Patrick Garrett

Morning Edition Producer

Patrick Garrett graduated with a dual degree from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Concentration in Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry. A former newsroom intern who joined the WAMC staff in 2014, he worked at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where he sold tickets. He is an Eagle Scout from Saratoga Springs and writes and plays music in his free time.

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Teens in New York don't need their parent's consent before seeking treatment for most sexually transmitted diseases. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's time to change the law so that HIV infections are treated the same way.

Senator Charles Schumer

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is asking college students to turn up the pressure on Congress to make college more affordable. 


Today marks the start of the NBA’s All-Star weekend. On Sunday at 8 p.m. the West sees the East in Toronto.

In the NBA, Oklahoma City beat New Orleans 121-95 and Milwaukee topped Washington 99-92.

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In the NBA, Boston bested the Clippers in overtime 139-134, Memphis topped Brooklyn 109-90, Charlotte won against Indiana 117-95, San Antonio squeaked by Orlando 98-96, Denver defeated Detroit 103-92, Atlanta beat Chicago 113-90, Cleveland trumped the Lakers 120-111, Minnesota topped Toronto 117-112, New Orleans beat Utah 100-96, Golden State won against Phoenix 112-104, and it was Portland over Houston 116-103.

In a second referendum plans for a new $180 million city high school in Albany won by 228 votes last night.

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In the NBA, Milwaukee beat Boston 112-111, Washington bested New York 111-108, Utah topped Dallas in overtime 121-119, Golden State won against Houston 123-110, and it was San Antonio over Miami 119-101.


In the NBA, Brooklyn beat Denver 105-104, Toronto won against Detroit 103-89, New Orleans topped Minnesota 116-102, Orlando beat Atlanta in overtime 117-110, Portland defeated Memphis in overtime 112-106, Oklahoma City trumped Phoenix 122-106, Cleveland beat Sacramento 120-100, the Clippers topped Philadelphia in overtime 98-92, Indiana bested the Lakers 89-87, and it was Charlotte over Chicago 108-91.

Super Bowl 50


The Denver Broncos forced four Carolina turnovers, including a pair of fumbles by quarterback Cam Newton, and won Super Bowl 50 by beating the Panthers 24-10. In what may have been his final game, 39-year-old Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 13 of 23 for 141 yards and afterward said he would "take some time to reflect" on his future.

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about a listener letter about who's tired of the press, coverage in Iowa, and certain states in the United States who are exempt from the Freedom of Information Law.

Super Bowl 50


Super Bowl L will take place on Sunday in San Francisco when the Denver Broncos go head to head with the Carolina Panthers at 6:30 p.m.