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New York News
10:00 am
Sun March 1, 2015

SPAC Announces Philadelphia Orchestra's 2015 Season

Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced the 2015 season of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Strange Universe With Bob Berman
9:35 am
Sun March 1, 2015

Strange Universe: 03/01/15

This week, Bob Berman discusses how cold this February has been, and what temperatures are like in outer space.

New York News
8:25 am
Sun March 1, 2015

MTA Expands Courtesy Campaign

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New Yorkers, please keep your feet off the seat.

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New England News
8:22 am
Sun March 1, 2015

Connecticut Lawmaker Apologizes For Drunk Driving

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A Connecticut state representative says he has been arrested on a drunken driving charge and is apologizing to constituents.

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New England News
8:14 am
Sun March 1, 2015

More Snow Expected In New England

Another snowstorm is coming to southern New England, and Boston could be closer to breaking a 20-year-old season snowfall record.

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New England News
8:00 am
Sun March 1, 2015

'Wonderful In Every Way' Richard Michelson Remembers Friend, Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, left, speaking with WAMC's Joe Donahue at the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton in 2010.
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Leonard Nimoy, famous across generations for his role as Spock in Star Trek, died on Friday. He was 83. From a young age Nimoy was interested in photography, a passion he continued throughout his life. In 2010, Nimoy showed his Secret Selves exhibition at MASS MoCA in North Adams and the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, among other pieces of work. Richard Michelson, the gallery’s founder and owner, developed a friendship with Nimoy. Michelson recently spoke with WAMC’s Jim Levulis about Nimoy and his photography.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:54 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Rabbi Dan Ornstein: Frozen Poetry

All over my neighborhood, the icicles hang down from the eaves of the roofs like colonies of  bats clustered along the walls of caves.  Emerging from under the heavy cover of melting and re-freezing snow, each icicle begins as gently dripping water which never quite makes it to its destined place on the earth, even under the spell of gravity. The drops congeal and are frozen in the grip of arctic temperatures which transform them into mute winter sculptures.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Area Representatives Weigh In On Homeland Security Funding Debate

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Area congressional representatives are reacting to the House of Representatives’ move Friday night to pass a one-week extension to approve a funding plan for the Department of Homeland Security.

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont issued a statement saying:

“At a time when ISIS is a growing terrorist threat to the United States and countries around the world, it is incomprehensible that the Republican House of Representatives refuses to follow what the Senate did and fund the Department of Homeland Security for the entire fiscal year. Enough is enough. “

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Commentary & Opinion
12:18 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Bill Owens: Those Oil Cars

I was traveling through Albany the other day and passed over the railroad tracks in downtown Albany, and as I did so, below me was an endless stream of oil tank cars.  I couldn’t tell if they were the famous DT111s, or the “safer 1232s.”  The recent accidents in Mount Carbon West Virginia and a remote area north of Timmons, Ontario, both resulted in substantial derailments and oil spills.  If you are stopped at any railroad crossing in northern New York, you will see endless streams of oil tank cars, as I observed in Albany. 

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New York News
10:24 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Upstate Towns Consider Seceding To Pennsylvania

Some towns in New York's Southern Tier are raising the idea of seceding to Pennsylvania.

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