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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Preet Bharara's visit to Albany, Congressman Chris Gibson's exploratory run for Governor, and New Hampshire's primary.

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WAMC's Dave Lucas talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about a new deal with Globalfoundries and a turn in the case of an alleged racial assault on a CDTA bus in Albany.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy with scattered light snow showers. Highs in the lower to mid 30's.

More scattered snow showers tonight.  Lows in the lower  to mid 20's.

Cloudy with light snow tomorrow. A dusting in most places up to 2 inches in localized areas.  Highs in the mid 30's.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday announced more than $35 million in grants for capital projects at higher education institutions across the state. Some of the colleges are in the Hudson Valley.

NBA:

In the NBA, Brooklyn beat Denver 105-104, Toronto won against Detroit 103-89, New Orleans topped Minnesota 116-102, Orlando beat Atlanta in overtime 117-110, Portland defeated Memphis in overtime 112-106, Oklahoma City trumped Phoenix 122-106, Cleveland beat Sacramento 120-100, the Clippers topped Philadelphia in overtime 98-92, Indiana bested the Lakers 89-87, and it was Charlotte over Chicago 108-91.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offered a rationale for Hillary Clinton’s candidacy over that of Democratic rival Berne Sanders, saying Clinton’s approach is more practical.

A Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group has filed a complaint against one of the candidates running for New York’s 19th congressional district, alleging violations of the federal election law.

Nonprofit group Campaign for Accountability has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting an investigation into alleged illegal coordination between the campaign of Republican Andrew Heaney and a super PAC, the New York Jobs Council. Anne Weisman is CfA executive director.

Vermont Senate Chamber
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The Vermont Senate is set to take another look at a bill that would require the state's employers to provide workers with paid sick days after a close vote last week.

Critical Of Corruption, Bharara Addresses WAMC Audience In Rare Albany Stop
Joe Donahue

In a rare visit to Albany on Monday, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of New York's Southern District appealed to honest politicians and others in state government to call out corruption when they see it. The address and interview with WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock was co-sponsored by four good-government groups: Citizens Union, Common Cause New York, the League of Women Voters and the New York Public Interest Research Group. Bharara spearheaded the convictions of former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on federal corruption charges last year.

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State officials say more than 318 million pounds of electronic waste was diverted from landfills in the first three years of New York's electronics recycling law, but discarded televisions and computer monitors pose a challenge.

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