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Lucas Willard / WAMC

The Village of Hoosick Falls has tabled a $1 million, revised partial release and settlement agreement with companies deemed responsible for polluting the municipal water supply with the chemical PFOA.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and state Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker were in Newburgh today, giving an update on the PFOS drinking water contamination that surfaced some 10 months ago. Maloney announced he will reintroduce legislation to require a federal study on long-term health effects of PFOS and PFOA exposure. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new poll finds that in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approval numbers are rising, while President Trump’s are sinking.

Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

7 hours ago

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, February 27, 2017.

Edward Mero
Albany County District Attorney's Office

A city of Albany employee has been charged with killing his former roommate and another woman within two years of each other. 

Medical illustration of esophogus
Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Nina Sax to Medical Monday. Dr. Sax is a gastroenterologist with Albany Gastroenterology Associates. Ray Graf hosts. 

Facebook: U.S. National Weather Service

At a time of the year when snowstorms, freezing rain and sleet are the main concerns for weather forecasters, a tornado touched down Saturday evening in western Massachusetts as a potent squall line moved through the region, pushing out un-usually warm conditions in favor of winter cold. 

Jason Caterina's Midday Weather Summary

10 hours ago

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, February 27, 2017.

Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven young adult novels, as well as the adult novels TrianglesCollateral, and Love Lies Beneath.

Her latest is The You I've Never Known.

For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. Its presence in nature was dismissed as a desperate response to starvation or other life-threatening circumstances, and few spent time studying it. A taboo subject in our culture, the behavior was portrayed mostly through horror movies or tabloids sensationalizing the crimes of real-life flesh-eaters. But the true nature of cannibalism--the role it plays in evolution as well as human history--is even more intriguing (and more normal) than the misconceptions we’ve come to accept as fact.

In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History,zoologist Bill Schutt sets the record straight, debunking common myths and investigating our new understanding of cannibalism’s role in biology, anthropology, and history in the most fascinating account yet written on this complex topic.

Read any history of New York City and you will read about men. You will read about men who were political leaders and men who were activists and cultural tastemakers. These men have been lauded for generations for creating the most exciting and influential city in the world.

But that's not the whole story.

The Women Who Made New York by Julie Scelfo reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world.

Julie Scelfo will be at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck on March 1.

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

New York’s 21st Congressional district is one of the largest east of the Mississippi.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik concludes her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial FoundationProviding a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This morning we focus on Guilderhaven – a non-profit helping the animal community. They provide low-cost spay/neuter, food, and medical intervention for the companion animals of New York residents and for wildlife. They also assist rescue organizations in this endeavor, with an emphasis on the local community.

To tell us more, we welcome Sue Green, Chair of Guilderhaven.

Eversource

        The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in western Massachusetts over the weekend. 

         It is the first recorded February tornado in Massachusetts since official record keeping started in 1950.  

          WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Christopher Besse, the spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

2/27/17 Panel

14 hours ago

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao, and political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's war on "fake news" and the new head of the DNC, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about a new ad campaign from the Alliance for Quality Education that compares NY Governor Andrew Cuomo to President Donald Trump, another new ad from the "Central Park Five" on police reform in NYC, staffers who were subpoenaed by the state who are still awaiting reimbursement, and election board in NYC flagging possible crimes regarding Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign practices.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

16 hours ago
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
WFXR

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west 12 to 17 mph in the morning.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Kurt Busch
nascar.com

NBA:

In the NBA, Boston beat Detroit 104-98, Milwaukee won against Phoenix 100-96, San Antonio beat the Lakers 119-98, Memphis bested Denver 105-98, Utah topped Washington 102-92, Toronto won against Portland 112-106, Oklahoma City defeated New Orleans 118-110, and it was the Clippers over Charlotte in overtime 124-121.

(Airs 2/26 & 2/27) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about journalists’ best response to Trump’s press-bashing simply doing their job, whether the White House press office’s silence has become a weapon in its war on the media, how President Trump can learn to love leaking, and more.

Ben Downing: Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities

Feb 26, 2017

In the early stages of 2017, there is seemingly much to be happy about in Massachusetts. The state’s unemployment rate is at a very low 2.8% and a record numbers of Massachusetts residents have found work. More than many other states, our combination of higher education, healthcare and high tech institutions and companies has positioned Mass to thrive in the 21st century economy.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Weather Summary

Feb 26, 2017

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the midday weather summary for February 26, 2017.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is asking the Village of Hoosick Falls to pump the brakes on a revised settlement agreement with two companies deemed responsible for polluting local water supplies with the chemical PFOA.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, and state transportation officials detailed plans to improve access to the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Orange County on Sunday.

Strange Universe: 02/26/17

Feb 26, 2017

This week Bob discusses the transition to spring time.

WAMQ off air

Feb 25, 2017

WAMQ is off air due to a power outage. Thanks for your patience as we get this resolved. 

Ralph Gardner JR: Soul Of The Cat

Feb 25, 2017

Only once did a walk in the woods upstate disappoint me. It happened in the spring of 2015 shortly after my family and I returned from a safari in Botswana.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Weather Summary

Feb 25, 2017

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the midday weather summary for February 25, 2017.

Metro-North Partners With Zipcar

Feb 25, 2017

A new Metro-North program allows riders to go from the train to Zipcar at certain stations along three of the railroad’s lines.

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