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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 Joe Donahue's return to The Roundtable, and the first day of written questions from Senators in President Trump's impeachment trial. Attorney Alan Dershowitz argued President Trump's reelection is in the national interest, and therefore any quid pro quo to that end is not impeachable. 

Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about Fred Lemister, a Cooperstown ambulance squad volunteer who responded to almost 10,000 calls over 50 years. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 30, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the lower 30s.

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Spencer Dinwiddie scored 10 of his 28 points while the Nets were reeling off a 12-4 run to pull away in the fourth quarter of a 125-115 win against the Pistons. Kyrie Irving returned to the Brooklyn lineup to score 20 after missing Sunday's game following the death of Kobe Bryant.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Senate Republicans currently lack the votes needed to block witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about a new agreement between the city of Schenectady, New York and the Police Benevolent Association that reportedly scraps unlimited sick time buyouts. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 29, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Mostly cloudy early today, then mostly sunny. Highs in the lower-to-mid 30s.

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The Philadelphia 76ers had their big man back in the lineup tonight. Other than his jersey number, it looked like nothing had changed. Joel Embiid delivered 24 points to lead the Sixers to a 115-104 win over the Warriors. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock considers whether new details from John Bolton's book could result in additional witnesses and a prolonged impeachment trial for President Trump.

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about a package of bills in the New York State Senate that aims to address the lightly-regulated payroll processing industry.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 28, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy today, with a few snow showers in northern and central New York. Highs in the mid-to-upper 30s.

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The NBA has decided it's too soon for the Lakers to resume their schedule in the wake of Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash. The league has postponed Tuesday's game against the Clippers and will reschedule it. The decision came one day after Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others perished in the crash.

Paranoia is the best strategy for political campaigns when it comes to digital security. After all, who can forget the massive hack of the Hillary Clinton campaign's emails during the last presidential election and its embarrassing consequences?

The reelection campaign of Maine Sen. Angus King took this to heart. Lisa Kaplan, King's digital director, regularly sent out fake emails to her staff to "see who would click on them." Those emails during the 2018 campaign looked real — but they were not.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses how a draft of a new memoir by former national security adviser John Bolton is renewing calls for witness testimony at President Trump's impeachment trial. 

Police say a 30-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting a couple in their 20s and a 9-year-old boy in their Hudson Valley home. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Jan 27, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about the New York state Assembly's response to calls for revisions to the state's new bail reforms.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 27, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Mostly cloudy with a few rain and snow showers today. Highs near 40. 

The basketball community is mourning the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant at age 41. The former Lakers guard, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others are dead after their helicopter went down Sunday morning about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's ongoing impeachment trial in the Senate, and reports that Trump will be the first sitting president to address the March for Life today in Washington, D.C. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jan 24, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about a nonprofit coding school in Albany, New York that received $50,000 from Facebook to help expand its programs statewide. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 24, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs near 40.

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The Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltrán. New York announced the move Thursday, a week after Beltrán departed without managing a game. Rojas, who had been the Mets quality control coach, was given a multiyear contract. Rojas became New York's fourth manager in the past 2 1/2 years — and third in four months. 

Updated at 4:45 p.m. ET

As thousands of anti-abortion rights activists prepared to march in Washington, D.C., on Friday, President Trump was there to rally his base.

"They are coming after me, because I am fighting for you," Trump told the crowd, without directly mentioning the impeachment trial underway in the Senate. "And we are fighting for those who have no voice."

"And we will win," Trump added, "because we know how to win."

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the first day of Democrats' opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, and considers whether it will have an effect on American voters. 

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To Adam Schiff, the lead impeachment manager in the Senate trial against President Trump, the case boils down to this.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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Jim Kevlin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about Republican New York State Senator James Seward, who announced Monday he will retire after his 17th term in office. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 23, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs near 40. 

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