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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 08/23/18 @ 1 p.m.)  An encore In Conversation interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock and two bluegrass legends, Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley. Earl Scruggs died in 2012 while Ralph Stanley died in 2016. In the first interview, Alan talks with Earl and his wife Louise who died in 2006, followed by the interview with Ralph Stanley.

(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.

(07/15/21 @ 1 p.m.) An encore interview today. Alan Chartock in Conversation with Joshua Rubenstein, Author of Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life.

(Airs 7/08/21 @ 1 p.m), An encore 2004 In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and Folk Legend Tom Paxton.

(Airs 7/01/21 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Mark Volpe, President and CEO of The Boston Symphony Orchestra.

(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 06/17/21) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Eugene (Gene) Carr, the Festival Director of  Berkshire Busk, a new 10 weekend street festival in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The festival begins July 2nd and continues every Friday and Saturday evening until Labor Day weekend. Find out more at www.berkshirebusk.com.

(Airs 6/10/21) 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 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.

(Airs 05/27/21 @ 1p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Peter Canellos, author of  The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero.

(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 5/13/21) 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 04/29/21) WAMC’s Alan Chartock in an encore In Conversation With Jim Haskell, Author Of Two Tents: Twenty-One Years Of Discovery On The Appalachian Trail.

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 04/08/21 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr Robert Miraldi, Award-Winning Journalist, Professor and Author of the book Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist.

(04/01/21 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Stephan Talty, Author of The Secret Agent: In Search of America's Greatest World War II Spy.

(Airs 03/18/21) WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts this encore 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 03/04/21 @ 1 p.m.) -- WAMC presents an encore Power of Words in honor of Women's History Month. On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock and Professor and Historian Dr. Allida Black discuss First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's Women's Rights are Human Rights speech in Beijing, China on September 5, 1995.

(02/18/21 @ 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 2/4/21 @ 1 p.m.) An encore airing of WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. David Miller, President of the American Association of Suicidology, the oldest and largest membership organization in the U.S. devoted to understanding and preventing suicide.

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(Airs 9/01/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Pete Seeger about the music he remembers listening to throughout his life.

(1/21/21 @ 1 p.m.) -- An encore Power of Words -- WAMC's Alan Chartock and Dr. David Woolner, Fmr. Associate Professor of History at Marist College, and Senior Fellow and Resident Historian at the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park, New York set the scene and provide context and analysis of Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address.

(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 01/07/21) 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 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

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A WAMC encore airing of the Power of Words. WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with the late, best-selling author Joseph Persico. The pair discuss President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Day of Infamy speech after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

(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.

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