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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. 

A encore airing of Alan Chartock’s 2004 In Conversation interview with Loet Velmans -- a Sheffield, Massachusetts resident who passed away in 2016, and did hard time in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Loet went on to become Chief Executive Officer of the Hill & Knowlton public relations firm. Alan speaks with Loet about his book Long Way Back To The River Kwai: A Harrowing True Story Of Survival In World War II.

(Airs 03/26/20 @ 1p.m.) An encore airing of WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Award-winning investigative journalist and author of the  book Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.

(Airs 3/12/20 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Ellen Condliffe Lagemann - the Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College, Distinguished Fellow in the Bard Prison Initiative, and Author of Liberating Minds: The Case For College In Prison.

(Airs 2/27/20 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Ronald Edsforth, A Professor of History and Peace Studies, and author of The New Deal: America’s Response to the Great Depression.

(Airs 02/20/20) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Rabbi Israel “Si” Dresner - an activist who was one of the original Freedom Riders of the early 1960’s.

(Airs 2/13/20) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Tim Smith, Executive Producer of the documentary Rigged: the Voter Suppression Playbook.

(Airs 1/23/20) Today at 1 O'clock- an encore interview - WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with William K. Black - Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), Distinguished Scholar in Residence for Financial Regulation at the University of Minnesota Law School, and White-Collar Criminologist.

(Airs 1/16/20 @ 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.

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

(Encore Airing) The Power of Words -- On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Historian Harold Holzer discuss President Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural - delivered by Academy Award Winning Actor F. Murray Abraham.

(12/26/19 @ 1 p.m.) Today at 1 O’clock, WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Psychiatrist and Author Dr. Bick Wanck about his new book Mind Easing: The 3 Layered Healing Plan for Anxiety and Depression.

(Airs 12/12/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Cara Robertson, Author of The Trial of Lizzie Borden: A True Story.

(Airs 12/5/19)  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.

(11/14/19) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Ken Ackerman, An Author and Attorney in Washington, D.C. His latest book is Trotsky in New York, 1917: A Radical On The Eve of Revolution. Find out more at www.kennethackerman.com.

(Airs 11/7/19 @ 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 10/31/19) 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.

(Airs 10/24/19 @ 1 p.m.)  An encore airing of a July 2013 In Conversation interivew between WAMC's Alan Chartock and Williams College Professor, Scholar and Author Susan Dunn about her book 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler -- The Election Amid the Storm.

(Airs 10/17/19 @ 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.

WAMC's Alan Chartock in an award-winning encore conversation with David Kaczynski, the brother of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, and former Executive Director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty.

(Airs 10/03/19) 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 9/26/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. David Levinson, the Inaugural Presidential Fellow for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities and Alan’s former student at SUNY New Paltz.

(Airs 9/19/19)  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.

Judy Grunberg
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This is an archival interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock and longtime WAMC Board Member Judy Grunberg. Grunberg, a popular businesswoman, arts leader and longtime Columbia County resident, died  August 30th at age 86 after a battle with cancer.

(Airs 09/05/19 @ 1 p.m.) An encore interview today. WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Nephrologist Dr. Vincent Carsillo, President and Managing Parter at Capital District Renal Physicians, about dialysis and the new techniques being used to help people live better, healthier lives.

(Airs 8/22/19) Today at 1 O’clock, 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 08/15/18 @ 1p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock 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 8/08/19 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Pamela Tatge, Director of Jacob’s Pillow – an international dance festival and professional school and archive in The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts.

(8/01/19 @ 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 7/25/19 @ 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 07/18/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. David Woolner,  Senior Fellow and Resident Historian of the Roosevelt Institute, Marist College Professor and Author of The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and Peace.

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