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10:10 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn At Troys Saving Bank Music Hall On 10/24

  Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity almost unthinkable - coming from just two banjos and one voice. Together, Fleck and Washburn recently released an eponymous debut album and they will perform at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday at 8pm.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu October 23, 2014

'The End Of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost In A World Of Constant Connection' By Michael Harris

  Soon enough, nobody will remember life before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean?

For future generations, it won’t mean anything very obvious. They will be so immersed in online life that questions about the Internet’s basic purpose or meaning will vanish.

In his book, The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection, Michael Harris places our situation in a rich historical context and helps us remember which parts of that earlier world we don’t want to lose forever. He urges us to look up—even briefly—from our screens.

New York News
9:21 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Global Foundries Deal With IBM Could Attract Additional Businesses

A model of GlobalFoundries "Fab 8" plant in Malta
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Some in Saratoga County are praising the recent deal between computer chip manufacturer Global Foundries and IBM, saying that it could bring more economic opportunity to the region.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

10/23/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative reporter, Rosemary Armao and Publisher Emeritus of the Kingston Freeman, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
NY Gubernatorial Debate
Ottawa
USAID
Ebola Monitoring
Blackwater Guards Convicted
UNC Investigation

WAMC News
7:44 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the New York gubernatorial debate.

New York News
7:42 am
Thu October 23, 2014

NY Gubernatorial Debate Focuses On Corruption, Fracking, And Housing Discrimination Charges

Four of the candidates for governor of New York faced off in an hour long debate Wednesday night, where they discussed a number of key issues, and the two major party candidates traded charges of lying, and even racism.

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Weather
6:57 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

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

Rain this morning, showers this afternoon.  Breezy and raw. Highs in the upper 40's to near 50.

Cloudy with showers tonight.  Lows in the lower 40's.

Mostly cloudy and breezy with a few showers tomorrow. Highs in the mid 50's.

New York News
6:53 am
Thu October 23, 2014

New York Gubernatorial Debate

Full audio from the WBFO/WNED gubernatorial debate between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate and Libertarian Michael McDermott  last night:

Sports
5:57 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Sports Report: Royals Overcome Giants 7-2 In Game 2 Of World Series

MLB:

Omar Infante belted a two-run homer while the Kansas City Royals scored five times in the sixth inning to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 and even the World Series at a game apiece. Billy Butler sparked the rally with a tiebreaking single and scored on a two-run double by Salvador Perez before Infante went deep off reliever Hunter Strickland. Butler had two hits and two RBIs, and Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

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Capital Region News
7:59 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Gun-Toting Student Arrested In Albany

Credit wikipedia

Two Albany City School District employees are being let go after allowing a student carrying a loaded gun into school even though he set off a metal detector.

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