CDPHP Cycle! set to launch in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga

Two organizations well known by their acronyms have partnered up to bring people in the Capital Region a new way to get from here to there.


Gearing up for a reelection campaign next year, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren today continued a recent series of meetings with Massachusetts constituents.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Mar 20, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, March 20, 2017.

Congressman Paul Tonko met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning, March 19, 2017.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Republican leaders are planning a vote Thursday to repeal and replace much of Obamacare. Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko doesn’t think much of the plan. The Democrat met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Mar 20, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, March 20, 2017. 

House Intelligence Hearing Live-Blog

Mar 20, 2017

The NPR Two-Way blog will provide live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The live blog will include streaming video of the proceedings, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.


3/20/17 Panel

Mar 20, 2017

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and WAMC Newsman, Ray Graf.

The Capitol
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the state budget, anger over the lack of a pay raise for state lawmakers, and addressing federal cuts. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses German Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey on Russia investigations, and Neil Gorsuch's Senate hearing.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 20, 2017
Paul Caiano

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

Mostly sunny early, then increasing clouds today.  Highs in the mid 40's

Mostly cloudy tonight. Lows in the lower 30's.

Mostly cloudy tomorrow.  Highs in the mid and upper 40's.

South Carolina head coach Frank Martin, second from left, is hugged by Chris Silva, left, as they celebrate after a second-round game against Duke in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., on Sunday.


In college men’s basketball, No. 7 South Carolina stunned No. 2 Duke by beating the Blue Devils 88-81. No. 7 Michigan upset No. 2 Louisville 73-69. On Saturday No. 8 Wisconsin topped No. 1 overall seed Villanova 65-62. No. 11 Xaiver had its second straight upset beating No. 3 Florida State 91-66. The Musketeers will try to do it again in the Sweet Sixteen when they face No. 2 Arizona on Thursday.

On Saturday in the NIT, Mississippi beat Syracuse 85-80.

(Airs 3/19 & 3/20/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about bureau chiefs being ‘deeply concerned’ that Rex Tillerson is ditching the press on his Asia trip, the question of whether daily opinion pages headed to the morgue, the most popular item ever on, and much more.

ALBANY – “An Iliad,” which is at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany  through April 2, is simultaneously exhilarating and exhausting.  It’s drama that is intellectually stimulating, moving and powerful, and frequently painful to experience.  In other words it’s theater that will touch your emotions, your heart and jar your comfort level. 

Due to last week's snowstorm, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has rescheduled a meeting for April 4th to discuss the next phase of a Superfund cleanup project in the Schenectady County town of Glenville.

Paul Caiano

News Channel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for Sunday March 19, 2017.


There is money in the New York State Assembly budget concerning a carbon farming initiative. The Assemblymember behind the effort says she hopes the Senate and governor share her enthusiasm.

Strange Universe: 03/19/17

Mar 19, 2017

This week Bob discusses the vernal equinox.

Ralph Gardner Jr: A Visit From A Bear

Mar 18, 2017
Ralph's bird feeder, smashed by a bear
Ralph Gardner Jr.

I was planning to devote this commentary to snow. As I write we’re anticipating a foot or more in the Hudson Valley and a blizzard in New York City. Though given our wacky weather by the time we air it might be eighty and sunny.

Paul Caiano

News Channel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for Saturday March 18, 2017.

The Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin will get an interim leader when the current chief operating officer retires at the end of the month.

(Airs 3/17/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: a Blizzard hits the Northeast and the Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier were ground zero, a report from Great Lakes Radio on this deadly winter for snowmobilers, and our political observer Alan Chartock share's his thoughts on President Trump firing 46 U.S. Attorney’s, including NY’s Preet Bharara.

Mount Washington

A proposal to build a luxury hotel a mile from the summit of New Hampshire's Mount Washington has environmentalists and hiking groups complaining it would damage the fragile alpine ecology and destroy scenic views.

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are celebrating St. Patrick's Day on the show.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

There will at least be one new face on the Saratoga Springs city council next year. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports a three-term commissioner is stepping down and has already chosen who he’d like to see replace him.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan Launches the  City of Albany’s Poverty Reduction Initiative
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Mar 17, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, March 17, 2017.

On this week’s 51%, we meet the president of Peaceable Kingdom that makes cooperative games for kids. And we revisit a Women in History profile. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Copper Brewing Vats inside Cropton Brewery
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It’s been one heck of a week. It started with a blizzard and it’s ending with a holiday. To help us celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, Kevin Mullen of Rare Form Brewing Company in Troy, NY and George De Piro of Druthers Brewing in Saratoga Springs and Albany, NY are with us. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

And now our listeners get the microphone. Here are this week's highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line. 

Ulster County Exec Issues Order Regarding Health Care

Mar 17, 2017
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The Ulster County executive has issued an executive order calling for a report on the public health impacts repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on the county’s residents. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports a public hearing on the topic has already been scheduled.