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Greene County has "substantial spread" per CDC

Under new guidance released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indoor masking is not recommended for most of the Northeast and parts of the Upper Midwest. Exceptions north of New York City include Orange, Westchester, Saratoga and Greene Counties in New York — which CDC data show as having “substantial spread” of COVID-19 as vaccination efforts continue.

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy speaks Thursday
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The City of Schenectady announced today state funding will support an ongoing initiative to upgrade high-traffic areas.

Screenshot of the Vermont Climate Council virtual meeting
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The Vermont Climate Council met this week to hear strategy recommendations from its subcommittees to implement the state’s Climate Action Plan.

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Earlier this month, Canadian officials announced that on August 9th fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed to enter the country through its land borders. There are caveats: travelers must prove they have been vaccinated and need a negative pre-departure COVID test.  All of the information must be presented at the border and must also be pre-filed on an official Canadian website.  SUNY Plattsburgh Center for the Study of Canada Director Christopher Kirkey says the rules Canada is imposing are not simple but not overwhelmingly complex.

Audrey Kupferberg: "Yellow Rose"

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Film archivist Audrey Kupferberg says a black line can be seen at the edge of film, this is the audio.
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Yellow Rose, an award-winning American-Filipino film by Home Away Pictures and Civilian Studios, captures the spirit of the mid-Twentieth Century American independent film movement.  In this 2020 release, director and co-writer Diane Paragas gives viewers an in-depth look at the plight of a Filipino mother and her seventeen-year-old daughter, undocumented or illegal aliens living quietly and respectfully in a Texas town near Austin.  

Maria Lutz accepts an oversized check from Make-A-Wish CEO Bill Trigg
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Make-A-Wish Northeast New York teamed up with the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York to announce the granting of a special wish by an upstate teenager today.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast 7/29/21

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for July 29, 2021.

(Airs 07/29/21 @ 3 p.m. & 07/31/21 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

    Weeks ago, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters in Springfield he would decide “soon” about whether he’ll run next year for a third term.

Hiking 7/29/21

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Bald Peak
Adirondack Mountain Club

We explore the wonderful world of hiking today with the Megan McLaughlin and Jim Slavin of the Adirondack Mountain Club.  Sarah LaDuke hosts. 

(Airs 08/23/18 @ 1 p.m.)  An encore In Conversation interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock and two bluegrass legends, Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley. Earl Scruggs died in 2012 while Ralph Stanley died in 2016. In the first interview, Alan talks with Earl and his wife Louise who died in 2006, followed by the interview with Ralph Stanley.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, July 29, 2021.

Paul Oakley Stovall
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Abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered a speech about U.S. politics to an audience of several thousand at Poughkeepsie’s College Hill Park in August of 1858.

Celebrating the African Spirit in will commemorate the event on August 1st where you can hear parts of his powerful speech recited by acclaimed actor - Paul Oakley Stovall. Stovall played George Washington in the touring production of "Hamilton."

The DEC's Jeff Wernick with activist Joe Ritchie.
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Activists are calling on the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation to deny the renewal of Norlite's air toxics and hazardous waste permits.

Lileana Blain-Cruz and Latoya Edwards
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This Friday and Saturday at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, New York Stage and Film will present two performances of “White Girl in Danger,” a new musical from Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael R. Jackson.

“White Girl in Danger” is the story of Keesha Gibbs, a young woman who lives in the "Blackground" of a melodramatic soap opera town called Allwhite. Tired of repetitive Blackground stories of enslavement and police violence, Keesha sets out to become Allwhite's leading heroine by appropriating the storylines of her three main rivals, Meagan, Maegan and Megan. But as she gains power for herself, she also attracts the attention of the Allwhite Killer, putting her story and her life in more danger than ever.

Lileana Blain-Cruz directs “White Girl in Danger” for New York Stage and Film, and Latoya Edwards plays Keesha Gibbs.

The logos of SEFCU and CAP COM
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Two Capital Region credit unions are merging. The boards of directors for SEFCU and CAP COM have voted to approve the creation of an $8 billion financial institution.

Richard Kind
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Richard Kind has been a ubiquitous yeoman of stage and screen for a number of decades - equally adept in both comedic and dramatic roles. His television series include regular and recurring parts on: “Mad About You,” “Spin City,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Goldbergs,” and many other network, cable, and streaming shows. He’s often employed to use his signature bombast to bring animated characters to life - out of personal preference allow me to note Marty Glauberman from the Netflix Series “Big Mouth” and imaginary friend of indeterminate species, “Bing Bong” in the Pixar film “Inside Out.”

He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Marcus Hoff in the 2013 Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway production of “The Big Knife” and other Broadway credits include “The Producers,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” and “Kiss Me Kate.”

On Monday, August 2, Drama Desk Award winner and Tony Award Nominee Richard Kind will host Broadway in the Berkshires at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts with an evening of all-star entertainment featuring Broadway’s brightest stars.

Producer and actor Deborah Grausman has assembled an extraordinary cast, exceptional musicians, and a first-rate creative team for an evening that is sure to entertain.

Congressman Antonio Delgado
Antonio Delgado, official portrait, 116th Congress / public domain

Infrastructure talks are nearing the dog days.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded July 20.

7/29/21 RT 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, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, and Lecturer and Adjunct Professor in Communications for SUNY New Paltz and RPI Terry Gipson.

Roundtable Music 7/29

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Photo of Alan Chartock, WAMC's President and CEO.
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on reports that the Senate has voted to take up a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Paul Caiano

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

Increasing clouds with showers and thunderstorms today. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

Tokyo Olympics logo

The U.S. Olympic team has found more gold in the pool. Caeleb Dressel has claimed the first individual gold medal of his career by holding off the defending Olympic champion, Australia's Kyle Chalmers, in the 100-meter freestyle. Dressel closed with a furious sprint to the wall and posted a time of 47.02 seconds, an Olympic record. Dressel beat Chalmers by a mere six-hundredths of a second, leaving the 2016 winner with a silver medal this time.

Since the Supreme Court ended its session in June, all eyes are on Justice Stephen Breyer. If he were to retire, it would give President Joe Biden a chance to fulfill one of his major campaign promises: to appoint a woman of color to the bench.

In the history of the United States, there have been 114 justices to sit on the Supreme Court, that’s counting the 9 that are up there now. Only 4 have been women. But those four haven’t been the only ones considered for the court.

Slaid Cleaves
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Each Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. “Live At The Linda” brings you some of the best musical acts to grace the stage at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. This week features KWILLEO from 2020 and Slaid Cleaves from 2017.

photo of Burlington Police logo on a podium
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The Burlington, Vermont Police Commission met at City Hall on Tuesday evening. Among the topics discussed was lower staffing levels and the resulting demoralization within the police department.

A rendering of the planned HVCC North building
Image provided by Hudson Valley Community College

Hudson Valley Community College plans to expand its footprint in Saratoga County.

Keith Strudler: Biles Deals Blow To Tokyo Games

Jul 28, 2021

The good news for NBC right now when it comes to the Olympic Games is this. It can’t get much worse. I suppose that’s not entirely true, since we could have some kind of full-on Covid outbreak in the Olympic Village or a Hurricane could barrel through Tokyo, which almost happened. But otherwise, we’re fairly close to the floor.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast 7/28/21

Jul 28, 2021
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for July 28, 2021.