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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Ideas Matter - 50th Anniversary Of Freedom Summer

  

  We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

Today we check in with the New York Council for the Humanities and learn about about the history of Freedom Summer - 50 years ago - and its importance today. We are joined by Dr. Emilye Crosby is a history professor at SUNY Geneseo and the coordinator of the Africana/Black Studies program. She has written A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi and edited Civil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, a National Movement.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri July 25, 2014

"The Real Crash" By Peter Schiff

  In The Real Crash, New York Times bestselling author Peter D. Schiff argues that America is enjoying a government-inflated bubble, one that reality will explode with disastrous consequences for the economy and for each of us.

Schiff demonstrates how the infusion of billions of dollars of stimulus money has only dug a deeper hole: the United States government simply spends too much and does not collect enough money to pay its debts, and in the end, Americans from all walks of life will face a crushing consequence.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

7/25/14 Panel

  

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

WAMC News
7:50 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Moreland Commission and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and local reporters at the Grant Cottage in NY who were confronted by prison officials.

WAMC News
7:07 am
Fri July 25, 2014

The Poughkeepsie Journal's Mary Beth Pfeiffer Talks Lyme Disease

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WAMC's David Guistina discusses lyme disease with the Poughkeepsie Journal's Mary Beth Pfeiffer.

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Weather
7:01 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast:

Sports
6:24 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Sports Report: Yankees Top Texas; Buffalo Bills Closer To Sale

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MLB:

In baseball in the American League, Toronto blanked Boston 8-0, the Yankees doubled up Texas 4-2, Oakland blew out Houston 13-1, the White Sox beat Minnesota 5-2, Kansas City edged Cleveland 2-1 in 14, Detroit beat the Angels 6-4, and it was Baltimore over Seattle 4-0.

The New York Yankees have acquired left-hander Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West.

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New England News
10:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

National Economy Cited In Smaller Revenue Forecast

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Two economists advising Governor Peter Shumlin and Vermont lawmakers say a national economic downturn in the first quarter of this year is likely to blame for softer-than-expected state revenues.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Barre Gets $1.6 Million In Grants

Governor Peter Shumlin says the city of Barre is receiving $1.6 million in grants to address flood risks, clean up environmental contamination and redevelop a central part of downtown.

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Hudson Valley News
7:39 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Tele-Town Hall Highlights HV Transportation And Infrastructure

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney recently held a telephone town hall on local transportation and infrastructure issues in the Hudson Valley.

Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat who sits on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, supported bipartisan legislation to prevent the bankruptcy of the Highway Trust Fund. The emergency measure passed last week by a vote of 367-55.

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