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2:00 am
Wed August 13, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1247

In April of 2010, a deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico caused what has become known as the BP Oil Spill. The spill pumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf and started amazing amounts of litigation that have no end in sight. A consortium of universities in Gulf Coast states is working on what to do about the ecological state of the Gulf now, and when the money from fines is finally collected.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll get a report on the state of the gulf and the litigation four years after the spill.

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Hudson Valley News
10:39 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Nevele Taps New CEO

The CEO of the company proposing a casino in Ulster County is gone from the position, for a second time.

Michael Treanor is leaving the post of CEO of Nevele Resort, Casino & Spa proposed for Wawarsing, but will stay on as CEO of Claremont Partners, Nevele’s parent company, focusing on other properties. Treanor had stepped aside at the beginning of May following a New York Post article reporting he had been accused of sexual assault in 2007. After an internal review, Treanor returned to the position three weeks later.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

State Program Helps Secure 150 Jobs At Washington County Firm

NYPA President Gil Quinones
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Officials with the New York Power Authority visited a manufacturer in Washington County today to announce a statewide program is helping the company make upgrades and secure 150 jobs.

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New England News
6:06 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

New Bishop Installed At Springfield Service

Bishop Mitchell Rozanski of Springfield greets well wishers after his installation service Tuesday at St. Michael's Cathedral in downtown Springfield,MA
Credit WAMC

There is a new spiritual leader for the 220,000 Roman Catholics in western Massachusetts.

   56 year old Mitchell Thomas Rozanski was installed as the 9th bishop of the Springfield diocese during a nearly 2-and-a-half hour service Tuesday. The 900 seat St. Michael’s Cathedral, the mother church of the diocese in downtown Springfield was nearly filled to capacity.

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New England News
4:08 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

UConn Bans 3 More Greek Organizations Over Hazing

Credit wikipedia.org

The University of Connecticut has banned three more Greek organizations for hazing, saying students were forced to eat pet food, bob for mini-bottles of alcohol from toilets and be partly or fully nude.

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New England News
4:03 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Flood Watches Issued For Connecticut

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch and coast flood advisory for Connecticut as forecasters expect heavy rain and possible thunderstorms.

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Central New York News
3:46 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Credit WNYT

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, August 12, 2014. 

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The Roundtable
3:06 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

The Book Show #1360 - Bob Berman

    Bob Berman is considered one of America's top astronomy writers. He is currently a columnist for Astronomy and the science editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac.

In his latest book, Zoom: How Everything Moves, From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees, Berman explores how motion shapes every aspect of the universe. 

New England News
12:50 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

New Bishop Vows To Listen As He Forms Vision For Springfield Diocese

Mitchell Thomas Rozanski will be installed this afternoon as the 9th bishop of the Springfield Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church.  The diocese encompasses the four counties of western Massachusetts with 82 parishes and 220,000 members.  Rozanski, who is 56 years old, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland.    He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill on the eve of the installation.

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New England News
12:31 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Pittsfield To Consider Further Support For Innovation Center

A 20,000-square-foot Berkshire Innovation Center has been proposed at the 52-acre William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield, Mass.
Credit Pittsfield Economic Development Authority

The Pittsfield City Council will consider tonight whether to designate a quarter-million dollars to help fund start-up costs for the Berkshire Innovation Center.

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