The Roundtable
10:33 am
Mon March 30, 2015

‘Rust: The Longest War’ by Jonathan Waldman

It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervasive menace.” It destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires, and nearly brought down the Statue of Liberty. Rust costs America more than $400 billion per year—more than all other natural disasters combined.

Journalist Jonathan Waldman travels from Key West, Florida, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to learn how rust affects everything from the design of our currency to the composition of our tap water. Jonathan Waldman’s new book Rust: The Longest War explores how this substance could determine the legacy we leave on this planet.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Former CEO Of PepsiCo And Apple, John Sculley

  Throughout history, there are some events that stand out as so groundbreaking that they completely change life as we know it. The Apollo moon landing of 1969 was one of those events—the invention of the Apple personal computer was another.

Former CEO of both PepsiCo and Apple, John Sculley writes about technology, business, and the future in his book, Moonshot!: Game-Changing Strategies to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon March 30, 2015

3/30/15 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, essayist, author, editor and activist - Barbara Smith and SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Scheduled topics include Indiana Governor Mike Pence defends new religious freedom legislation; Germanwings Co-Pilot update; Boston Bombing Trial; Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley on Presidential race; Iran nuclear talks.

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New England News
8:24 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Obama To Attend Opening Of Edward M. Kennedy Institute For The U.S. Senate

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain are among the guests scheduled to pay tribute to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy in Boston.

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7:53 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the New York State budget agreement reached yesterday and Sen. Charles Schumer being Harry Reid's choice as a successor.

7:02 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett Of The New York Daily News

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the agreement reached on the New York State Budget.

6:59 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

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

Cloudy with rain and snow showers this morning, and a few rain showers this afternoon  Highs in the mid 40's.

Partly cloudy tonight.  Lows in the upper 20's.

Mostly sunny north of I-90 tomorrow, mostly cloudy south with snow showers.  Highs in the lower 40's.

6:04 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Sports Report: Men's Final Four Is Set; UConn In Albany Tonight


The Final Four is set. Top seed Duke beat Gonzaga 66-52 to win the South Region and advance to the NCAA Final Four where they will see Michigan State on Saturday after its victory in the East Region as the seventh seed, knocking off Louisville 76-70 in overtime. Kentucky will take on Wisconsin on Saturday.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon March 30, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.3.30)

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.3.30 - 4.3)
Monday, March 30
Kim Janda of The Scripps Research Institute explores the possibility of combating addiction through vaccination.

Tuesday, March 31
Jaime Cloud of Western Oregon University delves into human mating psychology.

Wednesday, April 1
The University of Alabama-Birmingham's Patricia Drentea analyzes how our increasing longevity is affecting the family structure.

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New York News
4:49 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Budget Framework Deal Announced

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders reached a framework agreement for a budget deal late Sunday night and hope to begin passing bills today to meet the midnight Tuesday deadline.

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