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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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At a cemetery in suburban New York, one grave is flanked with baseballs and bats instead of bouquets.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that reconstruction work has begun to overhaul an iconic lighthouse in the Hudson Valley.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Jornal and AllOtsego.com, about Cooperstown, New York Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh's recent visit to Marinette, Wisconsin.

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

A mix of sun and clouds and humid today.  Highs in the upper 80s.

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Wilson Ramos and the Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen prevented the ballclub from losing any more ground in the NL East.

Ramos drove in three runs in his Phillies debut and the pen allowed no earned runs over 6 2/3 innings of a 7-4 win over Boston Red Sox. Ramos came within a home run of the cycle and scored three times for the Phillies, who remain two games behind the division-leading Braves.

#1456: "BRAINS!"

Aug 16, 2018

Just about any teacher will tell you that dealing with teenagers for a living can range from rewarding to nightmarish. But don’t blame or credit the child…it’s all on the child’s brain.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll learn how the constantly changing brain of teenagers makes them who they are…eventually.

We’ll hear the story of a Massachusetts woman whose brain underwent changes due to a childhood trauma, the care that was needed to help get her life back…and we’ll spend an academic minute finding out just who is likely to develop PTSD.

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The union representing nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center is urging a state board to delay approving the medical center's budget until nurses have a new contract.

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Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has a new CEO who has challenged the company to "double its social impact."

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Republican Governor Phil Scott says 239 Vermont schools will share a total of $4 million in grants for infrastructure upgrades aimed at improving school safety.

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Primary season is now over and it’s on to the general election in Vermont. Voters will go to the polls in November for all of Vermont’s statehouse and statewide seats along with the U.S. House Representative and one U.S. Senate seat.

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Three weeks before primary day, the Berkshire District Attorney debate tour continued in Becket, Massachusetts Tuesday night.

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Leecia Eve is one of four candidates running in the September 13 Democratic primary for New York attorney general. Eve believes her background makes her more qualified to hold the office than her opponents.

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              Construction work has resumed on a long-stalled project to build a place to assist startup businesses in a western Massachusetts city.

A new affordable housing development supported by public dollars will be constructed in Saratoga Springs.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal announced the start of construction on a $34 million project at 247 Washington Street.

Saratoga County legislators are considering the creation of a registry to prevent animal abusers from obtaining pets.

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Officials today showcased a multi-faceted public safety plan for the opening next week of the first resort casino in Massachusetts – the MGM Springfield. 

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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.

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Aug 15, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

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The seawall that protects the City of Troy from the Hudson River is under an extensive renovation. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard got a closer look at the work underway in the Collar City.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said America "was never that great" during remarks criticizing President Donald Trump and his slogan, "Make America Great Again." 

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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

Aug 15, 2018
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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.

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