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2/23/17 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, Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

Gender free sign in San Diego
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A new bill that would put "gender-free" signs on public, single-occupancy bathrooms in Vermont is quickly gaining support.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's "deportation force" vs. American values, Trump's comments on anti-semitism, and congressional town halls across the country.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com about groups that have popped up since the November election and growing anger from left-leaning groups towards Republican Congressman John Faso. 

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

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Meteorologist Jason Caterina
WFXR

Today

Patchy fog this morning, otherwise partly sunny and windy with south winds 5 to 15 mph and highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, chance showers, lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Friday

A chance of showers early then mainly cloudy and mild with highs in the 50s to near 60°

NHL:

In the NHL, Anaheim beat Boston 5-3, Washington topped Philadelphia 4-1, and it was Edmonton over Florida 4-3.

When we talk about learning a second language in school we’re usually talking about Spanish or French or Mandarin. But one of the most important languages a student can learn today is computer code, and it seems not many girls are signing up.  Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear from the founder of the group Girls Who Code.

We’ll also talk to Henry Winkler about his diagnosis of dyslexia and the books he writes for kids growing up with the same issues…and spend an Academic Minute with political satire in a post truth world.

Burlington Police car
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Burlington's police chief says an officer has resigned in advance of a disciplinary hearing on a perjury allegation regarding statements he made about an October arrest for narcotics possession last fall.

Robert Frenier
Vermont Legislature

Vermont Republican Robert Frenier's new House seat appears to be safe after a legislative recount effort abruptly ended.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott met with reporters at the Statehouse in Montpelier today to discuss a number of issues facing the legislature and his administration.  One of the primary topics is a piece of legislation under consideration that would require any federal immigration actions in Vermont to be approved by the governor.

Keith Strudler: The Best/Worst Of Times

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Perhaps it’s true that for women’s basketball as an aggregate, these are the best of times and the worst of times. Certainly, the University of Connecticut, whose women’s team has now won 101 consecutive games, is living in halcyon days. 

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo with celebrity chef Sandra Lee.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to cut $25 million from 39 public health programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other conditions.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Courtesy of Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon has donated $100,000 to help fund the art program at the high school he attended in the Hudson Valley, with some of the money going toward the school's TV studio.

This is a picture of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy
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Governor Dannel Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman are throwing support to legislation that would require Connecticut to join a group of states wanting to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.

The Oscars will be awarded this Sunday, and today we have film educators and writers Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg in studio to share their picks and address your questions and comments on the nominees, performances or films you think may have been overlooked. 

On this week’s 51%, we meet the author of “New Mom Comics.” We learn about new legislation for paid family leave and hear about one of the women featured in the Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures.” I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Tanglewood has announced a $30 million expansion to its campus in the Berkshires. Mark Volple, managing director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, says work will begin this summer on a new four-building complex.

Acting Police Chief Robert Sears addresses the forum at the Whitehall Rd. JCC
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The Albany Community Policing Advisory Committee and the Albany Police Department hosted a forum on community policing Tuesday night at the Jewish Community Center.

Facebook: The Campus Kitchens Project

Tomorrow night, Williams College will launch its version of The Campus Kitchens Project. The private college in western Massachusetts will become the 60th school to join the nationwide nonprofit designed to decrease food waste and combat hunger. 

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

 Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection is the first exhibition at the Clark to focus on the Institute’s permanent collection of Japanese prints. The exhibition spans more than a century of Japanese color woodblock printing as represented by three generations of artists who produced prints from the 1830s to the 1970s.

We went to The Clark in Williamstown recently to check out the exhibition with Jay A. Clarke, the Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the museum.

In Josh Barkan’s Mexico: Stories  the characters - chef, architect, nurse, high school teacher, painter, beauty queen, classical bass player, plastic surgeon, businessman, mime - are simply trying to lead their lives and steer clear of violence. Yet, inevitably, crime has a way of intruding on their lives all the same.

A surgeon finds himself forced into performing a risky procedure on a narco killer. A teacher struggles to protect lovestruck students whose forbidden romance has put them in mortal peril. A painter’s freewheeling ways land him in the back of a kidnapper’s car. Again and again, the walls between “ordinary life” and cartel violence are shown to be paper thin, and when they collapse the consequences are life-changing.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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Republicans control official Washington from the top down.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey concludes her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across a landscape, identify the stars in the sky, and recite the history of their people. Yet today, most of us struggle to memorize more than a short poem.

Using traditional Aboriginal Australian song lines as a starting point, Dr. Lynne Kelly has identified the powerful memory technique used by our ancestors and indigenous people around the world. In turn, she has then discovered that this ancient memory technique is the secret purpose behind the great prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge, which have puzzled archaeologists for so long.

Her book is The Memory Code: The Secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and Other Ancient Monuments.

2/22/17 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, Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao, and Communications Specialist Theresa Bourgeois.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's plan for deportation and town meetings around the region.

Magic Johnson
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NHL:

In the NHL, Montreal beat the Rangers in a shootout 3-2, the Islanders topped Detroit 3-1, Calgary defeated Nashville in overtime 6-5, Los Angeles won against Colorado 2-1, Toronto beat Winnipeg in overtime 5-4, Pittsburgh bested Carolina 3-1, Tampa Bay bested Edmonton 4-1, and it was Chicago over Minnesota 5-3.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 22, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds today.  Highs near 50.

Mostly cloudy tonight.  Lows near 40.

Mostly cloudy, becoming breezy and mild tomorrow. Highs in the mid to upper 50's.

Norm McAllister
Vermont Legislature

A former Vermont lawmaker accused of trying to extract sexual favors in exchange for rent will be back in court Friday seeking to withdraw his plea in a deal he made with the state.

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