Strange Universe: 8/2/15

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This week, Bob Berman talks about humidity.

An early morning shooting in Schenectady occurred at the same location as an anti-violence rally held on Friday afternoon.

The Daily Gazette reports a 27-year-old male was shot multiple times on Schenectady Street around 1 a.m. Sunday. He was taken to Albany Medical Center and is reported in stable condition.

No arrests have been made.

$15 Or Bust

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  The plan to give most of New York state's fast-food workers a $15 minimum wage is taking another step toward reality. 

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

  Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal safety officials to raise standards for stretch limousines.

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Texas Red took the lead from Japan with an eighth of a mile left and held off Frosted to win the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy by a half-length Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

Unions representing Verizon workers in nine states say their members will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled with the wireless carrier.

Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

  An effort is underway in Saratoga Springs to obtain funding to rebuild a Depression-era bathhouse and re-open it as a wellness center. 

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Authorities in Berkshire County are looking for a suspect charged in connection to a fatal Pittsfield shooting Friday afternoon.

Die ZauberfloteThe Magic Flute – is an opera icon.  Composed in 1791, three months before his death, it is one of the most performed and most popular works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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An upstate New York sheriff's sergeant has resigned amid a broader investigation into sexual misconduct by law enforcement officers involving underage girls.