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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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Jacob and Patrick
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about a pair of Cooperstown Central School District alumni who completed their first Boston Marathon this week. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers today. Highs near 60.

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The Pacers carried a 79-68 lead into the final period before the Celtics' defense stiffened in a 99-91 victory in Boston. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points for the Celts, who put together a 10-0 run over the final five minutes to take a 2-0 series lead. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an order by U.S. Attorney General William Barr denying bond hearings to some asylum-seeking migrants, and a measure vetoed by President Trump that would end U.S. involvement in the Yemen War.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about the death of Capital Region businesswoman and philanthropist Jane Golub

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 17, 2019
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the lower 60s.

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The New York Islanders' turnaround season is heading to the second round of the playoffs. Jordan Eberle scored for the fourth straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots and the Islanders finished off Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 3-1 win in Game 4 to pull off a stunning sweep.

This summer, musician Katie Sucha will be touring England. And she's scared.

"It really is a serious mental challenge to walk through those doors and get on the plane," she explains. Sucha's fear of flying is so bad that when she was a teacher in Mississippi and wanted to visit her family in Michigan, she'd take a 14-hour bus ride rather than spend two hours in the air.

After years of tension over expanded oil and gas drilling, including a deadly explosion that galvanized critics, Colorado is moving to tighten regulations on the booming industry. In a sweeping overhaul the governor is expected to sign, regulators will now have to consider public health, safety and the environment in decisions about permitting and local land use.

The state must still hammer out the details of how to implement the new law over the next year. But the impending changes are already fueling hope for some, and fear for others.

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Construction began on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris more than 800 years ago. Last night, Parisians gathered near that cathedral, hoping there is enough left to rebuild. They prayed, and they sang.

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Good morning, I'm David Greene.

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ARIANA GRANDE: (Singing) Buy myself all of my favorite things...

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the fire that significantly damaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris Monday, and reports that former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld will challenge President Trump for the GOP nomination in the 2020 presidential election. He also comments on the redacted version of the Mueller report expected Thursday, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' tax returns.

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about a group of Shenendehowa students who were able to visit Notre Dame just hours before a fire tragically damaged the Paris cathedral. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 16, 2019
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds and windy today. Highs in the 50s.

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Ben Simmons had a triple-double of 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds as the 76ers outscored the Nets, 145-123. The All-Star guard was 8-for-12 from the floor, two days after hearing boos while scoring nine points on 4 of 9 shooting. The Sixers busted the game open with a 14-0 run to start the second half and led by 29 before the third quarter was over. Joel Embiid delivered 13 of his 23 points in the third period and finished with 10 boards.

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In Sudan, the ruling military council has said they are willing to negotiate with the opposition. But demonstrators in the capital of that country, Khartoum, continue to protest. As Halima Gikandi reports, they say their demands have not yet been met.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that a redacted version of the Mueller report will be released this week, and how that will affect tensions between President Trump and Congress. He also comments on a plan by President Trump to send detained immigrants to "sanctuary cities," and whether liberal politicians in those cities will welcome the idea. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 15, 2019
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:  

Mostly cloudy and becoming windy with showers today. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s early in the day, with temperatures falling during the afternoon.

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The comeback is complete. Tiger Woods has his fifth Masters title. The 43-year-old Woods shot a 2-under 70 for one-stroke victory and his 15th major championship. But it was his first since the 2008 U.S. Open, capping a remarkable recovery from debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the arrest of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Thursday, and reports that Assange faces a charge related to a U.S. leak in 2010.

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett

Apr 12, 2019
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Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Senior Vice President for Communications and Albany Director for Metropolitan Public Strategies, about a New York Times article examining tensions between Democrats in the New York Legislature. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 12, 2019
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:  

Increasing clouds and breezy today. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are the latest road team to open the Stanley Cup playoffs with a victory. Mitch Marner scored twice and Frederik Andersen made 37 saves as the Leafs downed the Bruins, 4-1 in Boston.

Last year, 33-year-old Walker Hughes — who has autism and is minimally verbal — was rushed to the hospital after he tried a new medication that made him agitated.

"We're driving at rush hour and my sweet guy is screaming and grabbing me and we're just scared to death," Walker's mom, Ellen Hughes, now 69, said in a StoryCorps interview recorded in February. "This is not the guy I know at all."

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been re-elected to a fifth term. He also comments on a Texas fund-raiser where President Trump warned of the dangers of migrants, and Gregory B. Craig, an Obama-era White House counsel who expects to be indicted on charges related to his work for the Ukrainian government. 

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Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about a former volunteer at the Cooperstown Food Bank who was recently charged with forging names on checks and siphoning $18,000 from the organization. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 11, 2019
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:  

Sunshine giving way to increasing high clouds today.  Highs in the lower-to-mid 50s.

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The Islanders blew three leads before Josh Bailey scored off a rebound 4:39 into overtime to give New York a 4-3 victory over the Penguins. Nick Leddy tallied with 7:25 remaining to put the Isles ahead 3-2, but the Pens extended the game on Justin Schultz's goal about six minutes later. Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who host Game 2 on Friday.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses U.S. Attorney General William Barr's pledge to release a redacted version of the Mueller report "within a week." He also comments on his latest Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and reports that Senator Bernie Sanders is now a millionaire and will release his tax returns. 

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