Alan Chartock is the president and chief executive officer of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate, a position he has held since 1981. He was professor of political science at SUNY New Paltz and was a professor emeritus of communications at the State University of New York; and executive publisher and project director for the Legislative Gazette, a weekly newspaper staffed by college intern reporters covering New York state government.
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Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 - The dark side of this story, and it seems that there is always a dark side, is that some people are getting antsy about the new folks who are arriving.
Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020 - I suspect that the reason why Andrew gives public radio the honor of his presence (I mean that) is because his father did so for many, many years.
Saturday, 21 Mar 2020 - I have been washing my hands so many times each day that I am amazed there is any skin left on them.
Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020 - I have no doubt that some judges will do just about anything to please Trump.
Saturday, 14 Mar 2020 - Put another way, you don’t have to take down the trees, but you do have to make sure that they don’t kill anyone.
Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020 - This all proves that when something as dangerous as COVID-19 comes along, politics begin to resemble an octopus with tentacles reaching all over the place.
Saturday, 7 Mar 2020 - People of all descriptions shop at the Pantry and some don’t speak English. The Pantry has translators who can help. When a new client shows up, a volunteer will escort them around and talk about the availability of different items.
Tuesday, 3 Mar 2020 - I truly understand why so many Democrats favor Bernie. Their hatred of Donald Trump is so great that they are reaching for the strongest antidote they can find.
Saturday, 29 Feb 2020 - The settlement worked out by the Environmental Protection Administration is not exactly popular with those who are trying to save our world from catastrophe.
Tuesday, 25 Feb 2020 - Chris Gibson did not burn any bridges as he moved from the world of politics into academia. But unlike so many denizens of the congressional deep, his honor is intact.
Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 - "You know what, Murray? When businesses begin to fail at the macro level, they begin to ‘save’ by cutting the small stuff."
Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020 - Bloomberg has assembled the best of the best to push his candidacy. He will do what he has to in order to win.
Saturday, 15 Feb 2020 - On the other hand, I have always wondered what it must be like to live a few feet from the railroad tracks, as so many people do, when the train comes through.
Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020 - Now it looks like the door is opening for sports betting at upstate casinos. When all else fails to bring economic vitality to upstate, bring on the betting.
Saturday, 8 Feb 2020 - I have been delighted to see him all around the Berkshires and I have heard from many people about his accessibility when they need help.
Tuesday, 4 Feb 2020 - Let’s face it: The American republican democracy is at a potential turning point.
Saturday, 1 Feb 2020 - You can hardly find a parking space now. More pot dispensaries will make an already bad problem even worse.
Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020 - In truth, some Jews run counter to the mythology. Nevertheless, there are some cultural norms that exist among Jews.
Saturday, 25 Jan 2020 - If she goes soft on someone who commits a crime by not following the norms of being DA, she leaves herself in a tough spot when it comes to re-election.
Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 - I like a lot of politicians, but the truth is that I love Deval Patrick.
Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 - There is a lot of money in the Berkshires and it is a mark of the good people who live here that they are willing to give some of what they have to help others.
Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 - Now the legislature has passed, and the governor has signed, a law that instructs judges, in the cases of crimes that do not involve actual violence, to free the accused without imposing bail.
Saturday, 11 Jan 2020 - On New Year’s Day, I predicted that Joe Kennedy would win. Frankly, I don’t see how he can’t.
Tuesday, 7 Jan 2020 - Every year it is my solemn duty to share my predictions for the coming year.
Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 - One of the most interesting concepts that has been advanced holds that, sooner or later, newspapers will adopt the public radio model and offer memberships in the paper.
Tuesday, 31 Dec 2019 - Winning a fourth term would be a way to honor his old man and at the same time, prove to the world that he could do what his father could not.
Saturday, 28 Dec 2019 - “Sure enough, maybe because of your prompting, the previous gloom and doom turned to a more optimistic plan. I’m proud of you, Pops. I think you made it happen.” Murray, the world’s smartest dog
Tuesday, 24 Dec 2019 - It’s really amazing how blue-state New York has so many players, both reds and blues, in the political wars.
Saturday, 21 Dec 2019 - Term limits have been proposed at every level of government, particularly when people allege or suspect abuse of office.
Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 - Trump has basically argued that he is above the law. His attorney general supports that view. That’s the way dictatorships begin.
Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 - The attack by the New York newspaper is an insult to all of us who live equidistant from Boston or New York City but who know down to our shoes and socks that nothing in my hometown New York City can kiss our behinds when it comes to our Tanglewood and the best orchestra in the world.
Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 - As I predicated so many years ago in my science project, the Island is in grave danger. Each major storm brings with it real trouble.