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  The United States and Cuba recently announced that the opening of embassies as the two nations, whose relations have been frozen since the height of the Cold War, will resume diplomatic relations. Despite the changes, the U.S. embargo on Cuba remains firmly in place. So what does the restoration of diplomatic relations mean for the average Cuban citizen? We put that question and several others today to University at Albany Associate Professor Dr. Elise Andaya, a cultural anthropologist, who has spent a good deal of time in Cuba.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

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Meteorologist Jason Caterina
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Mike Derrick for Congress

First-term incumbent Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has a democratic challenger.  Peru, New York, native Mike Derrick has announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination in the 2016 21st Congressional district race.  The retired army colonel explained his decision to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
    
Mike Derrick says one of his priorities will be to work with the Democratic leaders of the 12 counties of the 21st Congressional district to earn the Democratic nomination.

  Matilda: The Musical - based on the book by Roald Dahl, opened at The Shubert Theatre in April of 2013. There have been over 900 Broadway performances of Tim Minchin’s delightfully dense lyrics and memorable melodies. The book of the musical is by Dennis Kelly and it’s directed by Matthew Warchus.

Christopher Sieber vaulted into the role of the horrible, nasty headmistress, Miss Agatha Trunchbull in April of 2014.

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  Anger, hurt, exasperation — the emotions in Charleston after the recent shooting are familiar in our region.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s past time for reform.

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The New Hampshire Music Festival’s 2015 summer season runs through August 6 in Plymouth, NY and the surrounding communities of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

With a theme of “American Landscapes,” the festival’s 63rd season will explore and celebrate American music and the great outdoors. The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University is the festival’s primary venue, where it will offer full orchestra performances on Thursday nights and Tuesday night chamber music concerts.

Dianne Ortmann and Carrie Knudsen from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Van Gogh: A Power Seething by Julian Bell
The Sheperd's Life by James Rebanks
Sylvia's Table by Liz Neumark
Rescue At Los Banos by Bruce Henderson
That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms and What Our English Says about Us by Erin Moore

Copyright Forum:7/7/15

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Today on Vox Pop, we look at where art and law meet with the Copyright Forum. Our guests are intellectual property lawyer Paul Rapp, artist Polly Law and medical illustrator Bill Westwood. 

7/7/15 Panel

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The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, Author, Editor and Activist Barbara Smith & SUNY Albany Journalism Professor & Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

 WAMCs' David Guistina talks with Mike Spain about red light cameras finally coming to Albany, a proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, and how residents felt about fireworks after the weekend and newly passed law.

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