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. 

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The Boston Bruins are going to the Stanley Cup final for the third time in nine seasons after completing a four-game sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes. Tuukka Rask picked up his seventh career postseason shutout by making 24 saves in the Bruins’ 4-0 win over the Hurricanes in Raleigh.

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A group of eighth-, ninth-, and 10th-grade students at Schenectady’s Brown School are preparing for their own TEDx event Friday. 

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The Milwaukee Bucks are a step closer to their first trip to the NBA Finals since their memorable seven-game series with the Boston Celtics in 1974. Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Bucks rallied in the final minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors, 108-100 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in Troy Tuesday to announce nearly $600,000 in state funding for 15 projects aimed at reducing poverty in the Collar City. 

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The Boston Bruins are on the verge of their third trip to the Stanley Cup final this decade. The Bruins have a three-games-to-none lead in the Eastern Conference final following a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes at Carolina.

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J.T. Realmuto doubled in a go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4. Lorenzo Cain had a career-high five hits and Mike Moustakas homered for Milwaukee.

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Piedmont Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines, has opened a new 37,000-square foot maintenance facility at Albany International Airport. 

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The Boston Bruins have protected home-ice advantage in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final by thrashing the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 2. Matt Grzelcyk produced his first multi-goal game and the Bruins followed Thursday’s 6-3 victory with a convincing 6-2 rout of the Canes. 

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Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname to help Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals, hitting them in bunches and scoring 25 points in the 76ers' 112-101 victory over the Raptors on Thursday night. Game 7 is Sunday night in Toronto. 

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A new report by Protect the Adirondacks says the region’s economy and population from 1970 to 2010 largely mirrored that of the rest of rural America, despite environmental protection efforts. 

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The Milwaukee Bucks have moved into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 18 years by slamming the Boston Celtics. Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in just 31 minutes as the Bucks rolled to a 116-91 victory over the Celtics.

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The Toronto Raptors are one win away from their second trip to the NBA's Eastern Conference finals in team history, and their first since 2016. The Raptors have a three-games-to-two lead in the conference semifinals after Kawhi Leonard delivered 21 points and 13 rebounds in a 125-89 romp over the Philadelphia 76ers.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Colonie Monday to promote a new bill addressing fraudulent robocalls.

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The Milwaukee Bucks find themselves just one win away from their first appearance in the Eastern Conference finals since 2001. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 39 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 113-101 victory and a 3-1 lead in the conference semifinals against the Celtics. 

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The Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets have regained homecourt advantage in the NBA's conference semifinals by evening their respective series at two games apiece. Kawhi Leonard poured in 39 points and the Raptors held Joel Embiid in check in a 101-96 victory at Philadelphia. 

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A lab at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, is “opening the eyes” of its robots in a bid to improve humans’ quality of life.

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Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers have taken a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference finals by beating the Toronto Raptors for the second straight game. Embiid was serenaded with chants of "MVP!" while scoring 33 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the Sixers' 116-95 win over the Raptors.

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The Carolina Hurricanes are one victory away from a four-game sweep and their first berth in the NHL's Eastern Conference finals in a decade. Curtis McElhinney stopped 28 shots in his first Stanley Cup playoffs start and Justin Williams snapped a 2-2 tie midway through the third period of the Hurricanes' 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders. 

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The Milwaukee Bucks have evened their Eastern Conference semifinal series at a game apiece by nailing a string of 3-pointers to rebound from Sunday's 22-point loss to Boston. Khris Middleton drained seven of the Bucks' 20 treys in a 123-102 romp over the Celtics.

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Jimmy Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds, James Ennis scored 13 points and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Toronto Raptors 94-89 on Monday night, evening their Eastern Conference semifinal series 1-1.

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The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics have opened their respective NBA conference semifinal series with victories. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford each had double-doubles as the Celtics ripped the top-seeded Bucks, 112-90.

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“The Phantom of the Opera” is back at Proctors in Schenectady through May 5. This new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic strives to be “bigger and better than ever before.” 

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Charlie Coyle has allowed the Boston Bruins to open the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a victory. Coyle provided the tying and winning goals as the Bruins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2 in overtime. 

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The Stanley Cup playoffs will continue without any of the four division leaders, including the defending champions. Brock McGinn scored 11:05 into double-overtime to complete the Carolina Hurricanes' comeback-within-a-comeback in a 4-3 victory in Washington. 

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The Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers have advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs by winning four straight since a series-opening loss. In Philadelphia, Joel Embiid gave himself a few days to rest his sore left knee by contributing 23 points and 13 rebounds in the 76ers' 122-100 throttling of the Nets.

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Marking Earth Day, New York State Department of Transportation employees participated in a statewide “Trash Blitz” Monday to collect and dispose of litter along roads and highways.

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The Carolina Hurricanes have earned a return trip to Washington by forcing a seventh game in their first-round series with the Capitals. Jordan Staal snapped a 2-2 tie in the third period before adding an assist in the Hurricanes' 5-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champs. 

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The Boston Celtics are the first team to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs following their four-game sweep of Indiana. Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and the Celtics went on a late 21-8 run to down the Pacers, 110-106. 

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The Philadelphia 76ers were able to beat the Brooklyn Nets without the services of All-Star center Joel Embiid. Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points as the Sixers downed the Nets, 131-115 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA first-round series.

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The world watched in dismay Monday as fire ripped through Paris’ Notre Dame, destroying much of the roughly 850-year-old Gothic cathedral’s roof and spire. As support pours into France and the country looks to rebuild, the fire has preservation experts in our region reflecting on their own restoration efforts and disaster preparedness. 

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