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The DNC, gun laws, and radio mores: Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. The WAMC Listener Comment Line is always open and always a free call. 800-695-9170.

Rogovoy Report For 7/29/16

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The weekend’s cultural highlights in the region include cutting-edge dance; new and old music; a musical revival getting rave reviews; comedy; opera, and a whole lot more.

Listener Essay - Summertime In Spain

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In the elegant beach town of San Sebastian, I found myself with a warm late spring afternoon free to take in the city by foot. It was the last Saturday of May and the whole city was alive. It’s as if all one hundred and eighty thousand residents were in the streets dancing, singing and watching dancers and singers. The beaches were packed, one with fotballers and bathers, the other with surfers and kite boarders, and both had pet dogs running wild with the children on the sand.

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Do you have a criminal record? That can be a daunting question for a job seeker. Some Albany County legislators are taking steps to eliminate that query from county job application forms.

After almost 30 years with the Springfield Regional Chamber, the last five as president, Jeff Ciuffreda is retiring. 

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Rutland’s mayor is proposing forming a "Resettlement Cabinet" to advise him on the process of bringing 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to the city.  It’s a move that many hope will bridge a city increasingly divided over the issue.

Paul Caiano's WAMC Midday Regional Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for July 29, 2016.

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The Democratic National Convention has wrapped up in Philadelphia. Hillary Clinton accepted the presidential nomination last night and faces Republican Donald Trump in November. Clinton supporters were joined by those backing Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders during the four-day convention — many of them vocal.

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In recent weeks, the account of former Emma Willard Student Kat Sullivan has gained national attention. As first reported in the New York Daily News, followed by the New York Times, Sullivan claims that while she was a student at the private school in 1998 she was bound, gagged, and raped by a soccer coach. The two had an intimate relationship at the time.

Andris Nelsons
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  Andris Nelsons is Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and he was announced as music director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, commencing in the 2017/18 season. With both appointments, and in leading a pioneering alliance between these two esteemed institutions, Andris Nelsons is widely considered as one of the most renowned and innovative conductors on the international scene today.

Nelsons made his BSO debut in March 2011, leading Mahler’s Symphony no. 9 at Carnegie Hall. In summer 2012, Nelsons made his debut in here at Tanglewood. Nelsons began his tenure as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the 2014/15 season and after one year in Boston his contract was extended through the 2021/22 season.

Maestro Nelsons will lead performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 tonight, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 tomorrow night and an all-Brahms program with pianist Paul Lewis.

#1410: Is It The End Of The Perfect 10?

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On this week’s 51%, with the summer Olympics in Brazil, we focus on a sport that captivates many viewers – gymnastics. And we hear from an LGBTQ educator about how schools can best include transgender students in athletic programs.

Roundtable Music 7/29

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses last night's Democratic National Convention.

HV Locales Are Recommended As Historic Places

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 27 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. A few locales in the Hudson Valley are on the list.

Senate Democrats hope once again to take leadership of the Senate away from Republicans in the 2016 elections. The chief engineer of strategy for the Democrats says the Presidential candidates at the top of the ticket will help his candidates win.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Clouds and showers this morning, especially closer to the coast. Mostly cloudy later today with today with scattered showers or thunderstorms possible.  Highs in the lower 80's.

Mostly cloudy tonight.  Lows in the lower 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with a shower or thunderstorm possible.  Highs in the lower 80's.

MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, the Angels beat Boston 2-1, Minnesota tripled up Baltimore 6-2, and Texas edged Kansas City 3-2. The Yankees had a day off.

In the National League, Colorado slid past the Mets 2-1, Milwaukee won against Arizona 6-4, Philadelphia edged Atlanta 7-5, St. Louis won against Miami 5-4, and it was Washington over San Francisco 4-2.

In interleague play, the Cubs beat the White Sox 3-1.

The San Francisco Giants have acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins for minor league pitcher Adalberto Mejia. Nunez is batting .296 with 12 home runs, 47 RBIs and an American League-leading 27 stolen bases this season. He is expected to play third base until Chris Duffy returns from a strained Achilles.

 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo got his moment on the convention stage Thursday night before Hillary Clinton’s speech.

Vermont Public Service Board member Margaret Cheney has announced she's stepping aside from a case in which cable giant Comcast is requesting a renewal of its state license.

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A former basketball coach of a community college in the Hudson Valley has been indicted on charges he used forged transcripts to help star players transfer to NCAA Division I colleges.

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Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS ordering her to "turn around."

Scenic Hudson Launches New Land Conservation Effort

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Scenic Hudson is launching a land conservation initiative, with a twist. The environmental group’s strategy involves a computer model and networks of conservation areas to help address impacts of climate change.

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The Palace Performing Arts Center and the City of Cohoes today announced new programming and initiatives at the Cohoes Music Hall — part of the grand reopening of a venue that dates to 1874.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says 820 undersized lobsters were seized from Price Chopper’s Schenectady distribution center after an inspection Tuesday.

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State conservation officers are trying to trap a bear that attacked a steer on a southeastern Adirondack farm.

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The city of North Adams is calling attention to the fact that it lies along the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail by becoming an official A.T. community.

D.Billy Jones updates supporters on Assembly campaign
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The Democratic candidate for Assembly in New York’s northernmost district was in Plattsburgh this morning to give supporters an enthusiastic update on his campaign. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports the race for the open seat is heating up.

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On Monday evening, a boating crash claimed the life of  9-year-old Charlotte McCue of California. Her mother was also injured in the crash.

Paul Caiano's Evening Weather Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening forecast for July 28, 2016.

      IRS agents Thursday reportedly raided offices at two golf courses owned by the city of Springfield, Massachusetts as well as homes owned by the golf pro.

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