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Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 25, 2020

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

A bulldog reading a newspaper while draped over a desk chair.
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Today Veterinarian Dr. Carrie O'Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital joins us to answer all of your pet questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Sloop Brewer Mariquita Reese
Courtesy of Sloop Brewing

On this week’s 51%, Army critics speak up about sexual harassment; a brewery launches a diversity and inclusion initiative and Dr. Jeri Burns shares her view on being masked.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Nov 25, 2020
Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

The drained bed of Lake Massasoit
Paul Tuthill / WAMC

     A large lake in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts has been drawn down to allow for repairs to a dam that state inspectors have classified as “High Hazard.”

Burlington street sign
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Burlington City Councilors met this week and while their agenda was not long, the panel spent considerable time discussing a potential charter change to be put before voters.

The seal of the the city of North Adams, Massachusetts
North Adams

The North Adams, Massachusetts fire chief is retiring at the end of January.

Congressman Paul Tonko
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Election Day has come and gone, so what did we learn?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded November 23.

A stone building with a colonnade lit by lights sits in front of a brick churck and a street lamp
Josh Landes / WAMC

A loan program designed to improve the housing stock of Pittsfield, Massachusetts has finally been accepted by the city council almost two years after its introduction.

Book cover for "This Land Is Their Land"
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David J. Silverman is a professor at George Washington University, where he specializes in Native American, Colonial American, and American racial history. He is the author of "Thundersticks," "Red Brethren," "Ninigret," and "Faith and Boundaries."

His new book, "This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving," reveals why some modern Native people hold a Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving, a holiday which celebrates a myth of colonialism and white proprietorship of the United States.

Book cover for "We Gather Together"
Penguin/Random House / Penguin/Random House

From Ancient Rome through 21st-century America, bestselling author Denise Kiernan brings us a biography of an idea: gratitude, as a compelling human instinct and a global concept, more than just a mere holiday.

Spanning centuries, "We Gather Together" is anchored amid the strife of the Civil War, and driven by the fascinating story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a widowed mother with no formal schooling who became one of the 19th century’s most influential tastemakers and who campaigned for decades to make real an annual day of thanks.

Melissa O'Connor
Provided photo

The Retail Council of New York State has a new president and CEO as the industry navigates government restrictions and health concerns amid a global pandemic. All this comes during what is typically the busiest shopping period of the year.

A scene from the Bright Nights at Forest Park light display
Spirit of Springfield

     Undimmed by the pandemic, the largest holiday light show in New England will open to the public today at sundown.

11/25/20 Panel

Nov 25, 2020
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, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao,  Times Union columnist Chris Churchill, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reviews President-elect Joe Biden's recent cabinet picks, and considers some of the top contenders for attorney general. 

Miles Reed
Provided by Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about reports that Schenectady, Albany, and Saratoga counties are poised to see tighter restrictions as a result of the spike in COVID-19 cases across the region. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Nov 25, 2020
Paul Caiano

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

Cloudy with the chance of a little light snow early this morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s.

Patriots Logo

Patriots running back Rex Burkhead says his recent knee injury will keep him sidelined for the rest of the season. In an Instagram post Tuesday, Burkhead wrote that he looks forward to "coming back better than ever in 2021."

A picture of a steel gantry over the New York State Thruway
Karen DeWitt

A state senator is objecting to a proposal by the New York State Thruway Authority to raise tolls for drivers who don’t have an E-ZPass.

Vermont Statehouse
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Women are expected to hold most of the top leadership positions in the Vermont Legislature next year.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro during Zoom press conference, November 23, 2020
Courtesy of NYSAC/screenshot by WAMC, Allison Dunne

Democratic and Republican county leaders across the U.S. are calling for unity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic intensifying again. The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) say it’s time to put partisanship aside, turn down the rhetoric and work together to defeat the resurgence of the coronavirus.

Vermont Statehouse
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Governor Phil Scott held his latest COVID briefing this morning, asking Vermonters to reconsider any travel plans they may have for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Martucci, Harckham Win Their NYS Senate Races

Nov 24, 2020
Mike Martucci
Courtesy of the campaign of Mike Martucci

Two tight and contentious New York state Senate races have been decided — one in favor of the incumbent Democrat; the other for the Republican challenger. The New York Civil Liberties Union was seeking intervenor status in the latter until the race was decided. Still, the NYCLU says the issue in the race is a broader one that needs attention.

Coronavirus zones of yellow, orange and red are being enacted across New York state as Thanksgiving approaches.

Albany County Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen
Albany County / via YouTube

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has warned that the percentage of residents testing positive for COVID-19 over a seven-day average has surpassed 3 percent, nearing the threshold where New York state imposes tighter restrictions. WAMC’s Jackie Orchard spoke with Albany County Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen about Thanksgiving, which is expected to cause a large spike in cases.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 24, 2020

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

polka dot background with gold letters that says Copyright Forum with the Vox Pop logo underneath.
Composite image made by Jackie Orchard / WAMC

It's the copyright forum today with Paul Rapp and Polly Law! They're ready to answer your questions about protecting your music, writing, and art! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Lydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare. Best known for her masterful short stories and translations, Davis’s gifts extend equally to her nonfiction. In “Essays One” Davis has, for the first time, gathered a selection of essays, commentaries, and lectures composed over the past five decades.

New England Musicians Relief Fund logo
New England Musicians Relief Fund /

The New England Musicians Relief Fund is raising money to distribute $200,000 in grants by the end of the year to musicians struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic.

The Norlite facility in Cohoes, NY.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill banning the burning of aqueous film forming foam containing PFAS chemicals in cities designated Environmental Justice areas. The new law is tailored specifically for Cohoes.