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It’s Pets and Vets today, and joining us in the studio is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats veterinary clinics in Guilderland and Saratoga Springs, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Vermont voters have chosen their general election candidates and made history in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

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North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard is near one year in office. The former Smith College Director of Special Projects says it will be a busy fall in Massachusetts’ smallest city. Bernard spoke with WAMC about a variety of issues facing the city, including its relationship with embattled cable giant Charter Spectrum.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather for Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

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The November election day ballot has been set in Connecticut after Tuesday’s primary. David DesRoches, a reporter for WNPR Public Radio in Hartford, tells WAMC's Brian Shields that the contest for Elizabeth Esty’s congressional seat in the 5th House District drew a  good deal of attention as the Democrat decided not to seek re-election after a controversy within her own office this year.

Susan Hand Shetterly has written about wildlife and wetlands for more than thirty years, in both articles and books, including "Settled in the Wild," a collection of essays.

In "Seaweed Chronicles," Shetterly takes readers deep into the world of this essential organism by providing an immersive, often poetic look at life on the rugged shores of her beloved Gulf of Maine, where the growth and harvesting of seaweed is becoming a major industry.

While examining the life cycle of seaweed and its place in the environment, she tells the stories of the men and women who farm and harvest it and who are fighting to protect this critical species against forces both natural and man-made.

All social relations are laden with power. Getting out from under dominant power relations and mastering power dynamics is perhaps the most essential skill for change agents across all sectors seeking to ignite positive change in the world.

Cyndi Suarez is the author of "The Power Manual: How to Master Complex Power Dynamic," an action manual that explores major concepts of power, with a focus on the dynamics of domination and liberation, and presents methods for shifting power relations and enacting freedom.

The inaugural Celebrate Stephentown in 2017 was an effort to bring people together to celebrate the rural community. Celebrate Stephentown’s family friendly events showcase the work of artisans, artists, businesses, farmers, musicians, service organizations, and more.

Celebrate Stephentown 2018 will take place this weekend – Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19.

Husband-and-wife team Scott Menhinick and Jennifer Peabody are the co-organizers of Celebrate Stephentown, which this year will feature 40 events at 21 different locations over the course of three days in Stephentown, NY. In addition to their work as officers of the Stephentown Memorial Library and Stephentown Food Pantry, respectively, they also run their own consulting business, Berkshire Brand Management.

Shaleena Bridgham has nearly two decades of experience in the specialty cheese industry, with the last five years focused on her family’s own artisan creamery, Four Fat Fowl, which is about to open its newly renovated and greatly expanded production facility in the former Stephentown Elementary School.

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On this week’s 51%, meet a woman who ditches the urban life for one amid nature. And the survivor of a bridge collapse is on a mission. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Tedra Cobb
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Republicans are hoping to hold on to New York’s 21st House district.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democrat Tedra Cobb wraps up her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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When the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs hosts a symposium on women in racing Sunday morning at 10, the first woman ever elected to the Hall of Fame will be there. Legendary jockey Julie Krone is returning to Saratoga to take part in the panel, which also features Hall of Fame trainer Janet Elliott, steeplechase jockey Blythe Miller Davies, and trainer Linda Rice, among others.

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Police in upstate New York have charged the mother of a missing baby with multiple felonies after the remains of a child were found near her home.

8/15/18 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, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, former regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Judith Enck, and communications consultant Joe Bonilla.

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WAMC's David Guistina and North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley discuss the results of the Vermont primary Tuesday.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Tuesday's primaries in Vermont and Connecticut. Dr. Chartock also discusses the sex abuse cover-ups by the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about Albany International Airport's $92 million improvement project announced Tuesday. The pair also discuss the reported travel and tourism surges in Schenectady County.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds and humid today with a scattered afternoon shower or thunderstorm, mainly in Northern NY and New England.  Highs in the mid to upper 80s.

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J.A. Happ allowed one soft single in seven shutout innings to win his third consecutive start since joining the New York Yankees, who beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1. The wild card-leading Yankees remained 10 games behind the runaway Red Sox in the AL East despite having the second-best record in the majors at 75-44. The series continues Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.

Burlington's "Everyone Loves a Parade" mural
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A task force in Burlington, Vermont, has made recommendations for the future of a mural that critics have argued doesn't properly represent the city's diversity.

Jahana Hayes
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A celebrated teacher has defeated the party-endorsed candidate in the Democratic primary for a Connecticut U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who acknowledged mishandling sexual harassment complaints in her Washington, D.C., office.

Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch

Peter Welch, Vermont's lone representative in the U.S. House, on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination to seek re-election in November, when he will face perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige.

In Tuesday's balloting, Welch defeated challengers Dan Freilich and Benjamin Mitchell. Paige beat Anya Tynio for their party's nomination to run for the U.S. House seat.

Since Welch was first elected to the House in 2006, he has consistently been one of Vermont's most popular politicians, easily winning re-election every two years.

Christine Hallquist
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 A former utility executive from Vermont has become the first transgender candidate to win a major political party's nomination for governor.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont's Republican Gov. Phil Scott has won his party's nomination to run for a second term as the state's top executive.

Sen. Murphy
Sen. Murphy

Sen. Chris Murphy is advancing to the November election after sailing through the primaries without facing a challenger from his Democratic Party.

Bernie Sanders at Vermont rally 3-1-16
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Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has won Vermont's Democratic Senate primary but is expected to turn down the nomination and support the state's Democratic candidates, as is his practice.

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The Vermont Department of Taxes has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the founder of the Hermitage Club properties for not paying taxes.

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Businessman Ned Lamont has won the Democratic nomination for Connecticut governor, defeating Bridgeport mayor and ex-convict Joe Ganim. Lamont's victory comes 12 years after he defeated U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in a Democratic showdown, only to lose the general election when Lieberman ran as an independent. That race was seen as part of a national referendum on the Iraq War.

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Polls will close within the hour – at 7 p.m. – on this primary day in Vermont.  Although many expect a low turnout, clerks reported a steady number of voters coming to the polls this afternoon.

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For Massachusetts voters, Wednesday night is the final deadline to register for the upcoming primaries. 

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   Ten days before the opening of the state’s first resort casino, Massachusetts gaming industry regulators have put restrictions on the use of a large electronic sign promoting attractions at the MGM Springfield casino. 

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