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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

10/20/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Texas Hospital Apology
Catholic Church Gay U-Turn
NY No Gun List
Voter ID Decision
Black Vote for Senate
Opera Protest

WAMC News
7:40 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Sen. Dean Skelos on Cuomo's endorsements and voter ID laws in Texas.

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New York News
7:13 am
Mon October 20, 2014

IBM To Pay $1.5 Billion To GlobalFoundries To Shed Its Chip Division

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IBM is paying $1.5 billion to GlobalFoundries in order to shed its costly chip division.

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Weather
6:50 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Some sun early today, then increasing clouds. Highs in the lower to mid 50's.

Cloudy with scattered showers tonight.  Areas of fog.  Lows in the lower 40's.

Cloudy with scattered showers tomorrow. Highs in the mid 50's.

Sports
6:13 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Sports Report: Cowboys Top Giants 31-21, Peyton Manning Breaks NFL TD Passing Record

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NFL:

The Dallas Cowboys won their sixth straight by beating the New York Giants 31-21 yesterday. Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes, and DeMarco Murray broke Jim Brown's 56-year-old NFL record with his seventh straight 100-yard rushing game to start a season. Eli Manning had three touchdown passes for the Giants, who have lost to the NFC East's top two teams in consecutive weeks.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

2014.10.20 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, October 20
Dr. Doug Smith of UC San Diego applies physics to the study of DNA.

Tuesday, October 21
Dr. Tamara Bogdanovic of Georgia Tech discusses breakthroughs in our understanding of black holes.

Wednesday, October 22
Dr. Megan Ferry of Union College traces the shifting environment of foreign language learning.

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New England News
3:08 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Rally To Call For Citywide Climate Action Plan

Michael Fenton, president of the Springfield City Council, has sponsored a resolution calling for a citywide climate action plan

A climate march is planned Monday in Springfield, Massachusetts.

   A coalition of community groups involved in the environment, public health, neighborhood causes, and anti-poverty work organized the march. It will start at two different places simultaneously with participants meeting for a rally at Springfield City Hall.  Springfield City Council President Michael Fenton has sponsored a resolution calling for a city-wide climate action plan.

  " Springfield has taken a great many steps in the course of the last decade to reduce our carbon footprint."

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New England News
12:50 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Massachusetts Offers Comparison Shopping For Health Care

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Officials in Massachusetts launched a new effort this week to educate people about the cost of health care.  The prices charged by different hospitals, clinics, and physician practices for hundreds of common medical procedures are available online.  So, the idea is people in need of a new knee or an MRI can find the best deal.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the Massachusetts Undersecretary for Consumer Affairs Barbara Anthony.

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New York News
11:45 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Community Corner: Baker Rorick On The 6th Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

Next weekend, the 6th annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase returns to the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York.

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New England News
11:30 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Vermont Yankee Says Shutdown To Cost $1.24 Billion

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has released a new estimate of what it will cost to decommission the reactor, manage high-level radioactive waste and restore the plant site.

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