(5/28/15) Dr. Alan Chartock shares his morning commentary.

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

(5/28/15) Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers his WAMC regional forecast.


In the NBA The Golden State Warriors are in the finals for the first time since 1975 after closing out the Western Conference finals in a 104-90 triumph over the Houston Rockets in five games – setting up a battle with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA title.


There will be a Game 7 in each of the NHL's conference finals. The Chicago Blackhawks are heading back to Anaheim after scoring three times in the second period of a 5-2 victory over the Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.

There are interesting stories about Common Core and standardized testing all over the country, but if you want real entertainment, you have to look closely at Florida. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear how developing education standards and valid evaluations has been a comedy of errors in the Sunshine State.

We’ll also see how another southern state, North Carolina, is trying to find ways to pay its best teachers. And we’ll spend an academic minute matching the personalities of students and teachers for better early education.

Facebook: Norman Rockwell Museum

Students from a New York City high school who are petitioning legislators in the Big Apple to name a street after Norman Rockwell are visiting the famed artist’s museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts Thursday.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

About 5,000 people gathered in Burlington on Tuesday to hear Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially announce his campaign as a Democratic presidential candidate.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley takes us into the crowd.

Facebook: Eric Rudd For North Adams Mayor

A local artist, businessman and early supporter of North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright is now challenging the Democrat’s bid for a fourth term this November.

Connecticut has received a $150,000 grant to help it come up with a plan to reduce the number of people jailed while awaiting trial or serving short sentences. The grant is one of 20 awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to jurisdictions across the nation.


In the final weeks of the legislative session, groups are lobbying for some of the major remaining issues still on the table, including the Mayor of New York and groups who want a property tax break for homeowners struggling to hold on to their houses. And both accuse Governor Andrew Cuomo of not taking an active enough role.

In an effort to stave off "wage theft," New York labor officials have proposed regulations on employers that pay workers with payroll debit cards to prevent them from either profiting or passing along expenses from using the cards.