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U.S. lawmakers from the Hudson Valley have announced federal funding that will help a Westchester County-based organization combat human trafficking.

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Police in New Haven are calling for a ceasefire in a so-called "paintball gun war" before something tragic happens.

The department has issued a warning that many of the paintball guns resemble assault-style weapons and officers can't quickly determine if the guns are real.

Police have responded to a dozen recent calls of reported shootings in which paintball and BB-guns were involved.

Policy say some of the incidents have resulted in serious injuries.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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An undetermined amount of oil has spilled at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in suburban New York.

(Airs 9/30/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo makes changes to prevent any future bid rigging in his upstate economic development programs, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on whether legislators deserve a pay raise, and a NY Congressmen wants the President to intervene in a pipeline project.

McCarthy Unveils Schenectady Budget For 2017

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Mayor Gary McCarthy
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Mayor Gary McCarthy took the wraps off his 2017 budget this afternoon at Schenectady City Hall.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, September 30, 2016.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County, working with the Milton Grange, is hosting an event Saturday that aims introduce the basics of homesteading to kids and adults.

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts says he endorses the police commissioner’s punishment of a detective whose actions have jeopardized a number of drug cases.

A documentary theater project about Hudson Valley and Capital Region farmers is being brought to the stage at Bard College this weekend. The piece is being directed by Dutchess County resident, actress and filmmaker Mary Stuart Masterson, known for roles in films like Fried Green Tomatoes and Benny & Joon. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Masterson  and the National Young Farmer Coalition's Lindsey Shute about the multimedia play “Good Dirt.”  

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   Hundreds of military veterans in western Massachusetts were offered help today with everything from health care to haircuts. 

Cuomo Vetoes Annexation Oversight Bill

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed for the second consecutive year an annexation oversight bill sponsored by Hudson Valley lawmakers.

Today we learn all about the "superfood" that is fermented cabbage, as we welcome author Kyla Titus. Kyla is  the author of  Secrets from the Cabbage Cove, a book that shows how you can benefit from the tiny microorganisms, better known as “probiotics,” by  making fermented cabbage – easily and painlessly in your own home—whether you live a city apartment, a suburban home, a rural farm or a cottage in the woods. Ray Graf hosts. 

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, September 30, 2016.

Sue Minter
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Democrat Sue Minter beat four challengers in the August primary and now faces Republican Phil Scott and Liberty Union candidate Bill “Spaceman” Lee in her quest for Vermont Governor. With just over a month remaining in the race, she says she wants to focus on making Vermont more affordable.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox presents contemporary Top 40 hits slipped through a time machine – rearranged and performed in styles like swing, do-wop, ragtime, Motown, jazz, torch ballads, bluegrass, and more.

From Bradlee’s living-room via YouTube videos to world tours and (soon) Radio City Music Hall in just a few years – the rotating collective of musicians and vocalists present a very fun show.

Postmodern Jukebox is playing at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY tonight and Scott Bradlee joins us.

“We need to educate this generation of students to be communicators and problem-solvers in a complex healthcare environment,” said ACPHS President Dr. Greg Dewey.
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In a neighborhood that has been transformed over the last decade, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has launched a $1.65 million project to transform unused space at 84 Holland Ave. into state-of-the-art active learning classrooms.


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their conversation about female composers - focusing on Clara Schumann.

The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College presents Floating World, an exhibition of paintings by New Lebanon artist Maggie Mailer, on view through October 22nd.

The paintings in Mailer’s Floating World are richly layered, ambiguous landscapes that bravely embody the artist’s willingness to trust her viewers. Mailer says the title refers to the “floating world” of 18th century Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, a worldview based on hedonism, pleasure and escapism. It was a world envisioned to be safe from danger, sadness or disasters, both real and imagined.

Mailer’s painting process is an intentionally unscientific combination of instinct, skill, accident and trust. Upon close inspection, any particular moment of a painting might contain layers of sheer, luscious color, references to classical masterworks, day-glow colors seemingly thrown down or scumbled, or thin layers that barely cover the canvas.

Maggie Mailer and Founding director of the Teaching Gallery Tara Fracalossi  join us. 

National security has become a salient issue in the presidential race.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock concludes his discussion with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney.

The Food Pantries for the Capital District is a coalition of 56 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties. They provide funding, delivery, coordination of services and food drives, and education and training to their member food pantries. Their Executive Director will join us later on.

Their fundraiser, the Harvest Evening Celebration, will be happening next Thursday at Revolution Hall in Troy, NY.

To tell us more, we welcome the Executive Director of the Food Pantries for the Capital District, Natasha Pernicka. 

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Police in a western Massachusetts city are trying to strengthen ties with the community by giving people a better insight on the work police officers do. 

The Springfield Police Department this week began a free 10-week citizens police academy. 

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield police community liaison Kathleen Brown.

Courtesy of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection will install security cameras along a reservoir in Ulster County. 

9/30/16 Panel

Sep 30, 2016

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Author and Activist Barbara Smith and Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 30, 2016
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy today with scattered showers, especially from I-90 south. Highs in the lower to mid 60's.

Mostly cloudy with a few showers tonight. Lows in the lower 50's.

Moslty cloudy with scattered showers tomorrow. Highs in the lower 60's. 

MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees beat Boston 5-1 but not before honoring David Ortiz.  Ortiz was presented an oil painting of himself and a leather-bound book with handwritten letters from current and former Yankees during a pregame ceremony Thursday night to mark his final game in the Bronx. Accompanied by wife Tiffany, daughter Alexandra and son D'Angelo, Ortiz was given the book by retired Yankees pitcher David Cone and current New York outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, a former Boston teammate.

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Mark Spain was sworn in as Watervliet police chief eight months after stepping in as acting chief.

Faso, Teachout Address Ulster County Chamber Members

Sep 29, 2016

The candidates in New York’s 19th Congressional District race addressed Ulster County Chamber of Commerce members Thursday morning in Kingston. Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout, virtually tied in the latest poll, took turns answering members’ questions in the race to fill the seat of the retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson.

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The city of Burlington has teamed with an engineering firm on a pilot project exploring a new way to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says most of the injuries in the Hoboken commuter train crash came from people aboard the train, not standing on the platform. Meanwhile, the Rockland County executive is providing resources to residents affected by the crash.

David Ortiz
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Massachusetts officials are moving to name a bridge in honor of retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.

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