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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.

(Airs 5/14 & 5/15/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. This week the Media Project is in front of a live audience at the new Hearst Media Center at the Times Union Newspaper in Colonie New York. It also marks the last Media Project appearance by Rosemary Armao who leaves for an investigative journalism teaching position in Jordan.

(Airs 5/12/17 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: fixing problems with economic development contracts remains as one of the top issues left before the legislature’s summer adjournment, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on his conversation with State Comptroller Dinapoli, and two NY House Republicans face questions from constituents over their votes on the American Health Care Act.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. 

(5/7 & 5/8/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. This week they talk about The U.S. ranking 43rd in the world on Press Freedom, The New York Times hires a conservative columnist, whether the Press self corrects, and much more.

(5/5/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Millions rally nationwide for worker and immigrant rights on May Day, we’ll take you to a rally in Albany, NY’s education commissioner releases a new report on state-specific learning standards, and our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on Governor Cuomo suggesting that an all Democratic legislature doesn’t work well together.

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with J.P. Miller, Founder and Publisher of Empire Report New York, an online aggregator of New York State news.

Today at 1 o’clock, A WAMC Conversation at the Linda about reconciliation as a key to societal healing.  Deputy Director for External Relations for The Rockefeller Institue, Bob Bullock, moderates the discussion between New York Congressman Paul Tonko, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Rabbi Linda Motzkin, and Dr. Mussarat Chaudhry, co-members of the new Capitol District Chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaaam/Sholam, a grassroots organization that bring together Muslim and Jewish women.

WAMC's Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a vote on a healthcare bill to repeal Obamacare expected in the House today, FBI Director James Comey tells Senators he feels 'mildly nauseous' over the idea that he swayed the election, President Trump makes his first trip back to New York today, and more.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds today.  Highs in the lower to mid 60's.

Thickening clouds tonight.  Rain moves in after Midnight and toward sunrise. Lows in the mid to upper 40's.

Rain tomorrow.  Breezy and cool. Highs in the mid to upper 50's.

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