Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed March 25, 2015

The Fab Faux Performs ''Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band' At The Egg 3/28

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  For those of us who never got to see The Beatles in concert, we're fortunate to have The Fab Faux dedicate themselves to faithfully recreating some of the most extraordinary music ever written – and they’ll return to The Egg in Albany, NY this Saturday, March 28th at 7:30pm – performing 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band' in its entirety with the Hogshead Horns and the Crème Tangerine Strings.

The musical virtuosity of The Fab Faux – in actuality five of the hardest working musicians in NYC – turns the concept of a Beatles tribute band on its head. Far beyond being extended sets of cover versions, their astounding shows are an inspired re-discovery of the Beatles’ musical magic, as The Fab Faux tackles the group’s most demanding material live onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed.

Will Lee joins us now. Will has played music with all 4 Beatles and is the bassist for Paul Shaffer’s CBS Orchestra on The Late Show With David Letterman.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Congressional Corner With Brad Hays

Senate Republicans appeared to break with tradition by contacting the Iranians in a letter.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the development was a stunning in American politics.

The Roundtable
10:33 am
Wed March 25, 2015

'Mademoiselle Chanel' By C. W. Gortner

  Mademoiselle Chanel is an insightful and well-researched book of the extraordinary fashion designer Coco Chanel - the ambitious, gifted laundry woman’s daughter who revolutionized fashion, built an international empire, and became one of the most influential and controversial figures of the 20th century.

Author C.W. Gortner’s recreates the inner life of this woman of staggering ambition who transformed the fashion world with the strength, passion, and artistic vision that became her trademark.

Vox Pop
10:30 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Pets & Vets : Drs. Sikule & Dallas : 3/25/15

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It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland and Dr. Kristina Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs.

Capital Region News
10:10 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Bishop Maginn HS Will Re-locate

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A  landmark Albany school is moving to smaller quarters.

Saying it's time to stop the financial hemorrhaging, Albany Roman Catholic Diocese Bishop Ed Scharfenberger has decided the troubled Bishop Maginn High School will leave its current home, move to the former Cathedral School on Park Avenue, to "build a new beginning" with perhaps new administrators and board members.

Vincentian Institute and Cardinal McCloskey High School merged in 1977, creating “Maginn” in the former McCloskey building.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Running From Crazy: A Film And Community Event On Mental Illness

  In Running from Crazy , Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, strives for a greater understanding of her family history of suicide and mental illness. As tragedies are explored and deeply hidden secrets are revealed, Mariel searches for a way to overcome a similar fate. The documentary is directed by Barbara Kopple.

The Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA will present a community event on suicide, stigma and mental illness at The Mahaiwe on March 28th at 2pm featuring a screening of the film, and a roundtable discussion on mental health with Mariel Hemingway; James L. Sacksteder MD (Medical Director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center); Jane G. Tillman PhD (Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center); and Kelley Vickery, Founder and Executive Director of the Berkshire International Film Festival.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed March 25, 2015

3/25/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain, and WAMC newsman Ray Graf.

Scheduled topics include: Afghanistan Pullout; No Survivors in French Alps Crash; Tunisian Attack Aftermath; Boston Vote on Olympics; Bill Cosby Tour.

7:48 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the plane crash in France, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the DREAM Act.

7:10 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Breaking: Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Train In Mechanicville


Authorities say a person has died after being hit by a freight train near an upstate New York rail yard.

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7:06 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Sunny this morning, then increasing clouds with showers developing during the afternoon.  Highs in the lower to mid 40's.

Cloudy with a few evening showers, areas of fog overnight tonight.  Lows in the upper 30's.

Cloudy with showers tomorrow and a steadier rain developing toward evening.  Highs around 50.