WAMC News
8:57 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver stepping down Monday.

Hudson Valley News
8:23 am
Wed January 28, 2015

HV Congressman's Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Passes House

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The House of Representatives has passed a bill sponsored by a New York congressman to combat human trafficking.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s bipartisan Human Trafficking Prevention Act unanimously passed the House Monday. The legislation enables the training of Foreign Service officers working overseas at U.S. embassies to identify victims before they are trafficked into the United States. Here’s Maloney on the House floor prior to the bill’s passage.

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New York News
7:54 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Silver Will Leave Post As Speaker On Monday

New York State Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle
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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will end his long reign as the head of the Assembly on Monday, say the Democratic members of the Assembly who announced they’ll hold a new election for Speaker on February 10th.

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Hudson Valley News
6:56 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Sandy-Damaged Park Gets Funding Help

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New York’s two U.S. senators have announced federal funding to help a Westchester County park recover from Hurricane Sandy.

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Weather
6:53 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Increasing sunshine and breezy today.  Highs in the mid 20's.

Clear and very cold tonight.  Lows near 0.

Increasing clouds tomorrow.  Chance of snow by the end of the day in the Mohawk Valley and Western Catskills.  Highs in the upper 20's.

WAMC News
6:43 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Morning Headlines With Judy Patrick Of The Daily Gazette

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about the new $23.6 million New York State Mesoscale Weather Network -- or Mesonet.

New England News
6:00 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Massachusetts High School Graduation Rate Improves

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Massachusetts education officials say the state's high school graduation rate is up to 86.1 percent, with some of the strongest gains among minority and low-income students.

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Sports
5:59 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Sports Report: Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch, "I'm Just Here So I Won't Get Fined"

NBA:

In the NBA, Toronto beat Indiana 104-91, Cleveland topped Detroit 103-95, Milwaukee bested Miami 109-102, Memphis won against Dallas 109-90, Chicago squeaked by Golden State in overtime 113-111, and it was Washington over the Lakers 98-92.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed January 28, 2015

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1271

The DREAM Act, legislation that would allow the children of undocumented immigrants to legally remain in the United States and gain resident status, has been introduced into both house of congress various times in various forms since 2001. It has yet to pass, or even be voted on in the senate. President Obama has put some aspects of the act into effect with executive orders, but there are students around the country who still hope the full act will someday become law.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll hear from a potential "Dreamer".

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New England News
10:45 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Natural Resources Agency Lawyer To Head Resources Board

The top lawyer for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources will  become the next chair of the Natural Resources Board.

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