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Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 16, 2020

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather summary for Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

DCC Names Acting President Ahead Of A National Search

Sep 16, 2020
Acting DCC President Ellen Gambino
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In New York, an acting president has been appointed at Dutchess Community College following the retirement of the former president.

Mark Lawson of Albany’s Mark Lawson Antiques, Jewelry, and Coin joins us today to answer your questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Elizabeth Freeman Center Executive Director Janis Broderick
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On this week’s 51%, some calls reporting domestic violence have been different since COVID, and there’s a program offering online help to women living with a problem drinker.

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The U.S. Forest Service is beginning construction of a new headquarters in Mendon, Vermont. In addition to serving as a visitor center, the $6 million, 11,550-square-foot building will house the people responsible for overseeing the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont and the Finger Lakes National Forest in New York

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Sep 16, 2020
Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Ayshawn Davis of Troy

The FBI says it’s offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the shooting death of an 11-year-old Troy boy on Sunday. 

The Black Lives Matter flag flies in front of Burlington City Hall
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While a debate over a complaint filed against the Burlington City Council’s use of executive session dominated Monday evening’s meeting, a number of other items were on the agenda.  As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the meeting included an update on the stalled downtown redevelopment project.

By the time of his assassination in 1963, John F. Kennedy stood at the helm of the greatest power the world had ever seen, a booming American nation that he had steered through some of the most perilous diplomatic standoffs of the Cold War.

Born in 1917 to a striving Irish American family that had become among Boston’s wealthiest, Kennedy knew political ambition from an early age, and his meteoric rise to become the youngest elected president cemented his status as one of the most mythologized figures in American history.

Fredrik Logevall is Laurence Belfer Professor of International Affairs and professor of history at Harvard University. He has spent much of the last decade searching for the “real” JFK. His new book is "JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956."

In a collaboration devised to meet the challenges posed by the global health pandemic, the 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival season will be the first-ever complete theatre season released by Audible, the world’s largest producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks.

The 2020 WTF Season on Audible is being produced in an audio-only format safe to elevate, entertain, and transform audiences from the comfort of their homes. While this season is different, it is being made with the spirit of invention that has long been a hallmark of the Festival.

The new work looks to transport you into the world of Blanche DuBois in 1940s New Orleans, into a hotel in Thailand where Kina prepares for gender confirmation surgery, onto Tori McClure’s rowboat as she rows solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and so much more.

To tell us about it – we welcome Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director of WTF.

Last year, a best-selling author Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch wrote "The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington," a best-seller that was praised by critics, historians, and two U.S. presidents for its research and propulsive narrative.

Now Meltzer and Mensch return to uncover another fascinating episode previously lost to history in the new book, "The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President and Why it Failed." In our current climate of uncertainty and fear, the book is a reminder of the capacity for American greatness in the form of one of its most lauded and inspirational heroes, Abraham Lincoln.


Voters in East Greenbush approved the public library budget and elected two trustees Tuesday.

NYSUT Sues State Over Education Funding Cuts

Sep 16, 2020

The state’s largest teachers union filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Division of Budget over more than $5 billion in state spending that’s expected to be withheld from school districts as the state grapples with an unprecedented budget crisis.

9/16/20 Panel

Sep 16, 2020

  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, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, and Times Union columnist Chris Churchill.

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and NYS Senator Jen Metzger
Courtesy of the Office of Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan

A New York state senator has secured a grant to help advance Ulster County’s electric bus initiative.

WAMC’s Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC’s David Guistina about the Washington Post’s story that uncovers a pro-Trump youth group enlisting teens in a secretive campaign likened to a 'troll farm,' prompting rebuke by Facebook and Twitter.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of the Daily Gazette about a rally involving Schenectady landlords who say the eviction ban is leaving them broke.

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

Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo  helped the Miami Heat take Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston. Butler converted a three-point play with 12 seconds left in overtime to put the Heat ahead for good in a 117-114 triumph over the Celtics. Adebayo blocked Jayson Tatum’s dunk attempt in the final seconds to seal the win.

Tropical Storm Isais Damage in Dutchess County, Aug. 4, 2020
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A number of New York’s congressional representatives and the state’s two U.S. senators are calling on President Trump to grant New York’s major disaster declaration request. This comes after damage from Tropical Storm Isaias.

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The Trump administration has dropped tariffs on Canadian aluminum imports, a move being praised by Canada and U.S. border businesses.

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Vermont Governor Phil Scott welcomed a special guest for part of his regular COVID briefing on Tuesday.  White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci joined by video link to praise the state’s low positivity rate and answer questions.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers COVID-19 update during April 6, 2020 press briefing
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New York’s fiscal year is nearly half over and the state budget remains billions of dollars out of balance, largely due to the effects of the COVID-19 economic shutdown. So far, Governor Andrew Cuomo has been relying on temporary measures to keep the state afloat, but fiscal experts say it’s time to make some hard decisions.

Bard College Center for the Study of Land, Air and Water Director Dr. Eli Dueker installing the MetOne 212-2 particle profiler atop the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center in Midtown Kingston.
Courtesy of the City of Kingston

Kingston is partnering with Bard College to monitor the city’s air quality. The Kingston Air Quality Initiative is providing hard data on one particular pollutant. The hope is that the information will help drive policy, shape development and educate the public.

Albany County Legislature Chair Andrew Joyce holding a package of fireworks you can purchase at the grocery store.
WAMC photo by Jackie Orchard

Reversing a 2016 move, the Albany County Legislature has voted to ban the use and sale of fireworks.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 15, 2020

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 15 2020.


     Massachusetts voters who have not already requested to vote-by-mail for the November election should keep an eye on their mailbox.

Vanessa Veselka’s new novel, "The Great Offshore Grounds," tells the story of sisters Livy and Cheyenne as they set out to claim an unusual inheritance from their estranged father. The book explores how individuals begin to navigate ethics and emotions until they find where in the world they belong.

Governor Andrew Cuomo (center) joined by New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker (left) and special counsel Beth Garvey (right)
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Nursing homes in New York will now be allowed to host visitors after 14 days without a COVID-19 case, down from the previous 28 days. 

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Authorities in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park say they have found a body believed to be that of a New York man who was reported missing on Thursday.