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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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SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

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Dr. Alan Chartock reflects on WAMC's 40th anniversary, and examines President Joe Biden's new requirements for federal workers to help boost vaccinations for COVID-19. 

Marina Villeneuve
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Marina Villeneuve of the Associated Press about reports that New York is requiring state workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by Labor Day, or receive regular testing. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 30, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

A morning shower, then increasing sunshine and breezy today. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

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There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany 1-6, 3-6, 6-1 in the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Djokovic was attempting to become the first man to win all four Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic gold in the same year.

Growing up in Havana, Cuba, Mario García was a well-known child actor. That all changed in 1962 when he fled as a refugee under Fidel Castro's regime. Although he put his acting career aside then, he was later able to pass along his passion for acting to his grandson, Maximilian.

Mario was about 10 years old the first time he ever stepped on set, he told Max during a conversation at StoryCorps earlier this month.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on reports that the Senate has voted to take up a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 29, 2021
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WNYT

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

Increasing clouds with showers and thunderstorms today. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

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The U.S. Olympic team has found more gold in the pool. Caeleb Dressel has claimed the first individual gold medal of his career by holding off the defending Olympic champion, Australia's Kyle Chalmers, in the 100-meter freestyle. Dressel closed with a furious sprint to the wall and posted a time of 47.02 seconds, an Olympic record. Dressel beat Chalmers by a mere six-hundredths of a second, leaving the 2016 winner with a silver medal this time.

When award-winning poet Adrian Matejka was working on his latest book last year, he thought we'd be out of the pandemic by the time it would be published.

The book, Somebody Else Sold The World, was released this month — and we're notably not out of the period that's been so difficult for so many of us.

Miles Reed
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about Schenectady Councilwoman Karen Zalewski-Wildzunas, who wants New York state to raise its mandatory minimum sentence on gun charges to 10 years. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the House select committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which held its first meeting Tuesday. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 28, 2021
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WNYT

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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Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title. The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday's all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Wednesday that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the House select committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The committee is expected to hold its first meeting Tuesday. 

Mike Goodwin
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about the latest spike in violence in Albany, and the expected sentencing of NXIVM's Lauren Salzman on Wednesday. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 27, 2021
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunshine followed by increasing clouds later today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 80s.

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Japan's tennis superstar is out of the Tokyo Olympics. Naomi Osaka lost to former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Tokyo tournament.

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SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock considers whether House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will punish Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for taking part in a committee to investigate the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 26, 2021
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Patchy dense fog this morning, then hazy sun today. Highs in the mid 80s.

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The US swimming team was able to grab at least one medal in each event during Sunday's schedule. Monday didn't have the same feel until Caleb Dressel hit the pool. Dressel began his quest for six gold medals by leading off an American victory in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay. He gave the U.S. a lead it never relinquished as the quartet finished in 3:08.97, the third-fastest time in history.

Updated July 26, 2021 at 9:00 PM ET

President Biden is in a tough place on immigration.

On one side, he faces growing pressure from supporters who want his administration to stop turning away asylum-seekers — and to invest more political capital on creating a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants.

More than 200 of the world's leading climate scientists will begin meeting today to finalize a landmark report summarizing how Earth's climate has already changed, and what humans can expect for the rest of the century.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on the Tokyo Olympics, and considers whether Americans who are vaccinated for COVID-19 should resume wearing masks. 

Marina Villeneuve
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Marina Villeneuve of the Associated Press about reports that New York state has sent out just $117,000 in rent relief to landlords and tenants so far. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 23, 2021
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds with a few scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm today. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

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Disputed, locked down and running a year late, the Tokyo Games begin at last Friday, a multinational showcase of the finest athletes of a world fragmented by disease — and an event steeped in the political and medical baggage of a relentless pandemic. Some competitions have already begun, but the Opening Ceremony kicks off Friday night (local time — NBC will begin live coverage at 6:55 a.m. ET). 

Back around the start of the year, Michael Thurmond had a problem. He's the top elected official in DeKalb County, Ga. Congress had approved about $50 billion to help people catch up and pay rent to avoid eviction.

But Thurmond worried that his county wouldn't get enough money to help everybody.

"What do I say to the family who is the first in line after all the money has run out?" he asks.

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