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U.S. Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district Anthony Brindisi
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Has Binghamton rumbled its last pony?

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

Dr. Seuss fans are in for a treat this week with the publication of “Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum,” a new book based on a manuscript and sketches created by Theodor “Seuss” Geisel and discovered in the author’s home 21 years after his death. In the story, a lovable horse takes a group of students on a guided tour of the horse museum. It is an exploration of all types of art and the way artists depict horses.

There will be a Book Release Party on Saturday, September 7 at the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts.

This latest Seuss treasure, illustrated by acclaimed illustrator, Andrew Joyner, is a unique and playful celebration of art and how we all see the world in different ways.

Andrew Joyner is the illustrator and author of numerous children's books, including "The Pink Hat" and the "Boris" chapter book series, about a winsome and adventurous warthog.

  History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality.

Written by an award-winning New York Times sportswriter, American Pharoah is the definitive account not only of how the ethereal colt won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, but how he changed lives.

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New York's Senate has passed a bill to amend a law that exempts some agricultural buildings from taxes.

    On Horseback and Healing is the memoir of an abused, neglected girl-child who finds escape and healing through her relationships with her horses. On the back of her pony, and later on her horses, she finds comfort and solace in the nourishing bounty of the natural world.

Sharon Miller Blake’s quest for a life beyond mere survival takes her all over this continent. She has many adventures and some misadventures as she wrestles with dark passages and mental instability, but she has an inner spark, which keeps her seeking the light and a vibrant connectedness.

    Clare Balding is an award-winning BBC broadcaster and writer. At the London Olympics of 2012 she was proclaimed a “national treasure.'” She became the face of the BBC’s horse racing coverage in 1998, and now works across a wide range of sports. She will join us to tell tales from her new memoir, My Animals and Other Family.

The New York Racing Association has placed its top executive on unpaid administrative leave pending a state investigation into $8.5 million in winnings that weren't paid out to bettors on horse races.  WAMC’s Ian Pickus reports…

The state Racing and Wagering Board's interim report on the unpaid winnings was released Monday and was highly critical of NYRA's top management.