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  Congressman Chris Gibson of New York’s 19th District was still active military when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast 10 years ago.

In today’s Congressional Corner he speaks with Alan Chartock hurricane preparedness and severe weather recovery.

  After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina.

When federal, state, and city officials couldn't find their way to decisive action, Cowen, known for his gutsy leadership, quickly partnered with a coalition of civic, business, and nonprofit leaders looking to work around the old institutions to revitalize and transform New Orleans.

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A group of people involved in the medical marijuana industry are meeting for a seminar in Sheffield, Massachusetts Saturday. The Cannabis Research and Patient Care Seminar will feature panel discussions focused on how the use of medical marijuana has developed in Massachusetts. Commonwealth voters approved medical marijuana in 2012 and the first dispensary opened this June in Salem.

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Aug 28, 2015

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

The Massachusetts State Police officially have a new leader. 

Richard McKeon was sworn in Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker as colonel and superintendent of the state police. The ceremony was at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the stock market dive and quickened recovery, Joe Biden's presidential hopes, and 71 bodies found decomposing in a truck.

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KINGSTON – The driver of the car in which four young men were killed in Saugerties on Wednesday remains in the intensive care unit of Westchester Medical Center and Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright expects his investigators to interview her as soon as she has recovered sufficiently.  She is unable to communicate, for now.

 

A large group of area residents, members of the Hudson Valley Black Lives Matter Coalition and members of Samuel Harrell’s family marched down Market Street in Poughkeepsie to the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Thursday.

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Saratoga Springs will be packed with visitors for Travers weekend and public safety officials are putting a plan in place to make sure guests enjoy their stay.

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The College of Saint Rose in Albany is facing a  $9.3 million deficit and has told faculty members to prepare for layoffs. The Times Union reports the college is seeing declining enrollment and incurred $4 million in operating costs last year. Additionally officials said 70 percent of the school’s property has a mortgage.  A  St. Rose spokeswoman said the college is working toward “a sustainable financial model.” 

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