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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 the Trump administration's decision to wind down the White House coronavirus task force. 

Bernie Sanders speaks at Super Tuesday rally in Vermont
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A federal judge says the New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres ruled after lawyers for withdrawn candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang argued they would otherwise be deprived of proper representation at the Democratic convention.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 6, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Increasing clouds today, with the risk of a few showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

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The Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers are set to offer refunds or credits for unplayed regular-season games at Wells Fargo Center because of the coronavirus pandemic. While neither the NHL nor the NBA has officially canceled the remainder of their seasons, Flyers' season ticket holders will receive a credit for the six unplayed home games to be applied to their 2020-21 season payment due in June. They may also opt to receive a refund. 

As the novel coronavirus continues its global rampage, scientists around the world are racing to stop its spread.

Dozens of projects have been launched under great pressure to deliver a vaccine as quickly as possible.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's support of states that have begun reopening without meeting the health benchmarks set by his own administration. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that the city of Albany is making job cuts in light of a projected $17 million to $20 million revenue shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 5, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny and a bit breezy today. Highs in the mid-to-upper 50s.

Former Bills coach Marv Levy, a longtime rival of Don Shula, says the late Dolphins coach was "one of the great credits to the game that has ever been." Shula, who died Monday at age 90, won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history.

In the pantheon of great NFL coaches, Don Shula stands at the top. He had 347 career wins, more than any other coach in NFL history. Shula has died at the age of 90, according to his longtime team the Miami Dolphins.

In his 33 seasons as a head coach, first with the Baltimore Colts and then later with the Dolphins, Shula took his teams to six Super Bowls. With the Dolphins, Shula recorded the NFL's only perfect season ever.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump now says 100,000 Americans could die of the new coronavirus.

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

May 4, 2020
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about the state of New York's finances as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 4, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and breezy with a few showers today. Highs in the mid 50s.

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The NHL could have trouble getting non-Canadian resident players into that country should the league decide to resume its season during the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that players would at a minimum need to follow quarantine protocols if they were to arrive in Canada while the border remains closed. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coronavirus pandemic, and how New York's response to the outbreak compares to that of states like Michigan and the federal government. 

Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

May 1, 2020
Melissa Mangini
Melissa Mangini

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about how The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany is holding up amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 1, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy with showers and possibly a thunderstorm today. Highs in the mid 60s.

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NASCAR has set a date to green flag its Cup season. The circuit says it will resume its season without fans present starting May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. The premier Cup Series will then race three more times in a 10-day span, beginning with one more at Darlington before two outside Charlotte, North Carolina.

As the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S., Dan Flynn made his way from Santa Barbara, Calif., to New York City, joining 58 others as part of a national mortuary response team.

Flynn, a funeral director, has been with the team since 2008. The group helps identify victims and assist with mortuary services to help loved ones find closure. While in New York last month, Flynn assisted with autopsies and photographed, fingerprinted and catalogued bodies.

Updated at 8:38 a.m. ET

The telephone lines are still jammed at the nation's unemployment offices.

Another 3.8 million people filed claims for jobless benefits last week, according to the Labor Department. While that's down from the previous week's 4.4 million, a staggering 30.3 million have applied for unemployment in the six weeks since the coronavirus began taking a wrecking ball to the U.S. job market.

That's roughly one out of five people who had a job in February.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump lashed out at his campaign manager last week for polls putting him behind former Vice President Joe Biden in several key states. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 30, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and breezy with showers today. Highs near 60.

Baseball Hall of Fame
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Derek Jeter was a first-ballot Hall of Famer a few months ago, but he will have to wait an extra year to be inducted at Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame has announced that it has canceled the July 26 induction ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the class will be included with any additional new choices at next year's induction festivities.

States clamoring for coronavirus tests in recent weeks have been talking about two types.

First, there's a PCR test that detects the virus's genetic material and so can confirm an active infection. And then there's an antibody test, which looks at the body's reaction to that infection and so is useful in identifying people who have been infected with the virus in the past.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Vice President Mike Pence refused to wear a mask during a tour of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota Tuesday.

Even before a novel virus swept around the world, Anna Davis Abel wore a mask to protect herself from getting sick.

The 25-year-old writer lives with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that makes her more susceptible to infection. Davis Abel's doctor cleared her to travel to a literary conference in San Antonio in early March. She developed a sore throat and low-grade fever several days after arriving home in Morgantown, W.Va.

Former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos
Karen DeWitt

Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos was released from prison Tuesday to confinement at his Rockville Centre home after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Jeff Wilkin
Jeff Wilkin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jeff Wilkin of The Daily Gazette about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's press briefing in Syracuse Tuesday, where Cuomo outlined his plan to eventually reopen parts of the state amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 29, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunshine early, then increasing clouds during the day today. Highs near 60.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors is expected to decide the fate of July’s Class of 2020 induction ceremony this week. USA Today says the event will likely be postponed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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