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Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about reports that the Glenville Town Board has voted to support bills in the New York Legislature that would give first responders the same privacy protections as police officers during the criminal evidence discovery process. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 12, 2020
Paul Caiano

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

Sunshine followed by increasing clouds today. Highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.  

Philadelphia 76ers
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The Los Angeles Clippers are the latest NBA team to leave Philadelphia with a loss. The 76ers are a league-best 25-2 at home after Ben Simmons had 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 110-103 victory over the Clippers. 

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Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has announced it will hold a smaller event this year instead of its larger, annual music festival. This comes after the Beacon-based nonprofit incurred a financial loss after last year’s festival.

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In his budget, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposes merging the state Thruway Authority with the Bridge Authority. Several Hudson Valley lawmakers oppose the idea, staying protective of the Bridge Authority.

Jerson Vargas. Colonie Police say this mug shot is from a 2019 arrest made by a different agency.
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Colonie, New York police say one of their officers was attacked on a CDTA bus Tuesday. 

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VTDigger has begun a series of meetings over the next year to discuss significant issues affecting Vermont.  The first of the Fast Forward forums, held recently on the UVM campus, was motivated by the outlet’s investigations into corrections facilities and a Seven Days article that exposed allegations of staff misconduct at Vermont’s only women’s prison.

Andy Cohen and Michelle Buteau
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Bravo star Andy Cohen and comedian Michelle Buteau are among those advocating for New York to adopt a law allowing paid gestational surrogacy. But pockets of opposition remain.

 Matthew Toporowski, an Albany-based trial attorney and former prosecutor, announced his candidacy for Albany County District Attorney on Tuesday.
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The Albany County District Attorney is facing a primary challenge. A local attorney kicked off his campaign today.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Feb 11, 2020

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

In Gish Jen’s latest “The Resisters,” we meet Gwen who has a Golden Arm and her teens find her happily playing in an underground baseball league. The novel is the story of an America that seems ever more possible. It is also the story of one family struggling to maintain its humanity and normalcy in circumstances that threaten their every value as well as their very existence.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says preliminary results indicate the Village of New Paltz’s water storage tanks have non-detectable levels of petroleum compounds. The Ulster County village issued a “do not drink advisory” earlier this week. 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Speaking at The Addictions Care Center of Albany
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Albany Monday to promote new legislation intended to help families struggling with addiction.

New York's Adirondack Mountains
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Snow, sleet and freezing rain have impacted the Northeast in recent days. Today on Vox Pop, we welcome back meteorologist Jason Gough to answer your weather questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Feb 11, 2020
Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Lake Placid Olympic speed skating oval (file)
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It’s 1980 in Lake Placid. A cauldron is lit and from February 13th to the 24th more than a thousand athletes from 37 countries compete in 38 events during the second winter Olympics held in the village.  Eric Heiden makes Olympic history, winning five individual gold medals in speed skating. Ice skaters Scott Hamilton, Robin Cousins, Tai Babilonia and other team members entrance the world.  The Miracle on Ice stuns even the winning players.

Four decades later, Lake Placid and the Olympic Regional Development Authority are marking the 40th anniversary celebration of the 1980 games.  ORDA spokesman Jon Lundin tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley the celebrations will begin with a torch run and cauldron lighting.

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Special Olympics New York is bringing its State Fall Games back to Glens Falls this October after a five-year absence.

The Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) is a non-profit based in New York with with a two-fold mission: to conduct research that leverages talent across the divides of gender, generation, geography and culture and to create a community of senior executives united by an understanding that full utilization of the global talent pool is at the heart of competitive success.

CTI recently published a report entitled “Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration.” Julia Taylor Kennedy is an Executive Vice President at CTI and was a co-research lead on the study. She joins us to discuss the findings of the study and offer solutions.

Founded in 1983, Joseph’s House and Shelter, Inc. is a community-based, not for profit corporation that provides a continuum of homeless services to residents of the Capital Region. We speak with Executive Director Kevin O'Connor.

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What will be the lasting import of the impeachment of President Trump?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This conversation was recorded Friday, just before the Senate reconvened.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded $1 million per year over the next three years for an ongoing investigation into the impact of bringing casino gambling to the state.

SUNY New Paltz's Benjamin To Retire

Feb 11, 2020
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After more than 50 years with SUNY New Paltz, a distinguished political scientist and director of the Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives will retire.

2/11/20 Panel

Feb 11, 2020

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter and adjunct professor at UAlbany Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the New Hampshire primary, and reports that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg won in Dixville Notch's midnight vote as a write-in candidate. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that the New York state Department of Taxation and Finance has blocked the planned paper bag tax in Albany County. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 11, 2020
Paul Caiano

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

Cloudy with light rain and snow showers today. Highs in the upper 30s.

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The New York Islanders kept Alex Ovechkin off the scoresheet while pulling within seven points of the first-place Washington Capitals in the NHL's Metropolitan Division. The Isles earned a split of their four-game season series as Anthony Beauvillier scored the first two goals in their 5-3 victory at Washington. 

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (file)
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says a victory in the New Hampshire primary would put him on a path to capture the Democratic presidential nomination.

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New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has helped introduce legislation to close the skills gap and support technical training in community college and technical education programs.

Placard of Vermont Attorney General's logo attached to a podium
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The Vermont Attorney General’s office has found no evidence to support an allegation of misconduct against a Bellows Falls police detective.