1/23/17 Panel

Jan 23, 2017

  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

Jan 23, 2017
Paul Caiano

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.


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.

David Nightingale: Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

Jan 22, 2017
Niels Bohr
Public Domain / WikiMedia Commons

This essay is about Niels Bohr, so let's take ourselves to the small low-lying country of Denmark -- specifically, its capital, Copenhagen -- on the east coast, facing and close to Sweden.


John “Jack” Diamond is now in his ninth and final year as mayor of Glens Falls. Recently, the Democratic mayor laid out his vision for 2017 in his last State of the City address. WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with Diamond who described a “transitional” year ahead.

Paul Caiano

News Channel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for January 22, 2017.

Strange Universe: 01/22/17

Jan 22, 2017

This week Bob discusses the search for 'alien life.'

The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of 1 percent last month to 3.1 percent.

Allison Dunne / WAMC

Walkway Over the Hudson was a river of walkers Saturday, men and women. They were there for the Poughkeepsie Women’s March Across the Hudson.

Ian Pickus / WAMC

Women's rights advocates marched to the New York state capitol on Saturday, part of a day of national protests.

Ralph Gardner Jr: The Norman Rockwell Museum

Jan 21, 2017
photo of the Norman Rockwell painting, "Triple Self-Portrait"
Ralph Gardner, Jr.

You may be familiar with the Danish word, spelled h-y-g-g-e, and pronounced “hoo-guh.” It was among the finalists for the Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 Word of the Year. My wife, who spent her junior year abroad in Denmark, has been using it for years.

Paul Caiano

News Channel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for January 21, 2017.

The tour is stopping in communities across the country.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Just an hour before Friday’s presidential inauguration, advocates, local lawmakers, health care professionals, faith leaders and impacted families turned out in downtown Albany to meet the National Save My Care Bus Tour for a rally opposing Republicans’ rush to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Thousands were marching up 5th Avenue to Trump Tower in New York City Saturday, one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

As Women's Marches were about to begin in New York and across the country, WAMC's Alan Chartock called in from the staging area at Dag Hammarskjold park.

Women’s marches are happening across the country and around the globe today, one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

One of the largest is in Washington D.C. University at Albany Journalism Professor and regular WAMC contributor Rosemary Armao made the trip and checked in from the crowds this morning. 

Donkey Hotey/Flickr

Economists for Vermont's governor and Legislature say businesses are expanding, but they're faced with increasing expenditures, resulting in less corporate tax revenue for the state.

Former Democratic U.S. Congressman Bill Owens represented New York’s North Country from 2009 to 2015.

The town supervisor of Thurman, a small town in Warren County, has resigned.

US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney have called on the Defense Department to immediately order the Air National Guard to install carbon filtration units at the site of PFOS contamination at the Stewart Airport Air Guard base.

(Airs 1/22/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo rolls out a 152 billion dollar budget proposal, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the governor’s proposal, and a new report finds the regional greenhouse gas initiative has had a positive impact on the health of residents in the northeast.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

A Saratoga Springs committee has chosen May 30th for a special election where city residents may vote on a new form of government. The city’s current form of government has existed for more than a century.

Rep. Richard Neal
Jim Levulis / WAMC

Among the attendees at Friday’s presidential inauguration and the Congressional luncheon afterward was Richard Neal of Massachusetts’ first House district. First elected in 1988, Neal was one of the senior Democrats at the ceremony as Republicans cemented control of Washington. Neal spoke about President Donald Trump’s address late Friday with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

UVM students rally for the environment and social justice
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Two hours before Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, students at the University of Vermont held a rally to call for continued environmental protection and progressive social justice policies.


     For many in Massachusetts, Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States was no cause for celebration. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 20, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, January 20, 2017.