(Airs 8/30 & 8/31/15) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the Virginia shootings of a TV Anchor, Cameraman, and guest on live TV, the issue of the images and whether to publish pictures of a live shooting on the front page, Donald Trump kicks out Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos, and much more.

Karen Magee: Drawing Meaning From The Meaningless

11 hours ago

Earlier this month, the State Education Department released student scores on state standardized tests. Yet, most of the media coverage centered on the 220,000 students who opted out of those tests.

Unemployment Down, But Dream Jobs Still Out Of Reach

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In New York and Connecticut, unemployment is at 5.4 percent, the lowest it has been in seven years. Nationwide, unemployment has dropped its lowest levels since the recession, giving those entering the workforce more opportunity. But for many, that elusive dream job is still out of reach. 

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Robert Forezzi Sr. served as Albany's Fire Chief from 2006 to 2013. A city native, Forezzi worked for the department for nearly four decades, primarily at the Midtown Station.

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Artist and real estate developer Eric Rudd is up against two candidates who share a combined total of 32 years as mayor of North Adams. John Barrett logged 26 of those years before being ousted by current Mayor Richard Alcombright in 2009. Rudd, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1997 and has supported Alcombright, is touting himself as a creative thinker whose redeveloped mill buildings into art galleries and condos. Rudd spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis about his ideas for North Adams.

America After 3PM

Students head back to school Monday in the second largest public school system in New England.

Most public school systems in Massachusetts have seen enrollment go down in recent years, but in Springfield the number of public school students has held steady at about 26,000, according to Superintendent of Schools Dan Warwick.  Ninety percent of the students are from families that live in poverty.

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Police say an upstate New York man has been arrested and is accused of making threats against employees at two federal agencies.

Strange Universe: 8/30/15

15 hours ago

This week, Bob Berman talks about Neptune.

An upstate New York woman has been arrested on a murder charge after police say she killed her infant daughter and then lived in an apartment with the baby's body for three months.

The man who started the company that bears his name managed communications for the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid and assisted the New York Racing Association for decades.