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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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that China plans to bypass the Hong Kong legislature and impose a new national security law in the city. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

May 22, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about Cookie Therapy ALB, which has seen orders skyrocket since opening during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 22, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunshine followed by increasing clouds late today. Highs in the upper 70s.

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The NHL is taking a major step toward formulating the return of its season during the coronavirus pandemic. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the NHL Players' Association's executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as they return to play format. Results of the vote could be in as soon as Friday night.

The United States is still losing jobs at an alarming pace two months after the coronavirus pandemic took hold.

Another 2.4 million people filed claims for unemployment last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That's down 249,000 — or 9% — from the previous week, but still painfully high by historical standards.

In the past nine weeks, jobless claims have totaled 38.6 million. That's roughly one out of every four people who were working in February, before the pandemic hit.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a new Columbia University model that claims the U.S. could have saved 36,000 lives from the coronavirus pandemic by beginning lockdowns just one week earlier in March. 

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Otsego County — particularly on its tourism industry. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 21, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunny today. Highs in the mid 70s.

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The rain was kind to Denny Hamlin at Darlington. Hamlin became the winner of NASCAR's first Wednesday race in 36 years when rain stopped the event with 20 laps remaining. 

In Texas, as more businesses get the green light to reopen, those plans have been delayed in some areas where the governor says jump in positive COVID-19 cases follow ramped-up testing capacity.

John Velis
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Democratic Massachusetts State Representative John Velis is claiming victory in the special election for the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District Senate seat. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent comments regarding President Trump's weight. 

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about the coronavirus pandemic, and reports that the Capital Region can officially begin Phase 1 of reopening Wednesday. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 20, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunny today. Highs in the lower 70s.

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A limited number of NFL teams are reopening their training facilities, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited re-openings on Tuesday, as long as state and local municipalities allow them.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump is taking the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to ward off the coronavirus. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that the Capital Region almost has enough contract tracers to meet New York's standards for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 19, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Sophie Avouris was a newborn in Greece when the 1918 influenza pandemic spread through Europe. Now, at 102, she has survived a coronavirus infection in a Manhattan rehabilitation center.

Not many people can say they have lived through both events.

"We just didn't think she would be able to make it," her daughter, Effie Strouthides, told NPR. "The doctor told us we couldn't come to visit her, but if it gets really serious and [toward] the end they would allow us to come and see her. So we were prepared for that."

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the "blame game" surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, and how the outbreak may impact President Trump's hopes for re-election. 

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

May 18, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers today. Increasing sunshine closer to the Canadian border. Highs in the mid 60s.

Visit almost any grocery store and you'll see how that food chain has been disrupted during the coronavirus pandemic. Even if food is in stores, millions of newly unemployed people may have trouble paying.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been talking up part of the federal response: a $3 billion plan to distribute food to families, called the Farmers to Family Food Box Program.

Updated at 9:31 a.m. ET

In a historic collapse, retail spending in the United States nosedived again last month, dropping a record 16.4% as people avoided restaurants, bars, stores and malls during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses his latest Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and considers whether the federal government will provide aid to states during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

May 15, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about Mealeo, the Latham-based restaurant delivery service that has seen a record number of orders during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 15, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy today, with showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Some of the storms will be strong and possibly severe. Highs in the mid 70s.

Bob Watson
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Bob Watson, a two-time All-Star as a player who later became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died at 74.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Rick Bright's expected testimony before Congress Thursday, and compares President Trump's approach to reopening the country to that of Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York. 

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