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. 

Alan In Conversation with Sonia Shah -- 2014 Ottaway Visiting Professor at SUNY New Paltz, Investigative Journalist and author of critically acclaimed and prize-winning books on science, human rights, and international politics including: The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years (Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus & Giroux, July 2010).

Alan in Conversation with Dr Robert Miraldi, Award-Winning Journalist, Professor and Author of the New Book Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist.

Alan in Conversation with Roger Landry MD, Author of Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging.

WAMC's Alan Chartock in Conversation with Saratoga Hospital CEO Angelo Calbone.

WAMC's Alan Chartock in conversation with National Geographic Photographer John Stanmeyer.

Correction: January 2, 2014

Guest John Stanmeyer refers to a certain type of Indonesian bench that he bought for $125 in Asia, saying those same benches would probably sell at Asia Barong in Great Barrington, Massachusetts for  $2000 or $3000. Asia Barong confirms that the items, in fact, sell in the range of  $295 to $365.

WAMC's Alan Chartock in Conversation with Academy Award Winning Actor Richard Dreyfuss.

Alan Chartock in Conversation with Joshua Rubenstein, Author of Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life.

Alan Chartock in Conversation with Dr. Sally Temple, Director of the Neural Stem Cell Institute.

Alan Chartock speaks with Audiologist, Educator, Mentor, and Advocate Jane Madell.

Alan interviews Will Conklin, Director of Greenagers – A Youth Environmental Organization based in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

WAMC's Alan Chartock in Conversation with Liz Kennedy, Counsel for Demos - a public policy organization working to reduce both political and economic inequality - about Citizens United, FEC vs McCutcheon, and the general influence of money in politics.

Alan Chartock in conversation with Asher Weiner, MD, a doctor in private practice at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region in Albany, Troy, Clifton Park, and Schodack, New York. On the web at www. ophthalmicconsultants.com 

WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Bishop Howard Hubbard.

Alan interviews Former SUNY New Paltz President, Scholar and Author Dr. Alice Chandler.

Alan Chartock interviews Linda Marsa, author of Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health – And How We Can Save Ourselves.

WAMC's Alan Chartock sits down with children's performer David Grover as he gets ready to celebrate 30 years playing for children at the Great Barrington, Massachusetts bandstand this Saturday at 10 a.m.

Alan Chartock interviews Williams College Professor Richard De Veaux about data mining.

Alan interviews Donna Burkhart, Acting Executive Director of Gould Farm - a highly-regarded residential therapeutic community in the Berkshires dedicated to helping adults with mental illness since 1913.

Alan speaks with Helen Epstein about her New Yorker Magazine article about Melita Maschmann, a former Nazi who wrote a memoir. Epstein is also the author of six books including the multi-generational memoir Where she came from: A Daughter’s Search for her Mother’s History; the first book on inter-generational trauma Children of the Holocaust: and the biography Joe Papp: An American Life. She also reviews theater and music in the Berkshires for the online arts magazine The Arts Fuse.

Alan in conversation with Ted Truman, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Alan interviews Matthew Rubiner, Owner of Rubiner’s Cheesmongers and Grocers in Great Barrington Massachusetts.

Alan Chartock speaks with Stephen Gottlieb - The Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School about the Supreme Court.

Alan talks with Steve Cagen and Mary Kelsey about their attempts to document the struggles of the people in El Choco, Columbia.

Alan Chartock speaks with Barbara Erickson, President & CEO of The Trustees of Reservations of Massachusetts.

Alan Chartock in Conversation with Dr. Richard Brunswick about quitting smoking.

WAMC and the Albany Times Union take a look at the unusual number of fatalities along Central Avenue in Albany. A panel of experts discuss how law enforcement, engineering and new technology are coming together to find ways to reduce accidents along the road.

WAMC's Alan Chartock sits down with Deborah Amos, award-winning foreign correspondent for NPR, and the 2013 James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Alan Chartock speaks with Author, Columnist and Etiquette Specialist Peggy Post.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Jonathan Soros,  co-Founder of Friends of Democracy, a super PAC pushing for public financing of campaigns in New York State.

Alan speaks with Jerry Komisar about his many years in public higher education and his new book The Last Believer.