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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 Bernie Sanders says he will vote Hillary Clinton for president.

Damien Center's Facebook Page

An Albany Pride flag that was burned outside of the city’s Damien Center is now being investigated as a hate crime by the FBI. 


The Philadelphia 76ers used the first pick in Thursday's NBA draft to select LSU freshman forward Ben Simmons, who averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Tigers as a freshman last season. Duke freshman forward Brandon Ingram was the second player selected, grabbed by the Los Angeles Lakers. Boston chose third and took California freshman forward Jaylen Brown.


In baseball, in the American League, the White Sox topped Boston 8-6, Detroit bested Seattle 5-1, Houston beat the Angels 3-2, and it was Cleveland over Tampa Bay 6-1.

Voters in parts of Britain are facing floods and torrential downpours as they cast their ballots in a referendum on whether or not to remain in the European Union.

Lionel Messi/Argentinian Soccer Team


The top-ranked Argentine soccer team schooled Team USA 4-0 to reach the finals of the Copa America tournament. Superstar Lionel Messi scored a goal and two assists. He became Argentina's all-time leading scorer in international play with his goal in the 32nd minute.


In baseball, in the American League, the White Sox beat Boston 3-1 in 10 innings, Detroit won against Seattle 8-7 in 12 innings, Cleveland bested Tampa Bay 7-4, Texas topped Baltimore 4-3, and it was Houston over the Angels 10-7. The Yankees had a night off.

It's 2016 and podcasts have been out for over a decade. What makes a podcast a podcast? We delve into that and more with WNYC's Chief Content Officer Dean Capello. 

LeBron James and Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Sunday in Oakland, Calif.


It's over. Cleveland's 52-year championship drought ended with an electrifying 93-89 victory over Golden State to give the Cavaliers their first NBA title. The Cavs are also the first NBA team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals.


Now who has the momentum in the NBA Finals?

LeBron James had his second straight 41-point game and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their second straight must-win game, beating Golden State 115-101 to force a decisive Game 7 Sunday night in Oakland. No team has come back from a 3-1 deficit to win an NBA championship series, but the Cavs are giving it their best shot. Afterward James said of the 3-1 comeback jinx: "Records are made to be broken."


The name, logo, and ownership of Springfield’s new AHL team were announced yesterday. The Springfield Thunderbirds are the newest addition to the AHL. When the Springfield Falcons left for Arizona at the end of last season, the local investment group quickly purchased the Portland Pirates and moved that franchise to Springfield.

Imran Yousuf

A Niskayuna, New York native is being touted as a hero following the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. 


In baseball, in the American League, Baltimore edged Boston 3-2, Tampa Bay slid past Seattle 8-7, Detroit won against the White Sox 11-8, Kansas City beat Cleveland 3-2, Texas bested Oakland 10-6, and it was the Angels over Minnesota 5-4.


This time LeBron James got plenty of help.


The Pittsburgh Penguins earned their second Stanley Cup since 2009 by beating San Jose 3-1 to win the NHL championship in six games. Kris Letang scored his third goal of the playoffs at 7:46 of the second period to give the Penguins the go-ahead goal. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs.

An urban legend is a popular story passed around that's allegedly true, but can't quite be confirmed. It's the kid who ate PopRocks and drank soda and his stomach exploded. It's the unfortunate tweeners who turned the lights out at their sleepover and called into the mirror for Bloody Mary. Or the poor sap who woke up sans kidneys in a bathtub full of ice. We've all heard them, and probably even told a few ourselves. They're modern folklore. Contemporary legends. In this episode of Listen With The Lights On, we explore an urban legend in Albany, New York, with local lore expert Maeve McEneny.

On this week's episode of RetConned, we talk to co-directors and showrunners, Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, of Netflix's new original series, Voltron Legendary Defender

Harriet Tubman's upcoming debut on the $20 bill is just half the good news in the upstate New York town where the Underground Railroad conductor settled down and grew old.

U.S. Senate


U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the federal government to approve $5.1 million in funding for the removal of lead-based paint hazards in homes throughout western New York.


The San Jose Sharks are putting in the necessary effort to stave off a defeat in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. The Sharks downed the Penguins 4-2. Meanwhile Pittsburgh leads the series 3-2.

Maria Sharapova
Yann Caradec/Flickr


In the NBA finals, Cleveland beat Golden State 120-90 in Game 3. The Warriors leads the series 2-1.


In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees doubled up the Angels 6-3, Baltimore beat Kansas City 9-1, Detroit edged Toronto 3-2 in 10 innings, Texas won against Houston 4-3, and it was Seattle over Cleveland 7-1.


The Pittsburgh Penguins are one victory away from capturing the fourth Stanley Cup championship in team history.


Novak Djokovic has his career Grand Slam. After losing the first set to second seed Andy Murray, the top-seeded Djokovic roared back to win the French Open men's singles championship 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. 

The Ghostly Rower
World's End, 1992 woodcut print. By Vic Schwarz, Courtesy of the Vic Schwarz family through the Putnam County Museum & Foundry School Museum, Cold Spring, New York

  If you've ever taken a trip down the shores of the Hudson River, no doubt at one point you've witnessed its hallmark mists rising from the waters. They have a ghostly quality about them, and not surprisingly there is an abundance of lore based on apparitions witnessed within them. We bring back Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk on this episode of Listen With The Lights On, who will tell us one such tale—the tale of the ghostly rower.


The Golden State Warriors have opened the NBA Finals with a 104-89 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Shaun Livingston came off the bench to score 10 of his team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter. Draymond Green added 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists to the victory.


The Pittsburgh Penguins are halfway to their second Stanley Cup since 2009.


If the ship legendary explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is found, Rhode Island will own it outright.


Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals is tonight at 8 p.m. The San Jose Sharks take on the Pittsburgh Penguins who lead the series 1-0.

Jack Jakubek
SUNY Cortland Athletics

A New York man who drowned during lifeguard tryouts in a Cape Cod lake was a collegiate swimmer who planned to become an assistant swim coach at his alma mater.