3:46 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

The Book Show #1393 - Elisa Albert

  In her latest novel, After Birth, Elisa Albert writes about motherhood and friendship. The book tells the story of Ari who lives in a town in upstate New York and is supposed to be working on a Ph.D. in women’s studies but she has major postpartum depression.

The book issues a wake-up call to a culture that turns its new mothers into exiles and expects them to act like natives.

New York News
12:45 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

North Country Officials Assess Budget Deliberations

Capitol - Albany NY

As details of the New York State budget filter out, different municipal and business sectors are reviewing it to determine its potential impact. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some North Country interests on their initial budget thoughts.

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12:35 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

New Director For Iroquois Indian Museum

Stephanie Shultes

While most museums focus on the past, the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave, New York makes sure the present is on display as well. Stephanie Shultes has been with the museum for 30 years, beginning as a volunteer and is now the newly appointed director.

12:26 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Capital Region News
12:24 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Local Businesses ❤ College Basketball

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team came through Albany over the weekend en route to its eighth straight Final Four. Downtown businesses are hopeful major NCAA events will continue coming to town.

College basketball is big business — and good for local business. Times Union Center officials — whose recent bid to host the NCAA men’s tournament in the next few seasons was denied — are hoping the success of the regional women’s tourney final could set the stage for the rights to host future tournaments.

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Vox Pop
11:43 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Open Forum: Current Events: 3/31/15

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The news is packed with emotionally charged headlines this week. From the new Indiana law on religious freedom that has landed its governor at the center of controversy, to the desperate search for a reason why a 27-year-old German pilot would intentionally fly a commercial airliner into a mountain, to the death penalty trial of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, these stories raise a lot of hackles for us all in many ways.

New England News
11:20 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Compromise Election Overhaul Bill Clears Connecticut Panel


A compromise aimed at professionalizing Connecticut's election system after recent mishaps is moving through the legislative process. Despite initial proposals from the secretary of state, the revamped bill would retain the current system of 339 locally elected, partisan registrars of voters.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue March 31, 2015

'Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families' By Joanna Dreby

  What does it mean to be an illegal immigrant, or the child of immigrants, in this era of restrictive immigration laws in the United States? As lawmakers and others struggle to respond to the changing landscape of immigration, the effects of policies on people's daily lives are all too often overlooked.

In Everyday Illegal, author Joanna Dreby recounts the stories of children and parents in eighty-one families to show what happens when a immigration system emphasizes deportation over legalization.

Joanna Dreby is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany.

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Gene Simmons

  Known as rock's ultimate showman, Gene Simmons founded the hard rock supergroup KISS in the early 1970s. Since then, KISS has sold more than 100 million albums and performed more than two thousand shows around the world, and is still touring today.

Simmons has also sold roughly one billion dollars’ worth of merchandise, including his bestselling books, KISS and Make-Up and Me, Inc. Now, Christina Vitagliano pays homage to rock’s living legend in the new book: Gene Simmons Is a Powerful and Attractive Man: And Other Irrefutable Facts. Based on a phrase Gene himself uses, this book is fully authorized by Gene, who also contributed the foreword and is even going on radio shows to promote it.