WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Bernie Sanders' record with people of color, the results of New Hampshire's primary, and the possible Bloomberg presidential run.

On Wednesday, College of St. Rose faculty voted "no confidence" in President Carolyn Stefanco. The vote at the Albany college was 120-35 with three abstentions according to political science professor Angela Ledford, who is leader of the Faculty Association of St. Rose, FASTR, and Vice President of American Association of University Professors. Ledford spoke with WAMC just after the vote.


State Senator David Carlucci (D, New City) has called on the state education commissioner and attorney general to investigate how culturally insensitive and historically inaccurate information was included in educational videos regarding Judaism and members of the Jewish faith.

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A Hudson Valley congresswoman Wednesday announced two grants for New York Medical College in Westchester County. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, announced two National Institutes of Health grants totaling more than $500,000 for New York Medical College to study Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and illness caused by strep. The first grant, from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will allow the college to study Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in adolescents and young adults.

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:

Mostly cloudy, windy and much colder with scattered snow showers and squalls today.  Early highs in the lower 20's, then temperatures fall during the afternoon.

Clearing, breezy and very cold tonight.  Lows in the single digits.

Sunshine followed by clouds and scattered late day snow showers tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 20's.

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In the NBA, Boston bested the Clippers in overtime 139-134, Memphis topped Brooklyn 109-90, Charlotte won against Indiana 117-95, San Antonio squeaked by Orlando 98-96, Denver defeated Detroit 103-92, Atlanta beat Chicago 113-90, Cleveland trumped the Lakers 120-111, Minnesota topped Toronto 117-112, New Orleans beat Utah 100-96, Golden State won against Phoenix 112-104, and it was Portland over Houston 116-103.

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

This is the 25th year that charter schools have been operating in the US, and new report says that, enrollment wise, they are doing better than ever. Hundreds of new charter schools have opened this year. However, a couple hundred have closed. And the head of a national charter school group says that’s fine with them.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll catch up with the charter school movement.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stay President Barack Obama's "clean power plan." Shumlin also is stepping up his calls for the state pension funds to divest themselves of coal company stocks.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Wednesday announced an agreement to convert an abandoned gas station in Dutchess County to community green space. The agreement between the New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund, or Oil Spill Fund, Dutchess County and the Town of Hyde Park is to convert an abandoned gas station on Route 9G in the town to green space. The Oil Spill Fund, which is administered by DiNapoli, has paid $500,000 for cleanup and petroleum remediation efforts at the gas station and neighboring properties dating back to 1978.

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The Vermont Senate has passed a bill calling for paid sick leave for workers, after deciding against exempting employers with fewer than five workers.