The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Book Picks - Oblong Books And Music

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
Descent by Tim Johnston
How to Be Both by Ali Smith
100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write by Sarah Ruhl
Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, & Leanne Shapton
101 Two-Letter Words by Stephin Merritt, illlustrated by Roz Chast
Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs. by Henry Carroll
Little Humans by Brandon Stanton
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue December 23, 2014

12/23/14 Panel

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

Today's panelists are Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and political consultant Libby Post, and College of St. Rose Communications Professor Mary Alice Molgard.

Topics include North Korea's Internet Collapse, Pope Francis warns Vatican leaders, Russian Facebook, DeBlasio Calls for Peace, Pakistan Executions, and remembering Joe Cocker.

WAMC News
6:55 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Morning Headlines With Mike Spain Of The Times Union

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about the Kenny White vigil and New York Govenor Andrew Cuomo's inaugural.

Weather
6:50 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Some early morning freezing rain or sleet in the Adirondacks and Green Mountains, otherwise  cloudy with rain showers today.  Highs in the lower 40's.

Cloudy with rain showers and areas of fog tonight.   Lows in the upper 30's.

Cloudy with rain tomorrow.  Areas of fog.  Highs in the lower 50's.

Sports
6:06 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Sports Report: Cincinnati Clinches Playoff Berth After 37-28 Victory Over Denver

NFL:

On Monday Night Football, Jeremy Hill ran for 147 yards and Dre Kirkpatrick grabbed two of Peyton Manning's four interceptions as Cincinnati beat Denver 37-28 to clinch an AFC playoff berth.

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New England News
10:18 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Mass. Bill Would Require Headlights In Bad Weather

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Motorists would be required to use their headlights during bad weather under a bill approved by Massachusetts House lawmakers.

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New York News
8:00 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Saratoga Springs Hires Firm To Fight Suit Over Land Sale

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The city of Saratoga Springs has hired legal help to fight a lawsuit brought on by a group of former officials over the sale of a city-owned, downtown parking lot.

As reported in the Times Union the city council recently voted to hire Albany firm Nixon Peabody to defend itself against a suit brought by a group of former officials.

The suit claims the sale of the city’s so-called Collamer lot off Broadway, in exchange for a parcel off Union Avenue, was illegally conducted.

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Hudson Valley News
6:32 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

County Execs Propose Partial Funding Plan For The New NY Bridge

Credit Courtesy of the Westchester and Rockland County Executives' office

The county executives on each side of the Tappan Zee Bridge are proposing a partial financing plan for the replacement bridge that is currently under construction. They say their plan will help stem any major increases to tolls.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, both Republicans, stood at Memorial Park in Nyack on the Rockland side of the Tappan Zee Bridge, calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to use a portion of the $5.1 billion New York has received in one-time bank settlement funds. Here’s Day.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

North Adams Not Alone In Hospital Closure

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Access to health care in rural areas is a persistent struggle, and some residents of western Massachusetts found themselves considering less than ideal options this year. North Adams Regional Hospital closed in March to much community outcry; it has since been reopened as a satellite emergency center by Berkshire Health Systems. But the region, which lost some 500 jobs, isn’t alone in its experience.

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New York News
5:36 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Schumer Pushes For Arts Funding In Saratoga Springs

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The arts and Saratoga Springs have a long history together, but talk today was all about the future. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Saratoga Springs to put a spotlight on the city’s push for federal funding to develop a city-wide arts initiative.

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