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New England News
2:05 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Vermont Attorney General Discusses Legal Issues Facing State

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont legislature passed a law last session requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods.  It was immediately challenged by major food producers.  Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is defending the law. That was among the topics he discussed earlier this week with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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New England News
2:01 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Rep. Courtney’s School Guide To Mark Anniversary Of End To Slavery

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.)
Credit http://courtney.house.gov/biography/

A Connecticut congressman is reminding students about how the state's congressmen helped end slavery in the United States in 1865.

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New England News
12:47 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Social Networks Are A Growing Resource For Health Questions

        People with chronic health conditions often turn to others with the same diagnosis for insights and support. Thousands of people are now using social health networks to find answers about their medical conditions. More than 3,000 people in Massachusetts currently subscribe to a specific network set up by MyHealthTeams.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the Eric Peacock, the CEO and co-founder of the San Francisco-based company.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

New England News
12:15 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Berkshire Comm. College Embarking On Major Renovation

Credit Facebook: Berkshire Community College

Berkshire Community College is preparing for $32 million in upgrades to its Pittsfield campus, including building renovations, a turf athletic field and resurfaced parking lots and driveways.

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

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Vox Pop
12:00 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Pets & Vets: Dr. Michel Hardaker & Dr. Kelly Spence

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It’s pets and vets today, and joining us in the studio are veterinarians Dr. Michel Hardaker and Dr. Kelly Spence of the Central Veterinary Hospital in Albany.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed January 28, 2015

'Curious: The Desire To Know And Why Your Future Depends On It' By Ian Leslie

    

  Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the habits of exploring, learning, and discovering as they grow older. Those who do so tend to be smarter, more creative, and more successful. So why are many of us allowing our curiosity to wane?

Ian Leslie writes about the importance of curiosity in Curious: The Desire To Know And Why Your Future Depends On It.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed January 28, 2015

3rd Annual Winter Hoot At The Ashokan Center

  The 3rd Annual Winter Hoot at The Ashokan Center in Olive Bridge, NY is this weekend!

With music, dancing, food, film, and nature activities for all ages - the Winter Hoot welcomes the community for a spirit-raising good time in these cold and blustery days.

Musicians performing this year include Elizabeth Mitchell and You are My Flower, David Wax Museum, Josh Ritter, Downhill Strugglers with John Cohen, Uncle Rock, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason - and others!

Here to tell us more are folk roots duo - and friends of the show - Mike and Ruthy!

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Congressional Corner With Chris Murphy

  The founders designed the Senate to be the more contemplative chamber of Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that longer terms make life in the Senate less harried.

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