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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko about the Democratic National Convention last night.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about a broken pipe that pouring raw sewage into the Mohawk River in Amsterdam. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Mostly sunny, hot and a bit humid today.  Highs around 90.

Mostly clear tonight.  Lows in the mid 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds, hot and a bit humid tomorrow with a scattered thunderstorm.  Highs near 90.

MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees doubled up Houston 6-3, Detroit slid past Boston 9-8, the Angels shut out Kansas City 13-0, and it was Oakland over Texas 6-3.

A Vermont woman has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state's Public Service Board over an upcoming closed-door hearing regarding the Vermont Gas pipeline to Addison County.

The Vermont Supreme Court has ordered New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers to pay roughly $30,000 in sales tax to the state.

The Vermont Health Department says blood tests of 477 people in the Bennington area exposed to the chemical PFOA found an average level that is almost five times the national average.

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A Central New York police officer who left his baby son inside a hot vehicle for hours won't face charges in the boy's death.

It is an annual meeting that brings together government, institutional, environmental, and business advocates to find solutions to issues of common interest across the Adirondacks.  The 10th annual Common Ground Alliance meeting last week reviewed a number of issues that could help the economy and environment within the Blue Line.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
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New York's attorney general is refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena seeking records about his investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking federal officials to forgive loans for 4,400 students who attended a for-profit college that admitted to misleading students.

New York Governor Cuomo had a full schedule Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, aimed at showcasing some of his strengths, including supporting LGBT rights and helping the homeless. But first, he shared the stage with Hillary Clinton’s primary opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders.

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The Port of Albany will receive Millions in federal funding that will help the Capital Region and Upstate manufacturers export their products across the nation and globe via the Hudson River.

   Emergency funds are being offered to help western Massachusetts farmers whose crops of fruits were damaged in last February’s extreme cold snap.

   Many peach growers in the region lost their entire crop and other fruits, such as plums, were damaged, according to Phil Korman, executive director of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, the organization that administers the disaster-recovery fund.

Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the WAMC evening regional forecast for July 26, 2016.

Republican Governor Charlie Baker has signed a bill bringing Massachusetts into compliance with new federal requirements for driver's licenses and other identification cards.

The New York State Gaming Commission met Monday afternoon in Schenectady. They discussed horse racing and casino gambling before heading off to tour the under-construction Rivers Casino.

     Springfield, Massachusetts was the site today for a good-natured election-themed promotion for the national release of a new children’s book.

  What if an empire of Jewish warriors that really existed in the Middle Ages had never fallen—and was the only thing standing between Hitler and his conquest of Russia? 

Emily Barton’s new novel, The Book of Esther, is a saga of war, technology, mysticism, power, and faith. 

We’ve looked at the way that our present system of campaign finance results in our being fleeced by businesses that use laws and regulations to protect them from competition and from lawsuits. Think about the repeal of legislation that regulated the financial services industry, or the NRA which got legislation to prevent funding for studies of gun violence, the companies that blocked state laws defining duties in their industries, the loosening of federal antitrust law, or a plethora of tax breaks. All of that was facilitated by grateful lawmakers, grateful for campaign help, contributions or expenditures, which made their elections or reelections possible

Last week the action was in Cleveland with the Republican National Convention, and this week we’re focusing on Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention is unfolding.

Among the delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is Dolores Huerta, a member of the California delegation and a board member of People For The American Way. In 1962 she co-founded The National Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez, which later became The National Farm Workers Union. She is also president of The Dolores Huerta Foundation for grassroots organizing. Dolores Huerta says the economy is among the most important issues facing the nation this election year.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 26, 2016.   

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took the stage of the Democratic National Convention Monday, closing an historic long-shot campaign for the White House. Vermont’s delegates had an emotional evening as their home-state champion urged unity behind Hillary Clinton.

Funding Will Help Restore Croton Point Park Meadow

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The Westchester County executive and a state senator from the Hudson Valley announced funding for a meadow restoration project on Monday. The site is a haven for migratory birds, including bald eagles.

Sanders Drops In On New York Delegation

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Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a surprise guest at the New York delegation breakfast today at the Democratic National Convention: Senator Bernie Sanders.

Basilica Hudson, in partnership with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) will host the first READ & FEED this Saturday, July 30th. The event brings together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature.

This inaugural “mini-festival” will feature panel discussions bringing together writers, farmers and chefs, cooking and mixology demonstrations, a marathon reading of John Cage Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse), and a marketplace featuring more than twenty small press publishers and artisanal food makers, plus spectacular eats and drinks.

Here to tell us more are: Jeffrey Lependorf, CLMP’s Executive Director; Lisa Pearson, publisher of Siglio Press and the John Cage Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse); and Michael Albin, proprietor of Hudson Wine Merchants.

This week and last on WAMC we’ve been bringing you special coverage of the national political conventions from our partners at PBS and NPR. Rachel Martin has been in the thick of it — on the floor talking to delegates in the midst of stirring convention speeches. Martin is heard each week on these airwaves as host of Weekend Edition Sunday, and she joins us now from Philadelphia. 

There’s a big difference between the executive and legislative branches.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate in New York’s 19th House district, continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.


  Fair is foul, and foul is fair -- more fair than usual in the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s production of Macbeth - now running in repertory at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY.  The fairer for having a cast of only three actors, and all three -women.

Lee Sunday Evans directs Maria-Christina Oliveras, Nance Williamson, and Stacey Yen in the production and we are joined by two-thirds of the trio, Maria-Christina and Stacey, to talk about the production.

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