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Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Arundhati Roy published her first novel, The God of Small Things, back in 1997 and now Roy is back with a new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

In it, she weaves among other threads, the story of a transgender woman in Delhi and a Kashmiri freedom fighter while also shining a spotlight on modern India.

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The communications staff of the Trump White House underwent a shake-up last week, as Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation and Anthony Scaramucci was appointed White House Director of Communications. This is the latest episode in the saga of the Trump administration versus the press.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The New York state Departments of Environmental Conservation and Health have released preliminary results of ongoing studies to assess PFC contamination in fish in both the Newburgh area and the Hoosick Falls region. As a result, they are issuing several fish advisories.

"Taking Steps" at Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Company

Pittsfield, Mass. – The short review for the comedy “Taking Steps,” playing at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Mass through August 5, is:  Go see it – it’s funny.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

You Never Think Alone

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The human mind is both brilliant and pathetic. We have mastered fire, created democratic institutions, stood on the moon, and sequenced our genome. And yet each of us is error prone, sometimes irrational, and often ignorant.

The fundamentally communal nature of intelligence and knowledge explains why we often assume we know more than we really do, why political opinions and false beliefs are so hard to change, and why individually oriented approaches to education and management frequently fail. But our collaborative minds also enable us to do amazing things. This book contends that true genius can be found in the ways we create intelligence using the world around us.

Steven Sloman is a professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University. He is the editor in chief of the journal Cognition. Philip Fernbach is a cognitive scientist and professor of marketing at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business. 

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, Edward Albee, Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity. Berkshire Theatre Group presents the show on its Unicorn Stage through August 26th.

Directed by Eric Hill, Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) joins Albee's classic play, The Zoo Story (1959), the classic play which launched Albee's sensational career, with its prequel, Homelife written 45 years later. This production features David Adkins and Tara Franklin.

Today's Book Picks come from Jim Havener of Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, NY.

List:
The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera by Adam Begley
The Locals: A Novel by Johnathan Dee
Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul by Jeremiah Moss
The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy
American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World by David Baron
The Essex Serpent: A Novel by Sarah Perry

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The state of Vermont says a company that owns a Bennington facility that once used the chemical PFOA has agreed to pay for a $20 million public water line extension to about 200 homes whose private water supplies are contaminated with the chemical.

North Korea has vexed the U.S for decades.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Now in its 8th season, the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice will celebrate all things French at this year’s celebration August 4-6.

Remaining true to its mission of bringing together some of the world’s greatest vocal talent to audiences in the Catskills region, this year’s Festival will host internationally acclaimed performers and composers in a series of unforgettable open-air summer concerts that all share the alluring theme of French culture – including the star event, the beloved opera La Boheme. 

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice is a one-of-a-kind music event that allows audiences to experience world-class talent, often only seen in metropolitan venues, in a more intimate setting while relishing the stunning beauty of the surrounding Catskills Mountains.

We are joined now by General Director Maria Todaro and Artistic Director, Louis Otey.

7/25/17 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock (Happy Birthday, Alan!), Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, and Publisher of Empire Report J.P. Miller.

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Officials say state budget cuts could hurt Western Massachusetts’ tourism economy. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's comments on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order on voter registration.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about private employers preparing to give their employees paid leave, and the community response to fires and shootings in Troy, NY.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and cool with scattered showers today.  Highs in the upper 60's.

Clearing and cool tonight with areas of fog.  Lows in the mid to upper 50's.

Mostly sunny tomorrow.  Highs in the upper 70's.

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NFL:

John Elway has agreed to a new five-year contract with the Denver Broncos.

The deal ends a long-running saga that had fans wondering if their Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-front office executive would leave the franchise he's led to three Super Bowl titles.

Elway was set to enter the final year of his contract as general manager and executive vice president of football operations before agreeing Monday to the extension through 2021.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all state agencies to provide voter registration information in an effort to increase participation in elections.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was in Newburgh Monday to announce he is taking legislative action to ensure the Department of Defense pays for the remediation of PFOS contamination at Stewart Air National Guard Base. Also there was New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner, who divulged the results of a PFOS fish study in the area.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a series of what he calls “aggressive actions” to expand voter registration, saying he wants to “help combat low voter participation” amid “troubling” attempts by the federal government that might restrict voter access. But a nearly century-old voting rights organization says the governor did not go far enough.

     The largest cities in Massachusetts are trying to slow down drivers on residential streets.

Many of the city's dilapidated structures are marked with a red "X" which lets emergency responders know the building is on the "too dangerous to enter" list.
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With a major downtown fire and a building’s near-collapse making headlines in recent days, Albany officials say local officials remain committed to rehabbing blighted blocks.

New Yorkers have a big decision to make in three and a half months: A decision whether to overhaul their state constitution. That document requires that every 20 years voters get an opportunity to decide whether they want to rewrite the state’s foundational document. This November, voters will get that vote.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jul 24, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, July 24, 2017.

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Orange County DA

A woman facing a trial for murder over her fiance's death in a kayak on the Hudson River two years ago pleaded to criminally negligent homicide.

  The top transportation official in Massachusetts plans to review the service cuts planned by the largest regional transit authority in western Massachusetts.  Local officials and advocates for bus passengers blame inadequate state funding for the cuts.

Dr. Paul Lemanski
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Dr. Paul Lemanski joins us for Medical Monday.  Dr. Lemanski is an internist with CapitalCare Center for Preventive Medicine. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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The legislative aide to the late Massachusetts State Representative Gailanne Cariddi is running to fill the vacated seat. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Kevin Towle, a Democrat, about his decision to seek the 1st Berkshire District seat. 

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jul 24, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, July 24, 2017.

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