Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, January 22, 2018.

   A public hearing is scheduled tonight on a proposal that could keep retail marijuana stores out of the third largest city in Massachusetts until the end of the year.

The Wood Brothers. Oliver Wood is at right.
The Wood Brothers

With a new album, “One Drop Of Truth,” due out three days later, The Wood Brothers will be coming to our region January 30 for a concert at The Egg in Albany, part of a national tour. The flurry of activity comes on the heels of the group’s recent release “Live At The Barn,” recorded just down the road from here at Levon Helm’s venue in 2016.

    Today's Book Picks list comes from Sam Baker of The Northshire Bookstore.

“Great Questions of Tomorrow” by David Rothkopf
“Women & Power” by Mary Beard
“Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon
“Brave Enough” by Cheryl Strayed
“Ikigai: Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life” by Hector Garcia
“How Art Can Make You Happy” by Bridget Payne
“The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Disagree About Religion and Politics” by Jonathan Haid
“Make Your Bed” by Admiral William McRaven

What will Robert Mueller conclude?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

As humans, we all need to belong. While modern social life can make even the best of us feel gawky, for roughly one in five of us, navigating its challenges is consistently overwhelming -- an ongoing maze without an exit. Often unable to grasp social cues or master the skills and grace necessary for smooth interaction, we feel out of sync with those around us. Though individuals may recognize their awkward disposition, they rarely understand why they are like this -- which makes it hard for them to know how to adjust their behavior.

Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what it’s like to be awkward. His new book is "Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome."

1/22/18 Panel

4 hours ago

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Communications Consultants Theresa Bourgeois and Joe Bonilla.


On Monday the first of a series of federal corruption trials begins for several former associates of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The proceedings in the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan will focus on bribery and other charges against Governor Cuomo’s former closest aide, Joseph Percoco.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the trial of former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Joe Percoco. Also whether or not Cuomo is building up his campaign platform to run for President. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and the progress of the upcoming fund drive, the government shut down, and longtime aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Joe Percoco, on trial today.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Paul Caiano

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

Some spotty freezing drizzle this morning with some icy spots, otherwise cloudy with drizzle and a few showers today.  Highs near 40.

Cloudy with showers tonight.  Also areas of fog.  Lows in the mid to upper 30s.

Rain tomorrow morning tapering off to showers in the afternoon.  Breezy with highs in the upper 40s.

Minneapolis Vikings Stadium


Tom Brady hooked up with Danny Amendola for a four-yard touchdown pass with 2:48 remaining to complete the New England Patriots comeback in a 24-20 win over the Jaguars in the AFC championship game at Foxborough. The 40-year-old Brady was 26 of 38 for 290 yards and two touchdowns despite suffering a right hand injury during practice last week. Jacksonville enjoyed a 20-10 lead until Amendola grabbed a nine-yard scoring strike from Brady with 8:44 remaining.

(Airs 1/21 & 1/22/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Ira and Caitlin talk about a listener letter about whether media corporations can own college newspapers, how the media handled using the word s*#*hole on the air and in print after President Trump uttered it to describe Haiti and other countries, President Trump releases his Fake Media Awards, and much more.

David Nightingale: Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) Part 2

Jan 21, 2018

Three weeks ago I described some of Fred Hoyle's rebellious childhood, which included truancy from school and wandering in the fields as a little boy, making toxic phosphene in his mother's kitchen -- but I didn't describe how, after failing twice, he won a full scholarship to Cambridge. There, partly because his heroes, James Jeans and Arthur Eddington had trained in mathematics, he also decided for the grueling 3 year math tripos. He was awarded the Mayhew Prize, and a year into graduate work the Smith Prize. Paul Dirac took him on as a research student, on the understanding that Hoyle would work on whatever he wanted and that they would never bother each other. His 'official' advisor was German-educated Rudolph Peierls, who had studied under Heisenberg.

Crowds of demonstrators were seen in communities large and small across the country Saturday. It was the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration and Sunday marks the first anniversary of the Women's March on Washington. WAMC's Lucas Willard talked to Patrick Garrett, who traveled to New York City where hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets. 

Paul Caiano

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the regional midday weather summary for Sunday: January 21, 2017.

The Times Union Center announced Sunday that Friday’s Gala Celebration with singer-songwriters James Taylor and John Legend has been canceled.

Plans have been drawn up to convert a vacant mill in downtown Chicopee, Massachusetts into an apartment building. 

For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother.

This week, he faces trial in New York City on federal charges that he used that relationship to collect a fortune in bribes from two companies doing business with the state.

Strange Universe: 01/21/17

Jan 21, 2018

This week, Bob Berman discusses the super blue blood moon.

Angel Baker on surveillance camera
Brattleboro Police

A 17-year-old Vermonter is facing bank robbery charges after her mother called police after spotting her daughter's picture on social media.

Scenic Hudson, OSI Donate Land In Putnam County

Jan 20, 2018
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Two nonprofit groups that work toward land preservation have donated acreage in Putnam County, New York, for a new park.

Ralph Gardner Jr: Her Gift

Jan 20, 2018
Elizabeth Field
Ralph Gardner, Jr

On New Year’s Eve I was looking forward to presenting Bruce Shenker, a friend since college, with a special gift.


Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle has served his position for the past eight years.

Paul Caiano

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the regional midday weather summary for Saturday: January 20, 2017.

Award-Winning Filmmaker Will Teach At Bard College

Jan 20, 2018

An acclaimed filmmaker has been appointed as visiting artist in residence at a college in the Hudson Valley.

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As MGM gets ready for the September opening of the Springfield casino, a series of information sessions start this weekend on the training required to get hired as a dealer.

Veronica Lewis
Vermont State Police

A Vermont woman initially ruled incompetent to stand trial on charges of wounding her firearms instructor almost three years ago is now headed to trial.

James DeMers

Note: Statements will be added as they are provided to WAMC


New York Representative John Faso, Republican:

The government shutdown was completely avoidable and absolutely unnecessary. It’s extremely disappointing that Senate Democrats have shut down the government, blocking military pay and a full extension of the CHIP program, over a non-budgetary issue.

A Vermont-based religious order is among several Roman Catholic groups that agreed to a $900,000 settlement in an alleged priest sex-abuse case in Connecticut dating to the late 1970s and early 1980s.