WAMC's In Conversation With...

Thursdays, 1PM - 2PM

WAMC's 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 1/11/18) A 2014 encore program with WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Robert Gleason, Author of The Nuclear Terrorist: His Financial Backers and Political Patrons in the U.S. and Abroad.

(Airs 12/28/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with clarinetist and award-winning photographer and author Arlene Alda about her latest book Just Kids from the Bronx.

(Airs 12/21/17)  A December 2013 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 12/14/17 @ 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 12/7/17)  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.

(Airs 11/30/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper, the 13th President of Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

(Airs 11/23/17 @ 1 p.m.) An encore 2015 In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and Folk Icon Arlo Guthrie at the Mahawie Theatre in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Alan and Arlo talk about the movie Alice's Restaurant.

(Airs 11/16/17 @ 1p.m.) – Today features an encore Power of Words. WAMC's Alan Chartock and Lou Cannon, Reagan biographer, columnist, and award-winning reporter set the scene and provide context and analysis of President Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address. In addition, listeners will have an opportunity to actually hear the speech as it was delivered on January 20th, 1981.

(11/9/17 @ 1 p.m.) In honor of Veterans Day this week, An Encore In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and the late Paul Elisa (who passed away in 2015). Paul was a World War II Veteran who fought in the Pacific.

(Airs 11/02/17 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with former Republican Congressman, Williams College professor, and author Chris Gibson about his new book Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream.

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Christine Wicker, Author of The Simple Faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Religion’s Role in the FDR Presidency.

(Airs 10/19/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Havidan Rodriguez, the new President of the University at Albany.

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WAMC’S Alan Chartock In Conversation with Academy Award Winning Actor, Producer and Activist Richard Dreyfuss.

(Airs 9/21/17 @ 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 new book 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler -- The Election Amid the Storm.

(Airs 9/14/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Jaap Penraat (who died in 2006), a Dutch Gentile who saved over 400 Jews in Amsterdam during WWII. This conversation was originally recorded in 2001.

(Airs 8/31/17 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Amherst Democrat and Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.

(Airs 7/20/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Western Massachusetts Democratic State Senator Adam Hinds.

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 6th, 1941.

(Airs 6/29/17 @ 1 .m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. James Birge, President of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).

(Airs 6/22/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company.

(Airs 6/15/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Jeanne Hunter, former Publicist, WAMC Board Member and Essayist. Alan talks with Jeanne about her new memoir Where Has The Evening Gone?

(Airs 6/1/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Yale Professor Timothy Snyder about his new book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.

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(5/25/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Mark Volpe, Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

(Airs 5/18/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Linda Small and Lia Spiliotes, experts on community health centers, which are federally qualified healthcare organizations that provide high quality health care to all comers regardless of income, insurance or immigration status. Lia Spiliotes is the CEO, and Linda Small is the former Executive Director of Community Health Programs in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Find out more at http://chpberkshires.org/ 

(5/11/17 @ 1p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Richard Horowitz, Medical Director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center in Hyde Park, NY, and author of How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease. 

Today at 1 o’clock, A WAMC Conversation at the Linda about reconciliation as a key to societal healing.  Deputy Director for External Relations for The Rockefeller Institue, Bob Bullock, moderates the discussion between New York Congressman Paul Tonko, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Rabbi Linda Motzkin, and Dr. Mussarat Chaudhry, co-members of the new Capitol District Chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaaam/Sholam, a grassroots organization that bring together Muslim and Jewish women.

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(Airs 4/17/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Malcolm Nance - a counter-terrorism expert and Intelligence Community member who has been deployed to intelligence operations in the Balkans, Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of five books, including the new book, The Plot to Hack America.

(Airs 4/13/17 @ 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.

After his recent death, we present an encore interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Joseph Persico about his book - Roosevelt's Centurions.

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