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Early Capital Region Primary Results Show Most Incumbents Holding On

Mayor Kathy Sheehan has declared victory in Albany’s Democratic primary, defeating the Rev. Valerie Faust. According to the Albany County Board of Elections , with 100 percent of the city's election districts reporting, Sheehan leads 3,688 to 2,093.

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Hong Kong's Apple Daily To Shut Down This Weekend After Having Its Assets Frozen

BEIJING – Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy newspaper is shutting down. The paper, Apple Daily, had managed to survive the arrest of its founder and of its editor in chief, and of several top executives . But last week, the government froze its bank accounts, crippling the paper's operations. Apple Daily will run its last edition on Saturday — signaling the end to Hong Kong's once freewheeling and muckraking reporting environment as well. For 26 years, the investigative tabloid ran...

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Artwork for 3 presentations by WTF this summer
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There will be a return to live in-person performance and will be done entirely outdoors, as the Williamstown Theatre Festival returns this season on July 6th through August 15th.

They will be presenting three shows: "Outside on Main: Nine Solo Plays By Black Playwrights" which is a world premiere series of works by both established and up and coming Black writers that will feature BIPOC actors and will be directed by Black directors.

The second show is the world premiere musical "Row" which will be staged on the Clark Art Institute’s reflecting pool. And the final production will be an immersive experience called "Alien/Nation" which is inspired by real events that took place in 1969 in Western Mass and takes audiences on a journey throughout Williamstown.

To tell us more, we welcome Mandy Greenfield - Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Artistic Director.

Soccer stadiums across Germany will light up with rainbow colors during a match Wednesday with Hungary, to protest a decision from the Union of European Football Associations denying Munich's request to illuminate its arena.

They're also showing solidarity with Hungary's LGBTQ community after the rival country passed a law denounced by human rights groups as homophobic.

The UEFA said Tuesday that it was denying a request for host city Munich's Allianz Arena to display the colors during the match.

Clarisa Andres, a petite 22-year-old, hasn't been home in over a month. She's homesick, but she says she can cope.

She's an emergency medical technician with the San Juan Early Response Network – one of the few women on the 63-member team – and the pandemic has amped up their work of responding to medical emergencies. They work 24-hour shifts, 7 days a week and when they're on call, they live in a dorm with other health-care workers.

An Amtrak train at Union Station in Springfield
Paul Tuthill / WAMC

   Amtrak has put out a timetable to return service to pre-pandemic schedules in western Massachusetts.

6/23/21 RT Panel

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Microphone in radio studio
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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, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao and Cohoes City Director of Operations Theresa Bourgeois.

Photo of Alan Chartock, WAMC's President and CEO.
Eric Korenman / Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Tuesday vote where Senate Republicans blocked a sweeping, federal voting rights bill. 

A videogame changed Peter Tamte's life. And forever altered his view of military service.

In the early 2000s the U.S. Marine Corps recruited the developer to help design video training programs. Tamte, who had never served, befriended a bunch of the grunts who were testing his product. Then came the second battle of Fallujah in Iraq, the heaviest urban fighting for U.S. troops since Vietnam.

Today the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces new grants for arts and culture organizations under President Biden's American Rescue Plan. The pandemic relief fund set aside $135 million for both the arts and humanities endowments, nearly double the amount that was available to cultural groups in President Trump's CARES Act. Eligibility requirements for NEA grants have also been modified to allow for a broader pool of applicants.

Miles Reed
Provided by Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette for a roundup of Tuesday's Democratic primaries in Schenectady, New York. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

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