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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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The U.S. labor market revved up in January, with employers adding 225,000 jobs. That's well above the number forecasters were expecting. The unemployment rate inched up to 3.6%, near a 50-year low, according to a new report from the Labor Department.

Employment growth for November and December was also revised upwards by a total of 7,000 jobs.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's victory speech Thursday after his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 7, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Rain and freezing rain this morning, changing to snow from northwest to southeast across the region through the afternoon. Becoming windy with highs in the lower to mid 30s early in the day. Temperatures will fall into the 20s by late afternoon.

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Julius Randle furnished 22 points and Taj Gibson had 19 as the Knicks picked up their third straight win, 105-103 over the Magic. Elfrid Payton had 15 points and nine assists for New York, which rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter to match its longest winning streak of the season.

Kevin Craw always encouraged his children to embrace the unexpected.

His daughter, Kate Quarfordt, the eldest of his three children, was in high school the first time she truly understood the spirit of her father's philosophy.

In a conversation at StoryCorps last month, Quarfordt told her dad how he inspired her to take more risks in life.

It all started with her vocal talent.

Quarfordt grew up in Connecticut with a passion for singing. In high school, she starred in several musicals, but was also interested in performing other kinds of music.

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Feb 7, 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 new $50 million contract for Plug Power, based in Latham, New York. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Senate's acquittal of President Trump in the impeachment trial Wednesday. 

Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about the shortage of affordable housing in Otsego County, and how it affects economic development and the increasing demand for entry-level workers in the region. 

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The Berkshire District Attorney's office says an Adams, Massachusetts man died Wednesday after his neighbor tried to save him from a dog attack – and accidentally shot him with a crossbow.

Every summer for the past three years, the phones have been ringing like crazy in the Office of the Indiana State Chemist. Farmers and homeowners were calling, complaining that their soybean fields or tomato plants looked sick, with curled-up leaves. They suspected pesticides from nearby farms — a kind of chemical hit-and-run.

It was up to investigators like Andy Roth to find the true culprit.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 6, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Snow, sleet, and freezing rain early today, changing to rain showers in the afternoon from I-90 south. Highs in the mid 30s. 

In the Adirondacks, Champlain Valley, and northern Vermont: 2-4 inches of snow.

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Caris LeVert provided 23 points and the Nets gave D'Angelo Russell a bruising welcome back to Brooklyn with a 129-88 rout of the Warriors. Golden State fell behind 20-4, missing 20 of their 22 3-point attempts in the first half and trailing by as many as 44.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday, and reports that partial results put Pete Buttigieg narrowly ahead of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Democratic caucuses. 

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to lift the family income ceiling qualifying students for free tuition at state universities. 

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

Clouds giving way to increasing sunshine north of I-90, while staying mostly cloudy south today. Highs in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

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The Boston Red Sox have parted with Mookie Betts by sending him to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a blockbuster deal. Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Bosox have agreed to send the 2018 AL MVP to Los Angeles. 

Morning Edition's series called One-Hit Wonders / Second-Best Songs focuses on musicians or bands whose careers in the United States are defined by a single monster hit, and explains why their catalogs have much more to offer.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that technical problems have delayed the results of Monday's Iowa caucuses in the Democratic presidential primary. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about a Cohoes County Court judge who issued an order challenging New York's new bail reforms Monday. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 4, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy with a few rain and snow showers today, and perhaps a few pockets of freezing rain this morning. Highs in the 40s.

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Marcus Morris Sr. scored 26 points, including a key jumper in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 139-134. Kevin Love had 33 points and 13 rebounds in possibly his final home game with Cleveland. But the Cavaliers lost for the 11th time in 12 games.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coronavirus outbreak, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rise in the Democratic presidential primary. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Feb 3, 2020
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Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about a bill in the New York state Legislature that would ban police from using facial recognition technology. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 3, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: Clouds and a few snow showers early this morning north of I-90, followed by increasing sunshine today. Highs in the mid-to-upper 30s north, and 40s south.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have ended a half-century of frustration. Patrick Mahomes engineered three touchdown drives in the final 6:13 as the Chiefs roared back from a 10-point deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20 in Super Bowl 54. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump's impeachment trial could end as soon as today, with Senate Democrats reportedly lacking the votes needed to call witnesses. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jan 31, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about real estate developer Scott Earl, who recently purchased 90 acres of land and buildings in Halfmoon, New York for roughly $4.6 million. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 31, 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-to-upper 30s.

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Gordon Hayward scored 25 points and the Boston Celtics earned their fifth victory in six games with a 119-104 win over the Golden State Warriors. Marcus Smart added 21 points. D'Angelo Russell led the Warriors with 22 points. They have lost five straight.

Derrick Storms and his little brother Raymond grew up in southern Florida in a troubled, at times unstable, home.

When they were in high school, their mother died of cancer.

The brothers didn't really have each other, either. Derrick held a lot of anger and tormented Raymond.

"I just remember you being so cruel," Raymond told Derrick.

In a conversation at StoryCorps this month, the two sat down to talk about how they reclaimed their relationship.

Derrick would play malicious tricks on him, Raymond said.

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