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2:55 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

The Capitol Connection #1509

(Airs 2/26 & 2/28) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

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New England News
12:45 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Burlington Mayoral Candidate Greg Guma Discusses Election Campaign

Independent Greg Guma
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On Town Meeting Day Tuesday, Burlington voters will choose a new council and mayor in a newly redistricted city. Four candidates are running to lead Vermont’s Queen City. In the next segment in our series with the candidates, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley speaks with Independent candidate Greg Guma.

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New York News
12:33 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Siena Poll: New Yorkers Trust Local Government More Than State Or Federal

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan

New Yorkers are embracing their local governments like never before. A special local government Siena Research Institute poll finds a majority of voters say local governments beat the state on everything from understanding citizens’ needs to "getting things done."

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New England News
12:31 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Westfield State Recruits Home-Grown Teachers For Springfield Schools

Westfield State University President Elizabeth Preston announces a partnership with the Springfield Public Schools to create more minority teachers. Preston is joined by Westfield State Dean of Education Cheryl Stanley
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A state university in western Massachusetts and an urban public school system have announced a partnership to train more minority teachers in high- demand fields.

Westfield State University and the Springfield Public Schools have embarked on a “grow your own” initiative to recruit Springfield high school students of color to become teachers, provide a four-year university education, followed by a guaranteed job in the city’s public school system.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Forecast for Thursday, February 26, 2015.

New York News
12:16 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Group Hopes To Find New Location For Addiction Recovery Center

A group in Warren and Washington Counties is still trying to establish a center for recovering addicts after negative reaction from neighbors ruled out one prospective location.

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New England News
12:13 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Committee Recommends Town Administrator For Quarrelsome Hinsdale

A report from the Town Administrator Advisory Committee recommends the town of Hinsdale hire a full-time administrator.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

What appears to be the most politically divided community in Berkshire County may soon be searching for a town administrator. A committee has recommended Hinsdale task someone with managing the town of roughly 2,000.

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Roundtable Music 2/26

WAMC Speakers Corner
11:51 am
Thu February 26, 2015

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation With Author, Activist And Independent Scholar Barbara Smith

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Author, Activist and Independent Scholar Barbara Smith.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Ethel Payne - The First Lady Of The Black Press

    

  Acclaimed biographer James McGrath Morris latest book, Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press, brings into focus the riveting life of one of the most significant yet least known figures of the civil rights era—pioneering journalist Ethel Payne, the “First Lady of the Black Press."

A self-proclaimed “instrument of change” for her people, Payne broke new ground as the Washington correspondent for the Chicago Defender. She publicly prodded President Dwight D. Eisenhower to support desegregation, and her reporting on legislative and judicial civil rights battles enlightened and activated black readers across the nation. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson recognized Payne’s seminal role by presenting her with a pen used in signing the Civil Rights Act. In 1972, she became the first female African American radio and television commentator on a national network, working for CBS. Her story mirrors the evolution of our own modern society.

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