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The Tennessee Titans' first playoff victory in 14 years wasn't enough for the team to retain head coach Mike Mularkey. He led the Titans to a wild-card berth and a come-from-behind victory over Kansas City before losing to the New England Patriots 35-14 on Saturday. Mularkey was 20-21 at Tennessee, including a pair of 9-7 seasons after becoming the permanent head coach in January 2016.

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Martin Luther King Day event at the Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, mocked Republican senators who now say they can’t recall President Trump uttering a vulgarity during meeting at the White house on immigration.

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The fatal shooting of a patient at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center last fall has prompted changes to security at the hospital, as well as policies on employee communication, education and training.

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Entomologists and tree experts say here may be an upside to the recent extended period of subzero weather in northern New England.

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The company that bought FairPoint Communications is discarding the old name and making plans to upgrade the service of tens of thousands of customers in northern New England.

Westchester-Long Island Tunnel Idea Re-Emerges

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The idea of building a tunnel from Long Island to Westchester is not new.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during his State of the State address in early January said it’s worth revisiting in the name of alleviating traffic congestion. But some state Assemblymembers from Westchester doubt the concept will gain traction.

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New York state gave $3.5 million last year to support municipal recycling projects across the state and the donation of wholesome food as officials strive to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.

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A former Clinton County legislator and SUNY Plattsburgh College Council Chair has died.

Following the rapid melting and quick freeze late last week, authorities across the region are dealing with ice jams and related flooding.  Authorities in Plattsburgh spent Monday evacuating a low-lying area in the city near the Saranac River.

Scientists are using information gleaned from both illegal ivory art and elephant dung to provide clues that could help save the lives of pachyderms that are being slaughtered for their tusks in Africa.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, January 15, 2018.

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The annual New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday ceremony ends with the "Beloved Community March" from Albany’s Empire State Plaza to the King Monument in Lincoln Park. Contemporary politics dominated this year's march.

Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center and Berkshire Medical Center is here to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues for the latest edition of Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address earlier this month proposed a “No Student Goes Hungry” program. The five-point plan aims to combat hunger for students in kindergarten through college. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports anti-hunger advocates are praising the governor’s effort.

Most people agree the nation’s infrastructure is in dire need of rebuilding and repair, but the disagreements often begin when the questioned is raised about how to pay for all the roads, bridges, rail lines and water systems. Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is a Democrat from the 5th House District, and a member of a new and growing group in congress, The Problem Solvers Caucus.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for  Monday, January 15, 2018.

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A new Siena Research Institute poll released on this Martin Luther King Day surveyed New Yorkers on race relations, discrimination and sexual harassment. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with pollster Steve Greenberg.

Environmentalists have not welcomed the Trump agenda.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the first district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This week we focus on the St. Paul’s Center in Rensselaer. They have provided shelter and support services for over 11 years to more than 2,300 mothers and children who are without a place to call home. Over the last three years, they have expanded services to include rapid rehousing and scattered site permanent supportive housing, allowing them to serve even more families in more impactful ways. Tracy Picher is the executive director.

1/15/18 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois and Political Consultant Libby Post.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the WAMC Locked Box, and more.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the sexual harassment allegations against Independent Democratic Conference Leader Joe Klein, the money in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's campaign fund, and more.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Partly sunny, then increasing late day clouds.  Highs in the lower 20s.

Mostly cloudy with a few snow showers tonight.  Lows in the teens.

Cloudy with light snow or snow showers tomorrow.  Most places a dusting up to 2" by the end of the day.  Highs near 30.

NFL:

Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, with the winner headed to the Super Bowl. Nick Foles and the resilient Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host Case Keenum and the surprising Minnesota Vikings in the NFC.

(Airs 1/15 & 1/16/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, and Caitlin talk about a study that finds local TV news watching is declining, President Trump calls for tougher libel laws, the Jake Tapper Stephen Miller interview, and much more.

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WNYT

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the regional midday weather summary for Sunday:  January 14, 2017.

Strange Universe: 01/14/18

Jan 14, 2018
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This week, Bob Berman discusses antimatter. 

A New York task force focused on combatting pollution caused by single-use plastic bags has submitted recommendations to Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers.

The VA Medical Center in White River Junction is holding an art competition for veterans.

The entries can be fine art, such as painting, drawing and photography; applied art including ceramics, carving needlework and leatherwork; and craft kits such as wood building and models.

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Flooding has been reported in several communities after ice jams clogged rivers and sent waters over their banks.

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