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12:59 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

New York Groups Commemorate Anniversary Of Wilderness Act

President Johnson signs the Wilderness Act
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The National Wilderness Preservation System Act was signed in 1964. The groundbreaking law to preserve lands across the country is based on New York State’s constitutional “Forever Wild” clause. Members of the NYS Wilderness 50th Steering Committee were in Plattsburgh recently for workshops with students on the Wilderness Act.

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Weather
12:30 pm
Tue September 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 Tuesday, September 30, 2014. 

New York News
12:27 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

NY DEC Extends Oil Train Public Comment Period

The crude-by-rail explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Canada in 2013 killed 47 people.
Credit Sûreté du Québec

Crude-by-rail shipments have been increasing, and many communities along the Hudson River fear disaster. That has sparked meetings, discussions and government involvement.  Now,  the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has extended the public comment period for a fuel shipping company's plan to expand crude oil operations at the Port of Albany.

Albany has become a key hub for western crude oil destined for East Coast refineries.

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Politics
12:16 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Candidates For Governor Focus On Western Mass. In Debate

The five candidates for governor in Massachusetts participated in a debate Monday at City Stage in Springfield.
Credit Dave Roback, Springfield Republican

The five candidates hoping to become the next governor of Massachusetts met in western Massachusetts last night for their first broadcast debate.  With five weeks to Election Day, and polls indicating a close race, the frontrunners played it safe and avoided gaffes.

Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley differed on the need for universal preschool and indexing the gasoline tax to inflation during a mostly cordial hour-long debate in Springfield Monday night that also included the three independent candidates for governor.

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New England News
12:14 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Pittsfield Community Charts Ways To Address Youth Violence

More than 100 people came out to Conte Community School Tuesday night for the second community conversation over the past month addressing youth violence.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

More than 100 people turned out for a community conversation addressing youth violence last night in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It’s the second meeting since an August shooting involving two teenagers that put one in the hospital.

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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Listener Essay - Apples

  Anne Decker’s essays and observational humor have appeared locally in newspapers and magazines and on public radio. More of her work may be seen at www.ahdecker.com.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue September 30, 2014

'This Is A Book For Parents Of Gay Kids' By Dannielle Owens-Reid And Kristin Russo

    

  National Coming Out Day is October 11th. There is a new guide for parents to help them answer questions when their son and/or daughter come out to them. We welcome the the authors of the new: This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Made In The Berkshires And POE At BTG

  Curated by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims, Made in the Berkshires is a locally-grown festival of new works including theatre, film, dance, poetry, music, short stories, performance and visual art.

This year’s festival takes place Friday, October 10th through Sunday, October 12th at The Colonial Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre, and The Garage.

Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims join us now along with Kate Maguire. Kate is the Artistic Director and CEO of The Berkshire Theatre Group – whose stages host Made in the Berkshires. Kate will also tell us about a world premiere play that BTG is presenting in October - written and directed by Eric Hill and featuring David Adkins - POE tells the story Edgar Allan Poe - the great American poet and short story writer and his mysterious disappearance for four days in Baltimore in 1849.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney

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  New York’s bid to use clean water funds to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge was rejected by the EPA.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks that was a mistake.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Robert B. Paker's Blind Spot - A Jesse Stone Novel By Reed Farrel Coleman

    Reed Farrel Coleman, called “a hard-boiled poet” by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, is the Edgar-nominated author of eighteen novels and three novellas, including the critically acclaimed Moe Prager series.

He's taken over writing the late Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone character and the new book in the series is Blind Spot.

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