India Tests Long-Range Missile, Lauding 'Major Boost' To Military Capability

India has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile. Indian authorities say the launch sent an Agni-V, a missile with a strike range of some 3,100 miles, flying from an island off the country's east coast in midmorning local time Thursday. In a tweet heralding the test , Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman described it as a "major boost to the defence capabilities of our country." A "boost" it may be, but it is not a first: The inaugural test of the...

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Confusion Reigns As GOP Scrambles To Avert A Government Shutdown

Updated at 3:12 p.m. ET President Trump injected fresh confusion into tense negotiations to avert an impending government shutdown with a morning tweet that indicated he opposed the House stopgap funding bill. "CHIP should be part of a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!" Trump tweeted Thursday morning. The House funding bill includes a six-year renewal of the popular Children's Health Insurance Program, which GOP leaders included as a potential sweetener to get the...

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, January 18, 2018.

      Springfield eighth graders report higher rates of feeling sad or hopeless when compared with all students in Massachusetts, according to results of a survey reported by the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts. 

(Airs 1/18/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

Governor Andrew Cuomo discusses budget in Lake Placid
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Reaction is coming in after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced legislation to end what’s known as the carried interest loophole, a measure long sought by the left of the governor’s Democratic Party.

Christian Picciolini was 14 years old when he attended the first gathering of what would become the Hammerskin Nation, a violent, white-power skinhead group. Looking back, he describes his introduction to the group as receiving a "lifeline of acceptance."

"I felt a sort of energy flow through me that I had never felt before — as if I was a part of something greater than myself," he says.

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We welcome back our esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries. Barbara Brabetz, Jim Pickett and Ed Stander return for their first show of 2018. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

(1/18/18 @ 1p.m.) -- In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week, WAMC presents an encore Power of Words. On this program, WAMC's Alan Chartock, H. Carl McCall, and Dr. J. W. Wiley discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s I have a Dream Speech.

India has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile. Indian authorities say the launch sent an Agni-V, a missile with a strike range of some 3,100 miles, flying from an island off the country's east coast in midmorning local time Thursday.

In a tweet heralding the test, Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman described it as a "major boost to the defence capabilities of our country."

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A railway group has filed a petition with a federal transportation board to stop rail removal near the Ashokan Reservoir. The nonprofit questions whether Ulster County is acting within federal railroad regulations in pulling up rail for a recreational trail. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

Clinton County Legislature Chair Harry McManus provides State of the County report
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The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the County, Town and City forum this morning to hear reports from municipal leaders.

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