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Vermont Governor Phil Scott (left), Secretary of Human Services Al Gobeille (center) and legal counsel Jaye Pershing Johnson (right)
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A paperwork glitch is threatening the appointment of a regulator by Vermont’s previous governor to the state’s health care regulating board.


  Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann will perform at The Egg in Albany, NY on Tuesday, April 25th in support of her new album, Mental Illness available now on SuperEgo Records.

 

She joins us to discuss the album.

 

Jonathan Coulton will open the show. His new album, Solid State, will be available on 4/28 -- also on Mann's label.

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys has been traveling the world giving audiences a chance to bid farewell to his most celebrated achievement: the 1966 album Pet Sounds. Ranked by Rolling Stone as the second-greatest album of all time, Wilson’s masterpiece helped lift a surf rock vocal group to auteur status in the rock world. Brian Wilson’s tour with fellow founding Beach Boy member Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin, and his terrific band will be at the Palace in Albany on April 26 at 8 p.m. and at the Hanover in Worcester on April 30.

Orli Auslander grew up in London and worked as a milliner and radio DJ in New York City before devoting herself full-time to creating art. Her work has been shown in the US, England and Spain, and was recently featured on the Showtime series Happyish.

Her new book, I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything., is a series of 100 illustrations with accompanying text. She captures a mood and emotional ambivalence that will be all too familiar for readers: trying to be the best wife, mother, and friend she can be, while simultaneously feeling badly about virtually everything she does. 

Orli Auslander will have a book party at The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY this Friday at 6 p.m. 

How much weight should we give to a special election in Georgia?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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.

Seen: The Fate of the Furious

Upcoming:

  • Yallah! Underground - Skidmore College Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs, Thursday, 4/20, 6 PM
  • The Nile Project - Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, Friday, 4/21, 7 PM
  • Sofia Talvik - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Friday 4/21, 8 PM
  • John Pizzarelli Quartet - Massry Center for the Arts, Albany, Friday, 4/21, 7:30 PM
  • Robert Randolph and The Family Band - Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, Saturday, 4/22, 8 PM
  • Melissa Etheridge - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Sunday 4/23, 7:30 PM
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson - Proctors, Schenectady, Monday, 4/24, 7:30 PM
  • Timothy B. Schmit - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, Tuesday, 4/25, 7:30 PM
  • Aimee Mann - The Egg, Albany, Tuesday, 4/25, 7:30 PM
  • Brian Wilson: Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary - Palace Theatre, Albany, Wednesday, 4/26

New movies: Free Fire, The Promise, Disney’s Born in China

Podcast: Creating Stop Motion Animation

Apr 20, 2017

 


 

Is there room for stop-motion animation in a world of computer-generated art? How is stop-motion animation staying relevant these days? We talk to the founder of Emmy-winning stop-motion studio Bix Pix Entertainment on the latest episode of RetConned.

4/20/17 Panel

Apr 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, Director of the Journalism Department at the University at Albany, Rosemary Armao.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ousting of Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, ties between Russia and Trump's administration, and bid donors to President Donald Trump during the inauguration. 

A second foreclosure auction has been scheduled for the complex housing the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Pittsfield. Its first buyers backed out of the deal last month. 

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com about possible candidates to run against Republican Congressman John Faso of New York's 19th district.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 20, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy and milder today.  Highs in the mid 60's.

Rain tonight.  Possibly a thunderstorm.  Lows near 50.

Morning rain tomorrow, then mostly cloudy with scattered showers.  Highs near 60.

The Wawayanda Six Trial Is Set To Begin

Apr 20, 2017
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A civil disobedience trial that includes actor James Cromwell is scheduled to begin Thursday. He and five others are accused of blocking access to a gas power plant under construction in Orange County.

NHL:

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Ottawa beat Boston 1-0 and the Senators lead the series 3-1, Washington edged Toronto 5-4 and are now tied at 2 games apiece, Minnesota blanked St. Louis 2-0 to narrow the series to 3-1, and it was Anaheim over Calgary 3-1 to advance to the conference semifinals after sweeping the series 4-0.

Students attend environmental trade fair at Clinton Community College
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Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh hosted an Environmental Trade Fair Wednesday to show students how businesses impact the environment — and how they could offer potential clean and green jobs.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget director is among those defending the state’s new free public college tuition program for some middle class students, after a week of criticism from the left and the right of the political spectrum.

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Businesses in Vermont are struggling to deal with a lack of seasonal workers due to the congressional cap on the number of H-2B work visas made available annually.

Downtown North Adams, Massachusetts
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A community group has hosted an online-fundraising campaign to fix up and beautify historic Eagle Street in downtown North Adams. 

Vermont lawmakers have again pushed back a vote on a measure to create a statewide ethics commission.

What can studying the climate of other planets tell us about climate change on Earth?  Next time on The Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to an expert on Mars to find out.

We’ll also talk about images from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory…and spend an Academic Minute with impact craters on the red planet.

I’m Bob Barrett…that’s this week on The Best Of Our Knowledge.

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In a bid to become the city's first African-American mayor, Marlon Anderson threw his hat in the ring Wednesday night, announcing at Albany public library's main branch that this will be the last time he runs for political office.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students are competing tonight in a Shark Tank-style entrepreneurship challenge. 

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The top attorneys from 16 states and the District of Columbia say President Donald Trump's revised travel ban would hurt their higher education and medical institutions and have a chilling effect on tourism.

This is a picture of the inside of the Pittsfield Police station
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The Pittsfield Police Department is going over budget trying to fill its ranks with qualified recruits. The city wants to get the books in order before the budget season is over. 

Mount Zion Island in the Quabbin Reservoir
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A project to try to breed a colony of rattlesnakes on a remote island in the largest water reservoir in Massachusetts has been shelved. 

Holyoke Mayor's Office

   Mayors and local officials in Massachusetts Wednesday showed their support for the federal Community Development Block Grant program that has been proposed for elimination by President Trump.   A series of speakers, a slide show, and photo displays highlighted how CDBG money has been spent in Holyoke.

Paul Caino's Midday Forecast

Apr 19, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Snowy Owl
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We’ll be discussing birds today on the program. WAMC’s resident avian expert Rich Guthrie and environmental educator George Steele are here to answer your questions about the winged creatures. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts. 

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Dutchess County hosted its first autism awareness training for first responders Tuesday. It’s part of the county’s Think Differently initiative. The aim is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for individuals with special needs.

Facebook: Curtain Call Theatre

A space once home to the Little Sisters of the Poor will soon become the new home of a Capital District theater company. Curtain Call Theatre is moving just a short distance from its current location, the old Dutch Reformed Church at 210 Old Loudon Road in Latham, NY to a new space, at 2 Jeanne Jugan Lane in Latham.

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