Patrick Garrett

Morning Edition Producer, National Productions Coordinator

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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Song of the Deep, a new video game by Insomniac Games is hitting a frequently untapped market when it comes to children. A book produced in parallel with the game tells the story of a young girl named Merryn, who one night builds a submarine to venture out into open water in search of her father… who one stormy night at sea, never came back home. RetConned’s Patrick Garrett spoke with author and co-founder of Insomniac Games, Paul Hastings on what the games and book industry are doing to help encourage young girls.

RetConned is a program of assorted geekery - movies, comic books, video games and everything in between. You can subscribe to RetConned via, via iTunes, Stitcher, and the Google Play store.


The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league had expressed its opposition to the law since it was enacted in March.


Vermont officials say suspected cancer causing chemicals have been found in groundwater at a closed landfill in Shaftsbury.


There's been at change at the top of the American League East standings. Boston is on top, Baltimore drops a half-game behind and the New York Yankees are two games over .500 for the first time since April. To usher in the change, the Yankees blanked Baltimore 5-0, Seattle edged the White Sox 6-5 in 11 innings, the Angels won against Texas 7-4, Houston shut out Oakland 7-0, Cleveland beat Kansas City 11-4, and it was Minnesota over Detroit 4-1.


In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees beat Baltimore 7-1, Minnesota tripled up Detroit 6-2, Cleveland won against Kansas City 7-3, Oakland edged Houston 4-3 in 10 innings, the Angels beat Texas 8-6, and it was the White Sox over Seattle 6-1.


In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees beat Baltimore 2-1, Detroit edged Minnesota 1-0, Kansas City won against Cleveland 7-3, the Angels defeated Texas 9-5, Oakland topped Houston 7-4, and it was Seattle over the White Sox 4-3. The Red Sox had a day off and will open a two-game series at Fenway against San Francisco.


Henrik Stenson has captured his first major championship by outdueling Phil Mickelson in the final round of the British Open at Royal Troon. Stenson tied Johnny Miller's major record with a closing round of 63 to finish 20 under for the tournament, three strokes ahead Mickelson. Lefty lost despite a final-round 65 after opening the tournament with a 63.

Phil Mickelson


Phil Mickelson had a three-shot lead over Patrick Reed and Martin Kaymer heading into the second round of the British Open at Royal Troon. Mickelson had a chance to become the first player in major championship history to shoot a 62, but he missed a birdie putt on his final hole to settle for an 8-under 63. Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker are among eight players at minus-4.


The 145th British Open is underway at Royal Troon. The defending champion is Dustin Johnson, who made a 30-foot birdie putt in regulation for a 66 and won the four-hole aggregate playoff over Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman. Jordan Spieth was in contention for his third straight major until he bogeyed the next-to-last hole and came inches from a birdie putt on 18 to miss the playoff by one shot. Americans have won the claret jug the last six times at Royal Troon.


A Republican House chairman has issued subpoenas to two Democratic state attorneys general seeking records about their investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about global warming.

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Yale University has acknowledged that it decided to remove several stained-glass windows at Calhoun College only after a worker destroyed one in June that depicted slaves in a cotton field.


Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer and fellow Kansas City Royal Eric Hosmer added a solo blast and two RBIs as the American League downed the National League 4-2 in the All-Star game at San Diego. Perez snapped a 1-1 tie with his second-inning homer, but Hosmer came away with the MVP award after going 2-for-3. The American League has won the last four All-Star games, but the National League leads the overall series 43-42-2.


Giancarlo Stanton has won the Home Run Derby last night. Stanton beat defending champion Todd Frazier of the White Sox 20-13 in the final. The Marlins outfielder slammed 61 home runs during his three rounds, beating Robinson Cano 24-7 in the first round and current home run leader Mark Trumbo 17-14 in the semifinals. Frazier advanced to the final by beating both Carlos Gonzalez and Adam Duvall by one round-tripper in each round.

Tennis star and 2016 Wimbledon Chamipon Andy Murray
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Andy Murray has earned a second Wimbledon championship for Britain in the last three years. The second-seeded Scot disarmed big-serving Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his third major championship. Britain had gone 77 years without a Wimbledon men's champion before Murray's 2013 title.

  In this episode, we bring you another terrifying tale from the heart of New York's Hudson Valley. Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk joins us again with a story of ghosts, a haunting and the horrors of indentured servitude in Colonial times.


In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees edged Cleveland 5-4, the Red Sox were off last night they start a series against Tampa Bay tonight at Fenway Park, Minnesota bested Texas 10-1, Toronto slid past Detroit 5-4, the Angels won against Tampa Bay 5-1, Oakland beat Houston 3-1, and it was Kansas City over Seattle 4-3.

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In baseball, in the American League, Boston beat Texas 11-6, the White Sox shut out the Yankees 5-0, Toronto doubled up Kansas City 4-2, Minnesota blanked Oakland 4-0, Detroit blasted Cleveland 12-2, Houston edged Seattle 9-8, and it was the Angels over Tampa Bay 7-2.

A Johnstown woman who had been missing since June 22nd has been found alive. Rachael Mattice returned to her home early Wednesday morning according to multiple reports.


In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees blanked the White Sox 9-0, Texas bested Boston 7-2, Toronto won against Kansas City 8-3, Cleveland crushed Detroit 12-1, the Angels beat Tampa Bay 13-5, Houston defeated Seattle 5-2, and it was Minnesota over Oakland 11-4.


In baseball, in the American League, Boston topped Texas 12-5, the White Sox bested the Yankees 8-2, Toronto tripled up Kansas City 6-2, Cleveland beat Detroit 5-3, Oakland won against Minnesota 3-1, Tampa Bay doubled up the Angels 4-2, and it was Houston over Seattle 2-1.


In baseball, in the American League, Boston doubled up the Angels 10-5, Detroit bested Tampa Bay 5-1, Toronto crushed Cleveland 17-1, Minnesota edged Texas 5-4, Seattle beat Baltimore 9-4, and it was the White Sox over Houston 4-1.


Mt. Greylock is the tallest natural point in Massachusetts. At 3,491 feet above sea level, it rises above the Berkshire county town of Adams, bisected by a portion of the Appalachian trail. The peak and its historic monument are constantly shrouded in mist and fog, and often beset by unpredictable weather. And the quiet summit possesses mystical qualities that have inspired great American writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Well now, it seems, it has inspired a very famous British writer—and now plays a very pivotal role in the expanding universe of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.

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With all the turmoil surrounding politics worldwide, people like to imagine their own political ideology as the correct one. But would your best ideas turn out to be "good public policy?" Our new podcast RetConned, takes a look into the development of the popular political simulation game, Democracy 3.

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In the wake of a historic Pride month for the nation, Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and local leaders gathered Friday to discuss issues facing the LGBT community. 

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Vermont's new law requiring genetically modified food to be labeled as such is set to take effect Friday, but it might soon be erased from the books by federal action.


In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees edged Texas 2-1, the White Sox beat Minnesota 6-5, Cleveland bested Toronto 4-1, Detroit defeated Tampa Bay 10-7, and it was Seattle over Baltimore 5-3.


In baseball, in the American League, Tampa Bay blanked Boston 4-0, the Yankees topped Texas 9-7, the White Sox beat Minnesota 9-6, and it was Houston over the Angels 10-4.

In New York’s 22nd Congressional District, state Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is the projected winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary, which had her with a total 41 percent of the vote. 

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In baseball, in the American League, Boston beat Tampa Bayb 8-2, Texas topped the Yankees 7-1, Minnesota blanked the White Sox 4-0, and it was Houston over the Angels 7-1.

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In baseball, in the American League, Texas beat the Yankees 9-6, Tampa Bay won against Boston 13-7, and it was Houston over the Angels 4-2.