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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 Nets earned a 114-110 victory against Orlando as D'Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie carried Brooklyn to its fifth straight win. Russell had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Dinwiddie scored 29 to help the Nets improve to 26-23.

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Officials at Albany Law School are celebrating the largest donation in school history. It’s part of a new fundraising campaign to expand the institution and its community impact.

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Baseball's all-time saves leader has become the game's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection. Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. 

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D'Angelo Russell nailed seven 3-pointers and had 31 points with eight assists as the Nets pounded the Kings, 123-94. Joe Harris added 19 points and rookie Rodions Kurucs chipped in 16 for Brooklyn, which has won four straight and 17 of 22.

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The upcoming Super Bowl will be a rematch of the 2001-02 title game. Greg Zuerlein has kicked the Los Angeles Rams into the Super Bowl, and Patriots are headed back there for the third straight year and the ninth time in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era.

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Saturday marks the second anniversary of the day when hundreds of thousands marched for women’s rights across the country, just after President Trump took office. The movement has since branched into various civil rights and social concerns while encountering controversy of its own. Thousands plan to take to the streets once again this weekend. 

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The Philadelphia 76ers were easy winners in a clash between two of the top teams in the NBA's Eastern Conference. Joel Embiid delivered 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in the Sixers' seventh victory in nine games, a 120-96 blowout over the Pacers at Indiana. 

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The Brooklyn Nets weren't expected to battle for a playoff berth this year, yet they currently hold the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference after reaching the .500 mark for the first time this late in season since the end of the 2013-14 campaign.

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Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan delivered her State of the Town address Tuesday morning before the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber. She'll give the speech again before the Town Board on Thursday.

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The top of the NHL's Metropolitan Division is a little tighter right now, with just three points separating the top four teams. The Islanders are within three points of the Capitals and Blue Jackets. 

Monday's top-25 basketball schedule featured a trio of upsets, none greater than what Syracuse did at Durham. Syracuse held Duke to 2-of-8 shooting in overtime and to just 21 percent from 3-point range in a 95-91 victory over the top-ranked Blue Devils.

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The NFL conference championships are set following victories by the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints. The Pats will be making their eighth consecutive appearance in the AFC title game when they visit the Chiefs in Kansas City next Sunday. The Saints are back in the NFC title game following a 10-year absence and will host the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday.

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The Rangers outshot the Islanders 17-1 in the third period, but Josh Bailey's goal with 1:26 remaining sent the Isles to a 4-3 win at Madison Square Garden. Mathew Barzal had a goal and two assists in the Isles' seventh win in eight games.

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Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown each scored 22 points, and Jayson Tatum finished with 20 in the Celtics' 135-108 rout of the Pacers. Boston owns a four-game winning streak following its highest scoring performance this season.

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Jeff Skinner got his 29th goal of the season while the Sabres scored five times in the second period of a 5-1 pounding of the Devils. C.J. Smith, Casey Mittelstadt, Jake McCabe and Lawrence Pilut also scored to back Carter Hutton's 20-save performance.

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Connecticut U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal this week detailed legislation mandating universal background checks for gun purchases. The Background Check Expansion Act is Murphy’s first bill of the 116th Congress.