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New England News
8:51 am
Mon December 15, 2014

$814K Offered For Projects After VT Plant Closes

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Five Windham County projects have been selected to receive $814,000 in grants after the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shuts down.

Last year after the plant's owner, Entergy Nuclear, announced it was closing the plant, it agreed to contribute $10 million over five years for economic development in the county.

But Gov. Peter Shumlin said when he reviewed the 24 proposals, he found most didn't offer the "transformational new jobs and economic opportunity we were hoping for."

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WAMC News
7:53 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the 2015 federal spending bill, Cuba's liberalization, and Former Vice President Dick Cheney on the newly released torture report.

WAMC News
7:07 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett Of The New York Daily News

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about an education tax credit bill, Former New York Governor George Pataki, and horse and buggies in New York City.

Weather
6:46 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Partly sunny today.  Highs in the upper 30's.

Mostly cloudy tonight.   Lows in the lower 30's.

Increasing clouds tomorrow.  A chance of showers by dark.  Highs near 40.

Sports
6:24 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Sports Report: Patriots, Broncos, Colts Clinch Divisions; Buffalo Upsets Green Bay 21-13

NFL:

The New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts are division champions once again after earning victories on Sunday.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

12.15.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Have a listen to these and more at AcademicMinute.org

Monday, December 15
Steven Barger of Northern Arizona University discusses the connection between personal relationships and depression.

Tuesday, December 16
Leah Levac of The University of Guelph details a community vitality index experiment.

Wednesday, December 17
The University of East London's Volker Thoma explains the psychology of facial recognition.

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Media Project
5:54 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

The Media Project #1228

(Airs 12/14 & 12/15) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about Rolling Stone Magazine's University of Virginia gang rape story, Rosemary's trip to Jordan and the difficulties journalists face there, training young journalists today, and much more.

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WAMC News
1:09 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

Vermont Artist Reflects On Wordless Billboard Project

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In November, Rob Hitzig, an artist based in Montpelier, Vermont, had a wordless billboard installed beside Route 9 in Queensbury, New York. The space typically reserved for advertising featured a colorful, abstract image that Hitzig has described as an “antidote” to constant, demanding messages. 

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New England News
12:30 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

Soldier On Testifies Before Congressional Veterans Committee

Soldier On CEO Jack Downing
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The U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs recently held a hearing focused on ending veteran homelessness and improving the delivery of healthcare and other benefits to former service men and women. Massachusetts-based Soldier On was one of five nonprofits invited to testify before members of Congress to speak about their experiences and how they think veteran care should be provided. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis spoke with Soldier On CEO Jack Downing.

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North Country News
7:49 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Owens Would Like To Continue In Economic Development Role

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Speaking after returning from Washington D.C. Friday, retiring Democratic Congressman Bill Owens of Northern New York said leaving his job is ‘bittersweet’ but that he would also like to stay engaged in the North Country.

“I think that from my perspective, I believe that I will be able to contribute by continuing to help in the economic development arena in particular, and I think that that is something that the North Country cries out for, whether you’re talking about Saratoga or you’re talking about Lewis County, and everything in between.”

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