Patrick Garrett

National Productions Coordinator, Podcast Host

Patrick Garrett graduated with a dual degree from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Concentration in Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry. A former newsroom intern who joined the WAMC staff in 2014, he worked at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where he sold tickets. He is an Eagle Scout from Saratoga Springs and writes and plays music in his free time.

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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.

The newest addition to our programming, Milk Street Radio, has already found a home on WAMC. From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio asks questions and gets answers about cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, and literature. Tune in every Sunday at 7 a.m. The show takes the place of Marketplace Weekend, which ended production in June.

Summer is in full swing. And no, not just for baseball fans. With the New (fiscal) Year come a few announcements.

Summer drives, sweat, state parks and beaches, mosquitoes, long days, short nights, flowers, farmers markets, and the return of some new and classic programming. It’s an annual tradition coming back to Northeastern airwaves: live performances from Tanglewood will be coming back to WAMC this summer. Keep an eye (or ear) out for announcements in the coming weeks for specific changes to our summer lineup.


LeBron James poured in 51 points, but the Golden State Warriors took Game 1 of the NBA Finals by downing the Cleveland Cavaliers, 124-114 in overtime. Stephen Curry scored 29 points and Kevin Durant had 26 with nine rebounds for the defending champs. The Cavs had a chance to win it in regulation, but J.R. Smith grabbed a rebound and ran out the clock thinking Cleveland had gone ahead when George Hill hit one of two free throws with 4.7 seconds left. The series remains in Oakland for Game 2 on Sunday.

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Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal and Braden Holtby stopped 37 shots as the Washington Capitals beat the Vegas Golden Knights, 3-2 to even the Stanley Cup final at a game apiece. The game was tied 1-1 until Ovechkin and Brooks Orpik scored 4:03 apart in the second period. Lars Eller had a goal and two assists for the Caps, who had been 0-5 all time in Cup final games. Game 3 is on Saturday at 8 p.m.


Gleyber Torres provided a walk-off, RBI single in the 10th inning to complete the New York Yankees' comeback in a 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros. The Astros were two outs from a 5-3 win until Brett Gardner launched his second homer of the game, a two-run blast off Chris Devenki. The Astros have dropped three of four since a five-game winning streak gave them a three-game lead in the AL West.


The Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals came out firing in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final with Tomas Nosek scoring the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period in a thrilling 6-4 victory by the expansion Golden Knights. With its sellout crowd of hometown fans at deafening volume all night, Vegas put its usual speed and relentlessness on full display while overcoming a third-period deficit to win the opener of a matchup between two franchises seeking their first Stanley Cup titles. The Game 1 winner has won the last six Cups and 61 of 78 overall. Game 2 is Wednesday in Las Vegas.


The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year after LeBron James delivered 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists in a 97-89 victory in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals at Boston. Jeff Green added 19 points while starting in place of Kevin Love, who missed the game because of a concussion suffered in Game 6. The Celtics outscored the Cavs 26-18 in the first quarter but managed just 36 points after halftime.


The Houston Rockets have a three-games-to-two lead in the NBA's Western Conference finals after Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and provide a big steal in a 98-94 triumph over the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors had a chance to win it or force overtime until Gordon stole the ball from Draymond Green in the closing moments. Chris Paul finished with 20 points after shooting 0-for-7 in the first half, but he had to leave the game in the final minute with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. The Warriors will try to stave off elimination when they host Game 6 on Saturday.


The Boston Celtics are within one victory of their first trip to the NBA Finals in eight years. Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics remained perfect in Boston this postseason with their 10th straight victory at home and moved within one win of their first trip to the NBA Finals since 2010. Game 6 is Friday at Cleveland.


James Harden scored 30 points and the Houston Rockets evened the NBA's Western Conference finals at two games apiece by outscoring Golden State 25-12 in the fourth quarter of a 95-92 victory against the Warriors. Chris Paul had 27 points for the Rockets, who blew a seven-point halftime lead and trailed by 10 heading into the final period. Stephen Curry poured in 28 points for the Warriors, while Kevin Durant added 27 with 12 rebounds. Game 5 is tomorrow at 9 p.m.


Jaylen Brown had 23 points and eight rebounds, Marcus Morris added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point, first-quarter lead and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Al Horford scored 20 points for the Celtics, who ran off 17 consecutive points in the first quarter to pull away. Kevin Love had 17 points and LeBron James finished with 15 points, Game 2 is Tuesday night.


Nosed out for the top seed in the NHL's Eastern Conference playoffs on the final day of the regular season, the Boston Bruins took out their frustrations on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Masters:

Jordan Spieth is the leader through one round of the Masters after opening with a 6-under 66, giving him a two-shot edge over Tony Finau and Matt Kuchar. Spieth birdied five straight holes and took just 10 putts on the back nine. Phil Mickelson opened with 2 under 70, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson fired a 1 over 73 and Tiger Woods stumbled late in his round for a 1-over 73.


Buffalo and Loyola of Chicago authored the biggest stunners during the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The 13th-seeded Bulls hammered No. 4 Arizona as Wes Clark delivered 25 points and Jeremy Harris added 23 to lead Buffalo's 89-68 rout of the Pac-12 Tournament champs at Boise. CJ Massinburg had 19 points and Buffalo shredded Arizona's defense at a 55-percent clip for the program's first NCAA Tournament win. Arizona went 2 for 18 from 3-point range, while the Bulls knocked down 15 of 30. The Bulls now prepare to take on Kentucky in Saturday's South Regional action at Boise.


Last-in Syracuse wins its first NCAA Tournament game. Freshman Oshae Brissett had a double-double and led Syracuse's second-half comeback, and the Orange, the last team to make the NCAA Tournament, held on for a 60-56 victory over Arizona State in the First Four. The 11th-seeded Orange plays No. 6 seed TCU on Friday in Detroit in the Midwest Region.

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Dr. Cailin Brown from The College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about Jeopardy host Alex Trebek moderating a debate, the dangers of media labeling children 'crisis actors,' and a listener letter.

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Registered nurses at Berkshire Medical Center say they will launch a second strike after demands for contract changes were not met. The nurses say they want improved staffing to ensure patient safety. The Berkshire Eagle’s Samantha Wood says the nurses mounted a similar one-day strike in October that resulted in a lockout by hospital management.



Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is making his PGA Tour playing debut next month in the Dominican Republic.  The lead NFL analyst for CBS Sports has received a sponsor exemption to play in the inaugural Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 22-25. The tournament is held the same week as the Dell Technologies Match Play and will not feature any of the top 64 players in the world. Romo has tried to qualify for the U.S. Open three times. He advanced to the final stage of qualifying in 2010 but had to withdraw.


Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis' Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring. The Colts confirmed McDaniels' decision after reports emerged that the Patriots' offensive coordinator had opted to stay in New England with coach Bill Belichick.


Police say a man being held in a suspected drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has twice been deported from the U.S. Indiana State Police said Monday that 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala and gave officers a fake name following the Sunday accident. Investigators say he's in U.S. illegally and was deported in 2007 and 2009. He remained in the Marion County Jail on Monday. Police say the 26-year-old Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe were standing outside their car along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis when they were hit and killed by a pickup truck being driven by Orrego-Savala. Police say they believe Orrego-Savala was intoxicated and driving without a license. Police say they're working with prosecutors on potential criminal charges.

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The City of Brotherly Love is celebrating its first Super Bowl victory, and its first NFL championship since 1960.

The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champs after rallying to beat the New England Patriots, 41-33. The Patriots led 33-32 until Nick Foles threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:21 remaining. Tom Brady fumbled on the next possession to set up Jake Elliott's 46-yard field goal that put the Eagles ahead by eight with 1:10 left.



The 52nd Superbowl kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Minnesota as the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles.


WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and

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Terry Rozier allowed the Boston Celtics to put together a blowout win despite the absence of Kyrie Irving, who rested his quad injury. Rozier became the second player in league history to record a triple-double in his first start, providing 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 103-73 rout of the Knicks in Boston. Elias says Tony Wroten of the 76ers was the first player to post a triple-double in his initial start during the 2013-14 season.


Congress has responded to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by sending President Donald Trump legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report claims of abuse to law enforcement. Nassar returns to court today to face another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts after being sentenced last week to 40 to 175 years behind bars.


The Cleveland Indians are removing the divisive Chief Wahoo logo from their jerseys and caps starting in the 2019 season. The decision follows numerous discussions with Major League Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred. The team has been transitioning away from Chief Wahoo in recent years amid growing pressure to drop the big-toothed, smiling, red-faced caricature. Manfred said the team conveyed to him that some fans have a "long-standing attachment" to the logo, but the Indians agreed that it's "no longer appropriate for on-field use."


Delanie Walker grabbed two touchdown passes in helping the AFC beat the NFC 24-23 in the Pro Bowl at Orlando. David Carr completed 11 of 15 passes for 115 yards, including a go-ahead, 18-yard scoring pass to Walker with 1:31 remaining. Denver linebacker Von Miller sealed the victory when he caused and recovered a fumble by Rams quarterback Jared Goff.

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A Philadelphia museum dedicated to America's revolutionary patriots is temporarily renaming its biggest gallery in honor of the city's Super Bowl-bound football team. The Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday rechristened its Patriots Gallery as the Eagles Gallery. The new name will stay through Super Bowl Sunday when the Eagles face the New England Patriots.