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For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 660 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services.

Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 17 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 17 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member station reporters across the country and a strong corps of independent producers and reporters in the public radio system.

Since its debut in 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors — including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power, should he lose November's election. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

1 hour ago
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Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about Hudson Virtual Tours, a 3D modeling company in Troy, New York that's seeing a boost in activity during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

1 hour ago
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

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In one sense, the Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from a berth in the NBA Finals after taking a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets. In another sense, the Nuggets have the Lakers right where they want them. Anthony Davis scored 34 points and LeBron James had 26 in the Lakers' 114-108 victory over the Nuggets in the Western Conference finals. 

To paraphrase The Wizard of Oz, pay no attention to what's behind the curtain.

Gretchen Goldman, a scientist and mother, recently pulled back the curtain on her own life — and a lot of people paid a lot of attention.

CNN interviewed Goldman, a research director at the Union of Concerned Scientists, to discuss President Trump's choice of David Legates to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

It's what CNN viewers could not see on television that created a sensation.

Swastika, New York, Is Keeping Its Name

16 hours ago

Michael Alcamo lives in New York City but loves cycling through the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York, with their tiny towns and hamlets and historical cemeteries.

He was on a trip like this, winding through a remote stretch this summer, when he noticed something else, a small brown street sign with the name "Swastika."

At a time when symbols and place names with links to white supremacy are being debated across the U.S., Alcamo found the name of the unincorporated hamlet he had crossed into unsettling.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ongoing protests over the police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and considers how former Vice President Joe Biden will fare in his first debate with President Trump next week. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 24, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that U.S. Senator Mitt Romney supports plans to move forward with President Trump's upcoming Supreme Court nomination. 

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about reports that hundreds of students in Schenectady, New York are without computers a week into the largely-virtual school year. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 23, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy today. Highs in the lower 70s.

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Pete Alonso and the New York Mets prevented Tampa Bay from clinching the AL East crown, beating the Rays 5-2 behind three home runs and Seth Lugo's bounce-back pitching performance. 

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump has the Senate votes needed to confirm his upcoming nominee for the Supreme Court. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union for an update on the ongoing perjury trial of former Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 22, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Sunny, breezy, and pleasant today. Highs in the mid 60s.

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The Rays' magic number is one for clinching the AL East after Nate Lowe hit a solo homer to put Tampa Bay ahead 2-0 in a 2-1 win against the Mets. New York wasted a stellar performance by Jacob deGrom, who struck out 14 over seven innings.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the looming showdown in the Senate over her replacement. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Sep 21, 2020
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Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, to learn how President Trump's judicial appointments compare to those of past presidents. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 21, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Sunny and pleasantly cool today, with highs in the lower to mid 60s. 

Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen threw for career highs of 417 yards and four touchdowns in the Bills' 31-28 decision over the Dolphins. Buffalo racked up 524 total yards, with Allen becoming the team's first quarterback to have back-to-back 300-yard games since Drew Bledsoe in 2002.

Every year, Stephen Lim and his colleagues at the University of Washington compile and analyze health data from every country on the planet to come up with a sort of global report card.

Year after year, one of the biggest success stories has been the vaccination of children.

"We've really seen this steady progress in increasing the fraction of children who are receiving ... in particular, the basic vaccines — diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis," Lim says.

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So starting this Sunday, the mobile apps TikTok and WeChat will be banned from U.S. app stores. That was the announcement from the U.S. Commerce Department today. The Chinese-owned apps have been the target of the Trump administration. They say the apps collect data from American users that could be accessed by the Chinese government. A sale of TikTok has been in the works, but so far, no deal has been finalized. And let's turn to NPR's Bobby Allyn, who's been following this story. Good morning, Bobby.

BOBBY ALLYN, BYLINE: Hey, David.

The mother of Breonna Taylor says that if the police reforms announced this week by officials in Louisville were in place six months ago, her daughter might still be alive.

Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who worked as an emergency room technician, was fatally shot by Louisville police during a botched narcotics raid at her home during the early morning hours of March 13.

A decision on whether to bring charges against the three officers who carried out the raid is expected in the coming days.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC's David Guistina about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's CNN drive-in town hall last night.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, Editor of the Albany Business review.

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