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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.

Weather
6:46 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Extended Morning Forecast:

Sports
6:31 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Sports Report: Yankees Top Texas, Boston Drops Second Straight To Toronto

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In baseball, in the American League, The New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 last night in a rain-shortened game called in the fifth inning under bizarre circumstances. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 last night. Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs, and R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts. David Ortiz hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox, his fourth in three games, but Boston lost its second straight after winning the previous five. Elsewhere Kansas City edged the White Sox 2-1, Minnesota defeated Cleveland 3-1, the Angels won against Baltimore 3-2, and it was Oakland over Houston 9-7.

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New England News
10:45 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Republican Milne Launches Campaign Website

Scott Milne
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Republican Scott Milne has formally launched his campaign for Vermont governor, accusing incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin of a radical style of governing and promising a more moderate approach.

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New York News
9:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Lake George Mayor Will Run For 12th Term

At 78-years old, Mayor Robert Blais is currently the second-longest serving mayor in New York. He has held office for 43 years, since being elected in  1971.

The Glens Falls Post-Star reports Blais  is uncertain about whether he’d want to complete another full four-year-term, but said ,“Right now, I’m in a frame of mind that I’d like to continue.”

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New England News
8:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Vermont Panel Takes Testimony On Protecting Kids

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A special legislative committee seeking solutions to a child protection crisis in Vermont heard from a number of key players Wednesday, including the heads of the child welfare department, the state police, police chiefs and prosecutors.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
8:06 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1244

When you fill out a form for a loan or a job application and you get to the part about education, there’s that choice right between “college degree” and “high school diploma” that says “some college”. Apparently, a whole lot of people check that box…and one state is trying to get those people back on track to a degree. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll learn about a program called “Complete Florida”.

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Capital Region News
7:59 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Downtown Albany: Open For More Business

Vacant downtown Albany office buildings may soon be welcoming new tenants.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Progressive Iowa Democrats Organize Draft Bernie Campaign

Vermont’s junior U.S. Senator, Independent Bernie Sanders, has traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire, generating considerable buzz about a possible presidential campaign. On Tuesday evening, a group of progressive Democrats met in Iowa to form a “Draft Bernie Sanders for President” steering committee.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Cuomo Rivals Demand Response On Moreland Commission

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One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on Governor Cuomo to hold an explanatory press conference, and  another is demanding that Cuomo to resign after an in depth account in The New York Times reports that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation.

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