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A Massachusetts State Trooper, who was wounded in a shootout with a man wanted for killing a local police officer last month, says he is healing and anxious to return to work.  The trooper was identified publicly for the first time Monday and talked about the SWAT team raid during which he was shot. 

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jun 28, 2016
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Democratic and Republican voters in New York’s 19th Congressional District head to the polls today. Democrats are choosing between Zephyr Teachout and Will Yandik while Republicans may vote for John Faso or Andrew Heaney. The competitive seat is open as Republican Chris Gibson is not seeking re-election.

Everybody Behaves Badly
Everybody Behaves Badly

It’s hard to imagine now, but about 90 years ago, Ernest Hemingway was not yet a modern literary master. In fact, he hadn’t even published his first novel. Living in relatively poverty in what would come to be known as the Lost Generation-era Paris, the young husband and father was on the cusp of greatness — but he needed a story. He found one in the fiesta in Pamplona — one that came as a surprise to his cohorts who later found thinly-veiled fictionalized versions of themselves in the pages of The Sun Also Rises. These events are the subject of Lesley Blume’s compelling new book Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises.

  Feminism has hit the big time. Once a dirty word brushed away with a grimace, “feminist” has been rebranded as a shiny label sported by movie and pop stars, fashion designers, and multi-hyphenate powerhouses like Beyoncé. It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume, presenting what’s long been a movement for social justice as just another consumer choice in a vast market. Individual self-actualization is the goal, shopping more often than not the means, and celebrities the mouthpieces.

But what does it mean when social change becomes a brand identity? Feminism’s splashy arrival at the center of today’s media and pop-culture marketplace, after all, hasn’t offered solutions to the movement’s unfinished business.

Andi Zeisler, a founding editor of Bitch Media, draws on more than twenty years’ experience interpreting popular culture in this biting history of how feminism has been co-opted, watered down, and turned into a gyratory media trend in her new book, We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement.

  What will Great Britain do next?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern — a Democrat from the 2nd district — discusses the Brexit vote with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

Barrington Stage Company’s second St. Germain stage production of this season is Kimberly Akimbo by Pulitzer Prize winner, David Lindsay-Abaire.

Starring Debra Jo Rupp and set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, Kimberly Akimbo is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than normal.

When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.

Debra Jo Rupp was last seen at Barrington Stage in Dr. Ruth: All the Way and will return to the St. Germain stage later this season to perform in Love Letters with Mark H. Dold. 

Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
The Girls: A Novel by Emma Cline
SweetBitter: A Novel by Stephanie
The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton
Joe Gould's Teeth by Jill Lepore
Robert Winthrop Chanler: Discovering The Fantastic edited by Vizcaya Museum and Garden/The Monacelli Press

Events:
"By The Book"with Marshall Karp, Joe Donohue and James Conrad - June 29, 7PM
The Mommy Group by Elizabeth Isadora Gold - July 2, 4PM
Sex Object by Jessica Valenti - July 3, 3PM

6/28/2016

Jun 28, 2016

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The former North Adams Regional Hospital is now known as the North Adams Campus of Berkshire Medical Center.
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North Adams city councilors will consider a resolution tonight calling on Berkshire Health Systems to provide in-patient opioid detox beds in the region.

NY's 18th Has A Republican Primary

Jun 28, 2016

In New York, one of the congressional Republican primaries is for a seat in the Hudson Valley. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses impact on New York State corruption convictions, Bharara on corruption, and primary contests around the state.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about today's primaries across the state and three members of Congress calling on federal health agencies "to help educate and assist" residents exposed to PFOA.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 28, 2016
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

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In baseball, in the American League, Texas beat the Yankees 9-6, Tampa Bay won against Boston 13-7, and it was Houston over the Angels 4-2.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo riding a motorcycle.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to focus on positive actions in his public events in recent days as a federal investigation into his administration’s economic development programs continues.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Rockland County executive announced Monday that the county is suing a water company and two state agencies, saying ratepayers should not have to bear the cost of a desalination plant that was never built.

The Massachusetts State Trooper, who was wounded during the shootout last month with a man who had allegedly killed Auburn Police Officer Ron Tarentino earlier in the day, says he is looking forward to going back to work.

MGMSpringfield

MGM Resorts International has suffered a setback in a bid to block development of a casino in Connecticut that would be a direct competitor to the $950 million casino the Las Vegas-based company is building in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Tomorrow, the public gets a first look at Albany's long-awaited "Complete Streets" design manual, which sets guidelines for the creation and installation of sidewalks, cycling infrastructure, crosswalks, road diets, traffic calming measures and more.

Not surprisingly, New York State’s political leadership has been crowing about the successes of the 2016 legislative session.  And there have been successes, as well as notable failures.  But in one key area, the governor and the legislature approved an important bill.  The bill requires that New York State schools will soon have to start testing for lead in drinking water.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 27, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, June 27, 2016.

City and state officials cut the ribbon on Pittsfield's Woodlawn Avenue Bridge Monday.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

State and city officials celebrated the opening of a bridge connecting major routes into Pittsfield on Monday. The new Woodlawn Avenue Bridge cuts across the city’s former General Electric site, connecting East Street and Tyler Street.

Joining us today is Dr. John Choi. Dr. Choi is a general surgeon on staff at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital, where he specializes in minimally invasive colorectal surgery.

Dave Lucas

Former Assemblyman John Faso and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout hold commanding leads in a new Time Warner-Siena College poll released on the eve of New York's 19th district Congressional primary.

A sign outside the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

The development company looking to bring a Walmart Supercenter to Pittsfield’s former General Electric site is hosting a community meeting on their proposal Tuesday.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jun 27, 2016
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, June 27, 2016.

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The food service program operated by the public school system in Springfield, Massachusetts, which has been lauded for its high participation rates, does not take the summer off.  A free summer meals program for school-age children began today.

The Springfield Public Schools’ summer food service program operates at more than 2 dozen locations including schools, parks, and public housing complexes.  Most locations serve both breakfast and lunch.

Because of Springfield’s high poverty rate, all of the city’s roughly 30,000 school-age children are eligible for free meals.

 

For our third episode, we talk to Victoria Bassetti, from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School about the electoral college.

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We have probably all seen the movies, TV shows and books which tell the story about lawman Wyatt Earp. But, very few make mention of his wife. Married for nearly 50 years, Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp was beautiful, gusty and Jewish.

Thelma Adams has delved into the life and times of Mrs. Wyatt with her new novel, The Last Woman Standing. At once an epic account of an improbable romance and a retelling of an iconic American tale, The Last Woman Standing recalls the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral through the eyes of Josephine.

For over two decades, she has penned celebrity features and criticism for high-profile publications. While covering film for the New York Post, Us Weekly, and Yahoo Movies, Thelma Adams became a regular at film festivals from Berlin to Dubai, Toronto to Tribeca. Her debut novel was Playdate and it is always a pleasure to welcome Thelma back to The Roundtable.

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