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7:41 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, continuing Secret Service issues, and protests in Hong Kong.

WAMC News
6:58 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Morning Headlines With Judy Patrick Of The Daily Gazette

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about forecasts about lower heating costs and a fight over a proposed Walmart.

Weather
6:48 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers possible today, especially in New England.  Highs in the mid to upper 60's.

Mostly cloudy tonight. Areas of fog.  Lows in the lower to mid 50's.

Mostly cloudy early tomorrow, then increasing sun.  Highs in the lower 70's.

Sports
6:22 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Sports Report: Royals Top A's In AL Wild Card Game

MLB:

Christian Colon and Salvador Perez hit RBI singles in the bottom of the 12th to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card game. The A's had an 8-7 lead until Eric Hosmer tripled and scored on Colon's high chopper down the third-base line. The A's wasted a nice game by Brandon Moss, who hit a two-run homer and a three-run blast while Oakland was building a 7-3 lead. Tonight the San Francisco Giants face the Pirates in Pittsburgh at 8 for the NL Wild Card spot. Bumgarner is pitching for the Giants while Volquez hits the mound for the Pirates.

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WAMC News
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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