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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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Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that the owners of a landfill in Rensselaer, New York, are paying at least $135,000 annually to a nearby school.

Jordan Sherman's Morning Forecast

Jul 2, 2019

Here is Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Today: Partly cloudy skies with a few morning showers. Wind will be light out of the west around five to 10 mph. Highs will be in the low-to-mid 80s. An outside shot at a thunderstorm is possible this afternoon.

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Coco Gauff is still in and Naomi Osaka is out following Day 1 at Wimbledon. The 15-year-old Gauff showed poise and power in a 6-4, 6-4 stunner against seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams. The 39-year-old Williams was the oldest competitor in the women’s bracket before falling to the youngest competitor to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era.

Unpredictability Of Judging In Sports

Jul 1, 2019

With the controversy in Olympic ice skating, commentator Frank Deford says the business of sports judging needs an overhaul.

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Iran Says It Exceeded Enriched Uranium Cap

Jul 1, 2019

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Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the escalating protests in Hong Kong, as the U.S. agrees to resume trade talks with China. 

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett

Jul 1, 2019
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Senior Vice President for Communications and Albany Director for Metropolitan Public Strategies, about reports that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill outlawing the use of the so-called "gay panic defense" in the state. 

Jordan Sherman's Morning Forecast

Jul 1, 2019

Here is Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Today: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s. Expect a pleasant northwest wind around five to 10 mph.

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The New York Yankees have completed a two-game London sweep in which they outscored the Boston Red Sox, 29-21. Gary Sánchez hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a nine-run seventh inning as the Yankees rallied past the Red Sox, 12-8. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reviews night two of the first 2020 Democratic primary debate, where California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris clashed with former Vice President Joe Biden. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 28, 2019
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the mid-to-upper 80s.

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Jean Segura slammed a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to complete the Phillies’ five-run rally against Mets closer Edwin Diaz in a 6-3 victory. Mikael Franco tied it with a two-run shot off Diaz after Todd Frazier smacked a two-run homer in the Mets’ three-run ninth. Segura gave the Phils a four-game series sweep that followed a seven-game losing streak.

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A bill currently before New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would regulate the sale of CBD products in New York state, and set up new rules for the state’s growing hemp industry. Cuomo has not yet decided whether he’s going to sign it, potentially leaving what is now a legal gray area in limbo.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reviews Wednesday's 2020 Democratic primary debate, and considers whether any of the candidates managed to stand out.

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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 a number of phone scams that have netted roughly $70,000 from Otsego County residents this year. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 27, 2019
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the lower-to-mid 80s.

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The New York Yankees have continued their major league-record home run streak, but they needed a walk-off single to dispose of the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday afternoon. Gleyber Torres lined a game-ending single in the bottom of the ninth to complete the Yankees’ 8-7 victory against the Jays.

Summits like the G-20 being held this week in Japan are often a chance for geopolitical speed-dating. President Trump has meetings scheduled with at least eight world leaders over the next three days. None is more consequential than his sit-down Saturday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The two big, very different personalities will be jockeying for global power and economic might, with hundreds of billions of dollars in trade on the line.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Robert Mueller has agreed to testify before Congress on July 17 regarding the Russia inquiry.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about some of the major primary elections in Schenectady and Saratoga Springs on Tuesday. They also discuss a turbine-services company in Wilton, New York, that was raided by the FBI. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 26, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny with a scattered shower or thunderstorm late today. Highs in the mid 80s.

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The New York Yankees have set a major league record by homering for the 28th consecutive game. They needed each of their home runs on Tuesday to beat the Toronto Blue Jays. DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres and Edwin Encarnacion provided the longballs as the Yanks beat the Blue Jays, 4-3. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that more than 200 migrant children have been moved from squalid conditions at a border patrol station in Texas — as President Trump considers vetoing a bill that would bring aid to migrant families. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union to preview some of Tuesday's major primary elections in the Capital Region. They also discuss Monday's ticket sales for the August run of Hamilton at Proctors in Schenectady. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 25, 2019
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy with showers and storms today, then increasing sun later. Highs near 80.

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The New York Yankees have tied the major league record for consecutive games with a home run. Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton went deep as the Yanks topped the Blue Jays, 10-8 and extended their home run streak to 27 games, matching the mark set by the 2002 Rangers.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a plan by Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders to cancel all $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, ahead of the first 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate starting Wednesday. He also comments on an NBC interview where President Trump brushed off the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia and said he is "not looking for war" with Iran.

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett

Jun 24, 2019
Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina and Ken Lovett, Senior Vice President for Communications and Albany Director for Metropolitan Public Strategies, review the 2019 legislative session in New York, and discuss a group of county clerks planning to sue in response to the state's passing of the so-called "Green Light Bill."

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