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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 an animal neglect case in Milford, N.Y. near Cooperstown.

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

Partly sunny and breezy today with scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

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The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is about to heat up once again.

The Bronx Bombers were able to advance to the American League Division Series by whipping the Oakland Athletics, 7-2 and setting up a meeting with the Red Sox. Aaron Judge opened the scoring with a homer and Giancarlo Stanton capped the Yankees' offense with a solo blast as New York won the AL wild-card game for the second straight year.

Judge put New York ahead by belting a two-run homer off A's starter Liam Hendriks two batters into the bottom of the first.

The Yankees padded their lead in the sixth as Aaron Hicks laced an RBI double and scored on Luke Voit's two-run triple. Didi Gregorius followed with a sacrifice fly later in the inning.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Donald Trump's rally in Mississippi. Dr. Chartock also discusses the Working Families Party in New York.

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A new State Department visa policy declared that, starting this month, diplomats who want to bring their same-sex partners to the U.S. will have to be married. Here's NPR's Michele Kelemen.

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces questions not only over accusations about his past, but about the way he has defended himself.

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Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a census analysis that shows poor Schenectady children grow into poor adults. The pair also discuss a Schenectady County sheriff's deputy who was fired after being charged with assault.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Morning clouds, then sunshine mixing with clouds in the afternoon. Dry.  Highs near in the mid 60s along I-90, near70 south and lower 60s north. 

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Tony Wolters is the latest hero for the Colorado Rockies as the team moved into the National League Division Series for the first time since 2009.

Wolters delivered an RBI single with two out in the 13th inning to send the Rockies past the Cubs, 2-1 at Wrigley Field. The backup catcher entered as part of a double-switch in the bottom of the 12th and set up a meeting with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Winning pitcher Scott Oberg struck out all four batters he faced. He fanned Kris Bryant to end the 12th before striking out the side in the 13th to end the longest postseason game in Wrigley Field history.

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There was a time when President Trump boasted that he might be the first person ever to make a profit off running for president.

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Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on New York's 19th Congressional district race. Dr. Chartock also discusses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's testimony last week during his Senate confirmation hearing.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about yesterday's departure of General Electric CEO John Flannery.  The pair also discuss the municipal budgets released  around the Capital Region on Monday.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy with a few showers this morning, also areas of fog and drizzle. Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, some with heavy rain.  Highs in the mid to upper 60s.  

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers have managed to avoid the National League wild-card game by winning their respective division titles in one-game playoffs Monday. The Dodgers claimed their sixth consecutive NL West crown, while the Brewers captured the NL Central and home-field advantage for the division and championship series.

Walker Buehler was fantastic as the Dodgers earned a 5-2 win over the Rockies. The rookie carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and left the game after yielding just one single over 6 2/3 shutout innings.

Buehler also capped the Dodgers scoring with an RBI single that made it 5-0 in the sixth.

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President Trump is celebrating a new North American Free Trade Agreement. Canada last night joined the United States and Mexico in this new trade deal. And the president spoke about it in the White House Rose Garden today.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the 40th anniversary of the Legislative Gazette, the WAMC Locked Box, Senator Jeff Flake on the Kavanaugh hearings, impact of a confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and Matt Damon's portrayl of Brett Kavanaugh on SNL.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, about a key member of the Working Families Party looking to have the party to drop Cynthia Nixon from it's party line come this November, a new political ad from the NY GOP ripping Cuomo over allowing parolees to vote, and Planned Parenthood hits New York State Republican gubernatorial nominee Marc Molinaro on women's issues.

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Just how much further is the Federal Bureau of Investigation supposed to look into the life of Brett Kavanaugh?

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Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 1, 2018
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy with showers today, especially north of I-90. Mostly cloudy otherwise.  Highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s north, and upper 60s and lower 70s south.  

Cloudy with showers tonight. Also areas of fog and drizzle.  Lows in the 50s.

Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 70s.

MLB:

It's going to take a 163rd game today to decide the National League Central and NL West titles after all four contenders won on Sunday.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Senate conformation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Chartock also discusses the gubernatorial race in New York.

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

Morning rain, then partly sunny in the afternoon today.  Highs in the lower to mid 60s. 

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The New York Yankees have moved closer to hosting next week's AL wild-card game with Thursday's 12-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

CC Sabathia got his 246th win but was ejected in the sixth inning for hitting Jesus Sucre on a leg in retaliation for Tampa Bay reliever Andrew Kittredge throwing a pitch behind Austin Romine.

New York, which is now 98-61, moved two games ahead of Oakland, now 96-63, for hosting the Oct. 3 wild-card game. The Yankees hold the tiebreaker, which means another Yankees win or Athletics loss ensures the game would be in the Bronx.

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CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD: (Reading) I am here today not because I want to be. I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school.

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Christine Blasey Ford has just begun to speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee, offering testimony today against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Let's just bring the sound of that as we hear a bit of her opening statement.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Sep 27, 2018
Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the expected testimony of Chistine Blasey Ford today in the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Chartock also discusses the New York Working Families Party's nominations.

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