Anger, hurt, exasperation — the emotions in Charleston after the recent shooting are familiar in our region.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s past time for reform.

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The New Hampshire Music Festival’s 2015 summer season runs through August 6 in Plymouth, NY and the surrounding communities of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

With a theme of “American Landscapes,” the festival’s 63rd season will explore and celebrate American music and the great outdoors. The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University is the festival’s primary venue, where it will offer full orchestra performances on Thursday nights and Tuesday night chamber music concerts.

Dianne Ortmann and Carrie Knudsen from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

Van Gogh: A Power Seething by Julian Bell
The Sheperd's Life by James Rebanks
Sylvia's Table by Liz Neumark
Rescue At Los Banos by Bruce Henderson
That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms and What Our English Says about Us by Erin Moore

Copyright Forum:7/7/15

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Today on Vox Pop, we look at where art and law meet with the Copyright Forum. Our guests are intellectual property lawyer Paul Rapp, artist Polly Law and medical illustrator Bill Westwood. 

7/7/15 Panel

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

Today's panelists are Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, Author, Editor and Activist Barbara Smith & SUNY Albany Journalism Professor & Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

 WAMCs' David Guistina talks with Mike Spain about red light cameras finally coming to Albany, a proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, and how residents felt about fireworks after the weekend and newly passed law.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

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Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and afternoon thunderstorms possible, warm and humid with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.  Some of the showers and storms could contain heavy rainfall.

Tonight:  mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, warm and muggy with lows in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Wednesday:  Mostly cloudy early with scattered showers and thunderstorms, then slow clearing late in the day,  a touch cooler with highs in the mid and upper 70s. 


In baseball, in the American League, The Yankees and the Red Sox had a day off. Meanwhile, Houston beat Cleveland 9-4, Minnesota doubled up Baltimore 4-2 in 10 innings, the White Sox beat Toronto 4-2, and it was Detroit over Seattle 12-5.

The Tampa Bay at Kansas City game was postponed due to a tornado.

In the National League, the Mets blanked San Francisco 3-0, Pittsburgh edged San Diego 2-1, the Dodgers bested Philadelphia 10-7, St. Louis shut out the Cubs 6-0, Cincinnati slid past Washington 3-2, and it was Atlanta over Milwaukee 5-3.

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Voters in the town of Bristol, Vermont, are planning to vote on a plan for a new fire station.

Officials say a $12.4 million federal grant will allow Vermont to expand statewide a program aimed at reducing substance abuse among 12- to 25-year-olds.