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Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Feb 16, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, February 16, 2017.

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The Albany Symphony Orchestra unveiled its new season lineup Wednesday at the Palace Theatre.

Part of Shipwrecks of New York display at Plattsburgh City Hall
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There are thousands of shipwrecks in New York state waters, dating to the early days of the nation.  A traveling exhibit highlighting their historical significance is currently on display at Plattsburgh City Hall.

Hugh Hewitt interviewed candidate Trump fifteen times on his nationally syndicated show during the 2016 campaign and participated as a panelist in four primary debates. What he learned from those news-making moments, along with his service for two Republican Presidents and his knowledge of Washington, puts him in a unique position to spell out what is happening in these early days of the Trump Presidency.

From defense to immigration, from entitlements to health care, Hewitt outlines how the new President, with the top leaders in Congress and with allies in fifty statehouses, can use November’s stunning result to find a Fourth Way out of the gridlock and the destructive showdowns that have marked the past quarter century of American politics.

Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, professor, and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday morning. He is also an analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. 

The African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Inc., (AACCCR) is proud to present, for the third year in a row, The African American History Month Celebration at the Palace Theatre on Friday, February 24th at 7:00pm.

The annual celebration features the best and brightest talent in the region. This year’s theme is “Where Do We Go From Here?” focusing on participating in grass roots activism for social change. Bervin Harris, co-founder and CEO of the Renaissance Youth Group, will be the keynote speaker.

To give us a preview, we welcome Angela O’Neal – Executive Director of the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region and Holly Brown – Executive Director of the Palace Theatre. 

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“Repeal and replace” has itself been replaced when it comes to the Affordable Care Act.  

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Shawn Stone, Digital Editor of The Alt joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen: The LEGO Batman Movie, John Wick Chapter 2

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An arrest has been made in connection with a series of racially-charged incidents in a Montgomery County village.

2/16/17 Panel

Feb 16, 2017

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

The seal of the the city of North Adams, Massachusetts
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The parents of two special needs children left unattended on a school bus in North Adams, Massachusetts last year have sued the city's schools and Mayor Richard Alcombright.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Michael Flynn's resignation, immigration, and Andrew Puzder stepping down from consideration for Labor Secretary.

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According to reports, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office may be investigating Fox News Channel’s parent company regarding sexual harassment case settlements involving former Fox News chief Roger Ailes. 

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A U.S. Senate hearing on Wednesday focused on “modernizing the Endangered Species Act.” It is the latest under the Trump administration's push to reel in regulations they see as harmful to businesses and creating new jobs. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 16, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and windy with scattered snow showers today.  Highs in the lower 30's.

Clearing and breezy tonight.  Low in the teens.

Mostly sunny and breezy tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 30's. 

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com about a new novel from a local author that's getting national attention.

Obama fills out NCAA bracket.
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NBA:

In the NBA, Boston topped Philadelphia 116-108, Milwaukee bested Brooklyn 129-125, Oklahoma City beat the Knicks 116-105, New Orleans won against Memphis 95-91, Minnesota beat Denver 112-99, Phoenix defeated the Lakers 137-101, Utah beat Portland 111-88, Detroit topped Dallas 98-91, San Antonio won against Orlando 107-79, Cleveland beat Indiana 113-104, Golden State blasted Sacramento 109-86, the Clippers beat Atlanta 99-84, Miami topped Houston 117-109, and it was Toronto over Charlotte 90-85.

Washington Post

The first time new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos tried to visit a school her first week on the job, she was blocked by protesters. It was an unsettling debut for one of the most controversial cabinet appointments, ever, from nomination to confirmation. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear from Secretary DeVos, as she addressed members of the department of Education her first day on the job.

We’ll also hear how companies who specialize in big data are making money off your medical records…and spend an Academic Minute getting thirsty at bedtime.

Manufacturing in New York state expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years as factories received more new orders and stepped up hiring.

Governor Phil Scott (left) and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard at a press conference in Quebec City 2/15/17
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott is in  Quebec City for his first official meetings with his counterpart in Quebec, the state's largest trading partner.

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About 300 Vermont Air National Guard members will soon return from a three-month deployment in the Middle East.

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The mayor of Hoosick Falls, a Rensselaer County village that has been dealing with contamination issues for the past year, is stepping down in a few weeks. David Borge will retire at the end of his second term.

New York Assemblyman Sean Ryan D- Buffalo and other lawmakers call for state help to fund refugee resettlement centers, at the Capitol's Million Dollar Staircase in Albany on Wednesday.
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A group of upstate lawmakers are asking New York to step in and fund refugee resettlement programs, that they say have been caught up in President Trump’s travel ban and the resulting chaos.

North Country Chamber unveils 2017 Business Confidence Index
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A survey conducted by the local chamber of commerce finds that confidence in the North Country’s business climate is surging.

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Early voting for the 2016 election in Massachusetts proved to be very popular and by all accounts successful.  Now, the state auditor has determined who should foot the bill. 

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   Back-to-back big storms have prompted public safety officials in Massachusetts to issue a warning about snow on the roofs of buildings.

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A state lawmaker whose district includes Cooperstown is making a strong pitch to have New York designate baseball as the official state sport.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Feb 15, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

#1438: Pink Collar Jobs And Baby Cafes

Feb 15, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear why pink-collar jobs have trouble attracting men; find out about baby cafes, and bring you a listener essay. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Want to get away and enjoy a respite from the cold and snow? Or are you of the mind that now is the time to get out and enjoy the fresh powder with skiing, snowboarding or another outdoor activity? We’ll be discussing travel today, with veteran travel planner Andrea Schwartz.

NYS Lawmaker Introduces Carbon Farming Tax Credit Bill

Feb 15, 2017
Courtesy of Poughkeepsie Farm Project

A New York state Assemblywoman has introduced legislation on carbon farming that she says is the first of its kind. The idea is to promote environmentally friendly farming practices while, at the same time, putting money back into the pockets of farmers.

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