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Burlington City Hall
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Burlington officials say they're worried about a stalled redevelopment project in Vermont's largest city.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

7 hours ago

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, October 12, 2018.

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' October Music Selections

7 hours ago
Greg Haymes
Times Union

WAMC's Brian Shields gets Greg Haymes' October music choices.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has ordered a moratorium on all but emergency repair work by Columbia Gas in all areas of the state.

Wanda Willingham at the podium outside the DMV on South Pearl Street, Albany.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Elected officials and civic leaders appear to be at an impasse over controversial remarks by Albany County Board of Elections officials about the city’s South End community.

Marcus Molinaro
Karen DeWitt

The Republican candidate for governor of New York, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, is weighing in on the Schoharie limousine crash, saying there needs to be more government oversight.

    As the largest city in western Massachusetts readies for the arrival of legal marijuana retail stores, there is a move to help people who were harmed when selling pot was a crime.

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We have a real treat for today's Food Friday as the show is all about bacon! Cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough are in the studio to discuss this breakfast staple and answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Dr. Jason Bates (left), co-principal investigator on the new Translational Global Infectious Disease Research Center grant, with junior investigator Dr. C. Matthew Kinsey
University of Vermont

The University of Vermont and its Larner College of Medicine have received a multi-million dollar award from the National Institutes of Health to create a new center that will develop new ways to prevent and control infectious diseases.

Courtesy of Kim Snyder/Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane

A short film about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting massacre that took the lives of 20 students and six educators is told through the lens of two clergymen — one in Connecticut, the other in Scotland. “Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane” is being shown at the Woodstock Film Festival Saturday. Producer and Director Kim Snyder will also screen clips from her upcoming documentary about February’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Snyder spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Artwork from a radio-related World War II propaganda poster for the United States
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You said it! Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan looks on as Police Chief Eric Hawkins addresses a crowd during the swearing-in of 19 police recruits at City Hall.
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Nineteen new police recruits were sworn in Thursday at Albany city hall. It’s an interesting time in the city, with a new police chief and continued stress between the police union and the mayor. Things may be improving.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, October 12, 2018.

Democrats are hoping to retain Connecticut’s fifth U.S. House district seat.
In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican hopeful Manny Santos continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

In the new play, “The Lifespan of a Fact,” the determined young fact checker is about to stir up trouble. The demanding editor has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by the unorthodox author. Together, they take on the high-stakes world of publishing in this new comedy of conflict. The ultimate showdown between fact and fiction is about to begin – with undeniably delicious consequences.

“The Lifespan of a Fact” is based on the stirring true story of John D’Agata’s essay, “What Happens There,” about the Las Vegas suicide of teenager Levi Presley. Jim Fingal, assigned to fact check the piece, ignited a seven-year debate on the blurred lines of what passes for truth in literary nonfiction.

“The Lifespan if a Fact” is currently in previews at Studio 54 on Broadway starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale. It opens on October 18. It is directed by our guest, Leigh Silverman.

   The longtime executive director of a grassroots anti-poverty organization in western Massachusetts has announced her retirement.

10/12/18 Panel

14 hours ago

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany County District Attorney David Soares and Former EPA Regional Administrator and visiting professor at Bennington College Judith Enck. 

Alan Chartock

WAMC’s Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Hurricane Michael and climate change. Dr. Chartock also discusses the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey over a week ago and has not been seen since.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds, windy and much cooler today.  Highs near 60 late in the morning, then temperatures fall.  

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers about a voting registration scam reported in two upstate counties.

A woman whose daughter survived a limousine accident that killed four women on Long Island in 2015 says Saturday's deadly crash in rural upstate New York is a reminder that strict legislation is still needed for stretch vehicles.

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NFL

The Philadelphia Eagles pulled out of their season-opening slump while adding to the frustration of the New York Giants.

Carson Wentz threw for a season-high three touchdowns and the Eagles avoided their first three-game losing streak since 2016 by downing the Giants, 34-13 at the Meadowlands. Wentz finished with 278 passing yards sandwiched touchdowns throws of 13 and 1 yard to Alshon Jeffery around a 10-yarder to tight end Zach Ertz to help the 3-3 Eagles build a 31-6 lead.

#1524 (Repeat of #1514): Women Also Know Stuff

Oct 11, 2018

On this week’s 51%, we’ll speak with a political scientist who works to give more women in the field a voice. And we hear about support and advocacy for domestic workers in Texas. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Chittenden County officials say they are behind in their five-year housing plan.

A 14-year-old has been charged with murder following a stabbing in Clinton County, New York Thursday.

Immigrants Vote! Campaign: Register NY Voters

Oct 11, 2018
Courtesy of New York Immigration Coalition

The New York Immigration Coalition is in the midst of its Immigrants Vote! campaign. Alliance organizations have been working throughout the state to register voters by Friday’s deadline for the November 6 general election. By registering more people to vote, the campaign strives to increase voter turnout.

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With less than a month before Election Day, the major party candidates for Vermont governor were in Rutland Wednesday evening for a debate that focused on economic issues.

Center for Excellence rendering
University of Vermont/MassMutual

The University of Vermont recently announced an innovative partnership to establish the college’s first Center of Excellence, which will expand data science research on human wellness.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Nineteen new Albany police recruits received their badges during a swearing-in ceremony Thursday at City Hall.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Oct 11, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, October 11, 2018.

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