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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses blame on Hillary Clinton for Bill Clinton's actions and Bernie Sanders and millennials.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta about the Congressional candidates for Otsego County.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Mostly cloudy today with just the risk of a shower or possibly some drizzle. Highs in the mid to upper 60's.

Mostly cloudy tonight. Lows in the lower 50's.

Cloudy with showers tomorrow. Highs in the lower to mid 60's. 

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It’s looking less likely that state lawmakers will be getting a long awaited  pay raise next year. A commission designed to take  politics out of the issue is now coming under political pressure not to grant the salary increase.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced that 22 properties have been recommended to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Four are in the Hudson Valley.

MLB:

The Boston Red Sox are American League East champions and will open their postseason schedule Oct. 6 seeking a second World Series crown in four years. The team's first opponent has not been determined yet. The Red Sox lost 5-3 in New York on a Mark Teixeira walk-off grand slam but clinched the division when Toronto lost 3-2 to Baltimore.

In early September, the for-profit college ITT Tech suddenly shut down operations and over 50 thousand students were left with no degree, lots of debt and few options.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear from the Undersecretary of Education about what’s being done to help the displaced students of ITT Tech.

We’ll also talk to the author of a book on evolution that is aimed at a very specific age group…preschoolers.

And we’ll spend an academic with what could be called the opposite of evolution: extinction.

Ben & Jerry's ice cream
Ben & Jerry's

Ben & Jerry's is planning a nearly $31 million expansion of its St. Albans manufacturing facility, a move it says will add 65 more jobs.

Downtown Historic District, Rutland, Vermont
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A group working to resettle international refugees in the United States says it has won approval from the U.S. State Department to bring 100 people fleeing war-torn Syria to Rutland, Vermont.

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The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says it will cover costs associated with extending clean, municipal water lines to properties with wells contaminated with PFOA in Bennington and North Bennington.

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The Connecticut General Assembly has given final legislative approval to a $220 million agreement that will keep Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in the state to produce a new line of heavy cargo helicopters.

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A Vermont prosecutor is one of 25 people being honored with medals and cash awards by the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

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Massachusetts officials have announced state funding for an exhibit at a new museum highlighting the life and work of a renowned children’s book author.

The Berkshire Medical Center North County Renal Dialysis Center opens Sept. 29.
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Roughly 30 people in need of renal dialysis in northern Berkshire County will now have access to a facility nearby.

A former president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Dutchess County is one of 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences who has signed an open letter to draw attention to the perils of climate change. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Dr. William Schlesinger about why he thinks the letter is important.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle with Franklin County Legislature Chair Billy Jones (left) and North Country Chamber CEO Garry Douglas (right)
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The North County Chamber of Commerce and two county legislatures hosted a visit by the New York state Assembly majority leader on Tuesday.  Democrat Joe Morelle was briefed on regional economic development strategies and projects and then toured the region’s transportation manufacturing facilities.

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     Authorities have released composite sketches of a suspect in a 24-year-old western Massachusetts murder case. The images were not produced from the recollections of witnesses, but from an analysis of the DNA of the possible killer.

Cox didn't have any sample body cams to display, but here's an example.
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Beginning on Monday, Albany police officers will be testing body cameras while on duty.

Shimon Mercer-Wood
Shimon Mercer-Wood

Israeli founding father Shimon Peres has died at 93. For more on his legacy, WAMC News spoke today with Shimon Mercer-Wood, a spokesman for the Consulate-General of Israel in New York City, who spoke about the situation in 1995 when Peres became prime minister after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

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Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna joins host Ray Graf for an hour of phone-in questions about our canine and feline companions. 

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Vermont health and environmental officials are reminding residents in the Bennington area about a meeting this evening to address the chemical contamination of local water supplies. 

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The Saratoga Springs Charter Review Commission for the past several months has been taking a close look at how city government works.

Ben Neill's Manitoga

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  Ben Neill has been called a “creative composer and genius performer” by Time Out NY and a “musical powerhouse, a serious and individual talent” by Time Out London. Neill’s music blends influences from electronica, jazz, and minimalism.

In 2014 the Hudson Valley resident received a New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist grant to compose Manitoga - a piece named for, inspired by, and performed at Manitoga - the estate and modernist home of industrial designer Russel Wright in Garrison, NY.

Ben Neill, Mark Boulanger, Jason Covey, James O'Connor, John Charles Thomas, and Peter Zummo will play Neill’s Manitoga with his mutantrumpet and Phonemophone Alphabet Horns by artist Carol Szymanski in Manitoga’s Annual Open Air Performance this Saturday, October 1st at 4 p.m.

Poll Shows Faso, Teachout Are Neck And Neck

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The race to replace retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson in New York’s 19th Congressional District is neck and neck. That’s according to a Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll that shows Republican John Faso with a 1-point lead over Democrat Zephyr Teachout.

Victuals is an exploration of the foodways, people, and places of Appalachia. Written by Ronni Lundy, regarded as the most engaging authority on the region, the book guides us through the surprisingly diverse history--and vibrant present--of food in the Mountain South.

Victuals explores the diverse and complex food scene of the Mountain South through recipes, stories, traditions, and innovations.

Election Day is coming right up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his discussion with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle
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Last week, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara unsealed a 79-page criminal complaint against three members of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s inner circle and six other individuals.  The multiple counts of alleged extortion, fraud, and bribery have reignited the debate over ethics reform in Albany.  During a visit to Plattsburgh on Tuesday, state Assembly Majority Leader Democrat Joe Morelle said he and other legislators are disturbed by the latest indictments.

Stephen Burt
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  Stephen Burt, “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation” (The New York Times), will read from and discuss his new book, The Poem is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them on Thursday, September 29 at 8 p.m. in the Huxley Theatre, New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, Madison Avenue in downtown Albany.

Earlier that same day at 4:15 p.m., the author will hold an informal seminar in the Standish Room, Science Library on the UAlbany uptown campus. Free and open to the public, the events are sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute and the Friends of the New York State Library.

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