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North Country News
4:55 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Vermont, New York Among Top Peace Corps Volunteer-Producing States

  The Peace Corps has revealed its enrollment numbers for 2014, and several areas in our region have ranked high on their lists of volunteer-producing locations. 

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New England News
4:42 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Mass. Medical Society Publishes Guidebook On Human Trafficking

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The Massachusetts Medical Society has published a guidebook for healthcare providers on how to identify, assess and respond to victims of human trafficking.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, December 16, 2014. 

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

The Book Show #1378 - Charles M. Blow

  Charles M. Blow has been a columnist at the New York Times since 2008. He is known for penning intensely personal pieces and now tells his extraordinary life story in his memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

The book explores racial, spiritual and sexual complexities and is Blow’s coming of age story of psychic survival and self invention.

New England News
2:23 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Doctor Cured Of Ebola Is Returning To Liberia

Dr. Richard Sacra, seen here during a Sept. 26, 2014 news conference at the UMass Medical School where he discussed his ordeal with Ebola
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A Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola said he is returning in January to Liberia, where he contracted the virus, to continue working at a medial mission

     Dr.Richard Sacra said he plans to spend four weeks at the same clinic near Monrovia, where he served for 20 years.   Sacra contracted Ebola in August and underwent treatment at an Omaha, Nebraska hospital. He returned home in late September and spoke about his ordeal.

  "Of course I was concerned that I might die."

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Vox Pop
12:37 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Open Forum: Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism

Terrorism is on the front page of every newspaper these days, whether it’s acts of violence perpetrated by ISIS or Boko Haram, last week’s damning indictment of CIA interrogation practices after the 9/11 attacks, yesterday’s hostage situation at a Sydney café, or today’s tragic school shooting in Pakistan.

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New York News
12:34 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Public Hearing Scheduled For Toxic Toy Bill

Researchers found a dozen toys on store shelves containing lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and more – toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancers, cognitive impairments and hyperactivity.
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A growing national awareness of dangerous, or so-called "toxic," toys on store shelves has sparked debate over how to protect children from products containing harmful substances.  The spotlight is shining on New York State, as local governments try to deal with the issue.

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Student Loan Series
12:30 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Part Two Of Student Loan Series Looks At Adult Learners

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In part two of a series on student loan debt, WAMC News takes a look at how adult learners are navigating today’s world of higher education and what schools are doing to meet their needs.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, December 16, 2014. 

New England News
12:10 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Springfield City Council Sets New Property Tax Rates

New property tax rates have been set in Springfield, Massachusetts.  For the first time in many years, the rates for both homeowners and business property owners have been reduced, as property values continue to recover from the Great Recession

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