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The Boston Symphony Orchestra is extending the contract of its music director, who last year became the orchestra's youngest conductor in a century.

President Obama is proposing the toughest regulations in U.S. history to combat climate change. Researchers say the president’s plan to reduce power plant emissions would also have a substantial and immediate impact on people’s health.

Rob Edelman: 3-D Rarities

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INSIDE OUT, a computer-animated feature from Disney-Pixar, is one of the season’s very best theatrical releases: a dazzlingly original must-see treat. It also is the latest major film to be made available theatrically in 3-D. To be sure, 3-D is not a new technology. Experiments in 3-D date from the early 20th-century and, at the dawn of the 1950s, 3-D feature films produced in Hollywood became fashionable and marketable.

The small Greene County town of Windham is welcoming visitors from around the world this week for an international sporting event being held at the Windham Mountain Resort. WAMC's Brian Shields speaks with Chip Seamans, the president and general manager of the resort, about the event that will draw visitors to the area all week.  

Delaware County Fair

America's ongoing debate over the Confederate flag has stirred conflict in the Catskills.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, August 3, 2015.

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Pittsfield authorities are facing the second deadly shooting in less than a month. Meanwhile, the city’s gang and youth violence prevention coordinator is leaving his post to take over a community coalition elsewhere in the county.

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New York's attorney general says he's using his new power as special prosecutor to investigate the death of a mother of eight last week in a police holding cell.

  Graphic novel author, Marika McCoola joins us this morning to tell us about her debut, Baba Yaga’s Assistant.

In the book - Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances between the modern and the timeless. Emily Carroll is the graphic artist for the book.

Marika McCoola has an MFA in writing for children from Simmons College and is the former children’s department director at the Odyssey Bookshop, where there will be a book launch party tomorrow at 6PM.

Joining us today is Dr. John Mastrangelo. He’s the Chief of Radiology at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville and is a board-certified radiologist practicing at Millenium Medical Imaging. He’s here to answer your questions.