Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

3 minutes ago
Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Forecast for Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Many New Yorkers believe doctors are to blame for the opioid epidemic gripping their communities and the nation, according to a Siena College poll released Sunday.

4/24/18: Trump-Macron Joint Presser

54 minutes ago
Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

President Trump is hosting French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit this week. The two leaders are holding a news conference ahead of Tuesday night's state dinner. Watch their remarks live.

Broadway legend Patti LuPone will appear at two events in the Capital Region this week. 

On Thursday, April 26 she will join Joe Donahue in a Creative Life conversation about Ms. LuPone’s career and devotion to the arts and high standards therein. The conversation will take place at Page Hall on UAlbany's downtown campus at 7 p.m. The Creative Life series is a major arts initiative of the New York State Writers Institute, UAlbany Performing Arts Center and University Art Museum in conjunction with WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

On Friday, April 27, Ms. LuPone will perform "Don't Monkey With Broadway" at Proctors in Schenectady at 8 p.m. "Don’t Monkey with Broadway" features music by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

"The Map of Salt and Stars" by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
"Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump" by Michael Isikoff and David Corn
"The Temptation of Forgiveness: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery" by Donna Leon
"Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship" by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes, illustrated by Scott Magoon
"In A Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers" by Bernice Yeung

Gilbert King is the author of "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America," which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. He has written about Supreme Court history and the death penalty for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and is a featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine and The Marshall Project.

His new book, "Beneath a Ruthless Sun" tells a powerful, page-turning story rooted in the fears that rippled through the South as integration began to take hold, sparking a surge of virulent racism that savaged the vulnerable, debased the powerful, and roils our own times still.

       Dozens of business leaders from western Massachusetts will be at the Statehouse in Boston Wednesday for meetings with legislative leaders and representatives of the Baker administration.

4/24/18 Panel

3 hours ago

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, The Empire Reports JP Miller, and Counter-Terrorism Expert Malcolm Nance.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Monday's van attack in Toronto, Canada.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's endorsement of current CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the next Secretary of State.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the special elections being held across the region Tuesday.  The two also discuss Amazon dismissing the Capital Region's bid to house its second headquarters.

Paul Caiano

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

Sunshine, giving way to increasing clouds today.  Becoming breezy with highs in the mid 60s. 

#SportsReport: The Rockets Make Playoff History

5 hours ago


The Houston Rockets have command of their Western Conference quarterfinal series following one of the greatest quarters in NBA playoff history.

The Rockets exploded for 50 points in the third quarter to cruise past the Timberwolves, 119-100. James Harden scored 22 of his 36 points in the quarter, while Chris Paul contributed 15 of his 25. The 12-minute assault allowed Houston to turn a one-point lead into a 31-point advantage heading into the final quarter.

The only team in league playoff history with more points in a quarter was the Los Angeles Lakers, who scored 51 in the fourth quarter before losing to the Pistons on March 31, 1962.

New York State Police are investigating a shooting outside a bar in northern New York over the weekend that led to the death of a man.


The Vermont Attorney General’s office announced Monday that the state has received $58.9 million as part of on-going payments from a 1998 settlement with tobacco companies.

Jack Sawyer
Vermont State Police

Prosecutors have dismissed the most serious charges against a teenager accused of plotting to shoot up his former Vermont high school in a case that has led to changes in state gun laws.

Central Hudson Proposal Would Lower Charges

18 hours ago
wikipedia commons

Central Hudson is proposing a new rate plan that includes the company’s first ever reduction of fixed charges. Advocates who pushed for changes to the gas and electric company’s initial proposal are calling the agreement an important victory.

Candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon poses with supporters at an Earth Day rally against Governor Andrew Cuomo's energy policies outside the state Capitol in Albany Monday.
Karen DeWitt

Two of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s political opponents were at an Earth Day rally on climate change attended by hundreds at the State Capitol in Albany Monday, where they said the Democrat’s energy policies are far from adequate.

American International College

A small college in Springfield, Massachusetts plans to break ground Tuesday to build a new residence hall financed by a state agency.

A rendering shows the view at night of the 9/11 memorial planned in Riverfront Park in Springfield, Ma.
Spirit of Springfield

A 10-year project to put a permanent 9/11 memorial in Springfield, Massachusetts has entered a new phase – raising the money to make it a reality.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

20 hours ago

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, April 23, 2018.

Pittsfield City Hall
Taken and uploaded by ToddC4176 at

The Pittsfield City Council will hold a second vote Tuesday night on the mayor’s controversial wastewater plant upgrade plan.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A medical marijuana dispensary is open in Newburgh, New York — the first in Orange County. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, but the dispensary has been open for a few weeks and has already served many clients.

Dr. Vince Carsillo
Capital District Renal Physicians

Dr. Vincent Carsillo of Capital District Renal Physicians joins Medical Monday to discuss internal medicine and nephrology. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Area voters will be the next to weigh in after the Schenectady Board of Education unanimously adopted a more than $194 million school budget earlier this month.  The plan emphasizes school safety and support for struggling students.

Jordan Sherman's Midday Forecast

Apr 23, 2018

Meteorologist Jordan Sherman delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, April 23, 2018.

Jo Naylor/Flickr

Spring is here and that means construction season is upon us. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas takes a look at some of the projects around the city of Albany.


     The father of a slain Parkland, Florida high school student has brought his campaign against gun violence to Springfield, Massachusetts – home to gun maker Smith & Wesson. 

This Saturday, April 28, Linda Lavin and Steve Bakunas will present "Portrait Of An Artist" at 5 p.m. in a benefit performance for the Spencertown Academy Arts Center.

The event features Lavin and Bakunas in a 90-minute intimate evening during which she answers questions about her life and career, posed by her husband, while he paints her portrait on stage. An evening of warmth, romance, humor and nostalgia, the couple has previously performed the program at venues around the country.

The Norman Rockwell Museum is currently presenting "Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi," an exhibition of works by the acclaimed illustrator/writer that will be on view at the Museum through May 28. Known for his successful book series "The Spiderwick Chronicles," DiTerlizzi is widely celebrated for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites, and goblins.

"Never Abandon Imagination," which has been organized by Norman Rockwell Museum, showcases over 150 original paintings and drawings, from the games "Dungeons & Dragons" and "Magic: The Gathering," to his many fantasy and children’s books, in addition to artworks from his childhood and college years. The exhibition highlights the artist’s influences and artistic process.

Tony DiTerlizzi and Curator of Exhibitions at Norman Rockwell Museum Jesse Kowalski join us.

Congressman Peter Welch

A changing of the guard is coming to Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.