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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 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 7/26/18 @ 1 p.m), An encore 2004 In Conversation interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock and Folk Legend Tom Paxton.

(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.

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 1/11/18) 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.

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