The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Ideas Matter - NEH’s 50th anniversary and the Common Good

  We are very happy to continue our regular feature – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

Today we check in with William "Bro" Adams, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and speak with him about his new initiative to use humanities as the civic toolkit for working towards the Common Good.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Basilica Farm & Flea

  Farmers, artisans, vintage collectors, and makers of handmade and quality goods will converge at the 2nd annual Basilica Farm & Flea, the large-scale farm-stand and flea market taking place over Thanksgiving Weekend at Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY.

A local, artisan alternative to big box and mall shopping, Basilica Farm & Flea showcases fantastic wares made by regional and very talented people.

The weekend kicks off with the Black Friday Soirée from 5 to 9pm on Friday, Nov 28th - which will offer attendees local food, music, and fun.

Here now to tell us more are Melissa Auf der Maur, creative director of the Basilica Hudson, Farm & Flea’s farmer coordinator Lauren Giambrone (a farmer herself and maker of Good Fight Herb Co.), and Hudson River Exchange organizer Stella Yoon.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

11/21/14 Panel

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

Topics include Immigration Overhaul, Smithsonian Cosby Debate, Drug Stings Faulted, Ebola Spread Slowed, and Airbag Hearing.

WAMC News
7:48 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the buffalo lake-effect snow storm, and Obama's executive action on immigration.

Weather
6:57 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

A mix of sun and clouds, windy and cold today. Highs in the lower 30's.

Mostly clear and very cold tonight.  Lows in the teens.

Sun giving way to increasing clouds tomorrow. Highs in the upper 30's.

Sports
6:05 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Sports Report: Buffalo Bills' Game Postponed And Moved Due To Snow Storm

NFL:

The Raiders' 16-game losing streak is over after Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining in a 24-20 triumph over Kansas City. The Raiders built a 14-point lead but needed a 17-play, 80-yard drive to secure their first win since beating Houston last Nov. 17.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

The Academic Minute for 11.17 - 11.21

Never miss a segment by checking in at AcademicMinute.org

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Hudson Valley News
7:41 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Enviro Health Group Maps Crude Oil Train Risks To Schools

A public health group has mapped what it calls new risks posed to children who attend schools near crude oil train lines in the Hudson Valley as well as throughout New York. Environmental groups added their voices to the discussion in calling on regulators and the rail industry to take action.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Environment Mass. Calling On Baker To Set Strong Solar Goals

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As governor-elect Charlie Baker pieces together his administration, advocates for solar power are urging the Massachusetts Republican to make the renewable energy source a key initiative.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Springfield Set To Hire Police, Firefighters Thanks To Casino Cash

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno announces new police and fire department hires. Sarno said the new staff is financially sustainable because of the money MGM must pay the city as it prepares to build a casino.
Credit WAMC

Counting on casino cash, the city of Springfield, Massachusetts is planning to hire more cops.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno Thursday announced new police and fire department academies starting early next year. When the police cadets graduate next spring it will bring the number of uniform patrol officers in Springfield to more than 400 for the first time in two decades, according police Commissioner John Barbieri.

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