New England News
12:10 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Springfield City Council Sets New Property Tax Rates

New property tax rates have been set in Springfield, Massachusetts.  For the first time in many years, the rates for both homeowners and business property owners have been reduced, as property values continue to recover from the Great Recession

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Roundtable Music 12/16

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

  The Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury outcomes launched protests from coast to coast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that federal reforms are a possibility.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Dianne Ashton: Hanukkah In America

Hanukkah is upon us yet again, and like most holidays in America, it means different things to different people. But as Professor Dianne Ashton of Rowan University writes in her new book Hanukkah in America, that has largely been precisely the point in a country where Jews represent a scant minority.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Book Picks - The Golden Notebook

  Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

Unbroken (Adapted for Childrenn and Young Adults) by Laura Hillenbrand
Rain/Reign by Ann M. Martin
Robert Moses - The Master Builder of New York City by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez
Voyage by Billy Collins with Illustrations by Karen Romagna
Eating Delancey A Celebration of Jewish Food edited by Aaron Rezny & Jordan Schaps with An Introduction By Joan Rivers
Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton
Jerry Lee Lewis - His Own Story by Rick Bragg
Penelope Fitzgerald by Hermione Lee
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue December 16, 2014

12/16/14 Panel

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.

7:50 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Cuomo administration's move to declassify about 1,000 PEF members to non-union status and the New York legislature to vote on a pay raise.

7:05 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Morning Headlines With Mike Spain Of The Times Union

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about the Cuomo administration's attempt to lower the amount of member in PEF and the Research Foundation for the State University of New York set to pay $3.75 million to settle a Justice Department investigation into claims that employees were directed to manipulate audits to lower eligibility error rates for Medicaid recipients.

6:55 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

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

Thickening clouds today.  A chance of showers by dark.  Highs near 40.

Rain tonight.  Possibly some freezing rain in mountain valleys.   Lows in the lower to mid 30's.

Cloudy with scattered showers tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 40's.

5:42 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Sports Report: Saints Trump Bears 31-15


On Monday Night Football, the New Orleans Saints are back atop the NFC South following a convincing victory over the hapless Bears in Chicago, 31-15.

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