Jesse King

Assistant Morning Edition Producer

Jesse King has been WAMC’s Assistant Morning Edition Producer since December 2018. A recent graduate of SUNY Oneonta, King first joined the WAMC newsroom as an intern in September 2018. She grew up an avid writer and radio-nerd in Apalachin, New York, and spent much of her college experience managing WONY 90.9 FM, contributing to the student-run podcast, Oneonta Voices, and interning with Phoenix FM in Dublin, Ireland. She holds a BA in Music Industry and Mass Communications, and plays the fiddle in her free time. 

Colonie Library
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After a year of renovations, the public library in Colonie, New York has a new entrance. Officials gathered to cut the ribbon at The William K. Sanford Town Library on Monday. 

Siena College

The New York state Department of Education has approved a new dual-degree nursing program between Siena College and Maria College. 

Vintage Baseball
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This year is the 150th anniversary of professional baseball, dating back to the launch of the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869. As today’s major league teams battle for a spot in the playoffs, “vintage baseball teams” across the U.S. like to celebrate the game as it was played in its formative years. WAMC’s Jesse King caught a recent doubleheader between the Fleischmanns Mountain Athletic Club and the Brooklyn Atlantics. 

Schenectady Public Library
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Members of the Schenectady County Public Library Board of Trustees and the County Legislature have dedicated the library’s main branch in honor of a longtime local leader. 

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Teachers and staff at the Schenectady City School District have been hard at work in preparation for the return of students Thursday. 

Eliot Lee Hazel

With its national profile continuing to rise, indie rock duo Phantogram is returning to the Capital Region this weekend. 

Medical Marijuana
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The marijuana industry is in a time of transition in New York state. Medical marijuana is legal; recreational marijuana is not. In Albany County, Curaleaf New York is marking its first anniversary of its medical marijuana cultivation and processing center at the Coeymans Industrial Park in Ravena. WAMC’s Jesse King got an inside look.

Veggie Mobile
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Capital Roots’ longstanding “produce aisle on wheels” has undergone a roughly $85,000 upgrade. 

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Schenectady County Family Court is launching a mentoring program to help at-risk youth. 

18th Century Day
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The Old Saratoga Historical Association is hosting its 40th annual 18th Century Day at the General Schuyler House in Schuylerville, New York on Sunday. WAMC's Jesse King spoke with Association President Deb Peck-Kelleher about the event. 

Baby Cafe
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In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, St. Peter’s Health Partners opened its newest Baby Café Tuesday in Albany. 

Jesse King

With strong ties to Albany International Airport, CommutAir is celebrating its 30th anniversary. 

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Organizers of Albany’s 10th annual PearlPalooza have announced the September festival’s concert lineup. 

The Albany Stratton VA Medical Center has opened a new Simulation and Learning Center.

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Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer visited Albany’s Radix Ecological Sustainability Center Monday to raise awareness about a U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to stop collecting data on honey bees. 

The Media Project #1468

Jul 21, 2019

(Airs 7/21/19 @ 6 p.m. & 7/22/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock; Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld; Judy Patrick, former editor of the Daily Gazette and vice president for editorial development for the New York Press Association; and Rosemary Armao, editor and investigative journalist.

George Low Gallery
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July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Neil Armstrong called it one giant leap for all mankind. Thousands of people worked to get the astronauts to the moon and back — including one with strong ties to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

sports betting
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Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady has begun taking New York’s first legal sports wagers. 

Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York met with entrepreneurs and community leaders in Albany recently to discuss economic obstacles in the Capital Region. 

Gravity Renewables
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The town of Colonie, New York has entered a 20-year deal with Gravity Renewables to offset its energy costs with locally-produced hydroelectric power.

Saratoga Secret Gardens Tour
Barbara Lombardo

WAMC's Jesse King speaks with Barbara Lombardo of Soroptimist International of Saratoga County about the organization's 25th annual Secret Gardens Tour in Saratoga Springs this Sunday, July 7. The tour runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
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The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is trying to raise $50,000 by the end of July to support is animal care efforts.

Ellen West
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A new opera that debuted in Saratoga Springs Sunday takes on a difficult subject: eating disorders. 

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The city of Albany has begun converting more than 10,000 streetlights to LEDs in an effort to become more energy efficient. 

Kingston Burial Ground
Kristopher Johnson

Earlier this year, the Kingston Land Trust and Harambee Coalition kicked off a fundraising campaign to preserve a long-forgotten African burial ground in Kingston, New York. I checked in with organizers for an update. 

DA Soares
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Ahead of Tuesday’s primary elections, Albany County District Attorney David Soares is reminding voters to behave at the polls and keep an eye on their ballots. 

Don't Be a Sucker
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As it prepares to host the hottest musical in the country, Proctors in Schenectady is reminding audiences to watch out for ticket scammers.

Mostly Modern Festival
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The Mostly Modern Festival is in full swing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. 

Online Privacy

The state Senate recently held a public hearing to discuss a bill that would give New Yorkers more control over their personal data online. 

Tim Kennedy
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The New York state Senate passed a package of limousine regulations Thursday following deadly limo crashes in Schoharie and Long Island.