7:48 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses some New York towns wanting to secede to Pennsylvania and Cuomo on NYS teachers.

7:17 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Morning snow showers, then mostly cloudy and windy this afternoon.  Highs in the lower 30's.

Clearing tonight.  Lows 0 to 10 above.

Sun to start tomorrow, then increasing clouds with light snow moving in during the afternoon.  Highs in the upper 20's.

5:43 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Sports Report: NY Rangers Trade, Jimmie Johnson Wins Sprint Cup


In the NBA, Golden State topped Boston 106-101, Indiana bested Philadelphia 94-74, Portland won against Sacramento 110-99, Oklahoma City defeated the Lakers 108-101, New Orleans beat Denver 99-92, Houston bested Cleveland in overtime 105-103, the Clippers topped Chicago 96-86, and it was Charlotte over Orlando 98-83.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon March 2, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.3.2)

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Monday, March 3
Ritch Savin-Williams of Cornell University offers a unique perspective on human sexuality.

Tuesday, March 4
Davide Zori of Baylor University discusses the social importance of lavish Viking feasts.

Wednesday, March 5
University of Wisconsin-Madison's Maurice Gattis profiles the results of religious endorsement of marriage equality.

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Media Project
5:57 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

The Media Project #1239

(Airs 3/01 & 3/02) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao talk about whether serious journalism can coexist with click bate, the continuing controversy surrounding Fox News Anchor Bill O'Reilly, whether New York's Governor should battle with a New York Post columnist, your letters, and much more.

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1:12 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

Schumer Backs Terror Watch List Exclusion For Gun Buys

Credit Senator Charles Schumer

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation prohibiting individuals on the U.S. terrorist watch list from buying guns.

Schumer noted the arrests this week of three Brooklyn men on charges they conspired to join ISIS in Syria or carry out attacks at home. If they were on the terrorist watch list, the bill Schumer's backing would have prohibited them from buying firearms or explosives.

The watch list prevents individuals from flying on airplanes into and out of the country.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

Listener Essay by Bobby Caruso

Public speaking is continuously ranked as America’s top fear – even over death. But what if no matter how hard you tried, fluent speech wasn’t an option? Approximately 4 million Americans have a stutter. In today’s listener essay, we hear from Western New England University student Bobby Caruso, who is among the one percent of the population with a stutter.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

Final Approval Expected For Casino Ethics Ordinance

Springfield City Council President Michael Fenton who sponsored the casino ethics ordinance. Fenton originally proposed a five-year cooling off period for elected officials, but the full council endorsed an amendment changing it to three years.

The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts is expected to give final approval Monday to an ordinance restricting public officials from obtaining casino jobs.

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New York News
10:00 am
Sun March 1, 2015

SPAC Announces Philadelphia Orchestra's 2015 Season

Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced the 2015 season of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Strange Universe With Bob Berman
9:35 am
Sun March 1, 2015

Strange Universe: 03/01/15

This week, Bob Berman discusses how cold this February has been, and what temperatures are like in outer space.