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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Medical Monday: Dr. Jennifer Michaels

Dr. Jennifer Michaels

Joining us today on Vox Pop - Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Berkshire Medical Center is here to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues for the latest edition of Medical Monday. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, October 20, 2014 .

New England News
12:26 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Springfield Mayor To Seek Change In State Bail Law

The mayors of two western Massachusetts cities are calling for reform of the state’s bail laws when it comes to detaining people accused of violent crimes.   The Hampden District Attorney’s office plans to use more so-called dangerousness hearings in gun cases in a bid to hold defendants without bail.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Mon October 20, 2014

'Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, And Sell Our Greatest Ideas'

  Analogies are far more complex than their SAT stereotype and lie at the very core of human cognition and creativity. Once we become aware of this, we start seeing them everywhere—in ads, apps, political debates, legal arguments, logos, and euphemisms, to name just a few.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon October 20, 2014

The Empire State Youth Orchestra's “Symphonic Landscapes Of America”

  The Empire State Youth Orchestra will present “Symphonic Landscapes of America” a blend of musical and visual art this Saturday Oct. 25 at 7:00 pm at The Egg in Albany, NY. The program will feature music by American composers paired with images of art created by local high school students (and inspired by the music the orchestra will perform) projected on a large screen over the orchestra while it performs.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers On Their Unshakeable Love For New York

  The follow-up to the award-winning anthology Goodbye to All That, Never Can Say Goodbye is also a celebration of New York, featuring contributions from luminaries such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Susan Orlean, Rosanne Cash, Nick Flynn, Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Lopate, Owen King, Alexander Chee, and many others. Author and editor Sari Botton joins us this morning. 

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Day

    Women’s rights have become a key issue in New York politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Chris Day, a candidate for New York’s 17th Congressional district seat, discusses some social issues with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon October 20, 2014

National Book Award Finalist "Station Eleven" By Emily St. John Mandel

  Novelist Emily St. John Mandel found out last week she is a fiction finalist for the National Book Award for her fourth novel, Station Eleven.

Set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood's Giraffe Award

    Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood will present comedian Susie Essman with their inaugural Giraffe Award for sticking out her neck to defend abortion and reproductive rights. The 31-year standup comedy veteran has played Susie Greene for all eight seasons of the hit HBO comedy series, Curb Your Enthusiasm.

About 200 guests will attend Thursday Night’s 80 Years of Choice Celebration and hear Essman share why she supports Planned Parenthood. Our good friend Susie Essman joins us this morning along with Chelly Hegan, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood’s President/CEO.

New York News
9:21 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Watchdog Warns Against Ed Bond Act On New York Ballot

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The November ballot includes a proposal for New York to borrow $2 billion to spend on technology for schoolchildren, like computer tables.  A fiscal watchdog group says it’s not a good way to finance the purchase of iPads.

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