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 As the harvest begins, the lack of rain in parts of the state will mean a lower than usual apple crop this year in New York, the No. 2 apple grower in the nation. Jim Allen, the president and CEO of the New York Apple Association, says the weather did not cooperate this year with some apple growers.

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The University of Connecticut's incoming freshman class is the most diverse in school history. UConn released its annual enrollment figures Tuesday.

Storytelling Workshop At Omega Aims To Empower Women

Aug 23, 2016

The Kingston-based TMI Project is offering a storytelling workshop this weekend through the Omega Women’s Leadership Center at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief spoke with TMI Project Executive Director Eva Tenuto.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is confronting contemporary problems in her campaign as November approaches, notably amid questions over her emails and Clinton Foundation money. What do you think of Clinton's campaign so far?  

Paul Caiano's MiddayForecast

Aug 23, 2016
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

  What does a ''producer'' actually do? How does one travel from that great idea for a show to a smash hit opening night on Broadway?

John Breglio cannot guarantee you a hit, but he does take the reader on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes to where he himself once stood as a child, dreaming about the theatre. 

  This morning we talk with a brand new performing arts company in our region. The Berkshire Opera Festival’s inaugural season features a new production that takes a fresh look at Puccini's masterpiece Madama Butterfly. It is timeless love story, featuring beautiful music sung by a world-class cast.

Taking place in an apartment overlooking Nagasaki Harbor, director Jonathon Loy's production moves the action to the 1960s and sets it against the backdrop of Japan's "Golden Sixties" economic boom. Joining us this morning: Artistic Director, Co-Founder and Conductor; John Cheek, bass, singing the Bonze; and Sarah Larsen - mezzo soprano, singing Suzuki.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a three-year grant totaling almost $600,000 to a western Massachusetts nonprofit to assist beginning farmers throughout the state.

  Political junkies spend the days before November poring over the latest polls.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that respondents should be discerning.

The Silence Of War

Aug 23, 2016

  Terry McGowan had been a beat cop, a Marine captain, and a Special Agent for the FBI before retiring at the age of fifty. But when tragedy struck the United States on September 11th, 2001, Terry felt a sense of duty to protect and serve his country.

McGowan became a Special Advisor to the Marines and was immediately put to use on the frontline of battle in Afghanistan. He later celebrated his 59th birthday dodging bullets at a Marine base nicknamed “the Alamo.”

In his new memoir, The Silence of War: An Old Marine in a Young Marine’s War, Terry McGowan details his return to combat three decades after leaving the corps. 

Guapa By Saleem Haddad

Aug 23, 2016

  Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and social upheaval. Rasa spends his days translating for Western journalists and pining for the nights when he can sneak his lover, Taymour, into his room.

One night Rasa's grandmother — the woman who raised him — catches them in bed together. The following day Rasa is consumed by the search for his best friend Maj, a fiery activist and drag queen star of the underground bar, Guapa, who has been arrested by the police. Ashamed to go home and face his grandmother, and reeling from the potential loss of the three most important people in his life, Rasa roams the city’s slums and prisons, the lavish weddings of the country’s elite, and the bars where outcasts and intellectuals drink to a long-lost revolution. 

Newburgh Boxing Club Owner Enters Plea In Heroin Case

Aug 23, 2016

The owner of the Newburgh Boxing Club has pleaded guilty in a heroin distribution conspiracy case.

8/23/16 Panel

Aug 23, 2016

  

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and Theresa Bourgeois - A PR and strategic communications consultant who has worked in policy and politics at the national, state, and local levels.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses epi pens, Hillary Clinton's emails, and Trump's campaign staff on Muslims being US citizens.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about PCB's in the Hudson and chip manufacturing in the Capital Region.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 23, 2016

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

Mostly sunny and milder today.  Highs near 80.

Mostly clear tonight. Lows in the mid 50's.

Mostly sunny tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 80's.

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MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, Boston tripled up Tampa Bay 6-2, moving them into a tie with idle Toronto for first in the AL East. Seattle won against the Yankees 7-5, and it was Cleveland over Oakland 1-0.

A rustic resort near Vermont's Canadian border is reopening, and officials say they've received a flood of inquires following the announcement.

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The U.S. Interior Secretary made her first official trip to the Hudson Valley Monday, to kick off the National Park Service’s centennial week and to participate in the unveiling of signs for a national historic trail.

Senator Patrick Leahy and VT State Police Director Colonel Matthew Birmingham
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The Vermont Drug Task Force is getting six new positions with help from a $1.4 million federal grant.

As teachers, staff and students head back to school, a recent forum in Hartford featuring the U.S. Education Secretary discussed the role of diversity in education.

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    Work started Monday at the first of nearly two-dozen locations in the city of Springfield where improvements are planned this year to an urban water and sewer infrastructure, parts of which date back to the 1800s.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 22, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, August 22, 2016.

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Berkshire Health Systems is closing a walk-in clinic inside a Pittsfield grocery store in favor of a similar center elsewhere in the city.

Joining us today is Dr. Alan Sanders. He’s board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He comes to us from Upstate Infectious Diseases Associates in Albany, and from Albany Memorial, Saratoga and St. Peter’s Hospitals, where he is Chief of Infectious Diseases. He’s here to answer your questions. 

Rob Edelman: Kirk Douglas

Aug 22, 2016

During my just-concluded trip to London, I was not surprised to find that Kirk Douglas was the cover-boy on the BFI Southbank’s September/October film screening program. He certainly deserves to be feted, and not just because he will be celebrating his 100th birthday on December 9. For Kirk Douglas is one of his generation’s premier movie stars.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Aug 22, 2016
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, August 22, 16.

Mt. Greylock
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Adams, Massachusetts and surrounding communities are looking to capitalize on Mt. Greylock’s recently discovered role in the fictional world of Harry Potter.

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      Opponents of a proposed wood-burning power plant in Springfield, Massachusetts are weighing their options now that the city’s top health official has opted not to hold a site assignment hearing on the project. 

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