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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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Tobias Harris scored 32 points and Ben Simmons had a triple-double to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-104. Harris, acquired earlier in February in a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, posted his highest point total in eight games with the 76ers.

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The Kingston Land Trust is leading a $200,000 fundraising campaign to purchase and protect a historic African burial ground in Kingston, New York.

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Washington slowed Brooklyn's playoff push as Bradley Beal scored 31 points and Trevor Ariza had 23 with 10 rebounds in the Wizards' 125-116 victory against the Nets. Backup Thomas Bryant had 18 points to help the Wizards end a four-game skid and halt the Nets' two-game winning streak.

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The Knicks have strung together back-to-back home wins since dropping 18 straight at Madison Square Garden. Emmanuel Mudiay, Mitchell Robinson and the rest of the Knicks' backups outscored Orlando's by a whopping 75-7 in a 108-103 victory over the previously-hot Magic. 

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The Nets earned a 101-85 victory against the Spurs behind D'Angelo Russell' 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Joe Harris and Caris LeVert each added 15 points for Brooklyn, which made 19 3-pointers and caused San Antonio to finish 1-7 on its eight-game road trip.

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Damyean Dotson scored 27 points and the Knicks ended their franchise-record 18-game losing streak by outscoring the Spurs, 130-118. Kevin Knox, Dennis Smith Jr. and Emmanual Mudiay all had 19 points in the Knicks' first home victory since Dec. 1 against Milwaukee. 

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Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame All-Star center Joel Embiid's absence to beat the Miami Heat 106-102. 

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Emphasizing a need for collective bargaining and compromise, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont presented his first budget proposal to the General Assembly Wednesday. It comes as the state’s new fiscal year beginning July 1 is projected to be $1.5 billion dollars in the red, while fiscal year 2021 is expected to have a $2.2 billion dollar deficit. 

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The Bruins own a seven-game winning streak after David Backes scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lift Boston over the Golden Knights, 3-2. 

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Henrik Lundqvist turned back 43 shots and Vladislav Namestnikov provided the tiebreaking goal just over six minutes into the third period of the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Hurricanes. Connor Brickley also tallied as New York dealt Carolina just its second loss in eight games.

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The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York has received a $1.2 million gift to construct a home for its Women’s Leadership Institute.

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Boston earned its sixth straight win, as Charlie McAvoy scored at 3:49 of overtime to send the Bruins over the Sharks, 6-5.  

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LeBron James and Kevin Durant meshed nicely in the 68th NBA All-Star Game after being adversaries during the last three Finals. Durant had 31 points and seven rebounds, while James added 19 points to lead Team LeBron to a 178-164 comeback win over Team Giannis.

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Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts.

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The surprising New York Islanders have held onto their three-point lead in the NHL's Metropolitan Division after blanking the Columbus Blue Jackets. Casey Cizikas scored a pair of breakaway goals and Thomas Greiss stopped 31 shots as the Islanders beat the Jackets, 3-0.

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Al Horford finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists in the Celtics' second win in as many nights, 118-110 against the Pistons. Gordon Hayward contributed 18 points, eight assists and five rebounds in his first start since Dec. 21. Boston won for the seventh time in nine games and ended Detroit's four-game winning streak.

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Activist and CNN commentator Van Jones met with New York state lawmakers in Albany Tuesday to push for changes to state criminal law.

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Jack Eichel set up two goals in leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-1 win over Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Jason Pominville scored the go-ahead goal 6:49 into the second period by crashing the net and redirecting Eichel's backhand centering pass from the left wing.

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Municipal leaders had a message for state lawmakers when they gathered in Albany for the New York Conference of Mayors Winter Legislative Meeting this week: don’t cut our funding. 

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The Washington Capitals moved closer to the Metropolitan Division lead, while the Pittsburgh Penguins gave themselves breathing room in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Evgeny Kuznetsov continued his hot streak with two goals and two assists as the Capitals downed the Kings, 6-4. 

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A number of animal shelters across New York state are using state support and large fundraising campaigns to update and upgrade their facilities.

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Alexandar Georgiev had a career-high 55 saves to lead the Rangers past the Maple Leafs, 4-1. Mika Zibanejad, Jimmy Vesey and Adam McQuaid scored against Toronto as New York ended up 2-2-1 on its five-game homestand. Kasperi Kapanen scored for the Leafs, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.

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Josh Bailey tallied in the fourth shootout round and Mathew Barzal notched his 17th goal of the season as the Islanders outlasting the Devils, 2-1. Thomas Greiss made 30 saves through overtime and was perfect on New Jersey's four shootout attempts as New York kept its two-point lead over Washington in the Metropolitan Division.

D'Angelo Russell had 27 points and 11 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets surpassed last season's win total by beating the Denver Nuggets 135-130. Russell made six of the Nets' 19 3-pointers, one game after they made only five as a team in their poorest shooting performance of the season.

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Rensselear Polytechnic Institute is celebrating its first semester with a new virtual and augmented reality lab, where students can use modern technology to explore new environments and learning methods. 

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Jayson Tatum scored 25 points and the Celtics picked up their fifth consecutive win by downing the Cavaliers, 103-96 in Cleveland. Gordon Hayward added 18 points for Boston, which played its third straight game without All-Star guard Kyrie Irving because of a strained left hip.

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An eight-game winning streak has moved the Philadelphia Flyers over .500 for the first time since Nov. 13. Carter Hart made 18 of his 41 saves in the third period to preserve the Flyers' 2-1 victory over Vancouver. Hart improved to 10-5-1 since being recalled from the minors in December. 

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It's a six-pack for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. The Pats are Super Bowl champions for the sixth time following a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game, and the first in which neither team reached the end zone until the fourth quarter.

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SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson delivered her second State of the University System address Thursday. At the Albany Capital Center, Johnson said the SUNY system offers “a wonderful education for the many, not the few.” She lauded public education as the key to social equality not only in New York, but nationally.

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The Warriors' 11-game winning streak is over after Joel Embiid contributed 26 points and 20 rebounds in Philadelphia's 113-104 win against the two-time defending NBA champs. Ben Simmons also scored 26 points and JJ Redick added 15 in the 76ers' first win over the Warriors in nearly six years. 

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