Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Mar 13, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Kingston’s mayor hosted a forum on policing and community relations Monday night. The idea was to open lines of communication among residents, police officers and police commissioners. Several residents say they appreciated the forum, but there is lots of work to be done.

Kristin Hannah’s best-selling novel “The Nightingale” illuminated the women of the French resistance in World War II. Her new novel “The Great Alone” focuses on fiercely independent women in extraordinarily difficult circumstances in Alaska who must fight each day to survive.

Map of North Korea
Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.

Leonard Cutler of Siena College, Mark Dallas of Union College and Nolan Fahrenkopf of the University at Albany join Vox Pop to discuss the latest in relations between the United States and North Korea. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Josh Landes

Field hearings on the Massachusetts state budget were held Monday at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. 


An open house to present the findings of the I-787/Hudson Waterfront Corridor Study will be held tonight in Albany. 

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Mar 13, 2018
Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Burlington's "Everyone Loves a Parade" mural
Michelle Maria/Wikimedia Commons

Following a quarrelsome debate Monday night, Burlington city councilors decided to create a task force to determine the next steps the city should take regarding a controversial downtown mural.

Former Cuomo Aide Percoco Guilty Of Corruption

Mar 13, 2018
Thurgood Marshall Federal Court House in lower Manhattan
Karen DeWitt

A federal jury found New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Joe Percoco guilty on three counts of bribery and conspiracy to commit honest service fraud, in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday.

Williams College Names Next President

Mar 13, 2018
Williams College

Williams College has appointed it next president. 

Mike Birbiglia
Evan Sung

The High Mud Comedy Festival takes over the campus of MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts this Friday and Saturday.

Friday night, Sasheer Zamata hosts “Sasheer Zamata Party Time!” in the Hunter Center. On Saturday, there will be a satire writing workshop by the Reductress, comedian-led gallery tours, and a performance by Nellie McKay.

To close the festival, Mike Birbiglia will present his new one-hour of stand-up, aptly entitled “The New One.” Birbiglia’s previous popular shows include “Thank God for Jokes,” “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,” and “Sleepwalk with Me.” The latter was adapted into a film co-directed by Birbiglia and his stage-director Seth Barrish. In 2016 Birbiglia wrote and directed “Don’t Think Twice” starring Gillian Jacobs and Keegan-Michael Key.

The 13th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, presented by the Springfield Jewish Community Center, runs March 15 – 27 with 25 film screenings at 18 community venues across Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties in Massachusetts.

Year after year, PVJFF presents critically acclaimed films that not only entertain, but also provide opportunities for reflection, discussion, and a deeper understanding of our complex, diverse world.

We are joined by Festival Director Deb Krivoy and by director of communications for the Yiddish Book Center, Lisa Newman. The Yiddish Book Center is one of the Pioneer Valley Film Festival’s venues.

The ACLU of Massachusetts has launched a voter education campaign to spotlight the local elected officials who are among the most powerful in the criminal justice system: the District Attorney.

  This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

"Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi
"Winter Sisters" by Robin Oliveira
"Feel Free" by Zadie Smith
"White Houses" by Amy Bloom
"What Are We Doing Here?" by Marilynne Robinson
"The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
"People Like Us" by Dana Mele

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Former Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen was among the earliest to write about the dangers that the Internet poses to our culture and society. His 2007 book "The Cult of the Amateur" was critical in helping advance the conversation around the Internet, which has now morphed from a tool providing efficiencies and opportunities for consumers and business to an elemental force that is profoundly reshaping our societies and our world.

In his new book, "How to Fix the Future," Keen focuses on what we can do about this seemingly intractable situation. Looking to the past to learn how we might change our future, he describes how societies tamed the excesses of the Industrial Revolution, which, like its digital counterpart, demolished long-standing models of living, ruined harmonious environments, and altered the business world beyond recognition.

NYS Brings Felony Charges Against Mount Vernon Mayor

Mar 13, 2018

The mayor of Mount Vernon faces felony charges in a public corruption case brought by the New York state Attorney General’s office.

3/13/18 Panel

Mar 13, 2018

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain and the Empire Report’s J.P. Miller.

WAMC's Alan Chartock discusses the United Kingdom's accusation that Russia is behind a recent nerve gas attack on British soil.  Dr. Chartock also talks about President Trump abandoning his gun control promises.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about a viral video of police, which is causing outrage. They also discuss the sentencing of Johnny Oquendo.  Oquendo was convicted of the 2015 murder of his stepdaughter Noel Alkaramla.

Paul Caiano

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

Cloudy and becoming breezy with snow today.  Steadiest and heaviest in New England.  Highs in the mid 30s.



Connecticut has been given the first overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament as the Huskies go for their 12th national championship. The 32-0 Huskies enter the NCAA Tournament as the lone unbeaten team and went wire-to-wire as the unanimous top team.

Powerball logo
Multi-State Lottery Association

A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown.

Wayne Laroche/Vermont Fish and Wildlife

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is recommending the lowest number of moose hunting permits in the modern era as the herd continues to decline from infestations of ticks and brain worms believed to be caused by the warming climate.

Vermont's unemployment rate continues to remain low while employers across the state report they can't find enough workers to fill open jobs.

Governor Andrew Cuomo discusses budget in Lake Placid
Pat Bradley/WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to impose a tax on manufacturers of prescription opioids to help pay for state programs that help people who are addicted to them. But some say it will be patients who will ultimately have to pay the price.

The state capitol in Albany
Dave Lucas / WAMC

The New York State Senate has approved anti-sexual harassment legislation that includes an end to secret settlements. It would also no longer allow state officials who admit to sexual harassment to use taxpayer funds to settle their cases.


        Massachusetts is forecast to be hit Tuesday by the 4th big storm since January to bring flooding to coastal communities, including the city of Boston.   Scientists say because of rising sea levels these storms could be the new normal.  

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Mar 12, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, March 12, 2018.


The initiative to outfit Schenectady police officers with body cameras is moving forward, but not as quickly as first envisioned.