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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

9/2/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
NATO Response Force
Texas Abortion Law Update
Obama: Equal Pay
Joan Rivers
Nude Celebrity Photos Leaked
Bad Blue Light

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WAMC News
7:40 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Berkshire Ramblers event last weekend, NATO on Eastern Europe, and Governor Andrew Cuomo on Lieutenant Gov. candidate Tim Wu.

WAMC News
7:12 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Morning Headlines With Mike Spain Of The Times Union

WAMC's David Guistina chats with Mike Spain of the Times Union about a break in a double homicide case in Troy and the last day of horse meets for the 2014 season at Saratoga Race Course.

UPDATE: Troy police will release details on the case 9:30 A.M. Tuesday. This story is continuing to develop.

Weather
6:57 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

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Sports
6:07 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Sports Report: First Combined No-Hitter In Phillies' Franchise History

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MLB:

In Major League Baseball, in the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies have tossed the first combined no-hitter in team history on Monday as Cole Hamels and three relievers led the Phils to a 7-0 victory in Atlanta. Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and closer Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a perfect inning of relief to finish off the fourth no-hitter in the majors this season. It was 12th no-hitter in Phillies history, and the first since Roy Halladay threw a perfect game against the Marlins during the 2010 season and a no-hitter against the Reds in the 2010 playoffs.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Rob Edelman: Time Passes

Could the year 1992 be that long ago?

In 1992, a film titled MR. BASEBALL came to movie houses. Tom Selleck starred as Jack Elliot, an aging New York Yankee first-sacker who just four years earlier was the World Series Most Valuable Player. But the previous season, Elliot hit a paltry .235. His superiors are displeased with his penchant for boozing, sleeping around, and giving unsuspecting rookies hotfoots. He may be contrasted to a newcomer, a hot prospect who is described by management as “the real thing.” It’s spring training, this young player is burning up the grapefruit league and he is fated to replace Elliot as the Yankees’ new first baseman. So Elliot’s contract is sold “not to Canada, not to Cleveland” but to the Chunichi Dragons, a Japanese baseball team.

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New York News
7:47 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Local Best-Selling Author And Speechwriter Joseph Persico Has Died

Local best-selling author and speechwriter Joseph E. Persico.
Credit albany.edu

A best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for then-New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller has died. Joseph Persico was 84.

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Hudson Valley News
7:16 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Annual Labor Day Rally Is Scheduled For Poughkeepsie

An annual Labor Day rally is scheduled in Dutchess County for Monday afternoon.

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Weather
6:44 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

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Today:  Areas of dense fog this morning, otherwise partly to mostly sunny, warm and humid with highs in the low to mid 80s.

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Sports
6:43 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Sports Report: Tony Stewart Hits Wall Twice In NASCAR Sprint Cup Loss

NASCAR:

Tony Stewart will now start focusing on next weekend's NASCAR race in Richmond, Virginia. His return to the track Sunday night ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart hit the wall twice. He skipped three NASCAR Sprint Cup races after his car struck and killed a fellow driver in upstate New York. Meanwhile, Kasey Kahne earned his first Sprint Cup win of the season, grabbing the lead on a restart with 23 laps remaining before holding off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout. Both Kahne and Kenseth earned spots in the Chase for the Championship. Denny Hamlin was third, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Danica Patrick.

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