New England News
6:30 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Governor Temporarily Pulls Plug On Troubled Health Care Exchange

Vermont’s online connection to its health care exchange has been temporarily disconnected. The governor pulled the plug Monday night to fix persistent problems.

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New England News
6:04 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Congressman Neal: U.S. Should Maintain No Ransom Policy Despite Beheadings

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) speaks with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President Mary Grant on campus in February.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The terrorist group Islamic State has beheaded three Westerners held captive in the past month, including two Americans. Western Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal says the United States should maintain its no ransom policy.

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New England News
4:37 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Kinder Morgan Begins Federal Approval Process For Pipeline

Roughly 30 people gathered in Park Square in Pittsfield, Mass. July 7 as a march protesting the proposed pipeline made it's way west to east along the proposed route.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Kinder Morgan has begun the process of seeking federal approval for a natural gas pipeline project through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: ISL And US Foreign Policy

America decided to deal with the Native Americans by war and exile. It took three centuries, as succeeding generations of Indians realized that the White Man would honor no treaty and give them no peace.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 16, 2014. 

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

The Book Show #1365 - Joe Gannon

    Joe Gannon is a writer and spoken word artist. He was also a freelance journalist during the Sandinista Revolution, writing for the Christian Science Monitor and the San Francisco Examiner.

In his new novel, Night of the Jaguar, he takes readers to the land of Nicaragua in the mid-eighties, a place recovering from one conflict and descending into another.

Capital Region News
2:53 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Retired Albany Police Chief John Dale Dead At 80

John Dale was the Albany Police department's first black sergeant and lieutenant.

He became a detective and a supervisor, serving as Chief from 1989 to 1995. The Korean War combat veteran joined the force in 1958 as a ptrol officer and worked his way to the top. Albany activist Alice Green tells the Times Union Dale was well-liked and always cordial, even when they disagreed, and was often called upon to be a liaison between police and the city's black community. He received many awards for his police work and for his commitment to community. John Dale was 80.

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Vox Pop
1:35 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Open Forum : Corporal Punishment

Credit wikipedia.org

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in the headlines this week, after multiple allegations of child abuse surfaced. He faces charges in Texas for whipping his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. His lawyers say the charges they’re unfounded, and Peterson, who was publicly subjected to corporal punishment as a child, is both defending his parenting skills and his place in the NFL.

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North Country News
1:15 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Bicentennial Of Battle Of Plattsburgh Celebrated

Battle of Plattsburgh bicentennial
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Over the weekend, Plattsburgh celebrated the bicentennial of an historic land and naval battle on Lake Champlain — a battle that naval historians say determined the fate of our nation.

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Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews Curtain Call Theatre's Production Of "Family Furniture"

LATHAM   - A.R. Gurney is as much a historian as he is a playwright.  His newest play, “Family Furniture,” being offered at Curtain Call Theatre in Latham through October 11, is a detailed portrait of life as it was lived in the 1950s.

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