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Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Managing Editor of The Daily Gazette, about Tuesday's arrests in the NXIVM case. They also discuss the felony charges against New York State Assembly candidate Robert Smullen of the 118th district.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during his latest trip to Puerto Rico
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New York Governor Cuomo has finished his fifth trip to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria stuck the island last September. The Democrat Tuesday announced a new agricultural trade agreement, and had some harsh words for President Trump.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the debate over same-sex marriage within the leadership of The Episcopal Church. They also discuss the pending sentencing of former N.Y. state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Zephyr Teachout with survivors of sexual harassment
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There’s a four-way Democratic primary for New York attorney general to replace Eric Schneiderman, who resigned over allegations he physically abused women he dated. One of the candidates, Zephyr Teachout, was at the capitol Monday for several events, including an endorsement by Assemblyman Phil Steck. Steck is one of the only state legislators who was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2016.

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State environmental officials are planning public meetings in an effort to reform New York's commercial fishing license system.

Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about Governor Cuomo's restorartion of voting rights to felons on parole. The pair also discuss the 2018 election.

File: Governor Andrew Cuomo at Norsk Titanium in Plattsburgh
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Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development programs have been the subject of two federal corruption trials that ended with convictions for two of Cuomo’s former associates. Some say problems with the state’s $9 billion economic development programs go beyond corruption, and that the structure of the programs is flawed.

Fort Ticonderoga

A battle reenactment involving some 500 people this weekend will commemorate the epic 1777 siege of Fort Ticonderoga in northern New York. 

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Friday marked the start of another summer season at Saratoga Race Course. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, fans are already exploring new amenities at the track.

Chris Kay holds the microphone as NYRA officials cut the ribbon for The Stretch, a new premium seating area at Saratoga Race Course
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It's opening day at Saratoga Race Course. With the arrival of another summer season at the Spa, the New York Racing Association is continuing its strategy to upgrade infrastructure and provide new amenities to fans. 


A federal judge has tossed out New York City's effort to hold oil companies responsible for global warming, saying it's not the judiciary's responsibility.

A panel discussion was hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
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One day before the start of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, members of the thoroughbred racing and tourism industries gathered in the Spa City to share their thoughts on the racing season.

A recent poll shows New Yorkers are feeling more confident when it comes to spending money.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Publisher and Editor of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and, about a community forum held in Cooperstown Wednesday with Democratic Congressional candidate Antonio Delgado of New York's 19th District.

Protesters speak in Troy outside police headquarters
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Earlier this week it was revealed that there would be no charges in a non-fatal officer-involved shooting in Troy last summer. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, the family and friends of the man who was shot rallied today for justice.

EPA Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez speaks in Nassau, NY
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Work will begin this summer as part of ongoing remediation efforts at a contaminated landfill in Rensselaer County. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided an update in the Town of Nassau Tuesday night.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday finds that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to lead his challengers in the gubernatorial race by double digits.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about Schenectady City School District sick-day payouts for retiring teachers. They also discuss the charges against a Schenectady man accused of shooting three individuals last week.

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Public health and agriculture officials are warning New York residents, farms and visitors to take precautions outdoors as a new tick species has been found in the state.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has more than $31 million in his campaign coffers, according to the most recent July filings. That figure dwarfs the amount collected by his challengers Democrat Cynthia Nixon and Republican Marc Molinaro, who each have less than a million dollars in their war chests.

Former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos
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Jurors in the corruption trial of former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos have wrapped up deliberations for the day.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, flanked by Earthjustice Attorney Chris Amato and BeBe White, president of the Ezra Prentice Homes Tenants Association
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A Democratic Albany County legislator has proposed a resolution that would make Albany a sanctuary county.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the 2018 New York gubernatorial race. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has written to federal officials urging them to renew a policy allowing food stamp recipients to use their benefits at local farmers' markets.

Democrats that ran unsuccessfully for their party’s nomination in New York’s 21st Congressional District are turning their attention to the state legislature.


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A Capital Region hospital and healthcare network will remain independent after a two-year review.

The Albany Police Department is investigating another shooting death as a rash in violent crime continues.

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New York state is selling nearly $10 million in pension investments in two companies that operate private prisons and detention facilities.  Democratic state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli approved the divestments Thursday for Florida-based GEO Group and Tennessee-based CoreCivic.

NY U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Troy
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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Troy this afternoon to announce new legislation aimed at making prescription drugs for older Americans more affordable.