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Shawn Stone, Digital Editor of The Alt joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

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Dec 1, 2016

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12/1/16 Panel

Dec 1, 2016

 

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 Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

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A New York state senator is calling on the MTA to hold hearings on its proposed fare hikes in additional Hudson Valley counties.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 1, 2016
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Steady rain ending early this morning, then mostly cloudy and breezy with a few scattered showers. High near 50.

Mostly cloudy and breezy with a few passing showers tonight.  Low in the mid 30's.

Mostly cloudy and breezy with a few passing rain and snow showers tomorrow.  High in the mid 40's

Oneonta's Christmas tree is lit up at the Rockefeller plaza.
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com about post election feeling's in Central New York and last night's lighting of the Christmas tree that came from Oneonta, in Rockefeller plaza.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President-elect Donald Trump's decision to keep U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whether Sarah Palin will be in charge of the VA, Linda McMahon in charge of small businesses in America, and the CIA warns Trump about tearing up the Iran deal.

NHL:

In the NHL, the Islanders topped Pittsburgh 5-3, Calgary won against Toronto 3-0, and it was San Jose over Los Angeles 4-1.

Governors State University

Title IX has been around for a while. It states that "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance". Over the 44 years since the law was passed, almost 10 times the number of women and girls are participating in school athletics. The number of coaches is another story. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge: a report on the impact of Title IX on women coaches.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pressuring state lawmakers to come back in December for a special session that includes a number of reform items to address recent corruption scandals. He says in exchange, they could potentially be rewarded with a pay raise.

file picture of skiing in Vermont
John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

The first East Coast World Cup skiing event in decades was held over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Vermont.  The successful women's giant slalom and slalom races have regional officials hoping more such events will occur soon.

This is a picture of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is telling supporters she's willing to sue Republican President-elect Donald Trump if that's what's needed to protect the state.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 30, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford
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Governor Dannel Malloy's budget director is warning Connecticut lawmakers that the next two-year state budget faces "significant pressure" from slowing revenues and looming payments for unfunded pension liabilities and other old debt.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who successfully prosecuted former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges, said Wednesday he has been asked to stay on by President-elect Donald Trump and accepted.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

The New Year’s Eve tradition that packs downtown Saratoga Springs with performers, musicians, throngs of revelers, and fireworks, is just about a month away.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has agreed to remain a federal prosecutor at President-elect Donald Trump's request.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

On this last day of November, the Siena Research Institute has released its annual poll of New Yorkers’ holiday spending plans and attitudes about the holiday season, volunteering and charitable donations. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with pollster Don Levy.

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Kris Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs . Dr. Dallas specializes in treatment of chronic health issues in pets, frequently using a holistic approach.  Ray Graf hosts.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued his first public comments since his former top aide and other former associates were indicted on corruption charges just before Thanksgiving.

Essex County NY government center
WAMC/Pat Bradley

With only five weeks left in the legislative year, the Essex County Board of Supervisors this week swore-in a new chair and vice chair to the panel.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Nov 30, 2016
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

David Bianculli is a guest host and TV critic on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. A contributor to the show since its inception, he has been a TV critic since 1975. From 1993 to 2007, Bianculli was a TV critic for the New York Daily News.

Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his.

Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way. In tracing the evolutionary history of our progress toward a Platinum Age of Television - our age, the era of The Sopranos and Breaking Bad and Mad Men and The Wire and Homeland and Girls—he focuses on the development of the classic TV genres. In each genre, he selects five key examples of the form, tracing its continuities and its dramatic departures and drawing on exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history.

David Thomson is a film critic and frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Guardian, and more. He is the author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, now in its sixth edition, and Moments that Made the Movies.

His latest book, Television: A Biography celebrates and analyzes the stories being told on the small screen.

Facebook: Price Chopper Supermarkets

One of the region’s best known companies may be sold. The Reuters News Agency is reporting that talks are underway that could lead to the sale of Price Chopper supermarkets to Albertsons, a national chain. 

New York’s senior Senator will be the head Democrat in the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what that means for the party.

The art of hula is thriving in cities all over the country and the world, but it is not always understood.

In The Natives Are Restless, journalist Constance Hale presents the largely untold story of the dance tradition, using the twin keyholes of Kumu Patrick Makuakane (a Hawai‘i-born, San Francisco–based hula master), and his 350-person arts organization (Na Lei Hulu i ka Wekiu).

In the background, she weaves the poignant story of an ancient people and the resilience of their culture. In the foreground, she tells the story of an electrifying new form of hula that has emerged from a restless generation of artists like Makuakane.

On this week’s 51% a New York-based Haiti Project includes a focus on women; we meet a chef intent on village transformation in Malawi; and a writer tells a post-election story. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

11/30/16 Panel

Nov 30, 2016

   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 Communications Specialist Theresa Bourgeois.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses flag burning, Trump's pick for Secretary of the Treasury, and whether Rep. Nancy Pelosi will retain her Minority Leader seat.

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