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2:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1257

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It takes a lot to survive a zombie apocalypse: speed, endurance, cunning…and apparently a working knowledge of calculus.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to the author of the new novel Zombies and Calculus and see why surviving a zombie attack takes brains.

We’ll also hear an essay about running away from your school bully straight into adolescence. I’ll talk to a Florida ROTC teacher who recently wrote a book about how to get into the college of your choice…and pay for it.

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New England News
11:15 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Teachers Union, School Board Ratify Contract

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The South Burlington School Board and the teachers union have ratified a three-year contract for teachers following a four-day strike last week.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Vermont Employees To See Big Health Cost Jump

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Vermont state employees are going to be hit with a nearly 18 percent increase in their health insurance premiums.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Nor'easter To Test FairPoint's Replacement Workers

Striking workers say a nor'easter is going to test FairPoint Communications' replacement workforce in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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New England News
6:11 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Gov. Patrick Announces State Contract To Build Subway Cars In Springfield

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The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is recommending a Chinese company be awarded a contract to build new subway cars for the MBTA.  The railcars will be assembled at a new factory that is to be built in Springfield.

Gov. Patrick made the announcement Tuesday standing in front of an empty 40- acre lot on Springfield’s east side,  where the CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. has said it will build a $50 million factory creating over 250 new construction and manufacturing jobs.

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New York News
4:51 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Only Debate Of New York Governor's Race Set For Wednesday

Rob Astorino says Gov. Cuomo should consent to more than just Wednesday's debate.
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Four of the candidates running for governor of New York will be participating in a debate shown on public television and heard on WAMC Wednesday night.

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New York News
4:46 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Endorses State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk On Re-Election Bid

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New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk today received an official endorsement from fellow Democrat U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. Senator Schumer and Congressman Paul Tonko joined Senator Tkaczyk to announce the endorsement at the Rotterdam Public Library.

Tkaczyk faces former Rotterdam Assemblyman George Amedore in a rematch of a race decided by 18 votes two years ago.

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New England News
4:21 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Connecticut's 5th District: Esty, Greenberg Face Off Two Weeks Before Election

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Exactly two weeks before Election Day, candidates in the race for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District met in a debate. Democratic Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty faced off against Republican Mark Greenberg Tuesday.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

The Book Show #1370 - Martin Amis

    In what is being called by critics, the greatest novel of his career, Martin Amis’ latest, The Zone of Interest, provides a searing portrait of life – and, shockingly, love – in a concentration camp.

In the novel, the stories of the commander of the camp, the nephew of Hitler’s secretary, and a prisoner at the camp, all converge.

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