The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Ideas Matter - FDR And Labor Day

    We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on the RT, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

As we head into the Labor Day weekend, we take a look at the history of this holiday by talking with Jeff Urbin, Education Specialist at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum about what Labor Day meant during the FDR administration.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Train At Tanglewood Tonight

Credit James Hendershot

    Train first has success in 1998 with their hit song “Meet Virginia.” Their other hits include “Drops of Jupiter” and “Calling All Angels.” They have a new album coming out in September and are performing at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA tonight.

Lead guitarist Jimmy Stafford joins us.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

8/29/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Ukraine Update
President Obama on Syria
Hackers, Russian and otherwise
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7:45 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Ramblers, Lt. Governor candidate Timothy Wu, and Russian President Putin.

6:51 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

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Today:  Patchy fog this morning, then mostly sunny and nice with highs in the low to mid 70s.

Tonight: Mainly clear in the evening, then becoming partly to mostly cloudy with lows in the 50s.

Saturday:  Partly sunny, warm and muggy with highs in the low to mid 80s.

6:18 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Sports Report: New Tougher NFL Penalty For Domestic Violence

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Acknowledged he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice. He announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence. The new sanctions include a six-week suspension for a first offense and at least a year for a second.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

The Academic Minute for 8.25 - 8.29

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New England News
9:30 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

FairPoint Declares Impasse But Unions Disagree

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Unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont want the National Labor Relations Board to reinstate terms of their old contract. In the meantime, they're evaluating options that include a strike.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Vilsack Announces Water Quality Funding For Lake Champlain

Congressman Peter Welch (left), Senator Patrick Leahy (center) and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (right) at the ECHO Center for Lake Champlain upper deck overlooking the lake.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was at the Leahy-ECHO Center for Lake Champlain in Vermont this morning to announce accelerated funding to improve the lake’s water quality.

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Capital Region News
6:10 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Troy: Officials Address Crime

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Officials in Troy are  addressing growing concern over what appears to be a spiraling crime rate.

Shootings - arsons - murders – Troy: Public perception of the Collar City has been tinged by the darkness of crime in recent weeks, despite public meetings and soul-searching in the city of about 50,000. Police Chief Tedesco is reassuring citizens.

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