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Cuomo Says He Won't Resign As Legislative Leaders Call For His Ouster

New York State Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said the governor should consider voluntarily stepping down after two new allegations of inappropriate behavior from more women over the weekend.

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Biden Signals Support For Voting Rights

As Republicans in statehouses across the country introduce hundreds of bills raising barriers to vote, President Biden is issuing a new executive order signaling his administration's commitment to expanding, not shrinking, voting access and rights. Among other things, the order directs federal agencies to put together plans to "promote voter registration and participation." It also directs the General Services Administration to put together a plan improving the accessibility and user...

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Pandemic Forces Mushers To Adapt To An Already Grueling Iditarod

The Iditarod kicks off Sunday and, like most events in a pandemic, the 2021 sled dog race will be a little different. Even with an abbreviated course this year, it's a brutal test of tenacity and stamina, typically traversing about 1,000 miles of a remote and rugged landscape during an unforgiving Alaskan winter. Founded in 1973 by two preservationists lamenting the disappearance of sled dog culture, the Iditarod calls itself "The Last Great Race." In odd-numbered years, the race usually...

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The Media Project #1553 - Alan, Rosemary, Rex, Ira

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(Airs 03/07/21 @ 6 p.m. & 03/08/21 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Judy talk about what the press should do to encourage a higher vaccination rate, the New York Times newsroom in turmoil, and much more.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Emma Brown, an investigative reporter at The Washington Post, about sexual violence perpetrated against boys.

NPR's Life Kit has tips and tricks for how to clean better.

NPR's Michel Martin discusses the spike in anti-Asian American violence with three people who've thought a lot about it: professor Russell Jeung, journalist Eda Yu and restauranteur Jason Wang.

More than a month after the military orchestrated a coup against the country's democratically elected leader, Myanmar police are continuing to use violence against peaceful protesters. The death toll is continuing to rise — and it now includes a local official from the deposed leader's political party.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Pat Bradley / WAMC

New York State Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said the governor should consider voluntarily stepping down after two new allegations of inappropriate behavior from more women over the weekend.

On Jan. 27, 1986, Allan McDonald stood on the cusp of history.

McDonald directed the booster rocket project at NASA contractor Morton Thiokol. He was responsible for the two massive rockets, filled with explosive fuel, which lifted space shuttles skyward. He was at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the launch of the Challenger "...to approve or disapprove a launch if something came up," he told me in 2016, 30 years after Challenger exploded.

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Reid Kisselback's regional weather summary for Sunday, March 7th, 2021. 

It seems contradictory to say that when an organization has been severely hurt economically, it has also prospered.   It is, however, true of Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. 

Orange County Nonprofit Changes Its Name

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A non-profit organization in Orange County, New York is changing its name after 50 years.

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