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Jane McManus: Sports In A Bubble

Jul 9, 2020

There’s nothing that can chill the spine quite like a story from Edgar Allan Poe. One of the most captivating and shortest is the Masque of the Red Death.

COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
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Dr. Eric Yager And Dr. Eli Rosenberg join us on the line today to discuss the coronavirus and the latest developments with the COVID-19-related inflammatory illness found in children. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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As doctors and researchers around the world work to identify treatments and vaccines for the novel coronavirus, a team from New York’s Capital Region has been testing a cancer drug on COVID-19 patients. 

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As Massachusetts slowly reopens from the coronavirus pandemic, Hancock Shaker Village kicked off its 60th season Thursday with a phased reopening of its own. WAMC’s Jesse King stopped by for a preview.

After three years, SUNY Chancellor Dr. Kristina Johnson is resigning for a new job at The Ohio State University. Johnson has agreed to become president of The Ohio State University starting in September. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York state officials have called off the Phase Two reopening for five of its upstate economic regions, including the Mohawk Valley, North Country, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and central New York. 

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Dairy farmers are facing numerous challenges in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic including a loss of markets and falling milk prices.  Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district held a call with the district’s dairy farmers on Wednesday to talk about what Washington can do to help.

Over the weekend, the Clinton Health Department reported that two parties by SUNY Plattsburgh students led to dozens of people being put in isolation or quarantine. The county sheriff is now warning people not to lie to contact tracers.

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The CARES Act passed by Congress in March effectively postponed federal student loan payments through September in light of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic — but some borrowers say their credit scores have taken a hit as a result. 

U.S. Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district Anthony Brindisi
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The United States has lost tens of thousands to COVID-19. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democrat Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22nd Congressional district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded May 11th.

5/20/20 Panel

May 20, 2020

      The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, and SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont officials gave updates on the COVID-19 outbreak on Monday. The governor says progress is being made as the state reopens, but cautions that everyone must remain on guard to prevent a spike in infections.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Albany May 15, 2020.
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After identifying the required amount of contact tracers, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that the Capital Region can begin reopening from coronavirus shutdowns Wednesday. 

U.S. Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district Anthony Brindisi
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Because of the coronavirus, New York’s D.C. delegation is working overtime.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democrat Anthony Brindisi of New York’s 22nd Congressional district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded May 11th.

5/19/20 Panel

May 19, 2020

     The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, and former Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain.

Vermont is continuing its gradual reopening from coronavirus pandemic closures. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, retail stores reopened with restrictions for in-person customers on Monday.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Vermont Health Department reported 940 cases of the coronavirus statewide on Monday, unchanged from Sunday. The Health Commissioner cautions that despite the positive trend, the virus spreads easily and the state must continue to take precautions.

We live in a global era, in which what happens thousands of miles away has the ability to affect our lives. This time, it is Covid-19, which originated in a Chinese city many had never heard of but has spread to the corners of the earth. Next time it could be another infectious disease from somewhere else.

This is the new normal of the 21st century. We are connected to this world in all sorts of ways. So, we need to better understand it, both its promise and its threats, in order to make informed choices, be it as students, citizens, voters, parents, employees, or investors. The new book, "The World: A Brief Introduction," is designed to provide readers with the essential background and building blocks they need to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world.

Dr. Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as the senior Middle East adviser to President George H. W. Bush, as director of the Policy Planning Staff under Secretary of State Colin Powell, and as the U.S. envoy to both the Cyprus and Northern Ireland peace talks.

5/18/20 Panel

May 18, 2020

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Assistant Professor at Albany Law school Ciji Dodds, and Bard Center for Civic Engagement Senior Fellow and Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the American University Cairo Jim Ketterer.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Albany May 15, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that New York’s beaches will be open for Memorial Day weekend, along with beaches in New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware, but at 50% capacity and with strict rules about social distancing. 

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Thirty years after the untimely loss of Muppets creator Jim Henson, four legendary Muppets performers will reunite online Saturday, May 16, in a livestream event to help raise funds for frontline workers who have battled the Covid-19 virus.

Bill Barretta, Fran Brill, Dave Goelz and Frank Oz will take part in the live discussion, which also invites fans to submit questions in advance that may be answered during the event. The reunion of the Muppet performers, who also appeared in Oz’s acclaimed documentary "Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched," is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

The event is free and open to anyone around the world who remains inspired by Henson and his unique brand of creativity, entrepreneurship and leadership. While there is no charge to participate, virtual attendees will be encouraged to make a donation to a selected Covid-19-related cause.

Joe Donahue speaks with Frank Oz - whose indelible characters include Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Cookie Monster and Grover.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Who will join Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

5/15/20 Panel

May 15, 2020

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Assistant Professor at Albany Law school Ciji Dodds, and and Berkshire Eagle reporter Jenn Smith.

Burlington’s mayor hosted a tele-town hall Tuesday evening to discuss the public health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and how Vermont’s largest city should respond to the crisis.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged nursing homes.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

5/13/20 Panel

May 13, 2020

        The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, and Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, and Director, Actor and Educator Kristen van Ginhoven - co-founder and Artistic Director of WAM Theatre.

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Public health officials say limiting personal contact is vital to containing the spread of the coronavirus. And that means people who are actively dating have had to alter their approach. Some people in the age of Tinder are ignoring social distancing altogether.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking May 8, 2020.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is extending a one-year lookback window for victims of childhood sexual abuse to file lawsuits for an additional five months, to mid-January. The Democrat announced the change at his daily coronavirus briefing Friday, where he also said his health officials are looking into a new related illness in children that killed a five-year-old boy on Thursday.

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Some businesses in New York state may reopen as early as mid-to-late May. Business leaders are putting together plans to try to operate safely, and prevent spread of the coronavirus. 

5/7/20 Panel

May 7, 2020

     The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson.

We also welcome Executive Director of The Food Pantries for the Capital District Natasha Pernicka.

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