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Nancy and Beth - Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt
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  The Solid Sound Festival - Wilco’s music and art festival, invades MASS MoCA’s newly expanded campus in North Adams, MA this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, the first act will take the stage in Courtyard C -- and that act is Nancy And Beth.

 

You may know them better as Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt. The former of Will and Grace and Parks and Recreation fame with a number of Broadway shows on her CV and the latter an Austin-based musician with the band Ghost Songs and cast member on the much loved TV series Friday Night Lights.

 

Mullally and Hunt as Nancy And Beth released their self-titled debut in April.

 

With ongoing concern about drinking water in places like Hoosick Falls and Newburgh making national headlines, residents of one upstate New York city aren't taking any chances.

6/20/17 Panel

Jun 20, 2017

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of The Times Union Mike Spain, and Publisher of Empire Report J.P. Miller.

 

The president of MTA Metro-North Railroad, Joseph Giulietti, will retire at the end of August. The formal announcement came at Monday’s Metro-North Committee meeting.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses gerrymandering, the Russians condemning of the American military's downing of a Syrian warplane, and the death of Otto Warmbier, the American student detained in North Korea after allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster.

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North Adams, Massachusetts will once again seek a state grant to build a splash park. 

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WAMC's Jim Levulis talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about the New York State Public Service Commission's defense of a multi-billion dollar subsidy to a group of upstate nuclear power plants, what the city of Troy is doing to fill a gap left when all six members of its police drug enforcement unit  were relieved of duty last week, and the retrial of a man whose conviction for a July 2011 triple homicide was overturned by an appeals court two years ago.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Jun 20, 2017
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Today: 

Partly sunny and breezy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high in the upper 70s to low 80s

Tonight: 

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid to upper 50s.

Wednesday: 

Partly sunny with a slight chance of a shower and highs in the mid and upper 70s.

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MLB:

Winning streaks are on the line when Arizona and Colorado, probably the two most surprising teams in baseball this season, begin a three-game series at Coors Field Tuesday night. Rookie right-hander German Marquez (5-3, 4.19 ERA) starts for the Rockies, who have won five straight and own the best record in the National League at 46-26. Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.00) pitches for the Diamondbacks, winners of seven in a row and just a game behind Colorado in the NL West at 44-26. This is Arizona's best 70-game start in team history.

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Cheshire, Massachusetts is looking to expand its legislative body.

Riverkeeper Expands Online Water Quality Data

Jun 19, 2017

An environmental group has expanded the number of locations where it and its partners test water quality. And the expanded information is now available at a centralized location online.

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A marijuana dispensary might be coming to West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. 

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Congressman Richard Neal visited Great Barrington, Williamstown and North Adams, Massachusetts Friday. The dean of the state delegation was in the Berkshires to make grant announcements.

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Police say a man was shot and killed at a Father's Day barbecue in Albany. 

State police say a six-month investigation into illegal bird fighting led to Saturday's raid at a landscaping business in the Herkimer County town of Frankfurt, in the Mohawk Valley where more than three dozen people were arrested.

“We work hard to make sure that only those who need assistance receive it and we will not tolerate those who seek to game the system.”
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In an effort to expose fraud involving Medicaid benefits and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program payments, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple today announced the arrests of county residents on fraud charges .

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 19, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, June 19, 2017.

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There was a flurry of activity at the New York state Capitol Monday, along with threats and ultimatums, but there are no agreements on major issues as the session draws to a scheduled close on Wednesday.

  With less than 2 weeks before the start of a new fiscal year in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, City Councilors are poised to approve a new budget, perhaps as soon as tonight.

New York Oncology Hematology

 

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Maria Theodoulou of New York Oncology Hematology, where she focuses exclusively on breast cancer. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Ceremony Sends Off Clearwater With Cargo Of Concern

Jun 19, 2017
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The Great Hudson River Revival in New York over the weekend included a sendoff for the sloop Clearwater’s sail to Washington, D.C. The Clearwater Festival returned to Croton Point Park after a one-year hiatus and with it the reenactment of a voyage to stand up for federal clean water protections.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Weather Summary

Jun 19, 2017

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the midday weather summary for June 19, 2017.

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Berkshire County is mourning the death of Gailanne Cariddi, a state representative from North Adams who died over the weekend at age 63. 

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Late last week, Troy's Police Department placed its entire Drugs and Firearms Interdiction Unit on administrative leave.


  Barrington Stage Company’s first Boyd-Quinson Mainstage musical this season is Ragtime -- which opens in Pittsfield, MA on June 21st and runs through July 15th.

 

Ragtime features a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. It is based on a novel by E. L. Doctorow and is directed at Barrington Stage by Joe Calarco. The original Broadway production of Ragtime won Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Musical Score.

 

Members of Barrington Stage’s cast join us at The Linda to discuss the show and perform a few songs.

We welcome Elizabeth Stanley (“Mother”); J. Anthony Crane (“Tateh”); Darnell Abraham (“Coalhouse”); Zurin Villanueva ("Sarah”); and musical director - providing piano accompaniment - Darren Cohen.

Admiral James Stavridis is one of the most admired admirals of his generation and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO. His new book Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans takes readers on a voyage through the world’s most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial element in our current geopolitical path. 

A retired 4-star admiral with 35 years of active service in the Navy, Stavridis served as the Supreme Allied Commander for Global Operations at NATO from 2009 to 2013. Again, his new book is Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans

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      A State Senator from western Massachusetts is in the middle of a tour today intended to highlight support for expanding passenger rail service between Springfield and Boston.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

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Caring Together is an organization dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for women with ovarian cancer and to supporting research efforts aimed at finding an early detection test and a cure. They are best known for their monthly support group and yearly ovarian cancer run in Albany's Washington Park.

Joining us this morning is Kelly Quist-Demars, survivor and administrative assistant to the board. 

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State Senator Adam Hinds will host a session of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Future Tour in Pittsfield on Monday. 

6/19/17 Panel

Jun 19, 2017

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant and lobbyist, Libby Post, and Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois. 

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