Hudson Valley News
1:19 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Congressional Reps Explain Votes About Syrian Mission

Credit CIA

The House of Representatives Wednesday voted to arm and train Syrian rebels. It was a vote that crossed party lines. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has reaction from a few area representatives.

The vote comes as part of a focus on defeating the so-called “Islamic State.” The House vote was 273-156 in support of arming and training Syrian rebels, though the measure does not include funding. President Obama thanked members during Wednesday’s Congressional Picnic at the White House.

Read more
12:35 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Newburgh Native, Civil Rights Attorney Wins "Genius Grant"

Mary Bonauto
Credit Mary Bonauto

A Hudson Valley native who has been out front on many of the court cases involving gay rights and same-sex marriage is among 21 people recently named MacArthur Fellows by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Mary Bonauto is from Newburgh, but she now lives in Maine and works in Boston as an attorney and legal strategist for the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. Bonauto, lead counsel in the case that led to the 2004 landmark gay marriage ruling in Massachusetts, says she was shocked when she got the news that she was a so-called "genius grant" winner.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Science Forum : 9/18/14

It's the Science Forum today on Vox Pop today as we welcome back our esteemed panel of experts.  

New England News
12:27 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Pittsfield Event Brings Awareness To Domestic Violence In Midst Of National Conversation

Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn wore camouflage stilettos at last year's Walk A Mile In Her Shoes.
Credit Facebook: Elizabeth Freeman Center

An annual event in Pittsfield, Massachusetts has added significance this year.

Read more
12:26 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, September 18, 2014.

The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Roundtable Music 9/18

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Sam Amidon - Lily-O And FreshGrass

Sam Amidon
Credit the artist's Facebook page

  Vermont-native Sam Amidon has won critical acclaim and an energetic following in the indie world for his ability to re-invent songs on guitar, banjo, and fiddle.

Sam will perform this Sunday at MASS MoCA’s weekend-long FreshGrass Festival and Lily-O, a new album of re-imagined folk songs will be released on Nonesuch on September 30th.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu September 18, 2014

PBS POV Documentary Koch

  Whether loving him or hating him, just about everybody had to admit that three-term Mayor Ed Koch was the quintessential New York City politician. He was blunt, funny, combative and shrewd. He was charismatic in a typically uncharismatic New York way.

Visitors walking the city's clean streets and pedestrian plazas today would hardly recognize the New York of the '70s and '80s. Rampant crime, near-bankruptcy, urban blight, graffiti, the AIDS epidemic and racial conflict marked the mayor's tenure.

The new PBS POV documentary Koch is an insider's account that mixes a wealth of archival material with Ed Koch's ruminations and ceaseless political activity through his final years. Koch has its national broadcast premiere on Monday, Sept. 22nd at 10 PM on PBS as part of the 27th season of POV.

Read more
Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

      The world’s focus has been on Ireland and Scotland in recent weeks.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Ian Paisley left a mixed legacy.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Metroland 9/18/14


  Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.