President Obama on Tuesday delivered his final federal budget proposal to Congress. The National Priorities Project called the proposal a “mix of old and new, of long shot proposals and sure bets.”  

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Jasmine Tucker, the senior research analyst at the Northampton-based nonpartisan organization.

The Proctors' Key Private Bank Broadway Series has been unveiled. The season includes An American in Paris, The Sound of Music and Cabaret among six touring musicals. Capital Rep's slate of original productions will consist of five shows, from a tribute to Janis Joplin to an adaptation of Homer's Iliad.

In another first, an offering on Capital Rep's season, Beautiful — The Carole King Musical, will be presented at Proctors and will be a touring show, not an original production mounted by Capital Rep. Subscribers to either theater will have the option of adding tickets to the touring production of Wicked, returning to Proctors for two weeks in March 2017.

There is a lot going on and we welcome CEO Philip Morris to tell us more.

David Kaczynski, brother of the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski joins us this morning for an extended segment to talk about his new book, Every Last Tie.

David Kaczynski will be at the Open Door Book Store and Gift Gallery in Schenectady from Noon to 1:30pm today for a discussion and book signing. 

In August 1995 David Kaczynski's wife Linda asked him a difficult question: "Do you think your brother Ted is the Unabomber?" He couldn't be, David thought. But as the couple pored over the Unabomber's seventy-eight-page manifesto, David couldn't rule out the possibility. It slowly became clear to them that Ted was likely responsible for mailing the seventeen bombs that killed three people and injured many more. Wanting to prevent further violence, David made the agonizing decision to turn his brother in to the FBI.

Every Last Tie is David's highly personal and powerful memoir of his family, as well as a meditation on the possibilities for reconciliation and maintaining family bonds. David, formerly of Schenectady, served as assistant director at Equinox in Albany, a shelter for runaways and homeless youths. He also served as Executive Director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty and more recently as Director of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Preet Bharara's conversation on WAMC, the New Hampshire primary results, and Chris Christie heading home for campaign reassessment. 

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about Saratoga County lawmakers looking to increase the penalty associated with heroin deaths.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Cloudy with scattered light snow showers. Highs in the mid 30's.

Cloudy and breezy with more scattered snow showers and possible squalls tonight.  Lows in the teens.

Windy and much colder with scattered snow showers and squalls tomorrow.  Early highs in the lower 20's, then temperatures fall during the afternoon.

In a second referendum plans for a new $180 million city high school in Albany won by 228 votes last night.

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In the NBA, Milwaukee beat Boston 112-111, Washington bested New York 111-108, Utah topped Dallas in overtime 121-119, Golden State won against Houston 123-110, and it was San Antonio over Miami 119-101.

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A New York congressman has called on Amazon to ban the sale of gun-shaped phone cases. Though officials say the online giant already has such a ban in place, one of its third-party retailers was able to slip through the cracks.

Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel last week called for the retail giant to stop the sale of cell phone cases that are made to look like guns. Although Amazon itself does not sell them, Engel found that a third-party retailer was able to list this type of case on Amazon’s online marketplace.