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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

In lieu of Dr. Alan Chartock’s morning commentary, WAMC airs a slice of this week’s Media Project — featuring Dr. Chartock, Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith, former Saratogian and Troy Record Executive Editor Barbara Lombardo, and former editor and investigative journalist Rosemary Armao. Rex Smith poses an important question for media companies: what do you do when there's too much news? 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jul 3, 2020
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Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about a potential affiliation between the Center for Economic Growth and the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce.  

Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Jul 3, 2020

Here is Meteorologist Jason Caterina's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Partly sunny today, with the chance for showers and storms by late morning and into the afternoon. Some may be on the strong to severe side, with heavy rain and strong winds. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

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The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins' stadium wants the NFL team to change its name. In a statement, FedEx says they "have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name." 

Vivian Garcia Leonard studied to become a pharmacist in Cuba before coming to the U.S. in 1961.

Her daughter, also named Vivian, eventually followed in her mother's footsteps. So, too, did her daughter, Marissa Sofia Ochs. Today, the three generations of pharmacists live near each other and work in New York City.

But recently, the elder Vivian, who's 82, stopped working to limit her exposure to the virus.

In a remote StoryCorps conversation recorded last month, the women talked about living through the coronavirus pandemic.

When Christian Picciolini was a neo-Nazi, he heard the term "white power" all the time. It was the term neo-Nazis used as a greeting, as a pejorative, to instill fear, even to sign off letters in lieu of "sincerely."

"It was also a proclamation that distilled what we believed in into two words," Picciolini — who is now an author and founder of the Free Radicals Project, a group that works to prevent extremism — told NPR's Morning Edition.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Russian voters have largely approved a number of amendments to the country's constitution, including one that keeps President Vladimir Putin in power until 2036. 

Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Jul 2, 2020

Here is Meteorologist Jason Caterina's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Mostly sunny today, with a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Highs in the mid and upper 80s, nearing 90. 

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New York State Assemblyman David Gantt, who served the Rochester area for decades, has died at age 78. 

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Baseball players began reporting to their teams Wednesday in the most significant step yet as MLB presses ahead with its plan for a 60-game sprint of a season. Most players underwent a battery of health checks, not only for COVID-19 but also for any other lingering ailments from spring training, ahead of planned workouts beginning Friday and Saturday. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Dr. Anthony Fauci's warning to senators Tuesday that the U.S. could see up to 100,000 new COVID-19 cases a day without quick action to follow key CDC recommendations. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about a heated altercation between protesters and the owner of Bumpy's Polar Freeze in Schenectady, New York Tuesday afternoon. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 1, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy today, with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

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Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections.

Updated 8:15 p.m. ET

How severe is the spread of COVID-19 in your community? If you're confused, you're not alone. Though state and local dashboards provide lots of numbers, from case counts to deaths, it's often unclear how to interpret them — and hard to compare them to other places.

Have A Corn Dog: Fair Food Without The Fair

Jun 30, 2020

It's a grim year for fans of summer fairs. The 165th annual Big Butler Fair in Pennsylvania's Butler County has been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The week of fair games, fried food and barns full of prize-winning animals has been a tradition for Butler County since the American Civil War.

Canceled fairs are an obvious blow to local 4-H and Future Farmers of America clubs who have been training animals for months to compete in livestock shows. But it's a big hit to food vendors, too.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a restrictive abortion law in Louisiana Monday, and comments on reports that President Trump received a written briefing on the possibility of Russian bounties against U.S. troops in Afghanistan. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 30, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy today, with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

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The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals will be without at least two holdovers from last year's team. Longtime infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross are opting out of playing as Major League Baseball tries to get back amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's claim that he was never briefed on Russia's collusion with the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 29, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy today, with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

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The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady. A source tells the AP that the one-year deal is worth up to $7.5 million with incentives. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 26, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny today, with the risk of a scattered shower or thunderstorm. Highs in the low-to-mid 80s.

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The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jun 26, 2020
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Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about computer chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries' plans for a 66-acre property in Malta, New York.

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For 16 years, Jon Stewart's brand of satire exposed the absurdity of American politics.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the spike in COVID-19 cases in states like Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, and South Carolina, and the economic impact of the pandemic. 

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