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Capital Region News
12:08 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Nano Deal Reconstituted

SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
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Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Chief Executive Officer Alain Kaloyeros today announced a three-way financing agreement for the Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building currently under construction on the college’s Fuller Road campus.

The under-construction, $200 million ZEN building will house renewable energy and clean-tech research. It is designed to operate as a zero-energy building — hence ZEN — that generates its own power.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed July 23, 2014

"Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade" By Walter Kirn

    In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn—then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage—set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper, and brutal murderer.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Cirque Éloize At Proctors

  For 20 years now, Cirque Éloize has been taking the public and critics by storm in more than 440 cities around the world. This August, Cirque Éloize’s dazzling and energetic iD comes to the Capital Region for the very first time.

This astonishing modern circus will transport audiences to a vibrant urban streetscape as the stage at Proctors in Schenectady, NY comes alive with the boundless energy of acrobats, break dancers and contortionists, who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping projections, building to a stunning finale on a one-of-a-kind video tramp-o-wall.

We are joined by two Cirque Éloize performers, Justine Méthé-Crozat and Jérémy St. Jean.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

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    The downed Malaysian jet has brought new focus to the crisis in Ukraine.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Russia must be held to account for the tragedy.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed July 23, 2014

"Breaking The Code" At Barrington Stage

Mark H. Dold in "Breaking the Code" at Barrington Stage Company
Credit Kevin Sprague Photography

  Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore is currently running on Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield, MA through August 2nd.

Starring Mark H. Dold and directed by Joe Calarco, Breaking the Code tells the true story of famed mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing, who solved the German Enigma code during World War II, not knowing that, as a gay man, he’d fight a much harder personal battle at home.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed July 23, 2014

"Prayer" By Philip Kerr

  New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr has written an intense psychological thriller, Prayer.

In the book, Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism within our nation’s borders every day. He sees hatred and destruction wrought by every kind of “ism” there is, and the zealots who kill in their names. Until now, he has always been a part of the solution—however imperfect—a part of justice. But when Gil discovers he played a key role in wrongly condemning an innocent man to death row, it shakes his faith—in the system, in himself, and in God—deeply.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed July 23, 2014

"Inside Marine One" By Ray L'Heureux

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  Col. Ray "Frenchy" L'Heureux always dreamed of bring a pilot. It wasn't until he was running low on college funds and saw a recruiter at his college that he joined the Marines and began the journey towards his dream from Parris Island to Bravo Company and, then, officer training school. One day at an airfield when President Reagan landed on this way to a fundraiser, Frenchy's life changed forever when encountered HMX1, the squadron that flies the President in Marine One. When he saw the white-topped Sea King and White Hawk helicopters, he was determined to become part of that elite group.

Inside Marine One is Col. L'Heureux's inspiring story of a young man who dreamed of flying, trained, studied and worked hard to become the pilot who ended up serving four US Presidents - George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

7/23/14 Panel

   Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Murray the dog, Newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Health Law Ruling
Crash Site
Putin Response
Mental Health Research
Sterling Suit

WAMC News
7:44 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Moreland Act Commission and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Zephyr Teachout stand together against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Hudson Valley News
7:41 am
Wed July 23, 2014

HV Congresswoman Writes to IRS Chief About New NY Bridge Grants

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A New York congresswoman from the Hudson Valley has penned a letter to the IRS commissioner about noise reduction grants pertaining to the new Tappan Zee Bridge. 

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