Governor Andrew Cuomo has nominated Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore to be New York's chief judge, responsible for administering the state court system and presiding at the Court of Appeals, its top court.

Kids at South End Children's Café
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At the hottest new restaurant in Albany’s South End, the lights are low, but the ambiance is lively.  

The tables are dressed with fresh linen, elegant water carafes and simple floral centerpieces. The décor is DIY trendy. A glittering chandelier made from silverware and wire catches the light as dozens of patrons enjoy meals made with organic, local ingredients.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

  Even supporters of the Affordable Care Act say the system has some problems.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about an investigation into Health Republic. 

New York Times bestselling author Laura Schroff tells the remarkable story of her lifelong friendship with a boy named Maurice who she met on the street while he was asking for change in her book, An Invisible Thread.

Now, in a sweet picture book, Laura retells the first Christmas that she and Maurice spent together. She shares how Maurice gave her a small white bear and, as she later learns, the only thing he had that he could truly call his own—to show her how grateful he was for their friendship.

Laura Schroff is a former advertising executive who has helped launch: InStyle, Teen People, and People StyleWatch. Schroff has also worked as the New York Division Manager at People magazine and as Associate Publisher at Brides magazine.

  Dianne Ortmann and Carrie Knudsen from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

12/1/15 Panel

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

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the verdict in the case of former NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the FCC and cursing, and the Iowa primary.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about what's next for former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and budgets for the city of Albany and Troy.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

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

Cloudy with pockets of freezing rain this morning, then rain showers this afternoon.  Highs near 40.

Cloudy with showers tonight.  Areas of fog and drizzle.  Lows in the mid to upper 30's.

Cloudy with rain tomorrow.  Areas of fog.  Highs in the mid 40's.