Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Albany Symphony's The Winter's Tale Concerts At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

  Another classic way to celebrate the holiday season is with the Albany Symphony Orchestra. There will be two chances to see and hear the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Corelli’s celebratory Christmas Concerto carries with it charm and cheer and Albany Symphony veteran composer Michael Torke brings a world premiere cello concerto to the table, complemented by Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.1 and Stravinsky’s enticing Pulcinella Suite.

To tell us more we welcome Albany Symphony Orchestra maestro, David Alan Miller and afore mentioned composer, Michael Torke.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

12/19/14 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and WAMC News Director, Ian Pickus.

Topics include Cuba, Pot Laws, Secret Service Shortage, and Colbert Report Finishes.

7:49 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Cuba's relations with the U.S., North Korea hackers, and a report on open government.

6:52 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and breezy today.  Highs in the lower to mid 30's.

Partly cloudy tonight.   Lows in the lower to mid 20's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 30's.

6:03 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Boston Celtics Trade Rondo To Mavs For Three Players, Two Draft Picks, And Trade Exception


In the NBA, the Boston Celtics have traded point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship. The Celtics will send Rondo and forward Dwight Powell to Dallas for Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, two draft picks and a $12.9 million trade exception.

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Capital Region News
5:36 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Amber Alert Canceled After Body Of Missing 5-Year-Old Found


New York police say a 5-year-old boy abducted from a home outside Albany has been found dead.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

The Academic Minute for 12.15-12.19

Monday, December 15
Steven Barger - Northern Arizona University
Relationships & Depression

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New York News
6:21 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Governor Cuomo Joins Schenectady Casino Celebration

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to Schenectady and Sullivan Counties to celebrate the Gaming Facility Location Board's decision regarding the new resort gaming destinations that were selected for each of the regions.
Credit Cuomo Administration / flickr

One day after the New York Gaming Commission’s Facility Location Board gave the green light to three casino proposals, the celebration was on in Schenectady today.  At Proctors Theater, officials touted the prospect of continuing Schenectady’s economic renaissance with a gambling windfall.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Health Officials Moving Ahead On Setting Up Medical Marijuana In New York By 2016


  Cuomo Administration officials who are devising regulations for medical marijuana in New York say it’s unlikely any patients in the state will get the drug before 2016.  They say they are working through the details of how to implement the program, but there are still many unanswered questions.

Aides to Cuomo say they’ve made some progress on figuring out how to manage a medical marijuana system that is still technically illegal in the United States. 

The preliminary rules on how to carry out New York’s medical marijuana program are due by the end of the year. 

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New England News
6:06 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

UMass' Caret Departing For Familiar Territory

Robert Caret will leave the University of Massachusetts to become the fourth chancellor of the University System of Maryland in July.

The president of the University of Massachusetts is heading south to a familiar place.

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