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MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, Tampa Bay blanked Boston 4-0, the Yankees topped Texas 9-7, the White Sox beat Minnesota 9-6, and it was Houston over the Angels 10-4.

Know your audience. That’s something that writers and performers are told all the time. It’s also important for teachers to not only know your audience, but to also know how to talk to them. It’s called culturally tailored education, and it’s an approach that’s being used around the country to bring important information about health to a racially diverse population. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to the director of one of these programs in western New York State.

We’ll also spend an academic minute learning what academics do when they are not academic-ing.

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New York state is funding the creation of six new recovery centers to help people trying to overcome heroin and opioid addiction.

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The developer proposing to site a Walmart Supercenter at Pittsfield’s former General Electric facility held a community meeting on its plans Tuesday. Those attending shared a range of opinions.

Keith Strudler: Turning off the Train Wreck

Jun 29, 2016

Last week I told someone I was done writing about Johnny Manziel. His story went from journalistic to voyeuristic, which is where I vowed to get off. I didn’t want to chronicle one young man’s unstoppable fall from grace, even if that’s not exactly the right term. My conviction lasted for all of a few days, as I now find myself writing again on this very bizarre topic.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 29, 2016

  Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, June 29, 2016. 

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New York Sen. Charles Schumer says oil companies should be required to make their crude less dangerous to transport before loading it onto trains.

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Carrie O’Loughlin of Delmar Animal Hospital in Delmar, New York. 

State and local officials as well as contracted engineers will hold a public meeting at Bennington College at 5:30 for residents affected by the PFOA contamination found in local water supplies.

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Republicans have made their choice in New York’s 19th Congressional District: Former New York state Assembly Minority Leader John Faso has topped Andrew Heaney.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday $10.5 million over five years will go to support six new Recovery Community and Outreach Centers.

Teachout Wins NY 19 Democratic Primary

Jun 29, 2016
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Zephyr Teachout has defeated Will Yandik in the Democratic primary in New York’s 19th congressional district. She faces Republican John Faso, who beat Andrew Heaney in the Republican primary. The seat is open as Republican Chris Gibson chose not to seek re-election.

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If you head into downtown Schenectady to see a show, chances are you’ll see the guys in red jackets helping visitors across the street or giving directions.

Digitizing The Mount

Jun 29, 2016
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If cataloguing and scanning the 40 or so books and roughly 100 poems penned by famed writer Edith Wharton doesn’t seem tedious enough, how about flipping through the pages of her personal library? The total there — about 2,700 works. WAMC got a first-hand look at the effort to digitize Wharton’s collection.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jun 29, 2016
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

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Following the decision by voters in the United Kingdom last week to leave the European Union, the word uncertainty has been used to describe the economic and social fallout. Stock markets around the world, including on Wall Street, have fallen since the vote. Professor Adrian Masters, the chair of the department of economics at the University at Albany, spoke with WAMC News about why so much uncertainty has followed the Brexit. 

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Officials have announced a delay in the completion of a major transportation project in western Massachusetts.  But, it is seen as only a minor bump in what has been a decades-long, multi-million- dollar effort to transform Springfield’s derelict Union Station into a modern transportation hub.

  The Felice Brothers' new album, Life in the Dark, is out on Yep Roc records and they’re heading out on a huge tour this summer.

We’re lucky to have them playing several spots in the greater WAMC listening region -- they’ll be at Green River Fest in Greenfield, MA on 7/9; Troy Riverfront Park on 7/20, The Catskill Brewery in Livingston Manor, NY on 8/6; and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, NY on 8/7.

We were very excited to have them stop by The Linda to talk about what’s new and play some tunes.

Mississippi plantation owner, the cantankerous Big Daddy, is celebrating his 65th birthday. His family has returned for the occasion, including his favorite son, the masculine Brick, and Brick’s wife, the lonely and longing Maggie.

Brick and Maggie’s strained marriage plagues Big Daddy’s mind, and he demands answers to why they haven’t given him a grandchild yet.

However, Big Daddy’s family holds a powerful secret, and an ulterior motive as to why they have returned to the plantation. The families’ troubled relationships and emotional lies become exposed in the timeless American treasure by Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as part of their season this summer. The show opened on Saturday after a few previews and runs through July 16th.

We are joined this morning by Rebecca Brooksher and Michael Raymond-James – who play Maggie and Brick on BTG’s Fitzpatrick Stage.

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The North Adams City Council has backed a petition calling on Berkshire Health Systems to open an inpatient opioid detoxification center in the region.

  House Democrats recently shut down the chamber with a daylong sit-in.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern — a Democrat from the 2nd district — discusses the action with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  Scott Woolley's new book, The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age is the origin story of the airwaves - the foundational technology of the communications age - as told through the forty-year friendship of an entrepreneurial industrialist and a brilliant inventor.

  He is one of the most prolific writers ever with 156 published books that have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide.

James Patterson is on a mission to get even more people to read in this digital age. He is introducing BookShots-- a new line of short and propulsive.

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Jun 29, 2016

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

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The Pittsfield City Council on Tuesday approved a $151 million operating budget, the first drafted by Mayor Linda Tyer.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the NY-19 congressional race, the findings of Clinton/Benghazi, and Trump.

In New York’s 22nd Congressional District, state Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is the projected winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary, which had her with a total 41 percent of the vote. 

WAMC's David Guistina goes over the primary election results in New York's 19th Congressional race with the Daily Gazette's Judy Patrick.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 29, 2016
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

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MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, Boston beat Tampa Bayb 8-2, Texas topped the Yankees 7-1, Minnesota blanked the White Sox 4-0, and it was Houston over the Angels 7-1.

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