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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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The stage is set for the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which begins first-round play on Friday. Gonzaga, Illinois, Baylor and Michigan are the No. 1 seeds, with the Bulldogs claiming the No. 1 seed overall. Syracuse made the cut as a No. 11 seed, UConn is in at No. 7, and No. 16 Hartford is in the tournament for the first time after winning the America East title over the weekend — it'll face Baylor in the first round. 

Morning Headlines With AP Reporter Marina Villeneuve

Mar 12, 2021

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with AP Reporter Marina Villeneuve about the latest develpments in the scandals surrounding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Mar 12, 2021

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Joseph Biden's address to the nation last night.

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy today. Highs in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy and windy with a few scattered rain or snow showers in northern New York and New England tonight. Lows in the lower to mid 20s.

A mix of sun and clouds and windy tomorrow. Highs near 40.

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Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Mar 11, 2021

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Congress passing the $1.9 trillion covid relief package.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, Editor of the Albany Business Review about new renovation and reinvestment plans for Huck Finn's Warehouse in Albany.

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

Clouds, mixing with sunshine and breezy today with scattered showers later toward Central NY. Highs in the mid 60s.

Scattered showers tonight. Lows in the 40s.

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy tomorrow. Highs in the mid 50s.

WAMC Sports Report: No. 1 Siena Upset By No. 9 Iona In MAAC

Mar 11, 2021

Conference basketball tournaments continue as teams try to earn automatic berths in the NCAA tourney.

The only ranked team in action on Wednesday was No. 25 Oklahoma, which held off Iowa State, 79-73 in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament.

A surge in anti-Asian attacks reported since the start of the pandemic has left Asian Americans across the country scared and concerned, but a Los Angeles-based civil rights group says the actual number of hate incidents could be even higher.

"There are far more people who have not reported incidents than those who have," Connie Chung Joe, CEO of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, told NPR.

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On March 11, 2020, a string of events clarified the severity of the COVID-19 situation for many Americans.

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Dr. Angela Chen, an emergency medicine doctor at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, says she is pretty good at dealing with the unexpected. It's part of what drew her to emergency medicine, and her work on emergency cases trained her to navigate uncertain times.

Then, there was COVID-19.

WAMC Sports News: March Madness Heating Up

Mar 10, 2021

Top-ranked Gonzaga trailed by 12 at halftime before pulling out an 88-78 victory over BYU that gives the Bulldogs the West Coast Conference title.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of the Daily Gazette about Rivers Casino in Schenectady holding another mass vaccination clinic tomorrow for anyone 60 and older.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Mar 10, 2021

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the $1.9 trillion relief package and how it might impact the fortunes of the Democratic or Republican parties.

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

Sunny today. Highs in the mid 50s.

Increasing clouds tonight. Lows near 40.

Mostly cloudy and breezy tomorrow. Highs in the lower 60s.

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Good morning. I'm Scott Detrow. A lot of weird things have happened at Chicago Cubs games over the years. Now add one more.

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