Does a bloody sock qualify you for the U.S. Senate?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about Elizabeth Warren’s possible opponent in 2018.

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The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is locking horns with the Environmental Protection Agency over dredging and PCB's in the Hudson River.

  Award winning stage and screen actress Mary-Louise Parker’s new book - Dear Mr. You – shows the singular arc of her life through letters composed to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today.

Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers.

Gary Johnson (left) and Bill Weld at Burlington rally
WAMC/Pat Bradley

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld were in Burlington Wednesday evening to rally supporters.

Senator Bernie Sanders at Our Revolution launch
WAMC/Pat Bradley

Senator Bernie Sanders launched Our Revolution Wednesday night,  the organization and plan to continue his political revolution.

8/25/16 Panel

Aug 25, 2016


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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Ray Graf, Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain, and Editor of The Daily Gazette Judy Patrick. 

Jelly Fish

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta,, and the Freeman's Journal about freshwater jellyfish in Otsego Lake

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 25, 2016

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

Partly sunny, breezy and humid today with the chance of a shower or thunderstorm.  Highs in the mid 80's

Scattered showers and storms tonight. Also areas of fog. Lows near 70.

A shower or thunderstorm possible early tomorrow, then increasing sun and breezy.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's.

Endwell NY 2016 Little League World Series Team


Jude Abbadessa was 5 for 5 with six RBIs to lead Endwell, New York past Bowling Green, Kentucky 13-10 on Wednesday night for a place in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series.

University of West Florida

They’re moving in. Millions of freshmen are getting ready for their first year of college and one of the big questions on their mind is: "did I pick the right major to help me get a job"? It’s a pretty important question. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to an economist about where the jobs are…or at least where they will be in four years.

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There’s been a hole in downtown Troy ever since the old city hall building was knocked down five-and-a-half years ago.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

When driving into downtown Glens Falls, it’s hard to miss the new residential and commercial buildings under construction. In the shadow of a multi-story mixed use building that is nearing completion, is what was once the center of downtown nightlife.

New York state has new rules to stop independent political groups from unfairly helping candidates for elected office — though critics say the measure won't fix chronic corruption in Albany and could have negative unintended consequences.

Three Capital Region schools have landed on Newsweek's annual ranking of America's top high schools.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the law Wednesday.
Twitter: @MassGovernor

Animal activists are praising a new Massachusetts law aimed at preventing animals from suffering or even dying when left in hot cars.


    Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has announced a grant program to encourage cities and towns to open a polling place on the last weekend in October during the state’s first ever early voting period.

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Federal and state agricultural officials met in Connecticut Wednesday to discuss human and animal health concerns as agritourism grows.

Garett Agianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 24, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, August 24, 2016.


MGM  Resorts International has fired another shot in the border war to block development of a casino in Connecticut that would be a direct competitor to the $950 million casino the company is building in Springfield, Massachusetts.

drain pipes
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It’s getting late in the summer season now, when things are still oppressively hot. The only cure for the oppressive heat is a torrential rainstorm—which carries with it a whole host of perils for your plumbing. But don’t worry, we have an expert here with us today to answer your questions— Ian Cowen of Mr. Rooter Plumbing in the Hudson Valley.

Dutchess County Exec To Hold Ag Forum At The Fair

Aug 24, 2016
Dutchess County Fair

The Dutchess County executive will host the second annual agriculture forum at the Dutchess County Fair.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center has selected a new President and Executive Director. Elizabeth Sobol will step in this October after the conclusion of SPAC’s 2016 50th Anniversary Season.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Aug 24, 2016
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Hundreds of adult spiny waterfleas clumped together on fishing line.
Emily DeBolt / Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

It’s a small creature about the width of your pinky, averaging 1/4 to 5/8 of an inch long.  But it has the potential to wreak havoc in the region’s lakes.  The spiny waterflea began spreading into Adirondack lakes in 2008 and was confirmed in Lake Champlain in 2014.  This month, an angler found the invasive zooplankton while fishing in what was considered to be the largest invasive-free lake in the Adirondacks.

  SculptureNow is an organization that presents sculpture exhibitions and sculpture educational programs to the general public, students and vision-impaired visitors.

Remix: an installation of 29 contemporary sculptures is on view through October 31st at Edith Wharton’s The Mount - a National Historic Landmark in Lenox, MA.

Artist and SculptureNow’s Executive Director Ann Jon takes us around the show.

  Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally’s Summer of 69: No Apostrophe Tour will be at The Palace in Albany, NY tomorrow night at 8. The PG-at-least-13 show displays in song and conversation the couple’s lauded comedic chops and their incredible attraction to each other.

Megan Mullally is a two-time Emmy award winning actress - well known for her work as the boozy and shrill-larious Karen on Will & Grace. She’s also a stage actress having most recently appeared on Broadway in Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play.

Nick Offerman grumbled into celebrity as the multilayered feminist Libertarian lover of meat and privacy Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation. Offerman is also a stage actor, author, woodworker, and writer.


He joins us to talk about his varied and satisfying resumé, his wife, Jeff Tweedy, and his one episode of HBO's Deadwood.

#1413: Getting More Girls To Code

Aug 24, 2016
Reshma Saujani

On this week’s 51%, it’s time to interest more girls in coding. And a new book and video game feature a previously atypical girl. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Diocese of Springfield

The much anticipated plans have been announced for building a new regional Catholic high school in western Massachusetts.

  So far, 2016 has been a highly unusual election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock pollsters have their hands full this cycle.

  John Quincy Adams was the last of his kind—a Puritan from the age of the Founders who despised party and compromise, yet dedicated himself to politics and government. The son of John Adams, he was a brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, a frustrated president at a historic turning point in American politics, and a dedicated congressman who literally died in office—at the age of 80, in the House of Representatives, in the midst of an impassioned political debate.

In John Quincy Adams, scholar and journalist James Traub draws on Adams’ diary, letters, and writings to evoke a diplomat and president whose ideas remain with us today.