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Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Feb 15, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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Some Hoosick Falls residents already exposed to chemicals in their drinking water may also have another form of pollutant leaking into their homes. Honeywell, under a consent order with the state, is conducting an investigation into the detection of chemicals at one of its former buildings in town. A meeting was held Tuesday night where company representatives spoke to residents.

The Creative Life: A Conversation Series at UAlbany is an initiative of the New York State Writers Institute, UAlbany Performing Arts Center, and University Art Museum, all of which are housed and function on the main campus of the University at Albany. Guests in this inaugural year of the series have included author Joyce Carol Oates and dancer/choreographer Savion Glover who appeared in September and October 2016, respectively.

Erika Christakis is an early childhood educator and school consultant. She has written a new book, The Importance of Being Little.

In it, she explains the challenges of being a little kid trying to navigate a system designed by and for adults, with high-stakes academic curricula and stringent schedules. 

The good news is that young children are hard-wired to learn in any setting, and tools to improve preschools are within reach of any parent and educator. The book offers a road map to giving children what they really need. 

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       Downtown Northampton saw an increase in key economic indicators in 2016, according to a report compiled by city officials.

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Democrats in the Senate are trying to come up with a workable strategy against President Trump.

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

Jay Rogoff is the author of six books of poetry. His latest full-length collection, Enamel Eyes, A Fantasia On Paris, 1870, a lyrical sequence with the breadth and depth of a historical novel, considers the events of "the terrible year" through multiple perspectives.

The Franco-Prussian War, the siege of Paris, and the Commune come alive through the eyes and voices of a variety of historical figures who witnessed and participated in the events.

Jay Rogoff will have a poetry reading on Friday night at the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga to celebrate his new collection, Enamel Eyes, A Fantasia on Paris, 1870. 

2/15/17 Panel

Feb 15, 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 corporate attorney Rich Honen.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the resignation/dismissal of National Security Secretary Michael Flynn, concerns over the Trump administration's ties to Russia, and Russia's deployment of a new missile that violates a treaty.

These striking workers at Momentive are heading back to work.
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about a deal finalized by workers at  Momentive Performance Materials, ending an ongoing strike since November.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 15, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy with light snow today, rain and snow showers in the valleys. Most places an inch or less but up to 2-4 inches in the Adirondacks, Champlain Valley and Central and Northern Vermont.  Highs in the mid 30's.

Cloudy and breezy with a few snow showers tonight. Steadier snow in Vermont with another 1-3 inches.  Low in the mid 20's.

Mostly cloudy and windy with light snow showers tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 30's. 

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In the NBA, Chicago beat Toronto 105-94, Cleveland topped Minnesota 116-108, and it was Sacramento over the Lakers 97-96.

Former Knick Charles Oakley is being welcomed back to Madison Square Garden and the team's home games after his ban from the arena was lifted. Oakley was arrested at a game last week and banned by Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan after an altercation with security guards. The sides have reconciled after a meeting orchestrated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan. But Oakley says he wants an apology before returning.

Vermont's treasurer says the state will soon launch a tax-free savings program for residents with disabilities.

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Child advocates say New York's marriage law that allows children as young as 14 years old to wed can trap minors in sexual abuse and domestic violence.

A Westchester County legislator has presented a proclamation to Mount Vernon Schools honoring former President Obama.

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Bills aimed at preventing what Vermont lawmakers and Republican Governor Phil Scott have called unconstitutional overreach on immigration issues by the Trump administration are moving quickly through the state Legislature.

The Albany County Legislature has taken the final step to "ban the box" on county job applications. They've made it official.

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
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 Audio File Edit | Remove Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is pushing for a measure to stop treating 16 and 17 year-olds as adults in New York's criminal justice system.

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The first early voting held in Massachusetts last year was very successful, but it proved expensive for cities and towns, and the state auditor said Tuesday the state should pay some of the costs. 

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Scammers are always coming up with ways to get your money — and with the latest technology, they are more creative than ever.  An assistant New York state attorney general and a bank president say one of the latest scams puts your finances at risk if you respond with a single word.

Oberlin President To Lead Pace University

Feb 14, 2017

The president of Oberlin College in Ohio is leaving his post to become president of Pace University in New York.

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  No developer has stepped forward yet with an offer to purchase and restore one of the most unique buildings in western Massachusetts. But late today, the deadline to put in a bid was extended.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Feb 14, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

Sebastian Barry is one of the most prominent Irish writers of his generation. In his latest novel, Days without End, he explores America through the eyes of a young Irish immigrant fighting in the great wars of the mid-19th century.

It’s about war, immigration, and the violent making of America, but also a moving love story between two gay men. 

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On this special edition of Medical Tuesday - podiatry and podiatric surgery with Dr. Douglas Tumen of Hudson Valley Foot Associates. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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The first meeting between President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was closely watched by Canadians and border communities in the U.S.  The public view of the leaders’ meeting is boosting confidence about future economic links between the two countries.

Power Outages Persist For Hudson Valley Residents

Feb 14, 2017
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Mother Nature wasn’t showing much love in the Hudson Valley Monday, whipping up winds that downed trees and power lines, causing thousands of power outages throughout the region. Though much progress has been made, there are still many customers who will have to wait until tonight or even tomorrow morning to turn on their lights.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Feb 14, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

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Public-interest, environmental and labor groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the legality of President Donald Trump's executive order requiring federal agencies to eliminate two existing regulations for every new one.

The Small Business Revolution is a movement created to shine a spotlight on the vital impact that small businesses have on our economy, our communities and our daily lives.

The organization traveled the country, capturing the inspiring stories of 100 small businesses and recognized that nowhere in America are small businesses more critical, and more under siege, than in our small towns. They created the Small Business Revolution – Main Street to help those small businesses, and in turn, those small towns, reignite the spark that drives them and keeps people coming back.

Each season, The Small Business Revolution seeks out America’s most inspiring small towns, and award the winner with a $500,000 revitalization. The season 1 winner was Wabash, Indiana and voting is open now for the finalists in Season 2. The 5 finalists are Bristol Borough, PA; Georgetown, SC; Kingsburg, CA; Red Wing, MN; and North Adams, MA!

Eric Kerns, co-Founder, Bright Ideas Brewing and Partner in Hotel Development in North Adams and Suzy Helme, Community Events Director of North Adams join us to tell us more. 

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