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Capital Region News
2:12 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Community Chat: Making Albany More Just And Equitable

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How do you make a city more just and equitable? Begin  with a "community conversation".

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Capital Region News
2:07 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Capital Region Jobs Rising

Capital Region Job Market Soars in Past Week– Highest Weekly Number of Jobs in Over 5 years!

The local job market soars to a level of jobs we have not seen for over 5 years, fueled by employer confidence...

Job postings in the Capital Region were 2,477 vs 1,971  the week before, a 26.7% increase. The numbers surprised local job expert Dan Moran:  "I knew the market was poised for growth. I didn't expect this type of a jump. So that's really good news. So we've got a really very strong job market in the Capital Region, close to 2500 jobs out there, so that's very good news for job seekers and for the economy as well."

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WAMC Programs
1:12 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Programming Notes: November 2014

New Recipes for Flagship Shows

Well, folks, the frost has covered our windshields, the jack-o-lanterns are in the compost, and the great testing of recipes for Thanksgiving is underway. (This year I think I’m going to try adding some oyster mushrooms to my stuffing. And is it too decadent or heart attack inducing if I try to wrap the turkey in bacon? Thoughts?) Anyway, while we’ll be in the kitchen creating our dishes, the folks at NPR have done some testing of their own and this month we’ll sample their latest menu, as it were. Let me explain.

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Capital Region News
1:04 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Rensselaer Chosen As Emergency Fuel Site

The city of Rensselaer has been designated as the host of one of six “strategic fuel reserves” by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

With memories of the recent trio of devastating storms — Irene, Lee and Sandy — and disruptions they caused still lingering, the Cuomo administration has unveiled plans to centralize sources of gasoline and diesel fuel for easy access to emergency responders.  The program is being administered by the state Energy Research and Development Authority with $10 million in funding from the state Power Authority.

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New England News
12:52 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

FERC Hears Pipeline Concerns In Sandisfield

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held a public comment meeting in Sandisfield, Massachusetts last night on a proposed natural gas pipeline project that would include expansions in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Green Party's Hawkins Says Gubernatorial Campaign Exceeded Expectations

If the polls are correct, the Green Party candidate for governor of New York, Howie Hawkins, will get about ten percent of the vote next Tuesday. With the campaign now in its final days, Hawkins spoke with WAMC news today and said it has exceeded all expectations.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Gardening : 10/30/14

Credit The Mount: Edith's Warton Home

Joining us for our gardening program is gardener Greg Ward of Ward’s Nursery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and arborist Fred Breglia of the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, New York.

Weather
12:26 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, October 30, 2014. 

New England News
11:52 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Former Boston Mayor Menino Dies At 71

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died at 71; he was longest-serving Boston mayor. Menino, who left office early this year, had been diagnosed with cancer.

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Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Thu October 30, 2014

16th Annual Williamstown Film Festival

  

  The Williamstown Film Festival was founded in 1998 to fill a cultural gap in a part of Massachusetts known for its world-class museums, theater, music, and dance – the Berkshires. Because film seemed the missing link in an artistically rich region, some two dozen local residents and graduates of Williams College felt strongly that a film festival could bridge the gap.

Now in its 16th year, The Williamstown Film Festival will present films, parties, and panels November 5th through the 9th in Williamstown and North Adams, MA.

Here to tell us more are Williamstown Film Festival director Steve Lawson and Program Consultant, Sandra Thomas.

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