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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 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
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(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).

(Airs 4/18/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Lynn Parodneck about medical marijuana in New York.

(Airs 4/11/19 @ 1 p.m.) Today at 1 O’clock, WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Professor and Author Dr. Warren Farrell about his book The Boy Crisis.

(Airs 4/04/19 @ 1 p.m.) Today at 1 O’clock, a 2013 WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Writer, Director and Producer Oren Rudavsky about his new PBS American Masters Documentary Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People. The program will broadcast on PBS TV stations nationwide on Friday, April 12th. Check your local listings for times.

(Airs 3/21/19) Today at 1 O’clock it’s WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Anne Erickson, President and CEO of Empire Justice Center and Vice Chair of WAMC’s Board of Directors.

(Airs 3/14/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Philip Glotzbach, President of Skidmore College.

Roger Ferguson of TIAA
Roger Ferguson of TIAA

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Roger Ferguson, Jr., president and CEO of TIAA, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization. Among his many professional experiences, Ferguson is also the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. He has a B.A., J.D., and a Ph.D. in economics, all from Harvard.

(Airs 2/07/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Paul Lemanski, Board Certified Internist with a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition. Alan and Dr. Lemanski talk about diet, lifestyle, and fasting.

(1/10/19 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation about Alzheimer’s Disease with Neurologist Dr. Richard Holub, President of Neurological Associates of Albany, PC.

(Airs 11/29/18 @ 1 p.m.) 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. An encore interview.

(11/15/18 @ 1 p.m.) In honor of Veterans Day this week, An Encore In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and the late Paul Elisha (who passed away in 2015). Paul was a World War II Veteran who fought in the Pacific.

(Airs 11/08/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock in an encore In Conversation with Williams College Professor, Scholar and Author Susan Dunn about her new book A Blueprint For War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America (Yale University Press).

(Airs 10/25/18 @ 1 p.m.) An encore 2013 interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and retired newspaper publisher and philanthropist James Ottaway.

(Airs 10/18/18 @ 1 p.m.) An encore interview - WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with the late, Award- Winning Director and Producer Arthur Penn. Dr. Arthur Penn was born on September 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Penn was most known for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Little Big Man (1970) and The Miracle Worker (1962). He died on September 28, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

(Airs 09/06/18 @ 1 p.m.) An encore program today with WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at New Rochelle College, and Author of One Goal: A Coach, A Team, And The Game That Brought A Divided Town Together.

(09/13/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Rick Winston, Professor and Author of the book Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960.

(Airs 08/30/18 @ 1 p.m.), WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with John Cohen – musicologist, photographer, filmmaker and founding member of The New Lost City Ramblers. John will be performing with The Downhill Strugglers on Friday, September 7 at 5 p.m., and doing an afternoon storytelling workshop on Saturday, September 8 at 2 p.m. as part of the Oldtone Roots Music Festival at Cool Whisper Farm in North Hillsdale, NY. You can find out more at www.oldtonemusicfestival.com.

(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.

(8/16/18 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with singer, songwriter, musician and actor Marshall Crenshaw about his performance this Saturday for the Troubadour Series at The Guthrie Center with Willie Nile and Christine Ohlman in tribute to legendary songwriter Doc Pomus.

(Airs 8/09/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock in a 2010 encore conversation with the late Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Syndey Schanberg and Actor Sam Waterston about the Killing Fields, the movie inspired by Schanberg’s coverage of the civil war in Cambodia during the 1970s. Schanberg was portrayed by the actor Sam Waterston, who earned an Academy Award nomination for the performance. In 2010, the two came together for an interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock, discussing Schanberg's book Beyond The Killing Fields and their lives before, during and after the war (and the movie it inspired).

(Airs 7/19/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’S Alan Chartock In Conversation and in performance at The Linda Norris Auditorium with members of the Eagles Band Trombone Ensemble of Pittsfield Massachusetts.

(Airs 7/5/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Actor, Director and Producer Peter Riegert  - known for his roles in Animal House, The Sopranos, and much more.

Philip Morris, CEO, Proctors
Philip Morris, CEO, Proctors

(Airs 6/14/18 @ 1p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock in Conversation with Philip Morris, CEO of Proctors theatre group.

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(Airs 5/17/18 @ 1 p.m.)  WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with world renowned pianist Emanuel Ax. Emanuel Ax will be performing a benefit for the Literacy Network of Southern Berkshire County at the Mahaiwe Theatre on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. You can find out more at www.mahaiwe.org

Sydney Schanberg at work in Cambodia.
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(Airs 5/10/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock in a 2010 encore conversation with the late Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Syndey Schanberg and Actor Sam Waterston about the Killing Fields, the movie inspired by Schanberg’s coverage of the civil war in Cambodia during the 1970s. Schanberg was portrayed by the actor Sam Waterston, who earned an Academy Award nomination for the performance. In 2010, the two came together for an interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock, discussing Schanberg's book Beyond The Killing Fields and their lives before, during and after the war (and the movie it inspired).

(Airs 4/19/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Yale Professor and Author Timothy Snyder. Alan speaks with Professor Snyder about his new book The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.

(Airs 4/12/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Ann Simmons, Veteran Foreign Correspondent, LA Times Global Development Writer and Editor, and The 2018 James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz.

(Airs 3/15/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with David Yellen, The fourth President of Marist College.

(Airs 3/01/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with President of the New York State AFL-CIO Mario Cilento and New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta, about the Janus Labor Union case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

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