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 NY Attorney General Tish James
Karen DeWitt

New York Attorney General Tish James says she’s received from Governor Andrew Cuomo the referral required to investigate him and his office on allegations of sexual harassment from two former aides. The accusations include inappropriate touching, an unsolicited kiss, and invitations for sex. One day after Cuomo offered his response to the charges, many elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, say they don’t buy it.

A stately house with columns surrounding its entrance sits on a lawn with trees around it.
Jeongyoon Han

A party thrown by students on the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts Friday has raised concerns about COVID-19 spread and violations of public health measures.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno

     The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts continues to lobby the Baker administration to authorize neighborhood coronavirus vaccine clinics. 

NYS Assemblywoman Pat Fahy holds a copy of her newsletter.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York Attorney General Tish James has received a referral from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office to investigate sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo from two former staffers.

State Senator Adam Hinds holds a microphone at an outdoor event.
Becki Joppru Connolly

As Massachusetts carries out its troubled vaccine rollout and pushes to reopen businesses after a disastrous year of the COVID-19 pandemic, state legislators are working on carrying out their agendas on Beacon Hill. For Democratic State Senator Adam Hinds of the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden district, that includes a focus on the fragile economy, increasing funding for schools and childcare, and climate change. Hinds spoke with WAMC.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Mar 1, 2021

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, March 1, 2021.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking as the USNS Comfort arrives in New York City March 30, 2020.

Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the first confirmed coronavirus case in New York. Since then, more than 38,000 New Yorkers have died of the virus so far and more than 1.5 million were infected.

Dr. David Veltre, a hand and upper extremity specialist at SVMC joins us today. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Don Krapf for Sheriff

Columbia County Democrats have endorsed candidates for this year’s local elections.

A COVID-19 vaccination site at the University at Albany
Jesse King / WAMC

It was on March 1, 2020 that New York state confirmed the first case of a novel coronavirus that would eventually change everyday life across the United States and the world. So how will history treat this COVID-19 era? Since early 2020, Madison County Historian Matt Urtz has been compiling a timeline of key events and personal stories in hopes of chipping away at that monumental task.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Mar 1, 2021
Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, March 1, 2021.

Book cover for "Hot Seat"
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In September 2001, Jeff Immelt replaced the most famous CEO in history, Jack Welch, at the helm of General Electric. Less than a week into his tenure, the 9/11 terrorist attacks shook the nation, and the company, to its core. GE was connected to nearly every part of the tragedy-GE-financed planes powered by GE-manufactured engines had just destroyed real estate that was insured by GE-issued policies. Facing an unprecedented situation, Immelt knew his response would set the tone for businesses everywhere that looked to GE-one of America's biggest and most-heralded corporations-for direction.

Over the next sixteen years, Immelt would lead GE through many more dire moments, from the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis to the 2011 meltdown of Fukushima's nuclear reactors, which were designed by GE. 

In "Hot Seat," Immelt offers a rigorous, candid interrogation of himself and his tenure, detailing for the first time his proudest moments and his biggest mistakes.

Book cover "The Kaiser's Web"
Minotaur Books / Minotaur Books

“The Kaiser’s Web” is a new thriller by international and New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry. Berry will appear virtually at the University Club of Albany on March 3rd as part of his national book tour.

Steve is one of our most popular and successful thriller writers with over 20 million books in print in over 50 countries around the world. History, especially little-known history, is at the heart of his novels.

Former UAlbany men's basketball coach Will Brown
Ian Pickus

After nearly 20 years leading the men’s basketball team, coach Will Brown is leaving the University at Albany. 

Senator Chris Murphy / Public Domain

He’s out of office, but former President Trump still looms large in GOP politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded February 24.

3/1/21 RT Panel

Mar 1, 2021
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, UAlbany Lecturer in Africana Studies Jennifer Burns, and political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and  and Albany Law School professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

Yancey Roy
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about reports that a second former aide has accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. 

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former President Donald Trump's speech in Florida Sunday, in which the Republican said he's contemplating another presidential run in 2024. 

Boston Celtics logo
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Jayson Tatum hit a pair of driving baskets in the final 15 seconds to help the Celtics escape with a 111-110 triumph over the Wizards. Tatum finished with 31 points and Kemba Walker had 21 for the Celts, who have their first winning streak since late January after withstanding Bradley Beal's 46-point performance.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 1, 2021
Paul Caiano

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

Cloudy and becoming windy with rain showers early today, then scattered snow showers. Highs in the lower 40s, with temperatures dropping late.

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Saranac Lake
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Facing allegations of inappropriate comments and touching from former aides, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is acknowledging that his past comments “may have been insensitive or too personal.” However, the Democrat says he “never inappropriately touched anybody” and “never propositioned anybody.”

The Media Project #1552 - Alan, Judy, Rosemary, Rex

Feb 28, 2021

(Airs 02/28/21 @ 6 p.m. & 03/01/21 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, former Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Judy talk about whether media coverage built up New York Governor Cuomo, making his fall inevitable, lawmakers discussing how to limit fake news, and much more.

Scotia Mayor Tom Gifford
Photo provided to WAMC by Tom Gifford

The village of Scotia in Schenectady County is preparing for some neighborhood improvements. Democratic Mayor Tom Gifford told WAMC's Lucas Willard about some efforts that are in the planning stages, including pedestrian improvement projects.

Reid Kisselback
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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Reid Kisselback delivers the regional weather summary for Sunday, February 28th, 2021. 

 NY Attorney General Tish James
Karen DeWitt

A second woman has come forward and accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. Cuomo denies the allegations, but has agreed to make a referral to state Attorney General Letitia James to conduct an investigation.  

Today there is a trend towards immersive and interactive experiences in all forms of entertainment.

Senator Joseph Griffo
Official portrait of New York State Senator Joseph Griffo

A New York Times report Saturday night detailed new allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo.

A row of people carrying Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality signs march down a street with a car in it on a sunny summer day.
Josh Landes / WAMC

The national reckoning with racial justice and police brutality has led to a conversation about the role of law enforcement in New England communities.

Chris Rosenquest observes absentee ballot count
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Plattsburgh Mayor Chris Rosenquest has now been on the job now for just about two months. The transition has included a new Common Council schedule and a renewed focus on the city’s comprehensive master plan. Next week, the city will host two public meetings on the plan. Rosenquest, a Democrat, sat down with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley to discuss that, police reform progress, the status of the city’s police chief, the relationship with the town, and much more.

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WAMC Listening Party playlist as aired Saturday, February 27th, 2021: