Morning Edition

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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
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the House's first open hearing in the Trump impeachment inquiry Wednesday, and considers whether witnesses in the inquiry will impact independent voters in 2020. 

Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about plans to develop housing for artists in downtown Oneonta, New York. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Mostly cloudy and breezy today. Highs in the mid-to-upper 30s.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses today's House hearing — the first open hearing in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Albany County legislators voted 22-14 Tuesday night in favor of Local Law D, instituting a five-cent fee on paper bags to promote the use of reusable bags in the county. However, the County Legislature failed to reach the 20 votes needed to pass a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products. 

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about the new smoking age in New York, and reports that Gloversville has been passed over for state grant money for the fourth straight year. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Nov 13, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny and breezy today. Highs in the upper 20s.

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Joel Embiid scored 27 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 13.2 seconds remaining, to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 98-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Josh Richardson added 17 points and Ben Simmons had 15 for Philadelphia.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is considering a Democratic presidential run. 

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering making a late run for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations, underscoring some Democrats' deep uncertainty about the party's current crop of contenders.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Nov 12, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Morning snow in the Adirondacks, Mohawk Valley, Champlain Valley and central and northern Vermont. Snow, sleet and freezing rain elsewhere, changing to snow before ending by noon. Additional accumulation of less than 2 inches. Partly sunny and windy today, with a few afternoon snow showers. Temperatures holding in the upper 20s and lower 30s.   

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The Boston Celtics own the NBA’s longest winning streak of the young season after holding off the Dallas Mavericks. Kemba Walker nailed three key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 29 points in the Celtics’ 116-106 downing of Dallas.

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The Jets wasted a 14-0 lead and trailed 27-21 in the fourth quarter until Le’Veon Bell scored on a one-yard run to help New York pull out a 34-27 victory against the Giants. Sam Darnold threw a touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder and had a TD run for the 2-7 Jets. Daniel Jones threw a career-high four touchdown passes, two each to Darius Slayton and Golden Tate, but couldn't prevent the 2-8 Giants from losing their sixth in a row.

As Morning Edition marks its 40th anniversary, the show revisits some of its perfect imperfections.

Among them is a blooper from 1990, when Cokie Roberts' basset hound, Abner, demanded his breakfast outside her home broadcast studio. The unscheduled appearance turned Abner into a public radio folk hero. Listeners couldn't get enough.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering a 2020 presidential run. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Nov 8, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds, windy and cold today with a passing snow shower in the mountains. Highs in the lower-to-mid 30s. 

In 1968, when Janie Bush was 19 and discovered that she was pregnant, she decided to put her baby up for adoption.

But nine months later, when Janie's daughter — whom she named Tracey Jane — was born with spina bifida, a potentially fatal birth defect, the planned adoptive family backed out.

Janie couldn't afford the expensive specialized care that Tracey's condition required. A social worker told Janie that her daughter might die if the child didn't receive appropriate medical care and that a state residence might be her best option.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins ended the New York Islanders’ team-record 15-game winning streak in February 1982. The Pens have done it to the Isles again by stopping their second-longest winning streak in club history. The Islanders had won 10 in a row before blowing a 3-0 lead in the third period of a 4-3 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports upcoming public hearings in the House's impeachment proceedings involving President Trump.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Nov 7, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy with rain moving in today, changing to snow mid to late afternoon in the hills and mountains first, then in the valleys after sunset. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. 

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons did not return for the second half at Utah because of right shoulder soreness. Simmons sustained a stinger in his shoulder in the first quarter after bumping Jazz guard Royce O'Neale in the chest while posting up. Utah beat the 76ers 106-104.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Democrats flipped the Virginia Legislature in Tuesday's elections. 

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette for a recap of Tuesday's unofficial election results in Schenectady County, Saratoga Springs, and Amsterdam, New York. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Nov 6, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy today. Highs in the mid-to-upper 40s.

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The Boston Celtics have reeled off a five-game winning streak since a season-opening loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Gordon Hayward hit all 16 of his 2-point attempts while scoring a career-high 39 points as the Celtics downed the Cavaliers, 119-113. 

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NOEL KING, HOST:

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that the U.S. has formally started to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. 

Dina Lee Almeida says that three years ago, the CEO of a TV distribution firm for which she produced shows grabbed her and propositioned her for sex. As he became more aggressive, she complained to the company's lawyer. Nothing happened. Later, she says, the CEO pressured her to sign what amounted to a confidentiality agreement.

"I absolutely refused; I would never, ever sign that," Almeida says.

After that, the West Palm Beach, Fla., company, Olympusat, terminated her contract.

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about Election Day and some of the top races taking place in the Capital Region. 

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