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Jesse King

Assistant Morning Edition Producer

Jesse King has been WAMC’s Assistant Morning Edition Producer since December 2018. A 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 college 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 Islanders blew three leads before Josh Bailey scored off a rebound 4:39 into overtime to give New York a 4-3 victory over the Penguins. Nick Leddy tallied with 7:25 remaining to put the Isles ahead 3-2, but the Pens extended the game on Justin Schultz's goal about six minutes later. Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who host Game 2 on Friday.

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The Boston Red Sox blanketed Fenway Park with pieces of the city's championship past to welcome the newest members of their World Series title club. It wasn't enough to ward off another setback for a team yet to resemble the one that hoisted the trophy last year. Chris Sale let a Toronto runner steal home , Mookie Betts fanned with two on for the final out and the Red Sox stumbled again, losing to the Blue Jays 7-5 Tuesday in their home opener.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pledging to reverse federal cuts to YouthBuild career-training programs.

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The Cavaliers have claimed the NCAA men's basketball title by outlasting Texas Tech, 85-77 in overtime. It's the first national championship in men's hoops for the Cavaliers and comes one year after they became the first team to lose to a No. 16 seed in the tournament.

D'Angelo Russell scored 20 points and Joe Harris added 19 in leading Brooklyn to a 108-96 victory over the Pacers. The Nets scored the last seven points of the third quarter and used two 3s early in the fourth to build a 95-78 cushion.

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The Washington Capitals have wrapped up the NHL's Metropolitan Division crown, leaving just one division up for grabs. Nic Dowd scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots as the Caps downed the Canadiens, 2-1. 

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The USS Slater at the Destroyer Escort Museum opened for its 22nd tour season in Albany, New York this week. I toured the World War II vessel as volunteers prepared for the new season.

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Toronto won its fifth in a row as Pascal Siakam had 28 points and 10 rebounds in the Raptors' 115-105 downing of the Nets. Kawhi Leonard added 26 points and nine boards for the Atlantic Division champs.

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Amed Rosario hit a two-run double in the New York Mets' five-run first inning against Jose Urena and started a game-ending double play in a 6-5 victory over the Miami Marlins. Wilson Ramos and Dominic Smith each had two hits and an RBI for the Mets, who improved to 4-1 for the second straight year. Jason Vargas allowed two runs in five innings in his season debut.

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Kyrie Irving had 25 points and hit a pair of key late free throws to send the Celtics past the Heat, 110-105. Al Horford registered a triple-double of 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Boston, which saw a 23-point, second-quarter lead shrink to three midway through the final period.

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Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four. The do-everything point guard took over the game when his team faced its biggest deficit and led second-seeded Michigan State to a 68-67 victory over overall No. 1 seed Duke on Sunday in the East Region final.

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Ty Jerome scored 13 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:34 remaining, and No. 1 seed Virginia reached its second regional final in four years with a 53-49 victory over No. 12 Oregon in the NCAA South Region. Points were hard to come by for both schools, especially for the Cavaliers on a night they shot just 36 percent and matched a season low in scoring. 

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New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed what the Democrat calls the country’s most extensive lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic.

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The Philadelphia Flyers have kept their slim playoff hopes alive. Sean Couturier scored in regulation and provided the only goal in a shootout as the Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 Wednesday night.

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A report by more than a dozen Midwestern scientists has found the Great Lakes are warming faster than the rest of the U.S., and stresses urgent action from state and local lawmakers.

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Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points, and the Boston Celtics broke away from a fourth-quarter tie to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-106 on Tuesday night. Kyrie Irving didn't play for Boston, but the Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak and are 11-2 without their leading scorer.

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A little desperation went a long way for the Orlando Magic. The Magic shut down the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half of a 119-98 victory on Monday night that moved them within a half-game of eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

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The first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament are now in the books. And the American Gaming Association estimates fans across the country will wager billions on March Madness. But not in New York — at least not legally.

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UCF almost pulled off the biggest victory in the history of its men's basketball program. Zion Williamson had 32 points and RJ Barrett scored on a putback to put top seed Duke ahead in a 77-76 triumph over the Knights in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. 

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The madness has begun in earnest as 32 men's basketball teams battled Thursday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. No. 12 Murray State was among three double-digit seeds to win, in a 83-64 upset over No. 5 Marquette. 

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A summit at the Albany Capital Center Wednesday examined how affordable housing can be used to address homelessness in the Capital Region. 

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Ichiro Suzuki received the biggest ovation, but Domingo Santana provided the biggest hit as the Seattle Mariners opened the major league season by beating the Oakland Athletics, 9-7 in Tokyo. 

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D'Angelo Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining, and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 28 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-121 Tuesday night and snap a four-game losing streak.

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Supporters kicked off a new “Trails Across New York” campaign Monday to seek further support for a multi-use trail system in the state.

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Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105.  The Nuggets have won four straight and clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2012-13. Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 30 points.

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Emmanuel Mudiay provided 28 points and eight assists as the Knicks beat the Lakers, 124-123 to end an eight game losing streak. New York closed on a 13-1 run and clinched the victory when Mario Hezonja blocked LeBron James' potential game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds to play.

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St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, commemorating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. WAMC’s Jesse King visited Albany’s Irish American Heritage Museum to learn more about the holiday. 

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The Washington Capitals remain two points better than the New York Islanders atop the NHL's tight Metropolitan Division race. Brett Connolly scored twice and Tom Wilson notched his 20th goal of the season in the Capitals' eighth win in nine games, 5-2 at Philadelphia.

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Kenny Agostino, Kevin Rooney and Damon Severson each had a goal and an assist as the Devils doubled up the Oilers, 6-3. Cory Schneider backstopped the victory in 36 saves.

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Ben Simmons scored 26 points, Joel Embiid had 19 rebounds and made some big plays down the stretch, and the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-99 on Tuesday night.

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