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Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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  Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, February 8, 2016.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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Radioactive tritium-contaminated water has leaked into the groundwater at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. New York’s governor over the weekend ordered two state department heads to investigate. Indian Point officials say the leak was contained and there is no risk to public safety.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Thea Bordenave-Sande, a board-certified specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and she’s here to answer your questions.

In November, voters narrowly rejected a $196 million plan for a major makeover and addition to Albany High School. A revote on a scaled-back version takes place Feb. 9.
WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

In November, voters narrowly rejected a $196 million plan for a major makeover and addition to Albany High School. A trip back to the drawing board resulted in a reformulated plan to rebuild the existing facility over a staggered number of years at a slightly reduced cost.

After decades of violence, distrust and broken negotiations, can a lasting peace ever be achieved between Israel and the Palestinians? A man who has tried to bridge that gap will be speaking this evening at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Dr. Gershon Baskin has been an advisor to both Isreali and Palestinian leaders and has been involved in backchannel negotiations, one of which led to the release of an abducted Israeli soldier.

This is a picture of Images Cinema's marquee on Spring Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts
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A single screen movie theater in Williamstown, Mass. is marking 100 years of continuous operation this year.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, February 8, 2016.

    In 1963 Richard Hofstadter published his landmark book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. Today, Matt Lewis argues, America's inclination toward simplicity and stupidity is stronger than ever, and its greatest victim is the Republican Party.

His new book is Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots).

Photo of Piper Kerman
Brian Bowen Smith

  Piper Kerman was a 24 year old Smith College graduate in 1993 when she flew to Belgium with a suitcase of money intended for a West African drug lord. This misguided adventure started when she began a romantic relationship with the woman involved in a drug smuggling ring and got Kerman got involved too, though Kerman left that life after several months.

Five years later she was named as part of the drug ring and in February 2008 she reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. Kerman’s memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in Women’s Prison inspired the award winning Netflix television series of the same name. She will deliver the Alex Krieger Memorial Lecture at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie on Tuesday February 9th.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney discusses prison reform with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

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