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New England News
12:55 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

High-Speed Rail Project On Track In Western Mass.

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A $73 million project to restore passenger rail service along the Connecticut River line in Massachusetts, dubbed the Knowledge Corridor, is on track to be finished by the end of this year. The rail infrastructure improvements bring the promise of speedier Amtrak service and the potential for commuter rail service.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Dana Roscoe, a transportation expert with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

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New York News
12:34 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Poll: 37% Likely to Frequent New NY 'Local' Casinos

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How likely are you to visit one of those new casinos when they open for business in New York?

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Pets & Vets : Dr. Ron Scharf : 7/30/14

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It's Pets & Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, July 30, 2014. 

New England News
12:20 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Magic Tree House Author Influencing Generations

From left to right: Sisters Mary Pope Osbourne and Natalie Pope Boyce sit with Karen Vogel of Berkshire United Way.
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The author of one of the most popular children’s book series recently visited with her newest generation of fans.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Picnic Pointers From The Cheese Traveler

  Eric Paul is a cheese lifer: he has been a cheesemonger in the artisan cheese and specialty foods business for over 15 years. In September 2012, after selling local cheeses at area farmers' markets, Eric opened The Cheese Traveler at 540 Delaware Avenue in Albany, NY to bring a shop where artisan cheeses and cured meats are cut-to-order in Albany.

We’re just about at the end of July and summer is racing by but we still have at least a month of prime-picnicking. Whether you toss out the ol’ red-and-white gingham or take a more modern approach, Eric has picnic tips for you.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed July 30, 2014

'Dancing Lessons' At Barringston Stage

 

   Barrington Stage Company will be presenting the world premiere of Dancing Lessons, the new romantic comedy by playwright and BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain from August 7th – 24th.

Directed by Barrington Stage Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, Dancing Lessons stars John Cariani and Paige Davis. John Cariani made his BSC debut as ‘Dogberry’ in last summer’s Much Ado About Nothing. Cariani is also the playwright of the play Almost, Maine. Paige Davis is known for Broadway’s Chicago and TLC’s Trading Spaces.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

  Edward Snowden’s revelations continue to reverberate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that American spying went overboard.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed July 30, 2014

"The Dog Who Could Fly" By Damien Lewis

    In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man’s-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul—a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home.

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Hudson Valley News
10:21 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Women's Health And The Environment Was The Forum Topic

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (left) and Dr. Linda BIrnbaum
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New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey Monday hosted a forum on environmental impacts on women’s health Monday. The forum was in Westchester County, and featured the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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