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Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the first day of Democrats' opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, and considers whether it will have an effect on American voters. 

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To Adam Schiff, the lead impeachment manager in the Senate trial against President Trump, the case boils down to this.

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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 Republican New York State Senator James Seward, who announced Monday he will retire after his 17th term in office. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

9 hours ago
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 near 40. 

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The Celtics cruised to a 119-95 rout of the Grizzlies but finished without Jayson Tatum, who scored 23 points before leaving the game in the third quarter with a groin injury. Daniel Theis had 14 points and Enes Kanter provided 13 with eight rebounds to help Boston win its second straight since a season-worst three-game losing streak.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the start of President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate Tuesday, where Senators voted along party lines to approve a modified version of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's trial rules after a nearly 13-hour session. 

A few years ago, Lauren had a big problem. The Queens, N.Y., resident had graduated from college with an art degree as the Great Recession had hit. She had private student loans with high interest rates. For work, all she could find were retail jobs. And by 2016, her loans had ballooned to about $200,000.

" 'I can't afford to actually pay my bills and eat and pay my rent,' " she remembers thinking. "I was financially handicapped. I mean, my student loan payments were higher than my rent was."

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about reports that New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has joined President Trump's impeachment defense team. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the mid 30s.  

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Derek Jeter and Larry Walker will be giving speeches in Cooperstown, New York, this summer. Jeter was a near-unanimous selection for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The former Yankees shortstop and longtime team captain appeared on all-but one of the 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Ex-teammate Mariano Rivera is the Hall's only unanimous first-ballot selection.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the start of President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate today, and reports that New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has joined the president's defense team. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that the New York state Attorney General's office is investigating the state Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, a nonprofit controlled by state lawmakers. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 21, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Sunshine followed by increasing clouds today. Highs in the mid 20s.

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The Boston Celtics did a nice job shaking their losing streak, but the Houston Rockets' struggles continue. The Celtics had dropped three in a row before Jayson Tatum delivered 27 points in just 29 minutes of a 139-107 thrashing of the Western Conference-leading Lakers. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reflects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and President Trump's role in deepening divisions in the U.S. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Jan 20, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's expected state budget plan Tuesday. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 20, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny, breezy and cold today. Highs from the mid teens to lower 20s.

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The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs have earned trips to Miami for Super Bowl 54 on Feb. 2. The Niners are heading to the game for the first time since 2013, while the Chiefs are ending a half-century Super Bowl drought. 

When Heather Woock was in her late 20s, she started researching her family history. As part of the project she spit into a tube and sent it to Ancestry, a consumer DNA testing service. Then in 2017, she started getting messages about the results from people who said they could be half-siblings.

"I immediately called my mom and said, 'Mom, is it possible that I have random siblings out there somewhere?'" Woock says. She remembers her mom responded, "No, why? That's ridiculous."

When NPR host Scott Simon was in his late teens, he took a job in an assisted living facility in Chicago, working with people who had developmental disabilities.

"It was more formative in my life, I think, than most any war I've covered, any political campaign I've covered, any reportorial experience I've had," Simon says. "It really opened my eyes into seeing the world differently."

Simon has wanted to tell this story for years, and so he drew on the experiences he had back then to write a new mystery for young readers called Sunnyside Plaza.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the opening of President Trump's impeachment trial Thursday, where Senators took an oath to render "impartial justice." 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 17, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny, windy and cold today. Highs from the mid teens to mid 20s.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jan 17, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's Jesse King speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about reports that Stewart's Shops plans to spend $70 million on expansions this year, with new shops coming to the Capital Region. 

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Chris Kreider scored a power-play goal with 25 seconds left to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 win over the rival New York Islanders. Mika Zibanejad had a goal and an assist and Tony DeAngelo also scored as the Rangers beat the Islanders for the fourth time in the last five meetings — and second time in four days.

Rep. John Lewis is the last living speaker from the March on Washington, the 1963 landmark civil rights protest that culminated with Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

But before Lewis dedicated his life to fighting for racial equality, he grew up in Troy, Ala., with dreams of becoming a different kind of orator.

"When I was very young, I wanted to preach the gospel," Lewis said on a visit to StoryCorps in February 2018.

He wanted to be a minister. His nearest congregation was the family livestock.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Soviet-born businessman Lev Parnas, a key figure in the Ukraine scandal, is now saying President Trump was fully aware of efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. 

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 3,000-acre solar farm proposed in West Laurens, New York. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 16, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and becoming windy with rain and snow showers today. Highs near 40, with temperatures falling during the afternoon. 1-3 inches of snow in the Adirondacks, Green Mountains and closer to the Canadian border.

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