Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This week we will feature the work of: The Excelsior College Online Writing Lab. To learn more we welcome - Dr. Crystal Sands - Founding Director of the Online Writing Lab and Dr. Frank Crocco, Associate Director of the Online Writing Lab.

  Based on research involving crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, whales, and of course chimpanzees and bonobos, Frans de Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence.

In his new book, he offers a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are, and how we’ve underestimated their abilities for too long.

Frans de Waal is the C. H. Candler Professor in Emory University’s Psychology Department and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. His new book is: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

5/2/16 Panel

May 2, 2016

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

Over the weekend, news broke that top aides to Governor Andrew Cuomo are being probed by the U.S. Attorney in connection with the Buffalo Billion economic development project. Here's a look at who’s been accused and what they are suspected of doing.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the investigation into Cuomo and the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about investigations, scandals, and  corruption cases across New York State.


New York's attorney general has forced 22 school districts to address complaints that immigrant children were denied or delayed access to school.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 2, 2016
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

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


In the NBA playoffs, Miami topped Charlotte 106-73 in seven games to move onto the conference semifinals, Golden State bested Portland 118-106 to lead the series 1-0, and it was Toronto over Indiana 89-84 in seven games to move onto the conference semifinals to take on Miami.

(Airs 5/01 & 5/02/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about this year’s the future of newspapers in digital formats, conglomerate newspapers ownership, and much more.