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WAMC’s Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump blasting the Special Prosecutor over news stories that he is investigating the President for Obstruction of Justice in the Russian investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issuing a statement asking Americans to be wary of anonymous sources, Vice President Mike Pence hiring a lawyer , and Governor Cuomo nominates a veteran judge to serve on the state's Court of Appeals.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's WAMC Regional Forecast

Today/Friday

Showers likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Jay Inslee

AP-Sports Right Now

BASEBALL-CONGRESSIONAL GAME

Dems win with Scalise on minds of players

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record crowd of almost 25,000 came to Nationals Park to watch the Democrats beat the Republicans, 11-2 in the annual Congressional Baseball game.

(Airs 6/15/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Republican Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

(Airs 6/15/17 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Jeanne Hunter, former Publicist, WAMC Board Member and Essayist. Alan talks with Jeanne about her new memoir Where Has The Evening Gone?

(Airs 6/15/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Accusations fly as legislative leaders dig in on the remaining issues in the 2017 leg session, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on his conversation with Republican Assembly Minority Leader Kolb, and A group that counts seven Hudson Valley counties at its members receives funding to continue its work in food rescue and combating food insecurity.

WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Washington Post story that the Special Prosecutor is investigating President Trump for Obstruction of Justice in the Russian investigation, a new AP poll finds a majority of Americans think the President interfered in the investigation, and much more.

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Jim Kevlin, Editor & Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and All Otsego.com, talks about a new proposed Solar Farm and the issues surrounding it.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds with low humidity.  Highs in the upper 70's.

Jumpy News

AP-Sports Right Now

CONGRESSMAN SHOT-THE GAME

Game on: Tragedy won't stop congressional baseball game

WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual Congressional Baseball Game will be played on Thursday at Nationals Park as scheduled despite Wednesday's shooting at the Republican squad's practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

House Speaker Paul Ryan assured lawmakers assembled at a members' briefing that the game will go on.

The game dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, benefiting several charities.

WAMC's Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony yesterday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, whether President Trump will eventually claim Executive Privlege, and NBC's Megyn Kelly is critized for an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunny and pleasant today with much lower humidity.  Highs in the upper 70's.

Clear tonight. Lows in the lower 50's.

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds tomorrow with low humidity.  Highs in the upper 70's.

Keith Alllson

AP-Sports Right Now

MLB

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia exited early with a strained left hamstring, and Eric Young Jr. rallied the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory in 11 innings that snapped New York's six-game winning streak Tuesday night.

WAMC's Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Attorney General Jeff sessions public testimony this afternoon in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump's travel ban suffering another setback in a federal appeals court, and D.C. and Maryland suing President Trump over foreign payments to his businesses.

Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain talks with WAMC's David Guistina about the Albany County Legislature voting last night on a resolution to prevent the hiring of former county elected officials for four years after their terms have ended, and environmentalists and state lawmakers are worried natural gas fracking water waste will be dumped in New York – which has banned fracking.  They’re pushing the Department of Environmental Conservation to keep regulations in place that limits on radiation detection systems at landfills.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds, warm and humid today with a scattered shower and possibly a thunderstorm.  Highs in the upper 80's.

Clearing tonight. Lows in the upper 50's.

Sunny and pleasant tomorrow with much lower humidity.  Highs in the upper 70's.

Keith Alllson

AP-Sports Right Now

NBA FINAL

Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors brought Kevin Durant to the Bay Area last summer for the express purpose of winning an NBA title and erasing the memory of last year's collapse against Cleveland in the finals. Mission accomplished.

(Airs 6/11 & 6/12/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about a First Amendment group that is threatening to sue President Trump unless he unblocks Twitter critics, a proposed bill in New Jersey that could create an AmeriCorps for journalists, a Pew Research Center report that shows a dismal 2016 for newspapers and boom times for cable news networks.

(Airs 6/9/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: At a rally with House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Governor Cuomo vows to help defeat the state’s eight republican members of the House of Representatives in next year’s election, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that, and we’ll take you to a public hearing with state Education Commissioner Elia.

(Airs 6/8/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: At a rally with House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Governor Cuomo vows to help defeat the state’s eight republican members of the House of Representatives in next year’s election, Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on that and we’ll take you to a public hearing with state education commissioner Elia.

(Airs 6/04/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Ira talk about the New York Times’ plan to offer employee buyouts and eliminate the Public Editor role, the New York Times editor Dean Baquet, says local news is the biggest ‘crisis’ in journalism, Scott Pelley is leaving his post as ‘CBS Evening News’ Anchor, Anthony Mason will be his interim replacement, Megyn Kelly is now on NBC with new shows, and much more.

(Airs 6/2/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Activists and politicians are angry with a proposal to curtail the nations’s food stamp program, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on a coming vote for a state constitutional convention, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Schumer says the Department of Defense is evading its responsibility to clean up PFOS contamination at Stewart Air National Guard base.

(Airs 6/1/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Jay Jochnowitz, Editorial Page Editor for the Albany Times Union.

(Airs 5/27 & 5/28) 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 Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Ira and Cailin talk about British authorities angry at the New York Times for publishing leaked forensic photos, Republican Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte body slams a reporter, whether Fox news is changing since the death of Roger Ailes, and much more.

(Airs 5/16/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: After an embarrassing controversy over stipend payments, the group of breakaway Democrats in the state Senate tries to change the subject, our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s letter to President Trump for Federal help with the City’s transportation infrastructure, and, in the wake of the terrorist attack on Manchester, New York City Police have stepped up counter-terrorism efforts around Madison Square Garden and other high-profile locations, including the state’s capitol region.

(Airs 5/15/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Times Union Capitol Bureau reporter, and Capitol Confidential blogger Matt Hamilton.

(Airs 5/21 & 5/22) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week’s Media Project, Rex, Ira and Judy talk about the death of Roger Ailes, Former FBI Director Comey’s memo which says President Trump complained about the media and wanted Comey to ‘lock them up’ for leaking classified information, Trump’s national security adviser taking on the Washington Post’s anonymous sources, and much more.

(Airs 5/19/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Senator Jeff Klein publically response to news reports that some of his members received stipends for committee chair positions that they didn’t hold, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett about the controversy over Lu Lu’s, and supporters from across NY gather to ask lawmakers to pass the Medical Aid in Dying Act.

(Airs 5/18/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

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