"Trump On The Couch: Inside The Mind Of The President" is a deep dive into the mental and emotional state of President Donald Trump. Written by New York Times best-selling author and clinical professor of psychology at George Washington University Dr. Justin Frank.

Dr. Frank says that no President in the history of the United States has inspired more alarm and confusion than Donald Trump, and his questions and concerns about his decisions, behavior, and qualifications for office have multiplied. All of this points to one question, does Trump pose a genuine threat to our country?  

Joining us today is Dr. Justin Frank.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer
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In the wake of the deadly limousine crash that killed 20 in Schoharie, New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says he urged federal officials to investigate limo accidents nationwide three years ago after a fatal incident on Long Island.

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Some of the victims of Saturday’s deadly limousine crash that killed 20 in Schoharie grew up in the nearby City of Amsterdam.

Consumer sentiment among New Yorkers is up - a new Siena poll says the trend is driven by increasing future optimism.

10/8/18 Panel

Oct 8, 2018

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

Today's Panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, Executive Editor of The Times-Herald Record Barry Lewis, and Chairman of Capital District Latinos Dan Irizarry.

We also welcome WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard to discuss his coverage of the fatal car crash in Schoharie, New York over the weekend.

To learn more about the Hispanic Heritage Month events Dan mentioned, visit the Capital District Latinos Facebook page.

A Massachusetts tribe is protesting a recent federal government decision that could lead to the loss of its sovereign reservation.

Vermont Statehouse
Photo by Pat Bradley

The Vermont Supreme Court is going on the road to hear cases at the Proctor Junior Senior High School this month.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.  Dr. Chartock also discusses Saturday's accident in Schoharie, New York that killed 20 people.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the fight for majority in the Senate. The pair also discuss the gubanatorial and attorney general races in the state.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 8, 2018
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:     

Cloudy with scattered showers today.  Highs in the mid 60s.

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The Milwaukee Brewers have swept themselves into the National League Championship Series with their second straight shutout of the Rockies.

Light-hitting Erik Kratz had three hits and the Brewers homered three times in a 6-0 rout in Denver. Kratz scored once and was 3-for-4 to finish the three-game series with a .625 average.

Christian Yelich walked and scored the game's first run on Travis Shaw's grounder in the opening inning. Jesus Aguilar doubled Milwaukee's lead with a fourth-inning homer off loser German before the Brewers scored twice in the sixth on a balk and a wild pitch.

(Airs 10/7 & 10/08/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Cailin and Ira talk about the President no longer holding a daily press briefing, just how bad is it for the newspaper industry and whether their jealous of public radio which is more successful at raising money.

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The FUND For Lake George this past week gathered stakeholders for its fourth Salt Summit. The annual conference focuses on building partnerships to reduce the use of road salt in the Lake George Basin to protect the health of the Adirondack lake.

Paul Caiano

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the regional midday weather summary for Sunday, October 7, 2018.

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Bassist Christian McBride is one of the leading lights of American jazz. A teen prodigy, he came up through the New York scene of the late 80’s and 90’s alongside peers like Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, and Benny Green after studying at Juilliard. So far, he’s won six Grammys and appeared on more than 300 recordings. He also hosts the radio show Jazz Night In America- which airs on WAMC HD2 Sundays at 9pm- and is the artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival. On Saturday, October 13th, McBride headlines the Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival at the Colonial Theater. McBride spoke with WAMC about the band he’s bringing with him: Christian McBride’s New Jawn.

New York State Police First Deputy Superintendent Christopher Fiore speaking Sunday afternoon.
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Twenty people lost their lives in a horrific crash Saturday afternoon in rural upstate New York. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on the accident in Schoharie.

Strange Universe: 10/07/18

Oct 7, 2018
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This week Bob Berman discusses the stars above and the Milky Way.

Strange Universe 10/5/18

Oct 7, 2018

On this week's Strange Universe Bob Berman discusses the perfect cosmic panorama.

Paul Caiano

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the regional midday weather summary for October 6, 2018.

Howie Hawkins
Karen DeWitt

Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, a retired UPS worker from Syracuse and former a Vietnam War protester, is running for New York governor for the third time, challenging Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo from the left. Hawkins, in a conversation with Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt, explains why he thinks he is a true alternative and not just a protest vote.

United States Capitol Building
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In an unusual weekend session, the U.S. Senate advances to a final vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Watch the proceedings live.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for two programs aimed at building a smarter, more responsive power system across the state.

(Airs 10/05/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: an independent budget watchdog weighs in on bringing down local property taxes, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a new poll on the closely watch 19th District Congressional race, and a warning from environmental groups over a potential resurgence of shipments of crude oil through the Adirondacks.

Saying it has confronted serious misconduct by fraternities and sororities, the University at Albany is reminding students of its stance regarding a number of campus groups. In a letter Friday, the school detailed 12 fraternities and sororities that are no longer recognized by UAlbany.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks to reporters
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand appeared in Albany today, speaking with members of the New York State Chapter of the NAACP. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the Democrat campaigning for re-election focused her speech on racial and social inequalities.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Oct 5, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, October 5, 2018.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden on Friday released his proposed 2019 city budget.

District Attorney P. David Soares today announced that an Albany County Grand Jury cleared Albany Police Officer Elston Mackey of any criminal wrongdoing in relation to the death of 20-year-old Schuyler Lake.
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An Albany County Grand Jury has cleared a city policeman for his part in a June fatal shooting by a police officer in Albany. A warning that audio contained in this report could be disturbing to some.

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Fall has arrived and on this first Food Friday of October, we discuss this year's apple crop. Sue Goold Miller of Goold Orchard in Castleton, NY and Cindy Bartlett of Bartlett's Apple Orchards and Farm Market in Richmond, MA have brought a variety of apples along with apple cider. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.