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The Academic Minute for 2015.5.18 - 5.22

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 Monday, May 18 Abe Springer - Northern Arizona University   Springs and Sustainability Dr. Abe Springer is a professor of hydrogeology and ecohydrology at the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University. For the past 20 years, he has studied local and regional groundwater flow systems and the human impacts on them.  Tuesday, May 19 Michael Strager - West Virginia University            Protecting Water Resources Michael P.

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders may be popular among the dispossessed and a segment of the Democratic Party, but he’s not getting support from key leaders in his home state as he mounts his presidential campaign.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been steering clear of public events at the State Capitol recently, after a second major party legislative leader, the head of the Senate, was forced to resign over corruption charges.  But the governor is still finding ways to press for his legislative agenda in the last weeks of the session.

Capital District Assemblyman James Tedisco joined the families of long-missing people and other officials in Clifton Park Thursday morning to announce the second round of a program they hope will help solve cold cases.

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As of this week, the entire New York State Legislature has gone paperless. An amendment approved by voters last November has put tablets in the hands of state lawmakers.

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A former Long Island police officer has pleaded guilty to killing his wife inside their upstate home, where he spent two days with her body before the slaying was discovered.

A western Massachusetts city is taking a unique step to encourage a healthier municipal workforce.

Beginning next month employees of the city of Chicopee can earn a $25 a month cash bonus by just walking an average of 7,000 steps a day, five days a week.

Mayor Richard Kos said he hopes in the long run the wellness incentive program will help reduce employee absences and lower the city’s health insurance premiums.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, May 21, 2015.

(Airs 4/21 & 4/23) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

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