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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 President Trump's decision to resume daily coronavirus press briefings at the White House. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 21, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the mid 80s.

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The New York Jets and Giants announced they will not have fans at home games this season "until further notice" because of the coronavirus pandemic. The teams, who play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, released a joint statement Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy announced an executive order limiting outdoor public gatherings to 500 people. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's refusal to say publicly that he will accept the results of the upcoming presidential election. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Jul 20, 2020
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Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about the next coronavirus relief package under debate in Congress.

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The Toronto Blue Jays want to play their home games in a major league ballpark this season. That's according to pitcher Anthony Bass, who says the front office is working to find a major league ballpark for the team. Canada denied the Blue Jays' request to play at Rogers Centre because the regular-season schedule would require frequent travel back and forth from the United States, where COVID-19 cases are surging. The team's minor league options are its training facility in Dunedin, Florida, or its Triple-A affiliate stadium in Buffalo.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 20, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A few scattered showers and thunderstorms, then increasing sunshine, hot and humid today. Highs in the lower 90s.

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Jul 17, 2020

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coronavirus pandemic amid reports that Russian hackers are trying to steal research on a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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Colonie Police say two men are dead and three others are injured following a two-car crash early Friday morning. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Jul 17, 2020
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Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about a $100 million Amazon warehouse nearing completion in Rensselaer County. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 17, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and breezy today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower-to-mid 80s.

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The NCAA has released its latest guidance to help member schools navigate competition during the coronavirus pandemic, and they come as the prospects of actually playing look grim.

In the late 1950s, Kenneth Felts met a young man who became the love of his life.

Felts, now 90 years old, had not revealed that relationship to his family until a few months ago, when he finally told his daughter, Rebecca Mayes, that he is gay — a secret he'd been keeping for more than 60 years. It happened in mid-March, when Felts was quarantining because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The two spoke about Felts' first love, Phillip, during a remote StoryCorps conversation from Arvada, Colo., this month.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the importance of wearing a mask during the coronavirus pandemic, and examines how the virus is impacting President Trump's reelection campaign. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 16, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds today, with the risk of a shower or thunderstorm by evening. Highs in the lower-to-mid 80s.

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Chase Elliott has joined his father as winner of NASCAR's annual All-Star race, earning the $1 million prize in front of limited spectators at Bristol Motor Speedway. 

A 19-foot-tall statue of Thomas Jefferson stands beneath a dome in Washington, D.C., with his words carved on the walls around him. But the man known for writing much of the Declaration of Independence also infamously kept some-600 people enslaved in his mansion, Monticello. One of his many descendants has a few ideas for how his memorial might be altered to reflect his complex history.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Tuesday's Republican primary in Alabama, where former Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost his bid for the U.S. Senate to former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville. 

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette with an update on the controversial arrest of Yugeshwar Gaindarpersaud in Schenectady last week, where video footage appeared to show a city police officer placing his knee on Gaindarpersaud's head and neck. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 15, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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 England Patriots have joined a growing list of NFL teams who hope to play home games this season in front of a significantly reduced number of fans to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

As school districts consider how to approach learning this fall with no sign of the coronavirus slowing, the virus has already had devastating consequences in one rural Arizona school district.

Jena Martinez-Inzunza was one of three elementary school teachers at the Hayden Winkelman Unified School District who all tested positive for COVID-19 after teaching virtual summer school lessons together from the same classroom.

Martinez's colleague and friend, Kimberley Chavez Lopez Byrd, who taught in the district for nearly four decades, died.

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Updated at 11:36 a.m. ET

The Justice Department has put to death Daniel Lee, 47, marking the first federal execution since 2003, after a chaotic overnight series of court rulings.

Lee had been convicted of killing three people, including a child, as part of a broader racketeering scheme to fund a white supremacist cause. He had waited more than 20 years on federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind.

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The dramatic collapse of the U.S. economy from the coronavirus is pummeling America's largest banks, raising new concerns about how much growth is slowing.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about a new $2,000 fine imposed on those who violate New York's travel advisory during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on reports that some states are reversing or slowing down their reopening plans during the coronavirus pandemic, as cases spike across the country. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 14, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Partly sunny today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

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