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(Airs 8/2 & 8/3) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about media coverage the presidential race, corrections in the New York Times, and Broderick Crawford.

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The head of a Schenectady company that recently laid off more than 100 workers has resigned.

Hospital officials say a new rehabilitation center is open for business in eastern Vermont.

Strange Universe: 8/2/15

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This week, Bob Berman talks about humidity.

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An early morning shooting in Schenectady occurred at the same location as an anti-violence rally held on Friday afternoon.

The Daily Gazette reports a 27-year-old male was shot multiple times on Schenectady Street around 1 a.m. Sunday. He was taken to Albany Medical Center and is reported in stable condition.

No arrests have been made.

$15 Or Bust

9 hours ago

  The plan to give most of New York state's fast-food workers a $15 minimum wage is taking another step toward reality. 


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  Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal safety officials to raise standards for stretch limousines.


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Texas Red took the lead from Japan with an eighth of a mile left and held off Frosted to win the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy by a half-length Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

Unions representing Verizon workers in nine states say their members will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled with the wireless carrier.

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  An effort is underway in Saratoga Springs to obtain funding to rebuild a Depression-era bathhouse and re-open it as a wellness center. 


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