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Dan-el Padilla Peralta is one of millions of young undocumented men and women brought to the country as children. He is also a gifted scholar who made his way to some of the world’s most elite schools.

Peralta’s new book is: Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey From A Homeless Shelter To The Ivy League evocatively recounts Peralta’s journey from the New York City shelter system to the Ivy League.

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The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the unarmed killings of black Americans, the Cuomo/de Blasio riff, and U.S./Cuban relations.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Hazy sun and humid today.  Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's.

Showers and storms in the evening, then partly cloudy tonight.  Lows in the lower to mid 60's.

Mostly sunny and warm with lower humidity tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 80's.

NFL:

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has asked a federal judge in Minnesota to overturn his four-game suspension for the scandal known as "Deflategate." In a filing yesterday, lawyers working with the NFL Players Association asked a judge to vacate the suspension or at least put it on hold until the case can be heard.

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If you have an important topic to teach a particular audience…it helps to not only know your audience, but to also know how to talk to them.

This culturally tailored educational approach is being used around the country to bring important information about health to a racially diverse population. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to the director of one of these programs in western New York State, which just received two major grants to continue their work.

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Vermont marijuana growers and advocates gathered earlier this week to discuss proposed legislation that would legalize recreational use of the drug in the state.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont has agreed to trim its request for a rate increase for consumers who get health coverage through the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange.

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The Massachusetts Legislature has restored a number of vetoes Governor Charlie Baker made in signing a $38 billion budget earlier this month.

  Two more lawmakers, a former Senate Leader and the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate were convicted of corruption in the past week. But Governor Cuomo continues to say it would not be a good idea to call state lawmakers back to the Capitol to enact more ethics reform measures.

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