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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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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump threatened to cut funding to the World Health Organization and fired the head of the panel tasked with watching how his administration spends its $2 trillion in coronavirus relief Tuesday. 

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about New York's highest single-day death toll yet from the coronavirus on Tuesday. They also discuss reports that the state Board of Regents has canceled this year's Regents exams for high schoolers. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

10 hours ago
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers today. Highs in the lower-to-mid 50s.

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has raised the possibility of not being able to complete the regular season. During an interview on NBCSN, he stressed that all options remain on the table. Bettman said the league is hoping to have a clearer picture of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the next few weeks.

A springtime stroll, baking bread or binging shows can be a tonic for a life lived in lockdown. But some workers doing their jobs remotely are carrying on by partying on, virtually.

Normally at this time of year, DJ Haddad and his co-workers run raucous rounds of college basketball competitions. "We're really missing March Madness — it's kind of a big thing on our team," says Haddad, CEO of Haddad & Partners, an advertising company in Fairfield, Conn., with nearly 70 employees around the world.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coronavirus pandemic amid reports that Congress is exploring a second aid package. 

Editor's note: This story contains language that some may find offensive.

President Trump says the federal government's procurement and distribution of vital medical supplies to fight COVID-19 is "a fine-tuned machine," but many hospitals and state governors say they're still struggling to get what they need.

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that Google is stepping in to help New York's unemployment claims system amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 7, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the lower-to-mid 60s.

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The NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league's coronavirus hiatus, a major change from typical procedures.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's promotion of hydroxychloroquine amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Apr 6, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, for an update on the coronavirus pandemic in New York. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 6, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny and breezy today. Highs in the lower 60s.

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A Pro Football Hall of Famer and a record-setting kicker have died. The Hall of Fame says that speedy halfback and receiver Bobby Mitchell has died at 84. The Hall of Fame hasn't provided other details.

The streaming service Quibi — short for "quick bites" — calls itself "the first entertainment platform designed specifically for your phone."

Translation: They're doling out their shows in 7-to-10-minute chunks — er, episodes — at a rate of one per day. Quick bites, get it? Perfect for the busy, distracted, on-the-go consumer! Too bad none of us are on-the-going anywhere these days.

Quibi divides its shows into three categories: Movies in Chapters (read: serialized narrative), Unscripted and Documentaries (read: episodic nonfiction) and Daily Essentials.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the psychological and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Apr 3, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting construction projects across New York state. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 3, 2020
Paul Caiano
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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers his WAMC Regional Forecast for the morning of April 3, 2020. 

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British Open organizers say postponement is an option for this year's tournament at Royal St. George's. The 149th edition of the Open Championship is scheduled to take place July 16-19. The last time the Open wasn't played was in 1945 because of World War II. 

Updated at 11:22 a.m. ET

Dennis Johnson fell victim last week to a new form of harassment known as "Zoombombing," in which intruders hijack video calls and post hate speech and offensive images such as pornography. It's a phenomenon so alarming that the FBI has issued a warning about using Zoom.

Like many people these days, Johnson is doing a lot of things over the Internet that he would normally do in person. Last week, he defended his doctoral dissertation in a Zoom videoconference.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock considers the risks taken by doctors and nurses across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

State Senator James Seward and wife Cindy
Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about some of the most notable cases of coronavirus in Otsego County. As of Tuesday, 19 people have tested positive and one person has died from COVID-19. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 2, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and breezy with a few showers moving in late today, especially in New England. Highs in the lower 50s. 

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Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic. The All England Club announced Wednesday after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis will not be held in 2020. 

The state capitol in Albany
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New York state lawmakers hoped to finish the budget overnight Wednesday — one day after the deadline —after reaching an agreement with Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo. The agreement would give the governor broad new powers to add or subtract spending throughout the year, as the state continues to cope out with the fallout from the coronavirus.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coronavirus pandemic and his latest interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

The state capitol in Albany
Dave Lucas / WAMC

New York missed the deadline to complete its state budget on time Tuesday night. The Senate and Assembly acted on two bills — debt service and a revenue measure — but they don’t yet have agreements on how much to spend on school aid and health care, as New York faces a $15 billion deficit amid the coronavirus.

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about reports that a resident at Kingsway Manor Assisted Living in Schenectady, New York has died of the coronavirus. 

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