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12:40 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Political Scientist Discusses Scotland Independence Vote Campaign

Tim Vercellotti, director of the Polling Institute at Western New England University

Western New England University Polling Institute Director and political science professor Tim Vercellotti was in Scotland during the summer and saw firsthand some of the independence referendum campaign.   He spoke this morning with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill

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New York News
12:34 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Schenectady Program Seeks To Feed Hungry Kids On Weekend

Superintendent Larry Spring.
Credit Schenectady schools

Some students in the Schenectady School District will be taking home more than just books and homework on the weekends. They will also have food supplied by the district as part of the weekend backpack program, which is expanding. The announcement was made today by the superintendent of the district, Larry Spring.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Open Forum: Self-Defense

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Today we’re talking about the very important topic of self-defense. We have two self-defense experts in the studio with us today to answer your questions about self-defense and self-defense techniques. John Borter is owner and head instructor of the Modern Self-Defense Academy here in Albany, and Dan Tuczinski, a self-defense instructor and a lawyer specializing in legal issues surrounding self-defense.

Weather
12:26 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, September 17, 2014. 

WAMC News
12:14 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

An Independent Scotland? Scottish Americans As Divided As Scots

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On Thursday, people in Scotland will decide whether to break off from the United Kingdom. The world is watching — especially people with roots in Scotland.

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WAMC Engineering
12:14 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Engineering Update: WAMC 90.3 FM On Low Power

WAMC tower on Mt. Greylock
Credit Andy Arthur / Flickr

Our main transmitter - 90.3 FM, Mount Greylock - will be on low power for periods of time today.  We will be back to full power as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can always listen online. Just click the "Listen Live" tab at the top of this page.  Thank you for your patience.

New York News
12:10 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Fracking Will Influence November Election For New York Governor

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The issue of hydrofracking played a role in the recent Democratic primary for governor in New York, and those who oppose the gas drilling process hope it will influence the general election as well.

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Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Wed September 17, 2014

FreshGrass 2014

  FreshGrass is a three day festival rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked into MASS MoCA’s 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum.

More than 40 bands will play on MASS MoCA’s four stages this coming weekend, Friday through Sunday. Elsewhere on campus, instrument-specific workshops and industry seminars will be offered in conjunction with Berklee College of Music and its American Roots Program, often featuring guest musicians from the festival.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Listener Essay - Lost Hours

  Elisabeth Grace, an almost-retired Clinical Social Worker, a writer, birder and gardener, has lived in the United States since 1972 but has deep roots in England and Scotland.  She now shares her Columbia County home with Cole, a retired therapy dog, and Molly, a polite blue-eyed cat.

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New York News
11:23 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Teachout Clarifies Endorsement Remarks

The Democratic gubernatorial challenger who made her mark on New York politics by capturing a large share of the vote on primary day reached out to WAMC to clear the air over remarks attributed to her that have appeared in the media. She says she is currently not planning to endorse anyone, but she will be watching Governor Andrew Cuomo and what actions he takes regarding fracking and education policy.

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