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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
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about Carla B. Freedman, who is expected to be President Joe Biden's nominee for U.S. attorney for the Northern District of New York. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 30, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny and breezy today. Highs in the lower 60s.

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UConn will be making a 13th consecutive Final Four trip in the women's NCAA Tournament. Paige Bueckers scored 28 points and the first overall seed used a huge run spanning the final two quarters to beat No. 2 Baylor, 69-67.

From quarantining in dorms to staring at the screen in online classes — it was a wild year to be a college student. And, it turns out, it was a good year for us to welcome college students for the first time to the NPR Student Podcast Challenge.

Today we're announcing our favorites! From podcasts submitted from college students across the country, we've narrowed the list down to 10 finalists. You can read and listen to the full list here.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the issue of the legislative filibuster, and the significance of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin III should Democrats succeed in eliminating it. 

Yancey Roy
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy of Newsday about the New York legislature's bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the bill Tuesday. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 29, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy and windy with scattered snow showers this morning, then increasing sunshine today. Highs in the mid 40s.

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Gonzaga remains in line for an historic season after advancing in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The first overall seed continued its march toward perfection with a 83-65 rout of Creighton, putting the Bulldogs in the Elite Eight.

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Mar 26, 2021

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reviews President Joe Biden's first news conference Thursday, in which Biden discussed top issues such as immigration, U.S. relations with China, and the legislative filibuster. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 26, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Mostly cloudy and windy with showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm today. Highs near 70.

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The New York Islanders still enjoy a two-point lead in the NHL's East Division. Anthony Beauvillier scored 21 seconds into overtime and the Isles rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Bruins, 4-3.

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George Holland, the mayor of Moorhead, Miss., remembers the feeling when he heard that Regions Bank was closing its branch in his small, rural town a few years ago.

"That was actually the only bank in our community and the next-closest bank was probably 8, 9 miles to Indianola," Holland said. "I was thinking, 'What are we going to do?' "

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock considers the questions and issues President Joe Biden may face in his first news conference as president on Thursday. 

Melissa Mangini
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about Spice Malabar, a new restaurant in Clifton Park, New York.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 25, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the lower 70s.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday and helped them earn their eighth consecutive victory. Antetokounmpo didn't seem too bothered by the sprained knee that forced him to miss Monday's game, contributing 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in 33 minutes of the Bucks' 121-119 downing of the Celtics.

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Update on 3/25/2021: The Rockland County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms the body recovered March 23 is that of Jared Lloyd of the Spring Valley Fire Department. The cause of death is pending further studies.

Officials say a 35-year-old firefighter who went missing during the Tuesday fire that gutted a Rockland County assisted living home has been found dead. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the need for gun control in the U.S., and comments on President Joe Biden's response to the shooting that killed 10 people at a Colorado supermarket on Monday. 

Miles Reed
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about a vigil held in Schenectady, New York Tuesday to honor the Capital Region's first victim of COVID-19.  

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 24, 2021
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Mostly cloudy today, with scattered showers this afternoon. Highs near 60.

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Paige Bueckers scored 20 points and Aaliyah Edwards added 19 to help No. 1 seed UConn beat eighth-seeded Syracuse 83-47 and advance to the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament. Once again, the Huskies were missing coach Geno Auriemma, who is still recovering from COVID-19. Chris Dailey filled in for the Hall of Fame coach, who celebrated his 67th birthday on Tuesday and could potentially rejoin the team this weekend for its next game.

British actor and satirist Sacha Baron Cohen is having a very nice year, as his fictional character Borat might put it.

The 2020 hurricane season was so prolific that the National Hurricane Center used up its roster of 21 alphabetized storm names. When that happens, the government pulls in the Greek alphabet. But don't expect to see Hurricane Alpha or Beta again.

Turns out the names were Greek to a lot of people, and forecasters worried about creating confusion.

"Some of those were very difficult to translate into other languages," says Kenneth Graham of the National Hurricane Center. "In our region we have French. We have Portuguese, Spanish and English."

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses gun control, and the Monday shooting in which 10 people were killed at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. 

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Mike Goodwin
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that, starting Tuesday, people age 50 and older can begin signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine in New York state. 

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