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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.

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Third generation hog farmer Chad Leman, making his daily rounds, points to dozens of 300-pound pigs.

"These pigs should be gone," he said.

He means gone to the meatpacking plant to be processed. But with pork processing plants shut down due to worker safety concerns, he's faced with a grisly task: He needs to kill the pigs to make room for more.

And Leman isn't the only one. With meatpacking plant closures and reduced processing capacity nationwide, America's hog farmers expect an unprecedented crisis: the need to euthanize millions of pigs.

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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 reports that Otsego County can begin reopening from the coronavirus pandemic shutdown starting Friday. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 14, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny early today, then increasing clouds. Highs in the mid 60s.

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Major League Soccer is looking at the possibility of resuming the season this summer with all teams playing in Orlando, Florida. 

Updated at 10:05 a.m. ET on Friday

Think your grocery store runs are tough these days?

In the remote Alaskan city of Gustavus, a small-business owner, Toshua Parker, has started traveling 14 hours by boat to Juneau and back to stock up on critical supplies for his store during the coronavirus pandemic.

The roughly 450 residents in Gustavus rely on Parker's Icy Strait Wholesale for the bulk of their provisions, from fresh produce to hardware to home appliances.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Dr. Anthony Fauci's testimony before the Senate Tuesday, and a new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill proposed by House Democrats. 

Jeff Wilkin
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about reports that the Capital Region is one step closer to meeting New York's reopening standards during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Mostly sunny and breezy today. Highs in the upper 50s.

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Major League Baseball made an opening presentation to the players' union Tuesday on terms to start the coronavirus-delayed season around the Fourth of July weekend. But a person familiar with the discussion tells The Associated Press that MLB did not make an economic proposal during the presentation. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Dr. Anthony Fauci's upcoming testimony before the Senate today. The nation's top infectious disease expert is expected to warn lawmakers of the dangers of reopening the country too quickly during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about the challenges faced by the Capital Region as it works to meet New York's reopening standards during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 12, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy today. Highs in the lower 50s. 

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It's the players' union turn at the plate. Major League Baseball owners agreed to a plan Monday that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. 

The first time Rosemary Ugboajah applied for a small-business relief loan, it didn't go well. She needed the money for her small Minneapolis-based company, which has created ad campaigns for brands like the NCAA Final Four.

So she went to her credit union.

"They were hard to reach, but eventually I got through to someone and they emailed me back saying they can't process the loan because they don't process SBA loans," she said. "I wasn't aware of that."

For Los Angeles sculptor Alison Saar, art came from both sides of the family. Her mother, Betye Saar, 93, is a well-known artist. Her father, Richard Saar, was a conservator and ceramicist. The sculptures and prints Saar makes echo themes her mother has touched for decades. Betye Saar's collages reflect the anger of the civil rights generation; her daughter builds on that history.

From the Legislative Gazette, WAMC's David Guistina interviews New York Power Authority employee Robert Cammer, a shift supervisor at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in Gilboa, New York. Cammer discusses his role and how the facility is prepared at all times for any emergency, including a pandemic, in order to keep the lights on in New York state.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that the U.S. unemployment rate could surpass 20 percent, according to White House advisers. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

May 11, 2020
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Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about reports that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has reversed a state policy preventing nursing homes from denying recovering COVID-19 patients. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 11, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy with showers and possibly a thunderstorm today. Highs in the mid 50s.  

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Major League Baseball appears to have successfully handled the coronavirus pandemic thus far. Just 0.7% of MLB employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19. Results were based on about 5,600 completed records from employees of 26 clubs. Samples were obtained on April 14 and 15.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that the Justice Department has dropped the charges against President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

May 8, 2020
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Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about this summer's horse racing season at Saratoga Race Course, which hangs in the balance amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 8, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Some sun this morning, then increasing clouds with showers developing during the late afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s.  

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The Kansas City Chiefs will open defense of their Super Bowl championship by hosting Houston on Sept. 10 in the NFL's annual kickoff game — pending developments in the coronavirus pandemic, of course.

Alice Stockton-Rossini and her 90-year-old mother, Jackie Stockton, survived COVID-19.

But the virus took the lives of some of their friends and a relative.

The outbreak in their community in Ship Bottom, N.J., can be traced back to Stockton's 90th birthday party, held at her church on March 8 before much of the U.S. began practicing social distancing.

In a recent remote StoryCorps conversation, Stockton told her 62-year-old daughter that she didn't realize she had contracted the virus until she landed in the hospital.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the impact of the Coronavirus on the economy and the fight over people's health versus reopening business.

Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, for an update on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Otsego County's finances. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Sunshine this morning mixing with clouds later today, with the risk of a shower. Highs in the lower 60s.

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about a new video contest launched by New York state to encourage people to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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