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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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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Tuesday's Senate runoffs in Georgia, and considers whether President Trump's weekend phone call asking Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" votes should be considered treason. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 5, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy today. Highs in the mid 30s.

Mike Goodwin
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that a Saratoga County man has tested positive for the new U.K. strain of COVID-19.

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The Knicks picked up a 113-108 victory in Atlanta as Julius Randle scored 28 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. RJ Barrett had 26 points and 11 rebounds while helping New York come back from a 13-point, second-half deficit.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Saturday, in which the president pressured Raffensperger to "find" votes to overturn the state's results in the 2020 election.

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Jan 4, 2021
Yancey Roy
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in New York. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 4, 2021
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Any rain or snow showers ending this morning, then mostly cloudy today. Highs in the mid 30s.

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The Washington Football Team took the NFC East and blocked the Giants from the playoffs with a 20-14 win at Philadelphia.

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WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses what he expects on the 2021 political horizon in New York and Washington. Chartock also unveils his New Year's resolutions.

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Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jan 1, 2021
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about how Capital Region businesses can prepare for the second round of funding from the Paycheck Protection Program. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 1, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast.

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The University at Albany women's basketball team’s games against Vermont this weekend and the Stony Brook series scheduled for January 9 and 10 have been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test result, found through UAlbany's pooled testing program.

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South Korea, one of the most successful countries in fighting the pandemic, is doing worse. Case numbers are growing during a third wave of infections. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports on the debate over how to respond.

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The campaign to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 is getting off to a slower start than officials had hoped - much slower.

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To be a respected citizen of the bluegrass world, no matter how far newgrass, jamgrass, folk-rock, pop, indie and classical offshoots push its boundaries, requires being able to play in a traditional style with real command and grit. The band Sister Sadie has certainly lived up to that musical ideal over the past eight years through various festival and club dates and two album releases.

Founding singer-guitarist Dale Ann Bradley describes, with conviction and an evocative gardening tool metaphor, how her band mates attack their instruments:

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reflects on the past year, and contemplates whether President Trump could have won a second term if he had better handled the coronavirus pandemic. 

When the coronavirus hit the U.S., hospitals issued strict limitations on visitors. Nurses and doctors started acting as liaisons to the sick and dying for family members not allowed at bedsides. As deaths reach new daily highs, that work is not getting any easier. The emotional toil of adapting to new dynamics with patients and families at one rural hospital in Livingston, Mont., is a case study of what health care workers are grappling with all over the country.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 31, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Any rain or snow showers ending this morning, then increasing sunshine and breezy today. Highs in the lower to mid 30s.

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Becky Hammon made history by becoming the first woman to serve as head coach in an NBA game. Hammon took over when Gregg Popovich was ejected in the second quarter of the Spurs' 121-107 loss to the Lakers.

President-elect Joe Biden's choice for White House press secretary says she will restore a tradition. Unlike her immediate predecessors in the Trump administration, Jen Psaki plans to take questions from reporters each day.

Psaki has played similar roles before. She was the spokesperson for the State Department when John Kerry was secretary of state, then President Barack Obama's communications director, and she now speaks for Biden.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blocked an attempt by Democrats to quickly approve a measure that would increase COVID-19 stimulus checks to $2,000.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about how scammers are trying to capitalize on the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Schenectady County. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 30, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Increasing clouds and breezy today. Highs in the lower to mid 30s.

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Julius Randle recorded his first triple-double in two years by collecting 28 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the Knicks' 95-86 victory over the Cavaliers. Randle scored 18 in the first half as New York built a 16-point lead before completing its second straight win since an 0-2 start.

Back in the spring, farmers who raise pigs were in a panic. Many major customers, such as food service companies that supply restaurants, weren't buying pork. Prices had fallen sharply. Some hog farmers had no place to ship their animals because so many workers in pork processing plants got sick from COVID-19.

"Our folks need a lifeline," said Nick Giordano, top lobbyist for the National Pork Producers Council, on a call with journalists in May. "Unless there is a large cash infusion from the federal government, we're going to lose a lot of producers."

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President-elect Joe Biden's claim that the Trump administration continues to set up "roadblocks" to his transition. 

Mike Goodwin
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation passed by state lawmakers Monday to freeze evictions and some foreclosures for two months. 

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