Patrick Garrett

National Productions Coordinator, Podcast Host

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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The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Dr. Cailin Brown from The College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about Jeopardy host Alex Trebek moderating a debate, the dangers of media labeling children 'crisis actors,' and a listener letter.

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Registered nurses at Berkshire Medical Center say they will launch a second strike after demands for contract changes were not met. The nurses say they want improved staffing to ensure patient safety. The Berkshire Eagle’s Samantha Wood says the nurses mounted a similar one-day strike in October that resulted in a lockout by hospital management.

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PGA:

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is making his PGA Tour playing debut next month in the Dominican Republic.  The lead NFL analyst for CBS Sports has received a sponsor exemption to play in the inaugural Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 22-25. The tournament is held the same week as the Dell Technologies Match Play and will not feature any of the top 64 players in the world. Romo has tried to qualify for the U.S. Open three times. He advanced to the final stage of qualifying in 2010 but had to withdraw.

NFL:

Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis' Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring. The Colts confirmed McDaniels' decision after reports emerged that the Patriots' offensive coordinator had opted to stay in New England with coach Bill Belichick.

NFL:

Police say a man being held in a suspected drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has twice been deported from the U.S. Indiana State Police said Monday that 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala and gave officers a fake name following the Sunday accident. Investigators say he's in U.S. illegally and was deported in 2007 and 2009. He remained in the Marion County Jail on Monday. Police say the 26-year-old Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe were standing outside their car along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis when they were hit and killed by a pickup truck being driven by Orrego-Savala. Police say they believe Orrego-Savala was intoxicated and driving without a license. Police say they're working with prosecutors on potential criminal charges.

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NFL:

The City of Brotherly Love is celebrating its first Super Bowl victory, and its first NFL championship since 1960.

The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champs after rallying to beat the New England Patriots, 41-33. The Patriots led 33-32 until Nick Foles threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:21 remaining. Tom Brady fumbled on the next possession to set up Jake Elliott's 46-yard field goal that put the Eagles ahead by eight with 1:10 left.

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NFL-NEWS

The 52nd Superbowl kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Minnesota as the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and ALLOtsego.com.

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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.

Olympics:

Congress has responded to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by sending President Donald Trump legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report claims of abuse to law enforcement. Nassar returns to court today to face another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts after being sentenced last week to 40 to 175 years behind bars.

MLB:

The Cleveland Indians are removing the divisive Chief Wahoo logo from their jerseys and caps starting in the 2019 season. The decision follows numerous discussions with Major League Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred. The team has been transitioning away from Chief Wahoo in recent years amid growing pressure to drop the big-toothed, smiling, red-faced caricature. Manfred said the team conveyed to him that some fans have a "long-standing attachment" to the logo, but the Indians agreed that it's "no longer appropriate for on-field use."

NFL:

Delanie Walker grabbed two touchdown passes in helping the AFC beat the NFC 24-23 in the Pro Bowl at Orlando. David Carr completed 11 of 15 passes for 115 yards, including a go-ahead, 18-yard scoring pass to Walker with 1:31 remaining. Denver linebacker Von Miller sealed the victory when he caused and recovered a fumble by Rams quarterback Jared Goff.

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A Philadelphia museum dedicated to America's revolutionary patriots is temporarily renaming its biggest gallery in honor of the city's Super Bowl-bound football team. The Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday rechristened its Patriots Gallery as the Eagles Gallery. The new name will stay through Super Bowl Sunday when the Eagles face the New England Patriots.

MLB:

The baseball Hall of Fame will be adding six players during its July 29 induction ceremony at Cooperstown, New York.

Third baseman Chipper Jones and first baseman Jim Thome have been elected in their first year of eligibility. Jones was named on 97.2 percent of the ballots after hitting .303 with 468 home runs and 1,623 RBIs in a 19-season career that included 11 straight playoff appearances. Thome was selected by 89.8 percent of voters following a 22-year career that included 612 home runs, 1,699 RBIs and a .554 slugging average.

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LeBron James became the youngest player ever with 30,000 career points, but LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points to lift the San Antonio Spurs over the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers 114-102 on Tuesday night. James had 28 points while becoming the seventh member of the 30,000-point club, yet he couldn't keep the Cavaliers from dropping their 10th in 13 games. James was recognized by the arena before the second quarter and got a standing ovation from Spurs fans. James patted his heard and said "thank you so much." The 33-year-old James joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32,292), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) and Dirk Nowitzki (30,808) on the list.

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The Milwaukee Bucks picked up a victory just hours after firing head coach Jason Kidd. Assistant Joe Prunty coached the team as Khris Middleton scored 35 points and hit two long jumpers in the final minute of a 109-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Malcolm Brogdon added 32 points, provided a big steal with 40 seconds left and later threw a pass to Middleton for a jumper that put Milwaukee ahead by five.

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NFL:

Tom Brady hooked up with Danny Amendola for a four-yard touchdown pass with 2:48 remaining to complete the New England Patriots comeback in a 24-20 win over the Jaguars in the AFC championship game at Foxborough. The 40-year-old Brady was 26 of 38 for 290 yards and two touchdowns despite suffering a right hand injury during practice last week. Jacksonville enjoyed a 20-10 lead until Amendola grabbed a nine-yard scoring strike from Brady with 8:44 remaining.

Crowds of demonstrators were seen in communities large and small across the country Saturday. It was the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration and Sunday marks the first anniversary of the Women's March on Washington. WAMC's Lucas Willard talked to Patrick Garrett, who traveled to New York City where hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets. 

NFL:

On Sunday, the New England Patriots will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at 3 p.m. to determine who will represent the AFC in the SuperBowl. Later at 6:40 p.m. the Minnesota Vikings will face the Philadelphia Eagles to represent the NFC in the Superbowl.

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NBA:

Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors past the Pistons 96-91. C.J. Miles finished with 21 points to help Toronto avoid its first three-game skid of the season. The Raptors own the NBA's second-best record in the NBA's Eastern Conference at 30-13, three games behind the Boston Celtics.

Team USA:

More than two dozen girls and women who say they were sexually abused by a former Michigan sports doctor under the guise of medical treatment have spoken about the abuse on the first day of his sentencing hearing. Nearly 100 of them are expected to testify during the four-day sentencing hearing for 54-year-old Larry Nassar. The hearing began Tuesday, with victims saying they experienced "searing pain" during the assaults and feelings of shame and embarrassment. They said the abuse changed their life trajectories — affecting relationships, causing them to be distrustful and leading to depression, suicidal thoughts and other psychological trauma. The Michigan Attorney General's Office is seeking at least 40 years in prison in the case. Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes. The hearing continues Wednesday.

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NFL:

The Tennessee Titans' first playoff victory in 14 years wasn't enough for the team to retain head coach Mike Mularkey. He led the Titans to a wild-card berth and a come-from-behind victory over Kansas City before losing to the New England Patriots 35-14 on Saturday. Mularkey was 20-21 at Tennessee, including a pair of 9-7 seasons after becoming the permanent head coach in January 2016.

NFL:

Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, with the winner headed to the Super Bowl. Nick Foles and the resilient Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host Case Keenum and the surprising Minnesota Vikings in the NFC.

NFL:

The general belief is there are four contenders for the Super Bowl in the NFC, two in the AFC. Let's see if Tennessee or Jacksonville can prove that theory wrong this weekend. The Titans play at New England on Saturday night, the Jaguars are at Pittsburgh on Sunday. For weeks, it's been presumed Steelers vs. Patriots will decide who goes to the Super Bowl from the conference. But the Titans and Jaguars want to have their say.

State officials say 19 local governments across New York are splitting nearly $10 million for consolidating.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state funding through the Citizen Empowerment Tax Credit has gone to towns that have dissolved a village within their boundaries.

MLB:

The New York Yankees are expanding netting to protect seats behind each dugout and for five sections past down both foul lines, a decision announced after several fans were injured last year. The team says green netting, designed to minimize visual impact, will rise 9 feet above each dugout but the bottom 3 feet will be retractable and pulled up during batting practice. Beyond the dugouts, nets will rise to about 5 1/2 feet above the wall, which is 8 feet above the field surface.

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NFL:

Jon Gruden was welcomed back for a second stint as Oakland Raiders coach with an elaborate introductory news conference. Gruden was greeted by owner Mark Davis on Tuesday with a video of the highlights from his first tenure in Oakland nearly 20 years after he was first introduced as coach as an unproven 34-year-old by late owner Al Davis. Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998-2001 before being traded to Tampa Bay 16 years ago.

NCAA:

A 13-point halftime lead wasn't enough against Alabama. Neither was a 20-7 advantage in the third quarter, or a field goal on the first possession of overtime.

The Crimson Tide earned their fifth national championship since 2009 by outlasting SEC-rival Georgia 26-23 in OT. Tua Tagovailoa threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith on the Crimson Tide's second play of overtime to complete the comeback victory over the Bulldogs in Atlanta. The freshman quarterback was sacked for a 16-yard loss on the previous play before sending Alabama to its 11th national championship.

NFL:

The New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars have advanced to the NFL's divisional round by winning at home on Sunday.

Despite exceeding expectations by making the playoffs for the first time in 18 years, the Buffalo Bills lamented missed opportunities in their 10-3 loss to the Jaguars in an AFC wild-card game. There were problems that had plagued the Bills late in the season. They didn't score a touchdown for the second time in six games and squandered a key red zone opportunity late in the second quarter.

NBA:

The Golden State Warriors extended their road winning streak to nine games on Thursday by pulling away in the fourth quarter of a 124-114 victory at Houston. Stephen Curry scored 29 points and Klay Thompson added 28 in the Warriors' league-leading 16th road win. Curry added nine rebounds, five assists and a steal in his third game back after missing 11 straight with a sprained right ankle.

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