Black Lives Matter Flag flies at student center at the University of Vermont
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A Black Lives Matters flag that had been flying at the University of Vermont campus was stolen over the weekend.

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Corruption charges brought by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office last week against two former top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and others involve a power plant project in the Hudson Valley. And it’s a topic in at least one state election as calls mount for an investigation into the plant’s permitting process.


The skyline of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts is getting a new temporary feature.

Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a wooded area in South Burlington.


   Ground was broken today for a future park in Springfield, Massachusetts that will be named for a slain U.S. Marine.

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland

Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland has reported to a federal prison in New York to begin serving a 2 ½-year sentence for campaign fraud.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, September 26, 2016.

The subdistrict ideas for Pittsfield's Tyler St. area.
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Working with the state, Pittsfield continues to generate ideas to redevelop a neighborhood that borders the city’s once-thriving General Electric site.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York state assemblyman from the Hudson Valley is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign an annexation oversight bill. The legislation would give county planners a say in proposals like one from the Orange County Hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel.

Joining Alan Chartock today is Dr. Clement Darling,  President of The Vascular Group,  Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Albany Medical Center Hospital, Professor of Surgery at Albany Medical College, and Chair of the Vascular Educational Endowment Fund.  He is is Board Certified in both General Surgery and Vascular Surgery 

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, September 26, 2016.

Captain David Little
U.S. Navy

A Navy pilot who grew up and attended school in the Glens Falls-Queensbury area will be back hime this week speaking with students, community members and elected officials about the fight against ISIS. Captain David Little, whose mother is state Senator Betty Little, is the commander of Carrier Air Wing Seven, assigned to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Harry Truman.

Examples of BerkShares notes
Facebook: BerkShares Local Currency

A local currency program in western Massachusetts is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Alice Maggio is the executive director of BerkShares Inc. based in Great Barrington.

Joseph LeDoux, world-renowned expert on the neurobiology of fear and anxiety, will discuss his new book, Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety on Tuesday, September 27 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, on the University at Albany’s uptown campus. Earlier that same day at 4:15 p.m., the author will hold an informal seminar in the Standish Room, Science Library on the uptown campus.

The events are sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute and the Science Library of the University at Albany Libraries.

Kenneth Woodward edited Newsweek's Religion section from 1964 until his retirement in 2002. He remained a writer-at-large at Newsweek until 2009.

His new book is Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama.

Beginning with a bold reassessment of the Fifties, Woodward’s narrative weaves through Civil Rights era and the movements that followed in its wake: the anti-Vietnam movement; Liberation theology in Latin America; the rise of Evangelicalism and decline of mainline Protestantism; women’s liberation and Bible; the turn to Asian spirituality; the transformation of the family and emergence of religious cults; and the embrace of righteous politics by both the Republican and Democratic Parties. 

Steven Wright
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Academy Award winning and Grammy nominated comedian Steven Wright will perform at The Egg in Albany on October 1st.

With his deadpan style, Mr. Wright has been a staple on the entertainment scene for more than three decades, dating from his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1982. He was invited to appear on the show again less than a week later.

Wright’s career expanded to albums, film and television appearances. His 1985 debut album I Have A Pony, earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album, and he appeared in his first HBO stand-up special, A Steven Wright Special, later that year.

In 1989, Mr. Wright received an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, in which he starred and co-wrote.

He was nominated for an Emmy Award as a producer for the hit FX series Louie for the 2014 and 2015 seasons and also appears on Louis CK’s new web series Horace and Pete

      The first of three scheduled debates between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is tonight. 

       Much of the nation is expected to tune in for the 90 minute debate.

       To find out what’s at stake for the candidates, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Tim Vercellotti, political science professor and director of the Western New England University Polling Institute.

Is this a post-truth election?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, concludes his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

#1418: The Ascent of Woman And A Woman's Scent

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On this week’s 51%, an historian talks about women’s roles in shaping civilization and her BBC documentary on the subject. And we meet a woman with a nose for memory. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Graham Nash
Graham Nash

It’s always a thrill when two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash is in town, and WAMC listeners have plenty of chances to catch his tour over the next couple of weeks.

9/26/16 Panel

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The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao, and political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming Presidential debate tonight and New York State Legislature weighs ethics reform in exchange for pay raises.


Candidates in a majority of Statehouse races in Massachusetts are facing no opposition on the November ballot.

 Alain Kaloyeros and Governor Cuomo

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the recent charges from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against nine defendants including two former top aides to the Governor and SUNY Poly President Alain Kaloyeros.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

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

Sunshine followed by increasing clouds late today. Highs in the mid to upper 60's.

Cloudy with rain likely tonight. Also areas of fog. Lows in the mid 50's.

Cloudy early tomorrow, then a mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the lower 70's. 

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Arnold Palmer was one of the most popular figures ever in golf, generating a fervid fan base while winning seven major championships among his 62 PGA titles. Palmer has died in Pittsburgh at age 87.

It's a contentious election year with the party leadership of the New York State Senate hanging in the balance.

(Airs 9/25 & 9/26) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about CNN commentator and former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski being paid $20,000 in August by the campaign for what it described as "strategy consulting," raising anew the conflict of interest issue, a new Gallup Poll that shows animus toward the press only grows, with Brangelina gone, who will rule the tabloids?, and more.

The Federal Aviation Administration says two small planes collided in the air then crashed in western New York south of Buffalo.

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The Miami Marlins have canceled Sunday's home game against the Atlanta Braves following the death of pitcher Jose Fernandez.