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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal, and considers the role Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will play in the Senate. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

22 hours ago
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about reports that Latham's Plug Power is partnering with Groupe Renault in France to produce fuel cell-powered vehicles in Europe.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Cloudy and breezy today. Highs near 40.

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T.J. Oshie had a goal and two assists in Peter Laviolette's debut as Washington's coach and the Capitals opened the season with a 6-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

This weekend, you can see actor Wendell Pierce star in a new production that is streaming for free online. "The thing I love about the play is: not often do you see Black men just love each other and work through the difficulties of that love," Pierce says.

Clara Jean Ester was a college student at Memphis State College in Tennessee when she bore witness to a series of pivotal moments in civil rights history.

As a junior, Ester joined the Memphis Sanitation Strike in 1968, alongside African American sanitation workers who were calling to demand better working conditions and higher wages.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that the House voted to impeach President Trump for an unprecedented second time Wednesday, following last week's deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 14, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers today. Highs in the mid to upper 30s.

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Disgruntled All-Star guard James Harden is joining the Brooklyn Nets following a four-team deal involving the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers. A person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity says Harden is leaving the Rockets just a day after saying the team wasn't good enough to beat elite competition.

As COVID-19 deaths and illnesses mount, essential workers — who are denied the chance to work from home — are struggling to stay safe. And it's far from clear whether the federal government is doing enough to protect them, according to a former top federal workplace safety official.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration official, Deborah Berkowitz, said the Trump administration has neglected COVID-19 safety at meatpacking plants and many other workplaces.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that some senior Republicans have joined House Democrats in their push to impeach President Trump a second time, following last week's mob attack at the U.S. Capitol. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about reports that New York State Police have increased security at the State Capitol in Albany, to due to a warning from the FBI of possible "armed protests" in all 50 states in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Mostly cloudy today. Highs in the lower to mid 30s.

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The Philadelphia 76ers were able to win a battle of undermanned teams. Joel Embiid had 45 points and 16 rebounds as the Sixers outlasted the Heat, 137-134 in overtime.

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Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, one of the most prolific donors in conservative politics, died Monday night at the age of 87 due to complications from treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to a statement from Las Vegas Sands, the company he founded.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock explains why it's unlikely that Vice President Mike Pence will invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office following last week's mob attack on the U.S. Capitol. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about the launch of New York's COVID-19 vaccine hotline Monday, and why local officials are frustrated by the vaccine rollout so far. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 12, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy with a few snow showers in the mountains today. Highs in the lower 30s.

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Alabama's top offense threats were too much for Ohio State. The top-ranked Crimson Tide are national champions for the sixth time in 12 seasons after DeVonta Smith, Mac Jones and Najee Harris led an explosive offensive performance in a 52-24 rout of Ohio State.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock considers how Congress might handle a second impeachment of President Trump, and takes a closer look at the mob of Trump supporters that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Jan 11, 2021
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about the start of Phase 1B of New York's COVID-19 vaccination program.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 11, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy with a few snow showers today. Highs in the lower 30s.

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The task for the Cleveland Browns was simple. They had to win in a stadium where they had dropped 17 straight and do it without their head coach. Mission accomplished as the Browns built a 35-10 halftime lead before completing a 48-37 win over the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

U.S. employers cut 140,000 jobs in December as the runaway coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh on the U.S. labor market.

It was the first monthly job loss in eight months. The unemployment rate held steady at 6.7%.

With thousands of Americans dying from COVID-19 each day, businesses that depend on in-person contact have struggled.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock questions whether Congress can successfully impeach and remove President Trump from office within the next 12 days. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jan 8, 2021
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Provided by Melissa Mangini / Albany Business Review

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about reports that an effort to redevelop the former Tobins First Prize Center meatpacking plant in Albany is moving forward. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 8, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the lower 30s.

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No Kevin Durant? No Kyrie Irving? No problem for the Brooklyn Nets against the NBA's hottest team. Joe Harris poured in 28 points off the bench and Caris LeVert made the most of a rare start as the Nets topped the 76ers, 122-109.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock considers whether President Trump should be impeached after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol as Congress worked to certify President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory Wednesday afternoon. 

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