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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

10/22/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Ben Bradlee
Marijuana
Cybersecurity and iCloud in China
CIA on Panetta
Ukraine Economy
Renee Zellweger

WAMC News
7:43 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses gubernatorial debates in Massachusetts and New York.

On Tuesday at 7 p.m., WAMC aired WGBH and The Boston Globe’s one-on-one Massachusetts gubernatorial debate between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker.

On Wednesday at 8 p.m., WAMC will air WBFO/WNED’s New York’s gubernatorial debate featuring Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party and Michael McDermott of the Libertarian Party.

Weather
7:12 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Cloudy, breezy and cool with scattered showers today. Highs in the lower to mid 50's.

Rain likely tonight.  Areas of fog.  Lows in the mid 40's.

Cloudy, breezy and cool with rain tomorrow. Highs near 50.

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New England News
6:58 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debate

Full audio from the gubernatorial debate on October 21st between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker.

Audio courtesy of WGBH.

Sports
6:38 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Sports Report: Giants Beat Royals 7-1 In Game 1 Of The World Series

Credit Wiki Commons

MLB:

Madison Bumgarner was on top of his game, James Shields was not, and the San Francisco Giants cruised to an easy victory over the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series in Kansas City.

Bumgarner was superb as the Giants earned a 7-1 victory, holding the Royals to a run and three hits with five strikeouts in seven innings. The Giants ace was working on a two-hit shutout until Salvador Perez homered with two out in the bottom of the seventh. Before the blast, the Giants already had forged a 7-0 lead.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1257

Credit Princetown University Press

It takes a lot to survive a zombie apocalypse: speed, endurance, cunning…and apparently a working knowledge of calculus.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to the author of the new novel Zombies and Calculus and see why surviving a zombie attack takes brains.

We’ll also hear an essay about running away from your school bully straight into adolescence. I’ll talk to a Florida ROTC teacher who recently wrote a book about how to get into the college of your choice…and pay for it.

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New England News
11:15 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Teachers Union, School Board Ratify Contract

Credit South Burlington School District

The South Burlington School Board and the teachers union have ratified a three-year contract for teachers following a four-day strike last week.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Vermont Employees To See Big Health Cost Jump

Credit 401(K) 2013/Creative Commons

Vermont state employees are going to be hit with a nearly 18 percent increase in their health insurance premiums.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Nor'easter To Test FairPoint's Replacement Workers

Striking workers say a nor'easter is going to test FairPoint Communications' replacement workforce in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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New England News
6:11 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Gov. Patrick Announces State Contract To Build Subway Cars In Springfield

Credit CNR Changchun

The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is recommending a Chinese company be awarded a contract to build new subway cars for the MBTA.  The railcars will be assembled at a new factory that is to be built in Springfield.

Gov. Patrick made the announcement Tuesday standing in front of an empty 40- acre lot on Springfield’s east side,  where the CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. has said it will build a $50 million factory creating over 250 new construction and manufacturing jobs.

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