News http://wamc.org en Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast http://wamc.org/post/meteorologist-paul-caianos-midday-forecast-275 <p>Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano&nbsp;delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, July 24, 2014.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:33:31 +0000 Paul Caiano 95610 at http://wamc.org Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast Science Forum : 7/24/14 http://wamc.org/post/science-forum-72414 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">It's the Science Forum today on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vox</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Pop today as we welcome back our esteemed panel of experts.</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 95594 at http://wamc.org Science Forum : 7/24/14 Director Troy Waffner: 168th New York State Fair http://wamc.org/post/director-troy-waffner-168th-new-york-state-fair <p>The 168th edition of the New York State Fair begins in 28 days. The annual tradition in Syracuse attracts nearly a million visitors from all over the state and the region. This year the state fair will run for 12 days, from August 21-September 1. For an update on the event we spoke today with the acting Director of the New York State Fair, Troy Waffner, who says the fair maintains its agricultural foundation but has evolved over the years as well.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Brian Shields 95604 at http://wamc.org Director Troy Waffner: 168th New York State Fair Clinton County Passes Fracking Waste Ban http://wamc.org/post/clinton-county-passes-fracking-waste-ban <p></p><p></p><p>The Clinton County Legislature has approved a law banning the sale, transport, storage and disposal of fracking and other waste. The League of Women Voters had pushed for its passage. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 95605 at http://wamc.org Clinton County Passes Fracking Waste Ban Oil Trains Under Political Microscope http://wamc.org/post/oil-trains-under-political-microscope <p>There have been several developments this week impacting oil trains, the subject of national and local debate.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for moving crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The rules would include new operational requirements to lower operating speeds and enhance braking capabilities for high-hazard flammable trains.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:16:18 +0000 Dave Lucas 95606 at http://wamc.org Oil Trains Under Political Microscope "Prayer" By Philip Kerr http://wamc.org/post/prayer-philip-kerr <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr has written an intense psychological thriller, <em>Prayer</em>.</p><p>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.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94835 at http://wamc.org "Prayer" By Philip Kerr David Lang And The 13th Annual Bang On A Can Festival At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/david-lang-and-13th-annual-bang-can-festival-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.bangonacan.org/summer_festival">Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival</a> is underway at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams for the 13th year. This year, the Festival culminates with an 8-day new music extravaganza called "Bang on a Can Plays Art" from July 26 through August 2. Fourteen concerts over this 8-day period will draw inspiration from the visual art on exhibit in the galleries at MASS MoCA.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95328 at http://wamc.org David Lang And The 13th Annual Bang On A Can Festival At MASS MoCA The Hyde Collection http://wamc.org/post/hyde-collection <p>There is a pair of exciting exhibits at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows in the Wood Gallery and Emerging from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and his Contemporaries in the Hoopes Gallery. Both are on display through September 14th.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95532 at http://wamc.org The Hyde Collection Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-paul-tonko-26 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the new high-tech lab at General Electric.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 95347 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko "Burning Down The House: The End Of Juvenile Prison" By Nell Bernstein http://wamc.org/post/burning-down-house-end-juvenile-prison-nell-bernstein <p></p><p>One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders.</p><p>In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist <a href="http://www.nellbernstein.com/">Nell Bernstein</a> shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95288 at http://wamc.org "Burning Down The House: The End Of Juvenile Prison" By Nell Bernstein