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New York News
4:46 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

NY AG: Bank Wouldn’t Lend To Blacks In Buffalo

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New York's attorney general is accusing a mortgage lender of refusing to offer financing to African-Americans living in the western part of the state.

Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday alleging that Evans Bank intentionally excluded predominantly African-American neighborhoods on Buffalo’s east side from its lending area.

In a statement, bank President David Nasca says the 13-branch strong Evans will "vigorously" defend itself against “meritless accusations”.

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New England News
4:42 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Grossman's Mother Star Of Latest Super PAC Ad In Race For Mass. Gov.

Treasurer Steve Grossman won the Massachusetts Democratic Party's endorsement for governor at its June convention in Worcester, Mass.
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A super PAC supporting Steve Grossman, a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor, is using a new television ad to tout the endorsement of a key backer — Grossman's 92-year-old mother.

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Capital Region News
4:33 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Tonko Heads RPI Public Forum On Renewable Energy Manufacturing

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The Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy was in Troy today to discuss the Capital District’s role in the clean energy sector. 

Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, stopped by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Bruggeman Conference Center, where he cited several Tech Valley institutions like Albany’s NanoCollege.

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New England News
3:32 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Former Conn. Governor's Trial May Hinge On Cryptic Email

Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland (R-Conn.)
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Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland's federal conspiracy trial may hinge on a cryptic email in which he acknowledges an offer to become a paid consultant for a nursing home owned by the husband of a political candidate.

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Weather
3:19 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas serves up the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 2, 2014. 

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

The Book Show #1363 - Nora Krug and Harry Bliss

 

   On this week’s Book Show we’ll meet the two recipients of this year’s Maurice Sendak Fellowship - established as a residency program for artists who tell stories with illustration.

Harry Bliss is a New Yorker cartoonist and cover artist for the magazine. Nora Krug is the illustrator of the children’s book, My Cold Went on Vacation.

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Vox Pop
2:01 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Open Forum : Cybersecurity

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This past weekend, dozens of risqué photos of several female celebrities were reportedly hacked from their personal cloud accounts, spurring a debate about everyone’s cyber safety and security.

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New England News
12:36 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Renovations Set For Downtown Housing Complex

A $6 million renovation is planned at the former Morgan Square Apartments in downtown Springfield, MA as city officials encourage development of more market-rate housing
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A large apartment complex in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts was sold this summer to a New York City-based developer. A renovation plan will be announced this week.  City officials say addressing the dearth of market-rate housing is a key to revitalizing downtown Springfield.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Many Challenges Ahead As New School Year Dawns

Tim Kremer
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The classrooms have been cleaned, the supplies have been bought, and teachers have their lesson plans ready to go as the bell is about to ring on a new school year across New York. There are many challenges facing students, teachers, principals, and the school boards, including Common Core, test scores, and funding, just to name a few. For more the issues facing education and educators as the new semester begins, WAMC reached out to Tim Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association.

New England News
12:30 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Vilsack Discusses Dairy Margin Insurance Program And Enrollments

Congressman Peter Welch (left), Senator Patrick Leahy (middle) and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack (right) in Burlington, Vermont
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed a new provision of the federal farm bill when he visited Burlington last week. Enrollment for the new dairy margin insurance program begins today.

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