Elizabeth Hill

Board Operator, Podcast Producer

Elizabeth Hill graduated the State University of New York at Oneonta in 2016.  She was an on air personality and producer for WONY the college's radio station.  She currently produces and hosts Postcards From The Road, WAMC's Travel Podcast and is a contributing content producer for The Best Of Our Knowledge.

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OLYMPICS

Canada's Kelsey Serwa has raced to victory in women's skicross, giving her a gold medal to go with the silver she won in Sochi four years ago.

Serwa raced to the lead early in the final and was well in front by the time she reached the bottom of the course at Phoenix Snow Park. Canadian teammate Brittany Phelan made an impressive pass late in the run to finish second.

Serwa's victory came two days after Canada's Brady Leman took gold in the men's event

New York Congressman Paul Tonko and members of the New York chapter of the U.S. Small Business Association gathered in Schenectady this week to announce an initiative to boost small business growth. 

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A Vermont firefighter is charged with lighting his children's hands on fire in what he told police was an attempt to teach them about poor decision-making.

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The U.S. women's hockey team has ended Canada's run of Olympic gold medals, but it took a shootout to do it.

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored in the first extra round of the first shootout tiebreaker in Olympic women's hockey history to give the Americans the gold medal with a 3-2 victory over their arch-rivals. Lamoureux's twin sister, Monique Lamoureux-Morando extended the game by scoring with about six minutes left in regulation.

It was the second straight overtime in the gold medal game for these two teams, but the first shootout in Olympic women's hockey history.

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The environmental group Save the Pine Bush is celebrating 40 years of advocacy for the 3,200-acre nature preserve in Albany, New York.  

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is proposing fare increases on rail and bus lines along with cuts in service, a plan some residents say will make public transportation worse.

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Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams.

The nonprofit College Board, which administers the exams, says 32.1 percent of students who graduated from the state's public high schools last year scored a three or better on at least one exam.

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Lindsey Vonn fell short of winning her second women's Olympic downhill gold medal.

The American came away with the bronze finishing 0.47 seconds behind the gold medal-winning Sofia Goggia of Italy. The 33-year-old Vonn becomes the oldest female medalist in Alpine skiing at the Winter Games.

Goggia finished in a time of 1 minute, 39.22 seconds to hold off Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel by 0.09 seconds.

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Officials at the University of Vermont and St. Michael's College say they are investigating white supremacist signs and stickers that are being posted around the colleges' campuses.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has qualified for a $50 million low-interest loan that could help the Connecticut River run cleaner. 

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American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani took the bronze medal with a strong free skate.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have made ice dancing history, while an American team captured the bronze medal in the event at the Pyeongchang Games.

Virtue and Moir have won the gold medal to become the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with their third gold and fifth medal overall. The Canadian pair scored a record 206.07 points to beat training partners Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France.

Virtue and Moir had been tied with Russia's Evgeni Plushenko and Sweden's Gillis Grafstrom for most medals among figure skaters.

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Attendance at state parks rose last year once again, with 71.5 million visitors to parks and historic sites across New York state.

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American Mikaela Shiffrin was unable to become the first skier to successfully defend an Olympic gold in the slalom.

Shiffrin finished fourth as Sweden's Frida Hansdotter overtook first-run leader Wendy Holdener of Switzerland to win the gold. The 22-year-old Shiffrin was fourth after the opening run and couldn't make up enough time to earn a second straight medal at the Pyeongchang Games.

Shiffrin was coming off a victory in the giant slalom the previous day.

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Cleveland Cavaliers fans will have to buy programs to identify the overhauled team. About half the roster was turned over before today's NBA trade deadline, with guards Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose among six players and two draft picks dealt by the Cavs.

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NBA-SCHEDULE

Terry Rozier allowed the Boston Celtics to put together a blowout win despite the absence of Kyrie Irving, who rested his quad injury. Rozier became the second player in league history to record a triple-double in his first start, providing 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 103-73 rout of the Knicks in Boston. Elias says Tony Wroten of the 76ers was the first player to post a triple-double in his initial start during the 2013-14 season.