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.
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.
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 wsj.com, 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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.