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Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 1, 2020
Paul Caiano

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

Mostly cloudy and breezy today, with scattered rain showers. Early highs in the 50s, with temperatures falling through the 40s in the afternoon. 

Seahawks, Eagles logos

DK Metcalf again made the Philadelphia Eagles regret passing him up in the draft. Metcalf caught 10 passes for 177 yards, Russell Wilson threw for 230 yards and one touchdown and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-17 Monday night.

New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department is warning hikers not to rely on cellphone mapping apps in the wilderness after two individuals got lost in the woods.

Buck in snow
Vermont Fish and Wildlife

Vermont’s 16-day rifle deer hunting season has ended but the archery deer hunting season continues, and a second muzzleloader season starts this week.

Westchester County's active COVID-19 cases, as of November 30, 2020
Courtesy of the Office of Westchester County Executive George Latimer

The Westchester County executive says a sharp rise in the number of active COVID-19 cases continues, and there’s a good chance the state will designate additional areas as micro-clusters.

A private investment group in Pittsfield, Massachusetts says two new housing developments will create 36 new units by 2022.

The Berkshire Healthcare logo
Berkshire Healthcare /

Two Berkshire County nursing and rehabilitation facilities continue to see COVID-19 cases spike among staff and residents.

Proposed Amazon warehouse at former IBM site in East Fishkill, Dutchess County
East Fishkill Town Board meeting November 5, 2020/screenshot from youtube by WAMC, Allison Dunne

Dutchess County could be home to an Amazon warehouse. Officials say a former IBM site is a frontrunner as the retail giant considers locations across the country.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The city of Rensselaer, which has seen its share of environmental threats, could be facing another.

The Lenox Town Seal (founded 1767) / Wikipedia Commons

The town of Lenox, Massachusetts was pushed into the Massachusetts Department of Health’s COVID-19 “red zone” designation last week with an average daily incidence rate of 38.4 per 100,000. It was the only Berkshire County community given that high-risk designation through mid-November, with around 30 active cases.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a briefing July 1, 2020.

With New York State’s rate of COVID-19 infection above 4% for the second day in a row, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new emergency hospital rules to prevent the state’s health care system from being overwhelmed Monday. They include calling on retired doctors and nurses to help out, and cancelling elective surgeries in Erie County. And Cuomo says he can’t rule out another statewide economic shutdown if the infection rate continues to rise.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 30, 2020

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for  Monday, November 30, 2020.

Dr. Mark Keroack speaking at podium
Paul Tuthill / WAMC

With COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts soaring along with hospitalizations, a top health official says it would not be a surprise if the state took a step back in reopening.

Matthew Goodemote
Provided by Matthew Goodemote

It's physical therapy with Matthew Goodemote today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Poughkeepsie Mayor Tests Positive For COVID-19

Nov 30, 2020
Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison
Courtesy of the Office of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison

The mayor of Poughkeepsie, New York has tested positive for COVID-19.

Audrey Kupferberg: The Life Ahead

Nov 30, 2020
Audrey Kupferberg

It would take half this radio piece to explain all the awards that Sophia Loren has received over the decades.  Her film career in Italy and Hollywood blossomed in the 1950s when producer Carlo Ponti changed her name from Scicolone to Loren and redesigned her career.  They married in 1957.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Nov 30, 2020
Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, November 30, 2020.

Dave Lucas / WAMC

Unionized nurses joined by elected officials and labor leaders rallied outside Albany Medical Center on Saturday ahead of a strike planned for Tuesday.

A sign for Springside Park
Josh Landes / WAMC

A plan to remove unhoused residents living in city parks is set to go into effect in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Tuesday.

11/30/20 Panel

Nov 30, 2020
Microphone in radio studio

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, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's latest interview with Fox News, where the president suggested, without evidence, that his own FBI and Justice Department rigged the 2020 election against him. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Nov 30, 2020
Yancey Roy
Provided by Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about why COVID-19 patients may be more likely to survive the second wave of the pandemic in New York. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Nov 30, 2020
Paul Caiano

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

Cloudy and windy in the hills and mountains today, with rain and possibly a thunderstorm in southern New York and New England. Highs in the mid 50s. 

Giants Logo

Graham Gano hit four field goals and the Giants took over first place in the NFC East at 4-7 with a 19-17 win over the Bengals. Leonard Williams clinched it by recovering a fumble with 57 seconds left following a sack of quarterback Brandon Allen.

From left: NYS Senator Pete Harckham; President of the Yonkers Federation of Teachers Samantha Rosado-Ciriello; NYS Senator Shelley Mayer; NYS Senator John Liu; and Immediate Past-President of the YCPTA Rob Rijos.
Courtesy of the Office of NYS Senator Shelley Mayer

A number of New York state senators have introduced a bill to provide free broadband to every student and school in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Airs 11/29/20 @ 6 p.m. & 11/30/20 @ 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, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association and Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Judy, Rosemary and Rex talk about whether the media will continue to focus on President Donald Trump post-Presidency, the diversity problem in the media, and much more.

Reid Kisselback
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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Reid Kisselback provides the regional forecast for Sunday, November 29th. 

Strange Universe 11/29/20

Nov 29, 2020
Earth from Space
Image Credit: NASA

Every couple of months you'll read about the "first-ever New Earth" found beyond the solar system. But in nearly all cases, the item had been uncovered many years earlier. It’s an odd development that science discoveries are being announced as “new” when the information has been out there for years or even decades. It's strange. Another science journalism sin is hyping sky events that are either minor or unobservable. So beware of today’s headlines, promoting a lunar eclipse Sunday night, November 29th.  For casual observers, the Full Moon will remain unchanged.

Reid Kisselback
Photo provided for use by NewsChannel 13

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Reid Kisselback delivers the forecast for Saturday, November 28th. 

Ralph Gardner Jr: My Antique Bottle Problem

Nov 28, 2020
Some antique bottles discovered in a 19th century dump at the writer’s house
Ralph Gardner, Jr.

During Phase 1 of the pandemic my wife turned her organizational skills to cleaning up our cavernous basement, a Herculean endeavor that took several weeks. For Phase 2 she’s tackling the garage.