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WAMC's Political Observer Alan Chartock delivers his morning commentary.

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  The top lawyer to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to meet with representatives of other state leaders to discuss potential changes to the administration's policy of purging emails. 

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Here's Neweschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast.

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To the NBA Playoffs and the Western Conference finals where Stephen Curry allowed the Golden State Warriors to overcome an outstanding performance by James Harden as the Warriors held off Houston 99-98 and take a 2-0 series lead.

The Academic Minute for 2015.5.18 - 5.22

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 Monday, May 18 Abe Springer - Northern Arizona University   Springs and Sustainability Dr. Abe Springer is a professor of hydrogeology and ecohydrology at the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University. For the past 20 years, he has studied local and regional groundwater flow systems and the human impacts on them.  Tuesday, May 19 Michael Strager - West Virginia University            Protecting Water Resources Michael P.

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders may be popular among the dispossessed and a segment of the Democratic Party, but he’s not getting support from key leaders in his home state as he mounts his presidential campaign.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been steering clear of public events at the State Capitol recently, after a second major party legislative leader, the head of the Senate, was forced to resign over corruption charges.  But the governor is still finding ways to press for his legislative agenda in the last weeks of the session.

Capital District Assemblyman James Tedisco joined the families of long-missing people and other officials in Clifton Park Thursday morning to announce the second round of a program they hope will help solve cold cases.

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As of this week, the entire New York State Legislature has gone paperless. An amendment approved by voters last November has put tablets in the hands of state lawmakers.

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