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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In baseball, in the American League, Toronto bested Minnesota 5-1, Texas won against Houston 12-9, Tampa Bay topped the White Sox 5-4, Baltimore defeated Oakland 9-2, and it was the Angels over Cleveland 5-4.


In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees topped the White Sox 12-3, Tampa Bay edged Boston 4-3, Toronto beat Kansas City 5-2, Detroit won against Baltimore 6-1, Seattle defeated Minnesota 4-1 in 11 innings, and it was Oakland over Cleveland 2-1 in 10 innings.

(Airs 8/2 & 8/3) 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 media coverage the presidential race, corrections in the New York Times, and Broderick Crawford.


In baseball, in the American League, Texas edged the Yankees 7-6, Boston bested the White Sox 8-2, Toronto won against Kansas City 5-2, Detroit slid past Baltimore 9-8, Houston blanked the Angels 3-0, Minnesota trumped Seattle 9-5, and it was Cleveland over Oakland 3-1.


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has asked a federal judge in Minnesota to overturn his four-game suspension for the scandal known as "Deflategate." In a filing yesterday, lawyers working with the NFL Players Association asked a judge to vacate the suspension or at least put it on hold until the case can be heard.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game. The league announced the decision yesterday. Goodell says Brady told an assistant to destroy his cellphone on or just before March 6th. Brady met with independent investigator Ted Wells on that day.

A Capital Region police officer who was serving in the Watervliet School District is facing allegations he had sex with some of his students. Officer Joshua Spratt has been charged with having sex with two girls ages 16 and 17, while working as a school’s resource officer. The 12-year-veteran of the force pleaded not guilty in court yesterday.

Albany Police Department

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple’s son, Kyle Apple, was arrested for drunken driving early Saturday morning after a crash at Central and Colvin Avenues. The Times Union reports Kyle was found inside his disabled car with keys still in the ignition and engine running. The 21-year-old allegedly was found with an open can of beer, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

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About a dozen families are homeless and at least three firefighters are recovering from minor injuries suffered battling an overnight fire in Hartford.


Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games has been pulled by the U.S. Olympic Committee following concerns by local government officials over cost over-runs. Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Friday that he wanted to see a full report from a consulting group, and the USOC cut ties with Boston organizers after Mayor Marty Walsh said Monday that he wouldn't be pressured into signing a contract that would put the city on the hook for cost over-runs.