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A college in the Hudson Valley has been awarded a nearly $1 million grant to establish a hub for regional environmental research.

  The impacts of 9/11 are still felt 14 years later.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his work to keep first responders in good health.

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The defense team for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began a two-week campaign in court yesterday to avoid the death penalty. We have an expert on the topic in the studio with us today—Professor James Acker of UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice is here to discuss the Tsarnaev case and to answer your questions.

  Sir Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential educators. Listed by Fast Company as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation,” he advises governments, corporations, and leading cultural institutions.

In his new book, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education, he shows parents, educators and administrators how they can transform the way our schools work. He says - by focusing first on the students and teachers (not test scores), schools can evolve into the organic, personal learning environments they deserve to be.

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The Democratic-controlled budget-writing committee in Connecticut is rebuffing many of the budget cuts proposed by Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.

  Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
On The Move by Oliver Sacks
Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchel of The New Yorker by Thomas Kunkel
The Year My Mother Came Back by Alice Eve Cohen (Author event, Saturday, May 2nd, 5PM)
Waking Up To The Dark: Ancient Wisdom For A Sleepless Age by Clark Strand (Author event at Kleinert/James Arts Center, Saturday, May 2, 7PM)
The Secret History of Kindness: Learning From How Dogs Learn by Melissa Holbrooke Pierson (Author event, Saturday, May 9th, 4PM)
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure by Nadia Spiegelman & Sergio Garcia Sanchez
The Farmer and The Clown by Marla Frazee

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Governor Dannel Malloy has vetoed a bill that would have blocked the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education from closing any campus or manufacturing programs without legislative approval.

4/28/15 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, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.

Scheduled topics include: Baltimore Violence; Nepal; SCOTUS on Same-Sex Marriage; Pope on Climate Change; Japan & US Cooperation.

Several Rockland County residents plan to head to Albany Tuesday for an advocacy day. They want to urge legislators to pass an oversight bill for the East Ramapo School District.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Baltimore riots, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and New York's campaign finance laws.

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