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Roger Stone Sentenced To More Than 3 Years Amid Furor Over Trump And DOJ

Updated at 1:36 p.m. ET A federal judge sentenced Roger Stone, a political adviser to President Trump, to more than three years in prison on Thursday amid an uproar about what critics call Trump's interference in the workings of justice. Judge Amy Berman Jackson found herself in the middle of a political sandstorm as she and the parties closed in on sentencing for Stone following his conviction last year. Stone also was ordered to pay a $20,000 fine and to serve two years of supervised...

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Coronavirus: South Korea Says COVID-19 Cases Doubled In 24 Hours

Updated at 2 p.m. ET The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Korea has doubled in just 24 hours, to 104 from 51, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Many of the new cases of coronavirus are linked to a Christian sect in Daegu, a city in southern South Korea. Korea's CDC says a woman who became the country's 31st confirmed patient on Feb. 18 had attended services held by a religious group called the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, The Temple of the...

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(Airs 2/20/20 @ 3 p.m. & 2/22/20 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York State Democratic Assemblyman Richard Gottfried.

Forever 21, the fast-fashion mall standby that filed for bankruptcy last year, will live on. Three companies announced Thursday that they are jointly acquiring the retailer aimed at young shoppers and plan to continue to operate its U.S. and international stores.

The buyers are Authentic Brands Group, which owns major brands such as Barneys New York, Aeropostale and Nine West, and Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners, which are both real estate companies.

What's it like living with a coronavirus infection, isolated in a biocontainment unit? For Carl Goldman, diagnosed this week in Nebraska, his condition doesn't feel any different than a typical cold, he tells NPR's Noel King. But the treatment is unusual: Doctors visit him each day wearing Hazmat suits, and hospital staff wave at him from behind double-sealed windows.

Science panel: Jim Pickett, Roger Gibboni, Ed Stander, Barb Brabetz
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The science panel returns to Vox Pop to answer your inquiries. Today we welcome Barbara Brabetz, Ed Stander, Jim Pickett and Roger Gibboni. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Want to stump the scientists? The number to call with your questions is 1-800-348-2551. You can also email voxpop@wamc.org. 

The latest adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma is as handsome, clever and rich as its famous heroine — and I mean "rich" in the caloric sense, as well. I wanted to snack on every pastel-hued surface of Kave Quinn's production design, which suggests nothing less than a frosted cupcake come to life — a feast of lace bonnets and high collars, gilded frames and glass chandeliers.

It's been nearly a decade since actor Claire Danes first appeared as CIA agent Carrie Mathison on the Showtime series Homeland. Now that the show is in its eighth and final season, Danes is feeling reflective about its run.

"I started the show as a barely married person, and I'm leaving the show as a mother of two. [We] just celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary," she says. "It's going to be a while before I can understand and I can appreciate what this is all meant to me. ... More than anything, I'm filled with gratitude."

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The longest-serving current member of the western Massachusetts state legislative delegation is retiring.

(Airs 02/20/20) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Rabbi Israel “Si” Dresner - an activist who was one of the original Freedom Riders of the early 1960’s.

Updated at 1:36 p.m. ET

A federal judge sentenced Roger Stone, a political adviser to President Trump, to more than three years in prison on Thursday amid an uproar about what critics call Trump's interference in the workings of justice.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson found herself in the middle of a political sandstorm as she and the parties closed in on sentencing for Stone following his conviction last year.

Stone also was ordered to pay a $20,000 fine and to serve two years of supervised release.

Jordan Sherman's Midday Forecast

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Meteorologist Jordan Sherman delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, February 20, 2020.

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