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WAMC News
7:35 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses diabetes and modern medicine, and Russian support for the closure of all McDonald's in the country.

Sports
6:26 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Sports Report: NY Jets Sign Chris Johnson, Union College Parade Today At 4

The New York Jets have signed former Titans running back, Chris Johnson, nine days after he was officially released by Tennessee. Free agent and quarterback Josh Freeman and the New York Giants have agreed to a one-year contract, according to ESPN.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Dr. John Roe, University of North Carolina at Pembroke - Declining Leatherback Turtle Populations

The leatherback turtle population is getting some much needed help.

Dr. John Roe, assistant professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, is tracking, studying and helping to develop strategies that will help to revitalize the leatherback population.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Shumlin Says Transportation Funds Critical

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is urging leaders in Congress to replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund so that Vermont can move forward with road and bridge projects that he says are critical to job growth, public safety and the health of the state.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Cold Slows Floods, But Some Areas Still Underwater

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says damage from overnight flooding Tuesday into Wednesday was wide-ranging but receding.  He warned that Lake Champlain is nearing flood stage and will continue to rise in the coming days.

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New York News
8:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Sen. Gillibrand Says She Has No Role In Possible Sale Of Family's Land To Casino Developers

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has stated she has no involvement in any discussions related to the sale of her family’s Albany-area land to a casino developer.

Gillibrand said that she has no involvement in any future sale of the 60 aces owned by her family to casino developers. The Democrat said she trusts Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s judgement on whether the land located near New York State Thruway exit 23 would be a suitable location for a casino.

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New York News
6:22 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Leaders Discuss Funding Priorities With Sen. Gillibrand At SUNY Adirondack

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited with community leaders in Queensbury, New York, today to hear from local officials their economic development needs.

On the campus of SUNY Adirondack, New York’s junior senator met with leaders of the business community and public officials from Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga counties.

Ed Bartholomew, president of EDC Warren County, addressed the upcoming closure of General Electric’s capacitor manufacturing plant in Fort Edward…

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WAMC News
6:20 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Boston's Pride And Safety Precautions Are At A High

It’s been a year since the Boston Marathon bombing and many are still physically and emotionally wounded. From Western New England University, Mya Coviello reports on the meaning of Monday’s marathon for the victims, runners, Boston, and the country.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Pittsfield Cultural Force Leaving City Post

Megan Whilden is leaving her post as Director of Cultural Development for the City of Pittsfield to become executive director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College.
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A cultural force in Pittsfield is leaving her post within city government.

Megan Whilden, the city’s first director of cultural development, will be leaving the position she’s held for the past nine years. She will step down on May 16, the day after this year’s first 3rd Thursdays street festival, an event she helped create in 2007 that has since grown into an attraction for thousands.

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New York News
5:53 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Event Raises Awareness Of Public Services

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Representatives of more than 100 social service agencies in upstate New York gathered in Saratoga Springs to raise awareness of available public services. 

At the Saratoga Springs City Center, the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council celebrated its Annual Interagency Awareness Day.

A.C. Riley, President of EOC, said the event offers social service agencies from all sectors including healthcare, housing, and homelessness prevention visibility, and allows members of the public to become more involved with their communities.

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