Sports
6:12 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Sports Report: First Triple Play For Mets In Four Seasons

MLB:

In Major League Baseball, in the American League, the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 yesterday to complete a three-game sweep. Pinch-hitter Brian McCann lined a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning. Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run single and the Yankees rallied for their fourth straight victory following a 2-7 slide.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon August 25, 2014

8/25: This Week on The Academic Minute

Visit AcademicMinute.org each day for complete segments and transcriptions.

Monday, August 25
Dr. Stefan Sarafianos of The University of Missouri discusses a chemical in soy sauce resistant to the HIV.
 

Tuesday, August 26
Dr. Steven Schandler of Chapman University examines the lasting effects of alcoholism, specifically on ACOAs or adult children of alcoholics.
 

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Media Project
5:52 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

The Media Project #1212

(Airs 8/24 & 8/25/14) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Investigative Journalist and SUNY Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about covering the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, the continuing situation in Ferguson and the media's role, Don Pardo dies at 96, and much more.

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New York News
12:47 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Advocates Hope To Keep Young People Out Of Adult Court

Raise the Age NY is a public awareness campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18
Credit raisetheageny.com

Each year in New York, more than 45,000 16-and 17-year-olds are arrested and face the possibility of prosecution as adults in criminal court. If convicted, these juveniles are housed in adult jails and prisons, which advocates and some in state government want to change.

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New England News
12:06 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Federal Universial School Lunch Program Expands In Massachusetts

Credit USDAgov's photostream Flickr

A federally-funded universal free lunch program is being introduced this year in the public schools in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Springfield Public Schools will receive $15.4 million to provide lunch daily at no charge to any student who wants it.  Springfield Superintendent of Schools Dan Warwick said the quality of the school lunches will improve with more vegetables and fruits on the menu.

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New England News
10:00 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Ousted City Planner Granted New Hearing

The former city planning director in Montpelier who lost her job last year after a publicized struggle with other city officials has been granted a near hearing on the matter.

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New York News
8:10 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Longshot V.E. Day Takes Travers

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — V.E. Day caught Wicked Strong late to take the 145th running of the Travers Stakes by a nose Saturday over an impressive field that included Belmont champion Tonalist and favorite Bayern.

Ridden by Javier Castellano, V.E. Day beat out the co-second choices after going off at nearly 20-1 and returning $41.00, $13.20, and $7.30 in the $1.25 million Grade 1 stakes race.

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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Sat August 23, 2014

FEMA Money Will Strengthen 20 NY Bridges

Credit Wikimedia Commons, Daniel Case

Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday announced federal funding headed New York’s way to strengthen 20 bridges.

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New England News
1:00 pm
Sat August 23, 2014

Development Deal In Newport Off The Table

A proposal from the owner of Vermont's Jay Peak Resort to buy a plaza in Newport to make way for a convention center appears to off the table.

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New England News
12:46 pm
Sat August 23, 2014

NYC Residents Accused In Massachusetts Car Insurance Fraud Scheme

Authorities in western Massachusetts say they broke up a large-scale automobile insurance fraud ring. It is alleged that people from New York City were insuring their cars in either Northampton, Easthampton or Greenfield where they paid substantially lower premiums.   This went on for six years.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the chief prosecutor in the case, Steve Gagne, of the Northwestern District Attorney’s office.

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