New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the Daily News about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's opinion on a national deal on DACA, and a possible gubernatorial challenge by NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 18, 2017
Paul Caiano

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

A mix of sun and clouds.  Warm and humid.  Highs in the lower 80's.

Increasing clouds tonight. Lows in the lower 60's.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain east of the Hudson River tomorrow. More sunshine to the west and north toward the Canadian border. Highs in the mid 70's.

(Airs 9/17 @ 9/18) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Rex, Cailin and Ira talk about whether it’s right for journalists covering a hurricane to stand in harm’s way, how reporter’s actually did their work during the hurricane, Rush Limbaugh claims Irma to be fake news, and Facebook and the line between real reporting and fake news.

David Nightingale: Genghis Khan (~1160 - 1227 AD) (Temujin)

Sep 17, 2017
Portrait of Genghis Khan
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Imagine standing somewhere on the Great Wall of China and looking north. Before Russia there would be the Gobi desert, and Mongolia.


In addition to choosing their city leaders at the ballot box this November, voters in Saratoga Springs will also have the opportunity to select a new city charter.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Weather Summary

Sep 17, 2017
Paul Caiano

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for September 17, 2017.

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The University at Albany is taking steps to address reports of sexual discrimination within its athletics department following a federal investigation into complaints and practices over the last three years.

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging the federal government keep a close eye on gas prices.

Soldier On

New permanent housing for homeless military veterans will be dedicated Monday in western Massachusetts. 

Stephan Savoia

A Massachusetts pharmacist who oversaw the rooms where tainted drugs that caused a deadly meningitis outbreak were made is heading to trial.

Strange Universe: 09/17/17

Sep 17, 2017
Smuggler's Notch in autumn

This week, Bob discusses the autumnal equinox.

Burlington teachers on strike
Pat Bradley/WAMC

There will be no school in Burlington on Monday due to the teachers' strike, but the district is planning to make meals available to students at several locations.

Courtesy of SUNY New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz Foundation Board has voted to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Ralph Gardner Jr: Thinking Of Tortola

Sep 16, 2017
Photograph of Lambert Beach, Tortola
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My wife visited the British Virgin Islands in the late 1970’s, part of a crew to sail a boat back to New York City. Their departure was delayed several weeks, giving them a chance to get to know Tortola, the largest of the islands.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Weather Summary

Sep 16, 2017
Paul Caiano

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for September 16, 2017.


Massachusetts is less than a year away from opening its first full-scale resort casino.

(Airs 9/15/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the largest repair project ever begins on the so-called bypass tunnel across the Hudson, and it’s the centennial of woman’s suffrage in New York where the capital was considered the bastion of the suffrage movement.

Thirty historic sites in 21 counties in New York received $239,634 in preservation grant money, and they say it makes a difference in a region where the economy is struggling.

Courtesy of Millennium Pipeline

Federal regulators have overruled New York state's denial of a key permit for a pipeline expansion to fuel a controversial $900 million power plant under construction in Orange County.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 15, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, September 15, 2017.

Greg Haymes
Times Union

Greg Haymes of Nippertown is back for a special appearance to mark Randy Newman's concert Saturday at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall with some favorite cover versions of Newman's songs.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Voters in Saratoga Springs will head to the polls this November to choose more than their city leaders. The outcome on November 7th could change the way the city has operated for the last century. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the debate around overhauling the city’s charter is leading discussions on the campaign trail.

CPV protestor and actor James Cromwell

Federal regulators have overruled New York state's denial of a key permit for a pipeline expansion fueling a $900 million power plant under construction. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission determined today that the state Department of Environmental Conservation took too long to decide on the water quality permit needed to expand the Millennium natural gas pipeline in southeastern New York. The 7.8-mile pipeline will supply gas for Competitive Power Ventures' 650-megawatt Valley Energy Center in Wawayanda, 53 miles north of New York City. Competitive Power Ventures hailed the FERC decision and said the plant will open early next year. DEC had no immediate comment. Environmental activists targeted the pipeline as a way to stop the power plant. DEC previously halted two major natural gas pipelines by denying water quality permits.

    The announcement that Amazon is looking for a site to develop a second headquarters has city and state official across the country racing to put together proposals.  A robust in-state competition is shaping up in Massachusetts.

Proposed Legoland NY Moves Forward

Sep 15, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Goshen town board in Orange County has approved zoning changes necessary to move a proposed Legoland theme park forward. Thursday night’s approvals came following a packed and heated public hearing that lasted nearly three hours. 

Legoland New York’s head of community and project relations Phil Royle says town board approval is the last major hurdle for the $500 million project in Goshen.

Courtesy of Josh Coletto

Capital region chefs Jsoh Coletto and Michael Lapi join Food Friday to discuss the trend of pop-up restaurants, including ones in the WAMC listening area. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

It's time to for our listeners to weigh in.  Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

New York state Assemblyman Marc Butler, a Republican from the sprawling 118th District, will not run for re-election in 2018.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Sep 15, 2017
Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, September 15, 2017.

This is a picture of Pittsfield Mayor-Elect Linda Tyer.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

The summer tourist season in Western Massachusetts is nearing an end. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen recently sat down with Mayor Linda Tyer, who says Pittsfield has shown growth, and predicts a busy shoulder season, too.