(Airs 11/27) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: advocates argue the state needs to off extended voting, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing corruption trials of Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos, and Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko push legislation to enhance job training.

New York State of Health

New York state plans to mount a public awareness campaign about the risks and consequences of female genital mutilation, a practice that health officials say puts thousands of girls and young women in New York at risk.

Minnesota Sea Grant

New York state is setting aside $2 million to combat the spread of zebra mussels, the spiny waterflea and other aquatic invasive species that scientists say could wreak havoc on the state's waterway ecosystems.

Karen Magee: Recognizing The Dignity Of Work

Nov 27, 2015

Three million working New Yorkers struggle to get by on $8.75 an hour – a minimum wage that makes it impossible for families to meet basic needs.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 27, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, November 27, 2015.

(Airs 11/27) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Chef Brendan Walsh about what to do with your Thanksgiving Holiday leftovers.

Office of the Northwestern District Attorney

Law enforcement officials have received a national award for helping bust a big car insurance fraud operation in western Massachusetts.

Two Massachusetts State Police officers and a prosecutor in the Northwestern District Attorney’s office have been named “Insurance Investigator of the Year” by the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. 

First Assistant DA Steven Gagne said a two year investigation resulted in 48 people being charged last year with over 300 counts of insurance fraud, perjury and conspiracy.

Several volunteers took part in HONOR – Helping Others Needing Our Resources – which served Thanksgiving dinner to the needy in Middletown.


Black Friday is gradually turning into Black Thursday as more and more retail establishments are jumping the gun to capture more of the holiday shoppers.

Picture of Bellows Falls sign
Doug Kerr-Dougtone/Flickr

Authorities in Bellows Falls have outlined a plan to build a $23 million detention center.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Thanksgiving and the possible final candidates for President.