No Military Parade This Year; DOD Looking At Dates In 2019

The parade of U.S. military forces through the streets of Washington, D.C., ordered up by President Trump will be delayed, according to the Department of Defense. The parade had been planned for the day before Veterans Day but Pentagon spokesperson Col. Rob Manning said Thursday, without explanation, that organizers would "explore opportunities in 2019." The announcement followed the latest estimate of $92 million for the cost of the display , a figure media outlets attributed to unnamed U.S....

Read More

Trump Signs Annual Defense Policy Bill, Lists Many Things He Doesn't Like About It

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Earlier this week, President Trump put on a display of some executive second guessing. First he publicly signed a massive annual defense policy bill. And then hours later, the White House quietly issued what's known as a signing statement. That signing statement lists more than 50 things the president does not like about the bill. Other presidents have done the same. But as NPR's David Welna reports, Trump may be...

Read More
Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the live broadcast from Tanglewood, a Pentagon report that says China is likely training pilots for strikes against the U.S., and Governor Andrew Cuomo being offered a bus ticket to go to Canada from NYS Republicans. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

15 minutes ago
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:   

Mostly cloudy and humid today with showers and thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 80s.

More showers and storms tonight. Lows in the upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms though about lunchtime tomorrow, then increasing sunshine.  Highs near 80.

WAMC

Construction work resumed this week on a long-stalled project to build a space for startup businesses in a western Massachusetts city.

Former Trump White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman released excerpts of a recording Thursday she said corroborated her claim of being offered a job paying $15,000 a month in exchange for staying quiet about her time in the administration.

Excerpts of a secret phone recording between Manigault Newman and President Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump aired on MSNBC Thursday.

Sarah Hirshland will take over as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee starting Aug. 20. Her predecessor, Scott Blackmun, resigned earlier this year in part because of several sexual abuse scandals that have plagued Olympic sports, particularly in gymnastics.

As California's enormous wildfires continue to set records for the second year in a row, state lawmakers are scrambling to close gaps in state law that could help curb future fires, or make the difference between life and death once a blaze breaks out.

Ready For A Linguistic Controversy? Say 'Mhmm'

1 hour ago

Pop quiz: What's a word you use a hundred times a day — that doesn't show up in the dictionary?

Give up? Mhmm.

You got it! Mhmm is a small word that's often used unconsciously. But it can actually tell us a lot about language, bias and the transatlantic slave trade.

Once upon a time, English speakers didn't say "mhmm." But Africans did, according to Robert Thompson, an art history professor at Yale University who studies Africa's influence on the Americas.

When the seminal martial arts film Enter the Dragon premiered in August 1973 — 45 years ago this weekend — it was exactly what Bruce Lee had been waiting for: A starring role in a Hollywood production.

As the 2018 midterms draw closer, President Trump continues to claim there's a "Red Wave!" brewing.

The problem is, concrete voting data shows a very different type of wave forming — one that's poised to give Democrats a comfortable majority in the House.

If you arrived at Beto O'Rourke's recent town hall meeting in San Antonio even 40 minutes ahead of time, you were out of luck. All 650 seats were already taken.

It was one sign that the El Paso Democratic congressman has set Texas Democrats on fire this year, as he takes on Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election bid.

Texas Democrats have been wandering in the electoral wilderness for two decades — 1994 was the last time they won a statewide race — but at O'Rourke's events they have been showing up in droves. Often, it's standing room only.

Pages

Debate

WAMC, BTG To Host Live Berkshire County District Attorney Debate

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio and Berkshire Theatre Group will host a live debate among the Democratic candidates for Berkshire County District Attorney on August 28 from 1-2 p.m.

Get The App

Take WAMC wherever you go.

Listen to all of our programs, get the news, and more!

Airwaves

Don't miss out on important news!

Sign up for Airwaves. We'll send you a news recap each week.

WAMC Podcasts

Check out our new podcasts

Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

Donate Your Car

A sign that it's time to donate your car to your WAMC: The last time you got it serviced, Ned Stark was the Lord of Winterfell. #timetodonate #carsintoprograms

Events Schedule

What are you doing this week?

Find an event near you.

Follow WAMC

Join us each Saturday, from December through May, to hear live Metropolitan Opera Saturday radio broadcasts. On-air and online at wamc.org.