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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Joe McKnight


Former NFL player Joe McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist outside New Orleans. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says it happened about 2:43 p.m. Thursday in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans.


In the NHL, the Islanders topped Pittsburgh 5-3, Calgary won against Toronto 3-0, and it was San Jose over Los Angeles 4-1.

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Chapecoense Real soccer team logo


In the NBA, Brooklyn won against the Clippers in double overtime 127-122, Milwaukee beat Cleveland 118-101, New Orleans won against the Lakers 105-88, Orlando beat San Antonio 95-83, Utah blasted Houston 120-101, and it was Detroit over Charlotte 112-89.

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Uber says more than 43,000 New Yorkers opened its app in upstate New York on Thanksgiving eve — but couldn't order a car because of a state law prohibiting the ride-hailing service from operating outside of New York City. 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer
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Sen. Chuck Schumer, the incoming Senate Democratic leader, is strongly criticizing Donald Trump's pick of Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

Chapecoense Real soccer team logo
Chapecoense Real soccer team logo


In the NFL on Monday Night Football, Green Bay beat Philadelphia 27-13.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will stay the starting quarterback for the New York Jets Monday night when they take on the Indianapolis Colts. Coach Todd Bowles announced he was sticking with Fitzpatrick after the Jets' loss to New England. Fitzpatrick was mostly solid, throwing for 260 yards and two touchdowns against the Patriots.


In the NFL, the Giants won against Cleveland 27-21, New England bested the Jets 22-17, Buffalo topped Jacksonville 28-21, Oakland beat Carolina 35-32, Kansas City defeated Denver 30-27, Tampa Bay edged Seattle 14-5, Tennessee won against Chicago 27-21, Miami trumped San Francisco 31-24, Baltimore beat Cincinnati 19-14, San Diego topped Houston 21-13, New Orleans won against Los Angeles 49-21, and it was Atlanta over Arizona 38-19.

Thanksgiving Day turkey
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In the NFL, Detroit topped Minnesota 16-13, Dallas bested Washington 31-26 to extend their winning streak to 10 games, and it was Pittsburgh over Indianapolis 28-7.


A former top adviser for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and seven other people have been indicted in their federal corruption case.

U.S. Men's Soccer Coach Bruce Arena


In the NBA, the Knicks beat Portland 107-103, New Orleans won against Atlanta 112-94, Denver bested Chicago 110-107, and it was the Lakers over Oklahoma City 111-109.

Estadio Azteca


In the NFL on Monday Night Football, Oakland beat Houston 27-20 in Mexico City.

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In the NFL, the Giants beat Chicago 22-16, New England topped San Francisco 30-17, Buffalo beat Cincinnati 16-12, Dallas came out over Baltimore 27-17 for its ninth straight win in a row, Miami won against Los Angeles 14-10, Washington blasted Green Bay 42-24, Seattle beat Philadelphia 26-15, Indianapolis trumped Tennessee 24-17, Tampa Bay defeated Kansas City 19-17, Detroit won against Jacksonville 26-19, Minnesota bested Arizona 30-24, and it was Pittsburgh over Cleveland 24-9.

Marker for the legend of Amos Clayton in Schoharie county.
New York Folklore Society

There are historical markers all over the world. They are typically signs, placards or statues denoting some important bit of history that occurred in a particular place. But in some places, history and lore are heavily intertwined. New York State is trying something new to reflect this powerful connection. 


In the NFL on Thursday Night Football, Carolina beat New Orleans 23-20.

On Sunday, the Giants take on Chicago at 1 p.m., Buffalo faces Cincinnati, and then at 4:25 New England goes head to head with San Francisco.

Uber & Taxis fight
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says upstate residents who want to see Uber in cities like Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse and Rochester should call their state lawmakers. 


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is creating a new position to review state contracts following charges of bid-rigging in state economic development programs.


Max Scherzer moved into exclusive company by earning more postseason hardware, while two of his former teammates battled it out for a similar honor.


In the NBA, the Lakers won against Brooklyn 125-118, Cleveland beat Toronto 121-117, Atlanta beat Miami 93-90, Charlotte won against Minnesota 115-108, and it was Chicago over Portland 113-88.

UPDATE: A call to raise the salary of New York state lawmakers has been rejected.

New York state lawmakers could learn soon whether they'll be getting their first pay raise in nearly two decades. 

Mazda RX- 8
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Mazda is recalling almost 70,000 RX-8 sports cars in the U.S. to fix possible fuel leaks that can cause fires.

Maura Healey
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Massachusetts' attorney general is launching a new hotline to report harassment and intimidation of minority groups.


On Monday Night Football, the Giants beat Cincinnati 21-20. The New York Giants are 6-3 after Eli Manning passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns in their fourth straight win, 21-20, over Cincinnati. The Giants' defense intercepted Andy Dalton once and sacked him three times after entering the game with an NFL-worst 11 sacks. New York went ahead for good on Manning's three-yard TD throw to Sterling Shepard on fourth-and-goal in the final period.


In the NFL on Sunday, Los Angeles beat the Jets 9-6, Seattle topped New England 31-24, Arizona bested San Francisco 23-20, Dallas won against Pittsburgh 35-30, Miami defeated San Diego 31-24, Tampa Bay beat Chicago 36-10, Denver edged New Orleans 25-23, Houston bested Jacksonville 24-21, Tennessee crushed Green Bay 47-25, Philadelphia beat Atlanta 24-15, Kansas City won against Carolina 20-17, and it was Washington over Minnesota 26-20. Buffalo had a bye week.

Tonight on Monday Night Football, the Giants face Cincinnati tonight at 8:30 p.m.


In the NFL on Thursday Night Football, Baltimore blasted Cleveland 28-7.

On Sunday at 1 p.m. Los Angeles takes on the Jets at Metlife Stadium. Later at 8:30 p.m., Seattle sees New England in Gillette Stadium. On Monday, Cincinnati goes head to head with the Giants in Metlife Stadium at 8:30 p.m. Buffalo has a bye week.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred


In the NBA, the Knicks topped Brooklyn 110-96, Washington won against Boston 118-93, Toronto bested Oklahoma City 112-102, Phoenix beat Detroit 107-100, Houston defeated San Antonio 101-99, the Clippers won against Portland 111-80, Golden State crushed Dallas 116-95, Charlotte beat Utah 104-98, Minnesota bested Orlando 123-107, and it was Indiana over Philadelphia in overtime 122-115.

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U.S Senator for New York State:

Charles Schumer (D)  -  66.91%

Wendy Long (R)  -  26.05%

Robin Laverne Wilson (G)  -  1.43%

San Diego Chargers Stadium


In the NBA, Brooklyn beat Minnesota 119-110, Memphis won against Denver 108-107, Portland topped Phoenix 124-121, Sacramento defeated New Orleans 102-94, Dallas beat the Lakers 109-97, and it was Atlanta over Cleveland 110-106.


New York voters won't just be selecting their choice for president this Election Day, they'll also be deciding which political party will control the state Senate. 

Senator Charles Schumer

Three-term Democratic New York U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer faces a challenge from a little-known and poorly funded Republican New York City lawyer.

Buffalo Bills


In the NFL, Seattle beat Buffalo 31-25.

The Atlanta Falcons have rewarded general manager Thomas Dimitroff with a three-year contract extension. Team owner Arthur Blank has been pleased with the relationship between Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn. The Falcons finished 8-8 last year in Quinn's first season and are off to a 6-3 start this year. They have the NFC's second-best record entering their bye week.