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Governor Andrew Cuomo at Norsk Titanium in Plattsburgh
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Norsk Titanium is the only company that manufactures FAA-approved structural titanium components for the aerospace industry using a patented rapid plasma 3D printing technique.  Based in Norway, its global manufacturing facility is located in Plattsburgh.  On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the plant and officially dedicated the facility.

From the explosion of fake news to the challenges of the 24 hour news cycle, legendary journalist Bob Schieffer examines political journalism today and those who practice it. Based on interviews with over 40 media leaders, Schieffer provides an inside look at the changing role of media and asks whether today’s citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed.

Bob Schieffer is one of broadcast journalism’s most experienced Washington reporters. He was anchor and moderator of Face the Nation, CBS News’ Sunday public affairs broadcast from May 1991 to June 2015. He also served as CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent from 1982 to 2015. Schieffer covered Washington for CBS News for 46 years and is one of the few broadcast or print journalists to have covered all four major beats in the nation’s capital—the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Capitol Hill. 

Schieffer was in Albany, NY, last Friday moderating a discussion on fake news, information overload and media literacy for the New York State Writers Institute. He stopped by The Roundtable to talk with Joe Donahue about his newest book Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News.

Mailers sent out by the town Democratic Committee in Niskayuna, New York have raised the ire of the GOP town supervisor candidate.


  Singer-songwriter and visual artist, Natalia Zuckerman, will perform at Helsinki Hudson this Sunday, October 22nd as part of The Rogovoy Salon.

 

Zuckerman’s parents are renowned musicians, flutist Eugenia Zuckerman and violinist Pinchas Zuckerman. Natalia is a whiz with most things string: including acoustic and electric guitar, slide guitar, dobro, lap steel and banjo.

 

Her performance at Club Helsinki, The Women Who Rode Away: Songs and Portraits, will feature visual art alongside portrait songs about and inspired by women.

Congressman Joe Courtney
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In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

Today’s students face a challenging paradox: the digital tools they need to complete their work are often the source of their biggest distractions. Students can quickly become overwhelmed trying to manage the daily confluence of online interactions with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and family life. Written by author and educator Ana Homayoun, Social Media Wellness is the first book to successfully decode the new language of social media for parents and educators and provide pragmatic solutions to help students focus and manage distractions. 

Ana Homayoun is a noted teen and millennial expert, author, school consultant, speaker and educator. Her newest book is Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.

10/18/17 Panel

Oct 18, 2017

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

Today's panelists are: WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois, and Siena College Professor of Creative Arts Mahmood Karimi-Hakak.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses yesterday's fund drive, the health care debate after Trump's decision to cut subsidies, the Russia investigation, and a judge blocking Trump's travel ban.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Oct 18, 2017
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
WFXR

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast:

Today- Sunny, mild, highs in the mid 60s to near 70

Tonight - Mostly clear and cool with lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Thursday - Patchy fog early, otherwise, sunny, with a high in the mid 60s to low 70s and a bit of a breeze.

Basketball player Gordon Hayward
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NBA-SCHEDULE

The NBA season opener was supposed to feature a matchup between LeBron James and former teammate Kyrie Irving. Instead, a gruesome injury overshadowed an otherwise entertaining game as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 102-99.

Gordon Hayward had to be carted off the floor after breaking his ankle in the first quarter of his Celtics debut. He went up for an alley-oop pass and fell awkwardly following a collision with James.

Hayward had his leg wrapped in an air cast as he left the arena.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about policing in Schenectady, and an affordable housing renovation project.

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Members of an Air National Guard unit based in upstate New York have departed for the 30th season of supporting U.S. scientific missions at the South Pole.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley believes there has been little progress regarding an action plan for the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. And the mayor of the village home to Indian Point is hoping for more concrete redevelopment plans.

A doctor's office
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The fallout continues from President Trump’s decision to end subsidies to health insurance companies to help lower income Americans pay for their health insurance. But it’s still unclear what the exact impact will be in New York.

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Massachusetts lawmakers are debating whether to increase the amount utility companies pay of their annual electricity sales from renewable sources to the state. 

City of Springfield, Office of the Mayor

The city of Springfield, Massachusetts is using $500,000 in federal funds to renovate a neighborhood park.

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Massachusetts Senate leaders have proposed a comprehensive health care reform bill that looks to rein in prescription drug prices and hospital costs.  

The legislation was produced by a group of Senators led by State Senator James Welch of West Springfield.

They spent the last year looking at what other states have tried and talking with stakeholders.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Welch.

Facebook: Berkshire Museum

With a controversial art auction set for next month, the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield has cut off talks with the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  

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A nonprofit preservation group is donating a mountain in the Schoharie Valley to New York state.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Oct 17, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Matt Ryan

Governor Andrew Cuomo joined other New York Democrats in condemning the federal tax overhaul plan in the wake of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Western New York Tuesday.

Sebastian Barry is one of the most prominent Irish writers of his generation. In his latest novel, Days without End, he explores America through the eyes of a young Irish immigrant fighting in the great wars of the mid-19th century.

It’s about war, immigration, and the violent making of America, but also a moving love story between two gay men. 

Burlington City Council hears comment from the public on Burlington Telecom sale at 10-16-17 meeting
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Burlington City Council narrowed the number of bidders seeking to buy Burlington Telecom to two on Monday night.  The council faced an auditorium filled with residents supporting the only local bidder – a co-op that councilors and the mayor have expressed some hesitancy over.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Glenville’s police station is need of an upgrade. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that the police department in Schenectady County was awarded $1.5 million in state funding to make major upgrades.

      The Baker administration has sent more help from Massachusetts to Puerto Rico to aid in the recovery from Hurricane Maria.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

Friday afternoon, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden issued a statement saying the controversial plans to build a Bow Tie Cinema movie theater at One Monument Square were dead. Now, across the Hudson River, Cohoes is hoping to land the theater.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Oct 17, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

New York state Capitol
Karen DeWitt

A wide variety of groups have spent over $1.3 million to urge voters to vote “no” on holding a Constitutional Convention. The opponents have far outspent a smaller number of advocates who urge a “yes” vote on the November ballot. 

WAMC’s Fund Drive Exceeds All Expectations

Oct 17, 2017

WAMC’s Fund Drive Exceeds All Expectations

In one day and a morning, WAMC/Northeast Public Radio once again successfully concluded its $1 million fund drive, after having raised the first $500,000 in advance of the on-air portion of the drive. The on-air drive ended at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday with pledges still coming in.

Jen Welter
Jen Welter

Despite her 5-foot-2, 130-pound frame, Jen Welter always excelled in athletics, from tennis to rugby to women’s football.  Welter credits her determination for helping her crack one of American’s most stubborn glass ceilings. In 2015, she became the first female coach in the National Football League, working with the Arizona Cardinals’ linebackers in the preseason. But as Welter writes in her new memoir "Play Big," it took years of adversity in life and sports before Welter found herself on the sidelines. Now, she hopes her story can inspire others.

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