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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Sports
6:23 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Sports Report: Patriots Trounced By Chiefs, 41-14

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The Kansas City Chiefs beat New England 41-14 last night to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots. Along with throwing two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was strip-sacked by Tamba Hali to step up a field goal. Brady finished 14 of 23 for 159 yards.

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Sports
6:18 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Sports Report: Derek Jeter's Last Game; NFL's Second Ever "Punt-Free" Game

MLB:

In Major League Baseball, in the American League, Derek Jeter concluded his Hall of Fame career by helping the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 yesterday. He bid baseball adieu with an RBI single, a dugout full of hugs and a final wave to the fans. Jeter's departure gave some importance to an otherwise meaningless game between the longtime AL East rivals who will watch the playoffs together from the outside for the first time in 20 years.

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Sports
6:37 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Sports Report: Storybook Final Home Game For Derek Jeter

MLB:

In Major League Baseball, in the American League, Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest storybook moment in a charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory last night over the Baltimore Orioles. Jeter saved the best for last — a sharp, opposite-field single to right field that knocked in the winning run. After the game Jeter said that he played his last game at the position, and he would only serve as the designated hitter in his final three games in Boston this weekend.

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Sports
6:23 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Sports Report: Yankees Postseason Hopes Dashed

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MLB:

In Major League Baseball, in the American League, the New York Yankees were officially eliminated from the postseason yesterday dropping a 9-5 decision to AL East champion Baltimore. Retiring Yankee captain Derek Jeter went 0-for-4 as the designated hitter in his next-to-last home game, ending a seven-game hitting streak and dropping his average to .253.  Jeter will play his final game at Yankee Stadium tonight at 7 in what promises to be an emotional evening in the Bronx.

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Sports
6:08 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Sports Report: Pirates Clinch Playoff Spot

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MLB:

In Major League Baseball, in the National League, pencil the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball's postseason dance. The surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves. The Pirates' 11th win in 13 games, combined with Milwaukee's 3-1 loss to Cincinnati, assured Pittsburgh of no worse than an NL wild card. Meanwhile Washington doubled up the Mets 4-2, Miami blanked Philadelphia 2-0, Cincinnati defeated Milwaukee 3-1, the Cubs edged St. Louis 4-3 in 10, and the Dodgers beat San Francisco 4-2, dropping their magic number to one for clinching the NL West.

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Capital Region News
6:03 am
Wed September 24, 2014

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer Pushes Bill Banning Top Ten Toxic Flame Retardants

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer in Albany on Monday announced new legislation to ban the top ten most toxic flame retardants.
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According to a new study led by University at Albany researcher Dr. Susan Shaw, flame retardants found in household furniture, children’s toys and pillows are highly carcinogenic. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany yesterday to push a new bill banning the 10 most toxic flame retardants.

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Sports
5:59 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Sports Report: Chicago Bears Trump The Jets 27-19

NFL:

In the NFL, Jay Cutler hit Martellus Bennett for a pair of touchdowns while throwing for 225 yards and no interceptions in the Chicago Bears' 27-19 win over the New York Jets. Ryan Mundy returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown to put the Bears ahead to stay just 32 seconds into the game. The 1-2 Jets lost despite outgaining the 2-1 Bears 414 yards to 257.

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Sports
6:06 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Sports Report: NY Giants Top Texans For First Regular Season Win

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NFL:

In the NFL, the New York Giants overcame some early mistakes and beat the suddenly error-prone Houston Texans 30-17 yesterday. Rashad Jennings ran for a career-high 176 yards and a touchdown and Eli Manning threw two TD passes. The victory not only put some life back into the Giants after two disappointing efforts, it also ended any chance of a second straight 0-6 start for Tom Coughlin's team.

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WAMC News
7:14 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Two Reports Of Attempted Child Abduction

There were two reports of attempted child abduction in our region yesterday. In Colonie, New York police are investigating an apparent child luring early Thursday morning. Lt. Robert Winn of the Colonie police said when an older man approached a 9-year-old child and yelled “Get in my car!” The 9-year-old instead ran away. The student at Forts Ferry Elementary described the driver of the gray four-door car as an older man with a British accent.

Meanwhile, a man tried to abduct an 11-year-old boy while he was walking home from school yesterday afternoon on Norfolk Road in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. According to a release from the Berkshire District Attorney’s office, the boy says he was approached by a man in a gray, four-door car with blue and white New York State license plates. It is unknown if the two reports are related.

Sports
6:02 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Sports Report: Falcons Crush Bucs 56-14

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NFL:

Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 20th career return for a touchdown as the Atlanta Falcons crushed Tampa Bay 56-16. Hester brought back a punt 62 yards for a TD midway through the second quarter, breaking the previous league mark of 19 TD returns set by Deion Sanders. Matt Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, and Julio Jones had nine receptions for 161 yards and a pair of scores.

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