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Internet Exchange Safety Zone sign
Plattsburgh City Police

Plattsburgh City Police have created an “Internet Exchange Safe Zone” for people exchanging goods purchased via social media or websites.

American flag with cash
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Vermont's Secretary of State and Attorney General are creating a Committee on Campaign Finance Education, Compliance and Reform to address campaign finance issues and solutions.

Some New Hampshire lawmakers are proposing that the state shift away from the Eastern Time Zone and join Nova Scotia and Puerto Rico in the Atlantic Time Zone.

The New York state Assembly recently passed a bill to provide insurance coverage for FDA-approved contraception. The bill’s sponsor and state attorney general say there is an urgency to move the legislation forward with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act imminent.

Hudson Valley Democrat Kevin Cahill sponsored the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act in the Assembly. It’s a bill the Assembly had passed last year to conform to the Affordable Care Act and basic insurance plans in the state.

Chancellor Zimpher Highlights Nearly a Decade of SUNY Progress in Final State of the University Address
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Delivering her eighth and final State of the University Address at the Egg in Albany today, outgoing SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher highlighted what she sees as progress made by SUNY in the last decade. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports she also announced the system will begin seeking private donations to expand programs proven to help keep students enrolled.

New York State Senate Leader John Flanagan addresses a group of county clerks outside Albany on Monday
Karen DeWitt

The leader of the New York State Senate Republicans says he’s not happy with what he says is more than $800 million in new taxes and fees tucked away in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new state budget.

Norm McAllister
Vermont Legislature

A lawyer for a former Vermont legislator has requested that he withdraw a plea deal with prosecutors before going to trial on charges he tried to extract sexual favors in exchange for rent.

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   A skilled workforce is needed in Massachusetts to keep the innovation economy humming, and state officials have decided the solution starts in high school. 

Blair Horner: A Closer Look At Free Tuition

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Earlier this month, Governor Cuomo held a news conference with the U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders to announce a new initiative: to make public college tuition free for families whose incomes were up to $125,000.

Garett Argianas' Afternoon Weather Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the afternoon forecast for Jan. 23, 2017.

Dr. Themarge Small
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday to discuss obstetrics and gynecology are Doctors Themarge Small and Annika Chadee of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Poughkeepsie Women's March Spans Walkway

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WAMC, Allison Dunne

Sister marches to the March on Washington D.C. were held across the globe Saturday — from Boston to Budapest, from New York City to Nairobi. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports on a march that took place in her region, on the pedestrian bridge Walkway Over the Hudson.

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition named a new executive director at the end of 2016. Amber Besaw takes over for Adam Hinds, who is now representing the region in the Massachusetts State Senate.

Rob Edelman: Scorsese’s Silence

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Other than documentaries and other odds and ends, Martin Scorsese’s films may be divided into two distinct categories. First, there are the big, flashy, splashy titles, from MEAN STREETS and TAXI DRIVER in the 1970s to THE WOLF OF WALL STREET four years ago. Then there are the quieter, more introspective films, including KUNDUN and THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, which examine various aspects of religion. And you can add to the second list SILENCE, Scorsese’s latest. The words that come to mind to describe SILENCE are: intense; serious; and sobering.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, January 23, 2017.

   Adults in Massachusetts can legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and even grow up to a dozen plants at home.  But, it may be a while before people can go to a store in their neighborhood to purchase pot products.

Coy Bowles is the guitarist of the Grammy Award–winning Zac Brown Band. He is also a children's book author and his latest is When You're Feeling Sick - a book full of encouraging (and super-silly) rhyming advice on how to face sick days with courage and a positive attitude.

Composers Mark Dancigers and Ellis Ludwig-Leone are collaborating on an evening of music performed by their respective groups NOW Ensemble and members of San Fermin that will bring them to Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY this Thursday at 7:30pm.

San Fermin has received critical praise from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Le Monde, Washington Post, CBC and more. The band’s self-titled premier album was released in 2013, the follow-up, Jackrabbit, came out in 2015. Their third album, Belong, will be released in April.

NOW Ensemble has brought some of the most exciting composers of their generation to national and international recognition.

This special collaboration between NOW Ensemble and San Fermin will be performed in New York City, Boston, and Troy.

Encore: Proctors At 90

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When Proctors opened its doors in Schenectady, N.Y., in December 1926, it was the jewel in a chain of 50 vaudeville houses spanning the East Coast from Delaware to Maine; the greatest of gilded movie palaces in a bustling, industrial city packed with nearly two-dozen theatres. Within a half-century, it was the last hall standing, nearly derelict, presiding over a deserted downtown, another symbol of American blight.

The new book Encore: Proctors at 90 presents photographs and essays to construct a narrative of renewal and rebirth, a tale of a city and a theatre taking turns saving each other. Rescued by a hardy group of citizens, and nurtured by smart leaders, Proctors began its true resurrection at the turn of this century to become much more than a playhouse.

The commerative book Encore: Proctors at 90 is now out and we welcome the authors Michael Eck and Richard Louvrich to The Roundtable.

There has been major environmental news in the Hudson Valley of late.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Malissa Pilette-McClenon - Director of Development and Marketing - YWCA of the Greater Capital Region to discuss the Jamison-Rounds Ready for Work Program – designed to help underprivileged women find and keep employment and/or pursue education. 

Authorities say a New York man had traces of marijuana, cocaine and Ecstasy in his system hours after his boat was involved in a fatal crash on an Adirondack lake.

1/23/17 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, Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao, and political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Roundtable Panelist Rosemary Armao about her experience in Washington D.C. on Saturday at the Women's March on the Capitol.

Allison Dunne / WAMC

WAMC's Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the Women's March and 'alternative facts,' "Andy's Porkanomics," and a former Chris Christie aide who works for New York's Governor now.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy and becoming breezy today with rain showers moving in from the south.  A mix with sleet and some snow is likely across the higher terrain. High in the upper 30's.

Cloudy and windy tonight with snow and some sleet in the Adirondacks.  Snow, sleet and freezing rain in Vermont, the Catskills and Berkshires. Snow, sleet and rain in most valley locations. And mostly rain with some wet snow in the mid and lower Hudson Valley into Southern New England  Lows in the lower 30's.

Snow and sleet totals:

Adirondacks, Central And Northern VT: 5-10"

Southern Vermont, Northern Catskills, Mohawk Valley, I-88 Corridor: 4-7"

Greater Capital District, Taconics, Berkshires: 3-5"

Litchfield Hills, Southern Catskills: 1-3"

Mid and Lower Hudson Valley, Southern New England: Little or no accumulation.

Cloudy and windy with early morning snow and sleet ending as rain and snow showers tomorrow. High in the upper 30's.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Trump's inauguration, the Medical Aid In Dying Act.

NFL:

It will be the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 at Houston's Reliant Stadium on Feb. 5. Atlanta crushed Green Bay 44-21 to claim the NFC Championship title and the right to play in the Super Bowl. It's Atlanta's second trip to a Super Bowl. Joining the Falcons will be the New England Patriots who rallied to beat Pittsburgh 36-17. The Patriots have earned their NFL-record ninth AFC Championship.

(Airs 1/22 & 1/23/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the New York Times editorial calling for President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden in addition to the reduction of Chelsea Manning's sentence, the Trump team considers moving the Press Corps, alarming reporters, what will happen to fact-checking in 2017, Norway is the first nation to switch off FM radio, and more.

Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Montpelier.

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