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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 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 6/11/20) 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 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.

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.

(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.

(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 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.

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 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.

Judy Grunberg
JBG Studio

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 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.

(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.

(Airs 7/11/19 @ 1 pm.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Patrick Battuello , Founder, President and Director of Horseracing Wrongs – A non-profit committed to eradicating horseracing in the United States. Find out more at https://horseracingwrongs.org/ 

(6/13/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock's In Conversation with Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini  about the longest running murder case to be overturned in New York State History. DA Sini talks with Alan about the remarkable case of  Keith Bush, a man who was exonerated for murder and attempted rape after 44 years.

(Airs 5/30/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Julianne Boyd, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company.

(Airs 5/23/19 @ 1 p.m.) Today at 1 O’clock, WAMC’S Alan Chartock In Conversation with Playwright an Author Ronnie Cohen. She’ll talk about two of her plays that deal with the assassinations of JFK and RFK in what she believes was a conspiracy.

(Airs 5/16/19 @ 1 p.m.) An encore In Conversation with WAMC’S Alan Chartock and Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer on his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

Pete Seeger

(Airs 5/02/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Folk Icon Pete Seeger. It's an encore airing of Pete Seeger: A Life today in honor of Pete Seeger's 100th birthday (Friday, May 3rd).