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 SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras Visits SUNY New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian (far right) November 20, 2020
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SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras was at SUNY New Paltz Friday as mandatory COVID-19 testing for students continued. The so-called exit testing is required of all SUNY students before they leave for Thanksgiving and complete the rest of the semester remotely. Malatras spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about the testing and what to expect for the spring semester.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Nov 23, 2020
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, November 23, 2020.

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Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected.

For Katherine May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Her boo, "Wintering," explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered.

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The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts has set a December 1st deadline to remove unhoused residents living in public parks.

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Community health groups across New York are warning about a change to the state’s Medicaid program.

Mark Doty is the author of more than 10 volumes of poetry and three memoirs, including "Heaven's Coast," "Firebird," and the New York Times best selling "Dog Years," as well as a book about craft and criticism, "The Art of Description: World into Word."

His latest is "What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life."

11/23/20 Panel

Nov 23, 2020
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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, and Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post.

We are also joined, for a portion of the program, by Dr. James Fagin, MD, an Immunology & Allergy Specialist in New Hyde Park, New York.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

As the Thanksgiving holiday week begins, New York state officials are recommending that dinners and other gatherings be limited or even cancelled to prevent a further rise in COVID-19 transmission.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that a Republican member of the canvassing board in Michigan plans to vote against certifying the state's results in the 2020 election. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Nov 23, 2020
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Thanksgiving plans in New York state. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Nov 23, 2020
Paul Caiano

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

Cloudy with showers this morning, then partly sunny and breezy later today. Early highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s, with temperatures falling during the afternoon. 

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It appears that Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow's rookie season is done six games early. Burrow was carted off the field early in the third quarter with a left knee injury. After the game, he posted on Twitter: "Thanks for all the love. Can't get rid of me that easy. See ya next year."

Strange Universe 11/22/20

Nov 22, 2020
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Explore the five most abundant elements in the galaxy: hydrogen, helium, oxygen, carbon and nitrogen. The remaining seven dozen elements are almost a seasoning. Together they make up just 4% of the universe. And then there’s the unknown, like dark matter. There’s six times more of it than all of the 92 natural elements combined, but what has nature fashioned out of that?

(Airs 11/22/20 @ 6 p.m. & 11/23/20 @ 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 Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Judy Barbara and Rex talk about whether people should feel sorry for Fox news, the declining public interest in Coronavirus news, and much more.

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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Reid Kisselback provides the forecast for Sunday, November 22nd. 

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Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan recently announced her upcoming retirement.

“A Christmas Carol” As A National Fundraiser

Nov 22, 2020
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Chris Whitaker

The ideal situation for any artist is when you can develop a quality product and use it for the good of the community.

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Consumers could be paying a little bit more for their 2020 Thanksgiving dinner.

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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Reid Kisselback's forecast for Saturday, November 21st. 

Ralph Gardner Jr: The Joys Of Winter Grilling

Nov 21, 2020
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Ralph Gardner, Jr.

I’ve heard and read lots of stories lately about how to pull off Thanksgiving safely in the middle of a pandemic. I’m not sure where or whether this suggestion fits in: why not consider grilling outdoors if turkey isn’t compulsory?

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Vermont voters will choose local races in communities across the state on Town Meeting Day, March 3rd.  In Burlington, several candidates have already announced their plans to run for mayor. Two people are seeking the Progressive Party nomination.  Ward 3 City Councilor Brian Pine officially announced his campaign earlier this month, while City Council President Max Tracy is also seeking the Progressive nod. Tracy tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley the city of Burlington needs to move in a different direction.

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Democrat Michelle Hinchey has declared victory in the race for the open seat in New York’s 46th State Senate District.

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SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras was at SUNY New Paltz Friday to review mandatory COVID-19 testing for students. The so-called exit testing is required of students before they leave for Thanksgiving and complete the rest of the semester remotely.

(Airs 11/20/20 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State Legislative leaders face pressure from a wide range of groups to return and deal with pandemic related economic issues, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the President fighting with Governor Cuomo over distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine, and we’ll talk to a professor of sports studies about a new voting bloc – athletes.

NYS DEC Plans To Manage Use Of Catskill Park

Nov 20, 2020
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WAMC, Allison Dunne

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn more people outdoors, often into areas officials say were already overused. Now, the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation has created a strategic planning initiative to manage the Catskill Park.

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The Adirondack Thunder

The Adirondack Thunder hockey team will not be hitting the ice in Glens Falls this year.

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The Lenox, Massachusetts public schools are suspending in-person teaching until January 19th, 2021.

New York state Capitol
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Democrats have all but clinched a supermajority in the State Senate after declaring victory in another seat Friday, bringing the total number of seats controlled by the party in the chamber to at least 41 at the beginning of next year’s legislative session.

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Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced that access to county buildings will be limited and more staffing will be remote as COVID-19 cases escalate.