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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's plan for deportation and town meetings around the region.

Magic Johnson
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NHL:

In the NHL, Montreal beat the Rangers in a shootout 3-2, the Islanders topped Detroit 3-1, Calgary defeated Nashville in overtime 6-5, Los Angeles won against Colorado 2-1, Toronto beat Winnipeg in overtime 5-4, Pittsburgh bested Carolina 3-1, Tampa Bay bested Edmonton 4-1, and it was Chicago over Minnesota 5-3.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

1 hour ago
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds today.  Highs near 50.

Mostly cloudy tonight.  Lows near 40.

Mostly cloudy, becoming breezy and mild tomorrow. Highs in the mid to upper 50's.

Norm McAllister
Vermont Legislature

A former Vermont lawmaker accused of trying to extract sexual favors in exchange for rent will be back in court Friday seeking to withdraw his plea in a deal he made with the state.

Stowe gondola
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Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont is being purchased by the Colorado-based Vail Resorts for $50 million.

New York State Of Hate

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The Southern Poverty Law Center is out with an updated version of its "Hate Map." The group ranks New York state fourth in the nation for the number of active hate groups.

Protesters outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office on January 31
Karen DeWitt

The New York state legislature is off this week, but the session so far has featured an unusual amount of protests and arrests, and more actions are expected when lawmakers return.

The Adirondack village of Saranac Lake is preparing to host the World Snowshoe Championships. The competition, which is being held in the United States for the first time, begins Friday.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction – including his classics The Sandman and American Gods.

Now he turns his attention back to the source in his new book: Norse Mythology, where he fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc.

Paul Rapp and Polly Law are in Studio A to answer your questions about protecting your writing, music, art...and any other intellectual property that you might have. Ray Graf hosts.   

Dan Plaat
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

With the incumbent’s candidacy still unclear, another candidate has entered the race for mayor of Albany.

marijuana
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A simpler, stripped down marijuana legalization bill is being reviewed by the Vermont House Judiciary Committee after legislation that would have created a structure similar to Colorado's legal marijuana program failed during the last legislative session.

Facebook: Cultural Pittsfield

The sixth annual 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival is running through this weekend in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Incorporating numerous cultural organizations, the festival features more than 50 music, theater, art, dance and fitness events organized by Pittsfield’s cultural development office and Barrington Stage Company.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs. In The Book That Changed America​, Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the story of the influence of Charles Darwin’s just-published On the Origin of Species on five American intellectuals, including Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, the child welfare reformer Charles Loring Brace, and the abolitionist Franklin Sanborn.  

Each of these figures seized on the book’s assertion of a common ancestry for all creatures as a powerful argument against slavery, one that helped provide scientific credibility to the cause of abolition.

Lulu Garcia-Navarro
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If you’re like me, you usually spend your Sundays with coffee and WAMC, waiting for the NPR Puzzle. And there’s been a change in recent weeks on Weekend Edition Sunday: a new host. Lulu Garcia-Navarro was previously stationed in Rio de Janeiro and has also reported from Mexico and the Middle East. She says it's a unique time in journalism history.

    Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe
Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists by Donna Seaman (event in Rhinebeck Saturday 2/25, 6pm)
The Women Who Made New York by Julie Scelfo (event in Rhinebeck Wednesday 3/1, 6pm)
Lost and Found Cat by Doug Kuntz & Amy Shrodes, illustrated by Sue Cornelison
Bunny's Book Club by Annie Silvestro, illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
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It turns out many Americans don’t want to lose the Affordable Care Act.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Sophie Sabbage was forty-eight years old, happily married, and mother to a four-year-old daughter when she was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Since that shocking diagnosis, she has been on a remarkable journey of healing and renewal that has reshaped her life—for the better. 

The Cancer Whisperer chronicles Sophie’s extraordinary relationship with cancer and the very effective methods she has used for dealing with her fear, anger, denial, and grief.

2/21/17 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain, and Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao.

Paul Tonko
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WAMC's David Guistinta talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about Congressman Paul Tonko's town hall meeting with residents last night and negative impacts of the fast food minimum wage on the caregiving profession.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the new appointment of Lt. Gen. McMaster to President Trump's National Security Advisor post, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman taking on Trump, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 21, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Morning sunshine, giving way to increasing clouds today.  Highs in the mid 40's.

Cloudy with scattered showers tonight.  Low in the mid 30's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow. Highs near 50.

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NHL:

In the NHL, Arizona beat Anaheim 3-2 and it was Florida over St. Louis 2-1.

Calgary has acquired defenseman Michael Stone from Arizona for a third-round pick in the 2017 draft and a conditional fifth-round draft choice in 2018. Stone has a goal and eight assists in 45 games with the Coyotes this season and will be counted on to help shore up Calgary's defense as it makes a playoff push. The Flames entered Monday's games a point up on Winnipeg for the second Western Conference wild-card spot.

UConn Health's hospital tower that opened in 2016.
Twitter: @uconnhealth

UConn Health plans to shut down its fire department and paramedic services due to financial pressures.

The governor has done a lot to promote the state’s program to boost breast cancer screening rates.  He spent considerable time advocating for the expanded program and made it a centerpiece of his 2016 State of the State address.  But cancer is not only a women’s issue, it affects all of us. 

How Connecticut divvies up its Electoral College votes will be the subject of a legislative public hearing. 

Numerous bills have been proposed this year that would require Connecticut's electors to cast ballots for the presidential candidate who earned the most votes nationwide, regardless of the statewide results. Under the proposal, Connecticut would join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which 11 states have signed onto since 2006.

Rob Edelman: Oscars and Journalists

Feb 20, 2017

Momentarily, the latest Academy Award ceremony will be at center stage. Combine this with a new U.S. president who has declared war on the media, and it is well-worth recalling that the Best Picture Oscar winner from just a year ago celebrates the importance of journalism in a free society. That film is SPOTLIGHT, and it is the fact-based tale of reporters who doggedly knock on doors and ask questions, all in a search for truth. The bottom line in SPOTLIGHT is that, if not for the tenaciousness of the Boston Globe journalists presented in the film, would we ever have known about the long, distressing history of a massive scandal involving the sexual abuse of children and its cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese?

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Feb 20, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, February 20, 2017.

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