WAMC News
4:53 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Alert In NY, Mass. And Vt. For Abducted 5-Year-Old

Kenneth White
Credit http://www.missingkids.com/poster/AMBER/11683/8304

An Amber Alert has been issued in three states after a 5-year-old boy was abducted from a home in eastern New York by two men wearing black ski masks.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says Kenneth White was being watched by the 19-year-old daughter of his legal guardians when the men entered the house, pinned the woman to the floor and took the child at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

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New York News
4:47 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Signs Lyme Bill Protecting Doctors

Credit Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that would protect healthcare providers that treat chronic Lyme disease.

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Hudson Valley News
4:45 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

HV Congressman Speaks To NY Fracking Ban

Credit Capital District Against Fracking

A Hudson Valley congressman is weighing in with his view of Wednesday’s decision from top state administration officials to ban fracking in New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration is banning hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New York, citing concerns about health and environmental risks. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says his views on the issue have not changed.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Rabbi Dan Ornstein: A Dream Deferred

In 1951, the African American poet, Langston Hughes published his anguished masterpiece, Harlem:

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up

like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore—

And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over—

Like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags

Like a heavy load.          

Or does it explode?

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New York News
3:45 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, December 18, 2014.

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New York News
3:37 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Cuomo Demands Non-PC Answers From State Ed Officials

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has written a letter to state education officials, saying he wants answers on why 99 percent of teachers scored highly on the most recent evaluations, while other data shows two-thirds of school children performing below acceptable levels in math and English.

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WAMC News
2:42 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

The Capitol Connection #1451

(Airs 12/18 & 12/20) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Rick Karlin, Capital Reporter for the Albany Times Union newspaper.

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Hudson Valley News
2:16 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

NY Fracking Ban Decision Elicits Different Reactions

It will probably go down as the biggest decision of the year in New York State – a ban on fracking. Wednesday’s news came the same day casino license recommendations were announced. Supporters of a fracking ban are celebrating the long-awaited decision while opponents say they are disappointed and the Southern Tier, where fracking would have taken place, is doomed.

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Vox Pop
1:46 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Automotive Repair: Gordon Fricke : 12/18/14

  Today on Vox Pop, we’re joined by Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber & Fricke Automotive Incorporated, an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick, New York, to talk cars and car repair.

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Commentary & Opinion
1:13 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Sean Philpott-Jones: Physician, Torture Thyself

Last week, the US Senate Intelligence Committee released its long awaited report describing the techniques the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used to interrogate suspected terrorists and other combatants captured during our long running War on Terror.

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