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The Phillies managed to split a doubleheader with the New York Mets after absorbing a 24-4 loss in the opener. Jose Bautista helped the Mets set a club record for runs in a game by hitting a grand slam and collecting a career-high seven RBIs. But the Phils bounced back in the nightcap as Rhys Hoskins belted a three-run homer and Scott Kingery added a solo shot in a 9-6 win over the Mets.

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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

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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.

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

State police in upstate New York say a 55-year-old Essex County man suffered a heart attack before the tractor trailer he was driving veered off the roadway and crashed into trees.

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A perennial Vermont candidate is running as a Republican for at least five statewide offices, hoping to preserve all but one of the slots for other GOP prospects.

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A company that runs ski resorts in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts has agreed to resolve child labor law violations and pay a penalty of over $21,500.

Legoland New York Is On Track For A 2020 Opening

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Reporters and invited guests were granted the first peek at the site for the Legoland New York theme park and hotel in Orange County today. Officials unveiled a model of how the entire park will look. They say Legoland is on target to open in spring of 2020.

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A small group of protesters held signs and milled about the entry to the Stowe Mountain Lodge earlier this week as governors and premiers from around the Northeast met inside.

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Mass Moca in North Adams announced its new season of exhibitions, events, and concerts on Wednesday. The contemporary art behemoth is touting new and familiar voices.

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     A Springfield, Massachusetts man has been indicted on 52 charges including three counts of murder.

    A Hampden County Grand Jury late Thursday returned the 52 count indictment against Stewart Weldon. 

    The office of Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said in a press release that the actions Weldon is alleged to have committed including murder, rape, assault, attempted rape and kidnapping stretch over a year’s time and involve 11 different victims.

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  To ease concerns about school shootings, millions of dollars were spent this summer on security in the second largest public school district in Massachusetts.

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The Albany County Landfill apparently has a few more years before its closure.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 16, 2018.

(Airs 8/16/18) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

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Northern New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is hosting a roundtable on opioid addiction in Saratoga County Friday.

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Joining us today to answer your automotive questions is Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber and Fricke Automotive Inc. – an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick Falls, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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An Albany-based carsharing non-profit has added its first electric vehicle to its fleet.

(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.

New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers meet in Stowe, VT
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At a fragile time in U.S.-Canada relations, the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers held their 42nd annual meeting in Stowe, Vermont this week.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, August 16, 2018.

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A state politician’s involvement in the Berkshire District Attorney race is making waves in the already contentious campaign.

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This morning on the Roundtable at 11, Aretha Franklin's six decade long career is recalled by music documentarian Paul Ingles and a panel of music writers and commentators in the wake of Aretha's death at the age of 76.

Please note: WAMC does not have the rights to upload the special to our website. 

Sean Spicer has served as White House press secretary and communications director as well as Republican National Committee communications director and chief strategist. He also worked for the United States Trade Representative and several members of Congress.

In his new political memoir, "The Briefing," Spicer talks about some of the biggest news stories of our time, and offers a glimpse into what it’s like to stand at the press secretary’s podium.

Many countries, including the U.S., contribute plastic pollution, and it all adds up. For example, in 2010 alone 8 million metric tons of plastic entered the world's oceans.
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This week, the Albany County Legislature voted to broaden its existing ban on polystyrene. It’s not clear if the county executive will sign it.

8/16/18 Panel

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   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics, Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Fran Berman, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

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Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to determine if the first person to be attacked in waters off the state since 2012 was bitten by a great white shark.

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The man who killed John Lennon is up for parole again.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's comment "America was never great." Dr. Chartock also discusses a recent CNN poll showing Democrats ahead of Republicans nationwide as the November elections approach. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stirred some controversy Wednesday when he told an audience at a bill signing ceremony in Manhattan that America “was never that great.”

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