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Hudson Valley News
2:25 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Proposed Pipeline Expansion Prompts Indian Point Analysis

Credit Spectra Energy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has put out for public comment a draft environmental impact statement concerning a proposed pipeline expansion project in the Northeast. The expansion includes property belonging to the Indian Point Nuclear power plant.

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New York News
1:46 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Community Corner: NYS AMBER Alert Coordinator Gary Kelly

Earlier this month, New York State Police issued an AMBER Alert  in the search to locate two missing Amish girls who had been abducted in St. Lawrence County. The alert was called off after the girls were located.  To help explain how the public is informed and law enforcement is directed in the event of an AMBER Alert, WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with New York State Police Senior Investigator and AMBER Alert coordinator Gary Kelly.

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Capital Region News
12:50 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

A Tale Of Two Casinos And A City

Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

As established casinos across the Northeast close their doors or administer cost-cutting measures, New York is just getting into the game.  And although it won’t host a casino if its own, Albany has become a key player.

The mantra has been "jobs and the economy," and New York's capital is crossing its fingers, hoping for a windfall should a casino go up in nearby Rensselaer County.

Long before final word from the gaming commission, the casino siting process has local governments and residents taking positions and forming alliances to woo or shoo casino developers.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Food Friday : Meet the Chef : Peter Platt

Credit Scott Barrow

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Peter Platt, co-owner and executive chef at the Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, Massachusetts.

New York News
12:30 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Forum On Oil Trains Draw Standing Room Only Crowd

Oil train traveling through Plattsburgh. Photo taken from City Hall steps.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

It was standing room only in Plattsburgh’s city hall auditorium last night as officials  presented information on oil trains traversing the region and the potential impact of accidents.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

Jason Caterina
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, August 29, 2014.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Roomful Of Teeth At MASS MoCA

    Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth is an eight voice ensemble committed to exploring the full potential of the human voice through study with masters from non-classical traditions all over the world.

Roomful of Teeth won a Grammy Award earlier this year for their self-titled album. They’ve been in residency at MASS MoCA this month and perform in MASS MoCA’s Courtyard C tonight at 8pm.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Fri August 29, 2014

La Traviata At Berkshire Theatre Group

  Berkshire Theatre Group is presenting a week-long opera festival in Stockbridge, MA through this weekend.

Part of the workshop festival is a fully-staged production of the Verdi opera La Traviata. It will have performances at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theater Friday August 29th at 8:00pm and Sunday Aug 31st at 2:00pm.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Congressional Corner with Chris Murphy

  A U.S. Senator is always on call.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his transition from the House.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Ideas Matter - FDR And Labor Day

    We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on the RT, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

As we head into the Labor Day weekend, we take a look at the history of this holiday by talking with Jeff Urbin, Education Specialist at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum about what Labor Day meant during the FDR administration.

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