp survivor during WWII.

(Airs 05/07/20 @ 1p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock in an encore In Conversation with longtime music journalist Jesse Jarnow. Jesse is the  author of the new book, Wasn’t That A Time: The Weavers, The Blacklist, and The Battle for the Soul of America.

(Airs 04/30/20)  An encore interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with James Reston Jr., Author of The Accidental Victim: JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald and The Real Target in Dallas.

(Airs 04/23/20 @ 1 p.m.) An encore interview: WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Hedi McKinley, Holocaust survivor, Social Worker and long time WAMC volunteer. Hedi celebrated her 100th birthday on April 15, 2020.

(Airs 4/16/20 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Claudia Coenen, a creative grief counselor and certified Thanatologist about dealing with grief. Claudia is the author of two books: Shattered by Grief: Picking Up the Pieces to Become Whole Again, and she has a new book being released July 1st called The Creative Toolkit. You can find out more about Claudia Coenen and her work at www.thekarunaproject.com

(Airs 04/09/20 @ 1 p.m.) An encore interview today. WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Nephrologist Dr. Vincent Carsillo, President and Managing Partner at Capital District Renal Physicians, about dialysis and the new techniques being used to help people live better, healthier lives.

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