New England News
12:41 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Berkshire Eagle Reporter Reflects On Berkshire Triple Murder Trials

Andrew Amelinckx, a crime reporter for The Berkshire Eagle, covered all three trials in the kidnappings and murders of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

In separate trials over the past seven months, three men have been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole in the kidnappings and murders of three Berkshire County men. Juries in Hampden Superior Court found Adam Lee Hall, David Chalue and Caius Veiovis guilty of murdering David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell. The three men disappeared from a Pittsfield apartment in August 2011. Their dismembered bodies were found in a trench two weeks later in Becket.

WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis spoke with Andrew Amelinckx who covered all three trials for The Berkshire Eagle.

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12:34 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Dr. Rena Jones On Ebola's Arrival In U.S.

Dr. Rena Jones

Health officials in Texas say they have contacted 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with a man from Liberia who is now being treated in Dallas for Ebola. Thomas Eric Duncan came down with the symptoms  while visiting his family in Texas. So is Ebola a true health threat to the U.S., or are the media overreacting? For more, WAMC News spoke with Dr. Rena Jones, an epidemiologist and faculty member in the school of health sciences at Excelsior College.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Vox Pop: Astronomy : 10/2/14

On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your Astronomy-related questions.

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New York News
12:28 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Albany, Schenectady, Troy Unveil 2015 City Budgets

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivers her first budget address, October 1, 2014 in the rotunda at City Hall.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The mayors of Albany,  Schenectady and Troy released their 2015 budget proposals Wednesday. Tri-city residents are in for higher taxes. 

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12:26 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, October 2, 2014. 

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Woodstock Film Festival - Ron Nyswaner

  Ron Nyswaner’s writing and producing career has taken him through the major shifts in the film and television industry, from independent films to breakthrough Hollywood dramas (Philadelphia), award winning television movies and, most recently, a hit cable series (Ray Donovan).

He'll be at the Woodstock Film Festival for a panel discussion entitled "Long and Short Stories A Conversation with Ron Nyswaner" - hosted by Us Weekly editor Bradley Jacobs.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu October 2, 2014

The Both At Bearsville On 10/3

    The Both, a collaboration between musicians Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, released an album (also called The Both) in April of 2014 and they’re bringing their tuneful and smart songs and witty stage reparté to The Bearsville Theatre on Friday. 

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

  The fight against the so-called Islamic State goes on.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his vision for the region.

Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Metroland 10/2/14

    Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

Arts & Culture
10:08 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Bernadette Peters At The Mahaiwe 2014 Gala

    The Mahaiwe 2014 Gala on October 12th will honor Jane Iredale and feature a performance by Broadway legend Bernadette Peters.

Star of stage and screen, Peters is likely best known for her film roles in The Jerk and Pennies from Heaven and from the stage for her Tony nominated performances in Sunday in the Park with George, Gypsy, and Follies - and her Tony Award winning turns in Annie Get Your Gun and Song and Dance. She received the 2012 Isabelle Stevenson Award for her work with her charity, Broadway Barks which she co-founded in 1999 with Mary Tyler Moore.

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