Canada Is Fertile Ground For The Global Marijuana Industry

Canada has become the first industrialized country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana , unlocking a market that could be worth billions of dollars. On Tuesday, the Canadian Senate approved the Cannabis Act , which allows adults to use the drug coast to coast. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged the historic decision on Twitter. It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana and for criminals to reap the profits. Today, we change that. Our plan to legalize & regulate...

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MIT Clears Junot Díaz Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

After a month-long investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and verbal abuse, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz has been cleared by MIT to continue teaching there next year. The writer, whose star has been ascending since his literary debut in 1996, withdrew from the public eye last month after being confronted by Zinzi Clemmons , an author who said Díaz cornered her in a stairwell and "forcibly kissed" her. The incident, according to Clemmons, had taken place years earlier...

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Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen: "The Seagull"


  • Alive at Five: Matisyahu, MIRK - Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve, Albany, Thursday 6/21, 5 PM
  • Goodnight Moonshine - Caffè Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 6/21, 7 PM
  • Old Songs Festival - Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, Friday 6/22 through Sunday 6/24
  • Aimee Mann - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Friday 6/22, 8 PM
  • Tempest Trio: Alon Goldstein, piano; Ilya Kaler, violin; Amit Peled, cello - music of Beethoven, Amy Beach, Mendelssohn - Tannery Pond Concerts, New Lebanon, Saturday 6/23, 8 PM
  • Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival - SPAC, Saratoga - Saturday 6/23 (feat. Herbie Hancock, Chris Botti) and Sunday 6/24 (feat. Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings, Mavis Staples), opens both days at 10 AM
  • Boston Pops and Audra McDonald - Tanglewood Shed, Lenox, Mass., Sunday 6/24, 2:30 PM
  • 16MM Classic Fantastic Vintage TV Party: "The Outer Limits" (pilot), "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (2 episodes) - Proctors, Schenectady, Monday 6/25, 7 PM
  • David Blaine Live - Palace Theatre, Albany, Tuesday 6/26, 8 PM

New movies: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" "American Animals"

New York state says it will make educational materials available about a common freshwater parasite after some visitors reported an itchy rash they developed after swimming Moreau Lake State Park.

NRC To Hold Annual Meeting On Indian Point Safety

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WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Thursday night is holding its annual meeting on the safety performance of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant.

Sara Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, is charged with fraud and breach of trust over having ordering some $100,000 worth of food to be catered from pricey restaurants. Prosecutors say she had the government pick up the tab — and falsely claimed there wasn't a cook at the residence.

6/21/18 Panel

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

Today's panelists are Vice President for Editorial Development at New York Press Association Judy Patrick, College of St. Rose Journalism Professor Cailin Brown, Chairman of Capital District Latinos Dan Irizarry, and Counter-terrorism Expert Malcolm Nance.

The National Park Service has approved an initial request for organizers to hold a second "Unite the Right" rally, this time across from the White House in August — one year after white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Va.


WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the executive order President Trump signed Wednesday regarding immigration. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the end of the New York state legislative session.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and, about Brewery Ommegang's expansion in Cooperstown, N.Y.


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