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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 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.

Lisa Marie Mazzucco

(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.
Dith Pran

(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.

Roger McGuinn
John Chiasson

(Airs 2/08/18) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In A 2012 Conversation with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, folk musician and former member of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn.

(Airs 2/01/18 @1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Jamall Calloway, a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America at Brown University. You can see Dr. Calloway Saturday, February 10th from 3-5 p.m. at Searles Castle on Main Street in Great Barrington where he’ll be talking about The Enduring Influence of W.E.B. Du Bois. The speech is in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Dubois' birth. The event is free and open to the public and includes the talk and a tour of the Castle.

(Airs 1/25/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Author, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, and (unofficial) Berkshire Historian Bernard Drew.

(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 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.

(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.

(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 9/14/17) 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.

(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 6/15/17 @ 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.

Mark Volpe
The Boston Globe

(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.

Malcolm Nance
Malcolm Nance

(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.

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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