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4:55 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Hong Kong / Mainland China Stand-Off: NY Solidarity Gathering

民主早晨! (Democracy in the morning!) 演藝道
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  It's day five of a mass movement  to occupy sections of Hong Kong as demonstrators protest a Chinese decision to limit voters' choices in a 2017 citywide leadership election.  

A vigil for Hong Kong's democracy protesters is scheduled to be held this evening in Albany at the busy corner of Lark St. and Washington Avenue - activists will be assembling as 'rush hour' winds down around 5:30PM. The demonstration of solidarity is set to continue through 7PM.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1254

Order the same dish and three different restaurants and you’ll probably get three different flavors. No big deal, right? But it seems if you send a blood sample off to three different clinical labs for test results…you may get three different results.  And that IS a big deal. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about the need for harmonization of laboratory methods and results.

We’ll also hear an interview with a professor of journalism and government about the need for knowledge-based journalism…and how could we resist that on this program.

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New England News
10:23 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Research Group: Conn. Home Sales, Prices Falling

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A research group says Connecticut real estate is in a slump, with home sales and prices continuing to fall.

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New England News
6:17 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Study Says Cutting Carbon Emissions Would Have Almost Immediate Health Benefits

A new study released today says a proposal by the Obama administration to reduce power plant emissions to combat climate change would also have benefits for people’s health.

A study from Harvard, Boston and Syracuse University scientists said there would be substantial health benefits if carbon emissions from power plants are reduced by the levels being considered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

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Politics
4:38 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Faces Deadline To Name Judge

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New York Governor Cuomo has until the end of this week to fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court. His choices include the reappointment of a Republican woman judge who currently holds the seat  and several Democratic alternatives.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Facts And Fiction

Professor Stephen Gottlieb discusses the gulf between political rhetoric and fact.

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WAMC News
3:51 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Mark McLoughlin Brings Documentary "Blood Rising" To UAlbany

During the past 20 years, approximately 1,400 girls who are poor and work in the factories of Juarez, Mexico have been abducted, sexually abused and then murdered. Their story and the story of an Irish artist who is working to keep their memories alive are told in the film Blood Rising, to be shown tonight at 7 at the University at Albany's Recital Hall. Admission is free. The director Mark McLoughlin, the arist profiled in the film, Brian MaGuire, and Marisela Ortiz-Rivera, the mother of one of the murdered women of Juarez, will be at tonight's screening.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 30, 2014. 

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

The Book Show #1367 - Walter Mosley

    Walter Mosley is the author of more than 43 books, most notably 13 Easy Rawlins mysteries.

His latest, Rose Gold, continues Mosley’s ongoing and unique achievement in combining the mystery/PI genre with a rich social history of post war Los Angeles.

New York News
2:32 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

In New York Governor's Race, Debates Still In Flux

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says Gov. Cuomo should agree to a televised one-on-one debate.
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New York Governor Cuomo has accepted two debate offers from media outlets, but neither format includes a one-on-one televised contest between the incumbent Democrat and his Republican opponent. GOP candidate Rob Astorino is objecting.

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