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GOP Presidential Hopeful To Appear In Burlington VT

Trump For President

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is in the headlines across  the Northeast.

A Trump rally is scheduledto be held Thursday night at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders was mayor of Burlington in the 1980s.

Dutchess County legislator Joel Tyner has issued a public notice via email affirming he did not submit any legislation  proposing to ban Donald Trump from Dutchess County. The communique released in response to a letter to the editor that had appeared in a Hudson Valley newspaper.

Meantime, Trump is brushing off an African militant group's video that uses his comments against Muslims to attract recruits. Trump tells Fox News that it's no surprise extremists would try to capitalize on words of a Republican presidential front-runner. The 51-minute al-Shabab video features Trump calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the U.S.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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