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8:20 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Basil Paterson, Father Of Former NY Governor David Paterson Has Died At 87

The powerful father of former New York Governor David Paterson has died at the age of 87. Basil (Bazel) Paterson served in the Army in World War II before becoming New York’s first African-American Secretary of State in 1979. He also served in the state Senate, representing the Upper West Side of New York City and Harlem, and was appointed Deputy Mayor of New York in 1978.

WAMC News
7:35 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses diabetes and modern medicine, and Russian support for the closure of all McDonald's in the country.

Weather
6:49 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Forecast

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

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Sports
6:26 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Sports Report: NY Jets Sign Chris Johnson, Union College Parade Today At 4

The New York Jets have signed former Titans running back, Chris Johnson, nine days after he was officially released by Tennessee. Free agent and quarterback Josh Freeman and the New York Giants have agreed to a one-year contract, according to ESPN.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Dr. John Roe, University of North Carolina at Pembroke - Declining Leatherback Turtle Populations

The leatherback turtle population is getting some much needed help.

Dr. John Roe, assistant professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, is tracking, studying and helping to develop strategies that will help to revitalize the leatherback population.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Shumlin Says Transportation Funds Critical

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is urging leaders in Congress to replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund so that Vermont can move forward with road and bridge projects that he says are critical to job growth, public safety and the health of the state.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Cold Slows Floods, But Some Areas Still Underwater

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says damage from overnight flooding Tuesday into Wednesday was wide-ranging but receding.  He warned that Lake Champlain is nearing flood stage and will continue to rise in the coming days.

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New York News
8:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Sen. Gillibrand Says She Has No Role In Possible Sale Of Family's Land To Casino Developers

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has stated she has no involvement in any discussions related to the sale of her family’s Albany-area land to a casino developer.

Gillibrand said that she has no involvement in any future sale of the 60 aces owned by her family to casino developers. The Democrat said she trusts Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s judgement on whether the land located near New York State Thruway exit 23 would be a suitable location for a casino.

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New York News
6:22 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Leaders Discuss Funding Priorities With Sen. Gillibrand At SUNY Adirondack

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited with community leaders in Queensbury, New York, today to hear from local officials their economic development needs.

On the campus of SUNY Adirondack, New York’s junior senator met with leaders of the business community and public officials from Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga counties.

Ed Bartholomew, president of EDC Warren County, addressed the upcoming closure of General Electric’s capacitor manufacturing plant in Fort Edward…

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WAMC News
6:20 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Boston's Pride And Safety Precautions Are At A High

It’s been a year since the Boston Marathon bombing and many are still physically and emotionally wounded. From Western New England University, Mya Coviello reports on the meaning of Monday’s marathon for the victims, runners, Boston, and the country.

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