WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock the WAMC Locked Box, the cancellation of a summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, and the future of the Democratic Party in New York state.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called in past Democratic Party stalwarts Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden to endorse him, as he received the overwhelming support of delegates at the state Democratic Convention on Long Island Thursday.


The Houston Rockets have a three-games-to-two lead in the NBA's Western Conference finals after Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and provide a big steal in a 98-94 triumph over the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors had a chance to win it or force overtime until Gordon stole the ball from Draymond Green in the closing moments. Chris Paul finished with 20 points after shooting 0-for-7 in the first half, but he had to leave the game in the final minute with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. The Warriors will try to stave off elimination when they host Game 6 on Saturday.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

A mix of sun and clouds, breezy and warm today.  High in the mid 80s.

Partly cloudy tonight.  Lows near 60.

A mix of sun and clouds and warm tomorrow with a late day shower or thunderstorm possible.  High in the mid 80s. 

Vermont legislators say a proposed law that would require people renting out their homes to register with the state likely won't pass during the special session.

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New York attorney general Barbara Underwood and Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe announced on Thursday the largest civil settlement in connection with Bottle Bill violations.

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Forestry officials in New Hampshire are warning people to be aware about firewood sources.

North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard is approaching the end of his first six months in office. He recently spoke with WAMC about what he’s accomplished and what challenges face the smallest city in Massachusetts.

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Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced a new policy that allows states to adopt new Medicaid policy initiatives.  According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, it is designed to improve health by making work a requirement for Medicaid coverage for certain beneficiaries. Several states have begun to implement such programs. During a conference call on Wednesday, officials from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said there are a number of harmful unintended consequences occurring in states adopting such policies.

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A Vermont police department says the vehicle of a suspect wanted in the shooting death of a South Burlington woman has been found in New York.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, May 24, 2018.

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The Massachusetts Senate has adopted a budget amendment from State Senator Adam Hinds that would impact rural school districts.

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A Vermont police department says the vehicle of a suspect wanted in the shooting death of a South Burlington woman has been found in New York.


After years of uncertainty, Global Partners this week withdrew its application to install a crude oil heating facility at the Port of Albany. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas looks back at the long process leading up to the decision.

(Airs 5/24/18 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Evan Davis, former Counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo, and current Manager of the Committee to Reform State Government in New York.


    A pair of New England-based American Impressionist painters – husband and wife – who had no interest in commercial gain and shunned the spotlight are the subjects of a new exhibit at the Springfield Museums. 

The Rose Garden at The Trustees of Reservations' Naumkeag in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
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In the studio today are a few familiar voices. Bob Graves is a horticulturist and co-owner of Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, New York. Fred Breglia is director of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York. Greg Ward runs Ward’s Nursery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Seven Democrats, one seeking the Green Party nod and two unaffiliated candidates are hoping to unseat freshman New York Republican Congressman John Faso of the 19th District.  34-year-old Cooperstown resident Erin Collier was the latest Democrat to enter and the only woman. This is the seventh and final of WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne’s interviews with the Democratic candidates.

(Airs 5/24/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Williams College Professor, Scholar and Author Susan Dunn about her new book A Blueprint For War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America (Yale University Press).

Crailo State Historic Site To Host Pinkster Celebration

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This weekend, the Crailo State Historic Site in Rensselaer, New York is recognizing a holiday first celebrated by the Dutch and later adopted by African American slaves.

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The City of Troy is seeking input from residents as it puts together an application for New York’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The effort by the Cuomo administration awards a total of $100 million, split between 10 communities.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, May 24, 2018.

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Nathaniel Karns, 65, left the office of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission for the final time on Friday, ending a 24-year run as the organization’s executive director.

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A company that handles crude oil shipped by tanker trains and Hudson River barges says it's scaling back operations at the Port of Albany.

Ballet Nacional de Cuba perform Alicia Alonso's magical "Giselle"
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National Ballet of Cuba dancers are known around the world for their exuberant flair and uniquely Cuban style. The company has embraced a tradition of romantic and classical excellence since Alicia Alonso, Fernando Alonso, and Alberto Alonso (the first professional dancer in Cuba) founded it in 1948.

National Ballet of Cuba will bring their passionate production of “Giselle” to The Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on June 6, 7, and 8.

Octavio Roca is the author of several books including “Cuban Ballet,” with forewords by Alicia Alonso and Mikhail Baryshnikov. He has been music and dance critic for The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as Associate Professor of Philosophy at Miami Dade College. Last night he presented an evening of history and conversation about National Ballet of Cuba to prep audiences for their arrival early next month.

Octavio Roca joins us along with SPAC President and CEO Elizabeth Sobol.

When Mark Zuckerberg changed the mission of Facebook this summer to be focused on community, he hired Jennifer Dulski to lead Groups, at the center of their new strategy, and used by more than one billion people to build meaningful communities around the world.

With a career as a tech executive at Yahoo! and Google, a startup founder and CEO, and a social change leader as president of, Dulski is now combining her own experience with stories of other inspiring leaders to show how we all have the power to start movements that matter.

In her new book, "Purposeful," she walks through the steps to go from idea to impact and shares specific tips and stories from real movement starters whose movements have created everything from new laws to new companies.

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Firefighters in the largest city in western Massachusetts are now responding to emergency calls equipped with an opioid overdose reversal drug.

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Without an incumbent, can Democrats keep Connecticut’s 5th House District seat?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

   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: "Deadpool 2," "Pope Francis: Man of His Word"


  • "Don’t Dress for Dinner" - Curtain Call Theatre, Latham, Thursday 5/24 at 7:30 PM; through June 16
  • Mama’s Broke - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Thursday 5/24, 7 PM
  • NorthEast Theatre’s production of Chekhov’s "The Seagull" - Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction, Friday 5/25 at 7 PM; Saturday 5/26 at 2 & 7 PM; Sunday 5/27 at 2 PM
  • Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, Friday 5/25, 8 PM
  • Primus, Mastodon - Cool Insuring Arena (aka Glens Falls Civic Center), Glens Falls, Friday 5/25, 7 PM
  • Soul Rebels - MASS MoCA, Hunter Center or Courtyard C, North Adams, Mass., Saturday 5/26, 8 PM
  • Apocalyptica (Metallica for 4 Cellos) - The Egg, Albany, Sunday 5/27, 8 PM
  • Sir Sly - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass., Wednesday 5/30, 8:30 PM
  • "On Your Feet!" - Proctors, Schenectady, Wednesday 5/30 at 7:30 PM, through June 2

New movies: "Solo: A Star Wars Story," "Beast," "Let the Sun Shine In"

5/24/18 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, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois, College of St. Rose Journalism Professor Cailin Brown, and former Albany City Council President Helen Desfosses, who currently teaches  Presidential Politics at George Mason University.