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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

  The Keystone XL pipeline is more than just a proposal: it’s become a political battleground.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan that the debate is overblown.

The Roundtable
10:40 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Ideas Matter - Women's Suffrage In New York State

  Today we speak with Sally Roesch Wagner, the Founding Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, which is partnering with the New York Council for the Humanities to planning a number of programs and events celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State, which we will celebrate in 2017.

Next week, the Gage Foundation, New York Council, and other partners will be in Albany to talk to lawmakers about their plans for the celebration.

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The Roundtable
10:25 am
Fri March 6, 2015

The Solutions Grassroots Tour With Josh Fox And Zephyr Teachout

  Josh Fox is internationally recognized as a spokesperson and leader on the dangers of fracking and extreme energy development. He is best known as the writer/director of Gasland Part I and II.

Josh's new effort: The Solutions Grassroots Tour: A Solar Home Companion is making several stops in our region this weekend and early next week.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri March 6, 2015

'The Assassin' By Clive Cussler

In his Isaac Bell novels, Clive Cussler has brought the past to life in a series hailed as “historical action-adventure fiction at its rip roaring best.” Now in The Assassin, Clive Cussler and Justin Scott return to the early days of Bell’s career with a case that will pit him against a foe unlike any he has previously encountered.  Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of over fifty previous books and five best-selling series.  He joins The Roundtable today to discuss his research on John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, co-authorship, and how his personal passions have influenced his novels.   

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri March 6, 2015

3/6/15 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include: 50th Anniversary of Selma; ISIS/Iran; Delta flight goes off runway at LaGuardia; Harrison Ford's plane crash; Ringling Bros. to retire elephants; Daylight savings time and heart attack risk.

Capital Region News
8:18 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Massive Fire At Apartment Complex In Schenectady

Schenectady fire officials are advising people to avoid downtown Schenectady this morning due to a massive fire at an apartment complex. Local area media reports the blaze started around 2 a.m.

The complex is located on Jay Street across from Schenectady City Hall, which is being used as a temporary shelter along with CDTA buses. At least seven people were injured from the fire, several of them seriously, including one man was taken to Albany Medical Center with a broken back after jumping from the fifth floor. Firefighters are also saying one person is unaccounted for. Schenectady City Hall will be closed for today.

WAMC News
7:49 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses corruption and money in politics and Hillary Clinton's emails.

Weather
6:44 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

TODAY: Sunny, unseasonably cold, highs in the teens to near 20°

TONIGHT:  increasing clouds, not as cold lows near 10°.

SATURDAY:  mostly cloudy, chance snow showers, highs in the mid 20s to near 30°

Hudson Valley News
6:21 am
Fri March 6, 2015

FDR Site Hosts Women And Climate Change Summit

Credit NASA

The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a women’s history event Friday at the FDR site in Dutchess County. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more. 

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Sports
6:00 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Sports Report: Saints Top Niagara In MAAC, 71-54

NCAA:

In men’s basketball in the MAAC Tournament, No. 8 Siena beat No. 9 Niagara 71-54, No. 7 Saint Peter's bested No. 10 Fairfield 63-33, and it was No. 11 Marist over No. 6 Quinnipiac 80-74. The quarterfinals start on Saturday.

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