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It is now clear: The policy of the President and the House leadership is to take away healthcare insurance coverage for tens of millions of Americans.  Despite all the hype and tactics of political misdirection, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the health care plan advanced by the President and the House leadership will result in the loss of insurance coverage for over 20 million Americans.

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The finishing touches are being put on a new museum in western Massachusetts.

Rob Edelman: The Misuse Of Power

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ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL is yet one more telling documentary that reflects on the misuse of power in contemporary America, and who specifically gets singled out for the alleged misuse of power. It has just been released theatrically, and it is well-worth seeing and contemplating.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Weather Summary

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Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the midday weather summary for Memorial Day: May 29, 2017.

CIA Adds New Degree Program To Its Menu

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The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York is offering a new degree program.

A small Connecticut racetrack and the drivers who compete there have become collateral damage in a sex trafficking case.

The New London-Waterford Speedbowl, which has been in operation since 1951, in in danger of not opening this season. NASCAR pulled its sanctions last month after 63-year-old owner Bruce Bemer was arrested in an investigation into the sex trafficking of boys with mental illnesses.

Lawmakers in lots of states get paid extra if they hold leadership posts or oversee important committees.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the WAMC Locked Box.

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While the Berkshires already enjoy a summer tourism boost following Memorial Day, legislation in the Massachusetts Senate aims to entice more visitors from New York City. 

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Indianapolis 500:

A little history was made at the Brickyard on Sunday. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 as he denied Helio Castroneves a record-tying fourth victory. Castroneves briefly took the lead in the closing laps but couldn't make it stick. Sato grabbed it back and gave Andretti Autosport its second consecutive win at the Brickyard.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

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Today: Showers, a rumble of thunder is possible, highs in the mid 50s to low 60s.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, lows in the low to mid 50s.

Tomorrow: Showers likely, chance of thunderstorms, highs in the mid 60s to low 70s.

(Airs 5/27 & 5/28) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Ira and Cailin talk about British authorities angry at the New York Times for publishing leaked forensic photos, Republican Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte body slams a reporter, whether Fox news is changing since the death of Roger Ailes, and much more.

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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for May 28, 2017.

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Many communities in the region are planning for Monday’s Memorial Day parade. 

The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts Tuesday will begin to review the proposed city budget

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will not attend a Vermont high school graduation to give the commencement speech as planned because of changes to his itinerary for his book tour in Europe.

Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff's deputy.

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes Saturday night in rural Lincoln County. Two of the homes are in Brookhaven and one is in Bogue Chitto. The area is about 68 miles (109 kilometers) south of Jackson, the capital.

Strain said investigators were gathering evidence at all three locations.

Strange Universe: 05/28/17

May 28, 2017

This week, Bob discusses the future.

Police in New York state will be cracking down on drunken driving over the busy Memorial Day holiday.

Riverkeeper Sweep Turns Up Tons Of Trash

May 28, 2017
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The 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep yielded 26 tons of trash, tires, assorted junk and recyclable plastic away from Hudson Valley and New York City shorelines at 102 locations.

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Longtime New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel covered the presidential election last year. In recent months, he’s been heading to red states to report on the people there and how they feel. The paper recently ran an eye-opening series on long-haul truck drivers. Young and old alike expressed ambivalence about a career that keeps them away from home for long stretches — with a close eye on the clock. Gabriel spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

I filled a rather significant hole in my Hudson Valley education last weekend. I finally spent a couple of nights at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY.

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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for May 27, 2017.

Civil Rights Leader Is Bard Commencement Speaker

May 27, 2017

Georgia Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis will deliver the commencement address Saturday afternoon at Bard College.

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The state of Vermont has one of the toughest concussion laws in the country and officials want to know if it is being properly followed.

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Repair crews on New York state highways are taking a break over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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A black bear spotted for weeks in rural New York state with his head trapped in a plastic food jug has been rescued from his plight.

(Airs 5/16/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: After an embarrassing controversy over stipend payments, the group of breakaway Democrats in the state Senate tries to change the subject, our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s letter to President Trump for Federal help with the City’s transportation infrastructure, and, in the wake of the terrorist attack on Manchester, New York City Police have stepped up counter-terrorism efforts around Madison Square Garden and other high-profile locations, including the state’s capitol region.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was in Orange County Friday afternoon, claiming the Department of Defense is evading its responsibility to clean up PFOS contamination at Stewart Air National Guard base.

A Vermont high school student charged with sending death threats to fellow students, teachers and staff at his school, causing three lockdowns and the cancellation of classes, has been jailed for violating the conditions of his release.

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