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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Science Forum : 7/24/14

It's the Science Forum today on Vox Pop today as we welcome back our esteemed panel of experts.  

New York News
12:16 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Oil Trains Under Political Microscope

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There have been several developments this week impacting oil trains, the subject of national and local debate.

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for moving crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The rules would include new operational requirements to lower operating speeds and enhance braking capabilities for high-hazard flammable trains. 

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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Thu July 24, 2014

"Prayer" By Philip Kerr

  New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr has written an intense psychological thriller, Prayer.

In the book, Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism within our nation’s borders every day. He sees hatred and destruction wrought by every kind of “ism” there is, and the zealots who kill in their names. Until now, he has always been a part of the solution—however imperfect—a part of justice. But when Gil discovers he played a key role in wrongly condemning an innocent man to death row, it shakes his faith—in the system, in himself, and in God—deeply.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu July 24, 2014

David Lang And The 13th Annual Bang On A Can Festival At MASS MoCA

From MASS MoCA's blog: Musician: Vicky Chow // Artist: Teresita Fernandez, Black Sun (2014).
Credit Caleb Blansett

  The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival is underway at MASS MoCA in North Adams for the 13th year. This year, the Festival culminates with an 8-day new music extravaganza called "Bang on a Can Plays Art" from July 26 through August 2. Fourteen concerts over this 8-day period will draw inspiration from the visual art on exhibit in the galleries at MASS MoCA.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu July 24, 2014

The Hyde Collection

There is a pair of exciting exhibits at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows in the Wood Gallery and Emerging from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and his Contemporaries in the Hoopes Gallery. Both are on display through September 14th.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

    In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the new high-tech lab at General Electric.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu July 24, 2014

"Burning Down The House: The End Of Juvenile Prison" By Nell Bernstein

One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders.

In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

7/24/14 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Hudson Valley News
8:18 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Plans Unfold For Historic Poughkeepsie Mill Building

A vacant, historic building in the Hudson Valley is getting a makeover, and developers Thursday afternoon will deliver an update on the progress.

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WAMC News
7:31 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Moreland Commission and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the death penalty in a recent, now controversial case in Arizona.

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