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David Nightingale: Angela Merkel (1954 - )

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German Chancelor Dr. Angela Merkel
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When the first-born child of a Lutheran clergyman, 7 year old Angeela Kasner corrected her music teacher's mispronunciation of her name, she already exemplified that she could be a perfectionist as well as a bit of a pain. But her East German teacher was not too put out -- she knew that this pastor's daughter, whom she had mistakenly called Angela was rather bossy but a good pupil.

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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for June 25, 2017.

    Massachusetts legislators hope to get a marijuana regulation bill to Governor Charlie Baker by the end of the month.

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Speaking alongside New York’s newest and first openly gay judge on the state’s highest court, Governor Andrew Cuomo praised Paul Feinman’s legal experience and also marked the occasion of his appointment to New York Court of Appeals on the same day as New York City’s annual Pride March.

Strange Universe: 06/25/17

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This week, Bob discusses the summer solstice and the a very close meeting of Jupiter and Saturn.

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Researchers keeping track of loon populations in the Adirondacks are looking for help from volunteers.

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New Hampshire tourism officials are anticipating 17 million visitors and $2.25 billion in visitor spending this summer, up 4 percent in both categories over last year.

Police and firefighters in Connecticut have recovered a body in the Long Island Sound.

New York state police are searching for two fugitives who are wanted for kidnapping and attempted murder in Tennessee.

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Officials say a teenager fell from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below in an effort to catch the victim before she hit the ground.

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A small group of pizzerias in Dutchess County, New York, will pay $50,000 to settle a discrimination suit. That’s according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which announced the settlement.

Ralph Gardner Jr: One Less Carp

Jun 24, 2017
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Officer Jeffrey Cox
Ralph Gardner, Jr.

About a month ago I penned a commentary about the single fish in my pond – a grass carp. I suggested that I probably ought to give him a name because, after a number of years swimming around in solitude and growing to the approximate size of an ocean-going tuna, he’d assumed the status of a family pet.

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The major project to resurface the elevated 2-mile section of Interstate 91 through downtown Springfield, Massachusetts is now in its second year.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Weather Summary

Jun 24, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for June 24, 2017.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Weather Summary

Jun 24, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for June 24, 2017.

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   The grand-opening celebrations are this weekend at Springfield’s restored Union Station, but the new transit center will only partially be operational.

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A bill to safeguard the Hudson River from proposed anchorage sites passed the New York state Senate and Assembly this week. And now supporters are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign the measure into law. 

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A Vermont legislative panel has deferred action on a proposal to create new sound standards for wind turbines.

(Airs 6/23/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Both houses of the legislature adjourn for the 2017 session with many issues unresolved, our political observer Alan Chartock  shares his thoughts on the politics of the end of session, and already dealing with a PFOA contaminated state superfund site, the Village of Hoosick Falls may add other locations to the list.

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel return for their trivia fix.

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Officials from the U.S., Canada, New York, Vermont and Quebec were in Crown Point, New York this week to renew the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s management plan for the lake.

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National Endowment for the Arts Chairwoman Jane Chu toured the cultural district of downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts today to see and discuss how the city has grown its arts community. 

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Troy Friday, talking about the Trump administration’s proposed budget that would cut SNAP benefits by $193 billion dollars over a decade.

A Johnstown woman who disappeared last summer and claimed she was kidnapped, setting off a massive search effort, has pleaded guilty to falsely reporting an incident.

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Today’s program is all about pairing food and drink. Wine expert Bill Johnston is joined by food aficionado Peter Blackman. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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And now we open the microphone for our listeners. Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jun 23, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, June 23, 2017.

Governor Phil Scott (left) and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger launch the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition
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Vermont environmental, municipal and state officials were at the ECHO Center for Lake Champlain this week to announce the launch of a new coalition to help bridge the environmental chasm caused when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord.

Solid Sound Festival

Some 8,000 people are expected to make the pilgrimage to the three-day Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams this weekend — the first of the summer. 

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Two of the front-running Albany mayoral candidates have been trading barbs over tax exemptions.

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