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Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was joined in a telephone news conference by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear today, to try to put pressure on Congress to finally resolve a stalemate over a federal aid package for cash-strapped states affected by the coronavirus. 

The seal of the the city of North Adams, Massachusetts
North Adams

Seven North Adams, Massachusetts residents are in the running to fill a vacant seat on the city council.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, August 10, 2020.

The Pittsfield city seal
The City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Former Pittsfield, Massachusetts mayor Gerald Doyle has died, according to city hall.

Alex Morse is vowing to stay in the race for congress in western Massachusetts as he defends himself against allegations of sexual misconduct with college students.

Dr. Robert Phang
Courtesy of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates

Dr. Robert Phang joins us for Medical Monday today. He is a cardiac electrophysiologist with Albany Associates In Cardiology, a practice of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates. Dr. Phang specializes in heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, heart conduction abnormalities, fainting, and sudden cardiac death. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, August 10, 2020.

Environmentalists gathered outside the Albany County Courthouse New Year's Day to raise awareness about their efforts to stop an Albany County cement plant from burning tires for fuel.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A vote by the Albany County Legislature on a local clean air law is expected tonight.

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse stands in front of microphones

As Holyoke, Massachusetts Mayor and congressional candidate Alex Morse responds to allegations of sexual misconduct, his supporters in Berkshire County are responding as well.

Award-winning writer and public health executive Michelle Bowdler's new memoir, "Is Rape a Crime?," indicts how sexual violence has been addressed for decades in our society, asking whether rape is a crime given that it is the least reported major felony, least successfully prosecuted, and fewer than 3% of reported rapes result in conviction. Cases are closed before they are investigated and DNA evidence sits for years untested and disregarded

Rape in this country is not treated as a crime of brutal violence but often as a question of he said / she said. Bowdler says given all this, it seems fair to ask whether rape is actually a crime.

Michelle Bowdler is the Executive Director of Health & Wellness at Tufts University and, after graduating from the Harvard School of Public Health, has worked on social justice issues related to rape for over a decade. "Is Rape a Crime?" is her first book.

Parents live in a culture obsessed with their children and their own outcomes, so they are highly susceptible to anxiety and perfectionism. Washington Post parenting columnist Meghan Leahy joins us to assuage our worries and overwhelm with her book, "Parenting Outside the Lines."

Leahy provides insights on how we can trust our gut, pick our battles, and how to assess what works best for our individual children. Leahy uses the lessons from the parenting trenches, common sense, and her nearly twenty years of experience helping families to create thoughtful questions that can help every parent find their own intuition. 

Meghan Leahy is the On Parenting columnist for The Washington Post, and a certified parenting coach. 

Voters are about to decide in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ first House district.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded August 6.

The Veterans and Community Housing Coalition "Guardian House" for female veterans.
Courtesy of VCHC

Female veterans in New York state without a permanent place to live have strikingly few options — and with the COVID-19 pandemic stretching on, they face more challenges than ever.

8/10/20 Panel

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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, UAlbany Lecturer in Africana Studies Jennifer Burns, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, who plans to continue his run for Congress despite acknowledging that he had sexual relationships with college students during his time teaching at UMass Amherst. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

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Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about multiple executive orders signed by President Trump on Saturday to address the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Paul Caiano

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

Mostly sunny with a few scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm today. Highs near 90.

New York Mets logo
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Rookie Andrés Giménez had three hits and scored three runs as the Mets doubled up the Marlins, 4-2 in the rubber match of the three-game set. New York received shutout ball from its bullpen after winning pitcher Jacob deGrom survived seven hits over five innings.

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse addresses supporters after winning reelection

Apologizing for “unacceptable behavior” in how he interacted with college students, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse says he will remain in the race for Congress. In a lengthy statement Sunday night, Morse also says he will cooperate with UMass Amherst, which is investigating the 31-year-old, who has taught at the college and acknowledged having sexual relationships with college students.

(Airs 08/09/20 @ 6 p.m. & 08/10/20 @ 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, Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rosemary, Rex and Ira talk about what do American’s really think about the news media, how should we cover the upcoming election that will take weeks to decide of absentee ballots, and much more.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 25, 2020.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York doesn’t have enough money in its budget to meet a requirement in President Donald Trump’s executive order to fund $100 a week in additional unemployment benefits.

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A weekend shooting in Albany claimed four victims.

Street art in Troy, NY
Hart Cluett Museum

TROY – There is little argument that Troy is one of the more architecturally interesting cities in the area, if not in all upstate New York.

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Reid Kisselback provides the Regional Midday Weather Summary for Sunday, August 9th, 2020.

Central Hudson Dry Ice and Water Distribution, August 6, 2020
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A New York state Assemblyman is urging the state’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to do something about a dry ice shortage.

Strange Universe 8/9/20

Aug 9, 2020

The year’s best meteor shower is now underway. So far you’d see just a few extra shooting stars per hour. But when we reach the nights of August 11th and 12th we will see a meteor every two minutes or so, especially if we’re away from the lights of town.


The Rockland County executive is calling out cellular providers for poor service after Tropical Storm Isaias.

Ralph Gardner Jr: Saving Family History From The Dumpster

Aug 8, 2020
Photo contributed by Ralph Gardner Jr.

What’s our responsibility to our elders once they’re gone? That’s something I’ve been wrestling with over the last few months. It has nothing to do with the pandemic, at least not directly; even though mortality can’t help but focus the imagination. However, my mother passed away in 2019, my father fourteen years before that. 

Lukee Forbes
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Activist Lukee Forbes is ubiquitous at protests and community events throughout the Capital Region. You can usually find him at the front of the crowd, in black clothes black and brown leather work boots.

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Reid Kisselback provides the Regional Midday Weather Summary for Saturday, August 8th, 2020.