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The work of the WAMC News Team is combined each day with news and features from WAMC's National Productions, the BBC, Great Lakes Radio, and Stardate. You can also get a regional weather forecast from Paul Caiano.

The listener also can hear commentaries offered by a range of commentators who span the political spectrum such as former New York Common Cause leader Paul Elisha, former Republican Comptroller candidate Herb London, Professor of International History and Politics Steven Leibo, as well as WAMC's own political observer Alan Chartock. Highlights from the WAMC Listener Comment Line are usually aired on Friday's edition of Midday Magazine.

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New York News
3:29 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Former Officials Take Issue With Lawsuit Against Saratoga Springs City Council

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

  Note: This posted has been updated.

A group of former city officials in Saratoga Springs last week filed a lawsuit accusing the current city council of illegally approving a land exchange. Now other former officials are speaking out against the charges. It’s the latest flare-up between city incumbents and past leaders.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Vermont GMO Supporters Decry Federal Bill Targeting State Level Legislation

Credit Vermont Right to Know Coalition

A hearing of the subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce was held in Washington Wednesday regarding a federal bill that, if passed, would pre-empt Vermont’s new GMO food labeling law. Supporters of Vermont’s law are protesting what they say is an effort to deny citizens access to information.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, December 11, 2014.

New York News
5:37 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Kesselring Site Gets Support In Federal Spending Plan

Passage of a federal spending bill that would fund the government for the next fiscal year would also fund a military site in Saratoga County that is central to the region’s economy.  New York congressional leaders are urging the bill’s passage.

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New York News
1:16 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Company Warns Of Cuts As Saratoga County Nursing Home Shifts To Private Hands

Credit Saratoga County

The potential new owner of Saratoga County’s Maplewood Manor nursing home says it’s working to reduce the impact on current staffing levels as the home approaches privatization, but some cuts may be unavoidable.

The Saratogian newspaper reported earlier this month that employees at Maplewood Manor were handed a notice that up to 97 full- and part-time positions could be cut as the county-owned nursing home changes to private hands.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Herbert London: The Stark Choice With Iran

It is high time to face reality. The extension of talks in Vienna suggest that despite flexibility in negotiations on the part of P5+1, Iran believes it can get a more conciliatory deal by holding out another seven months.

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WAMC News
12:32 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

NPR's David Greene Hosts Financial Conversation At The Linda

David Greene
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David Greene, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition, and Planet Money’s Robert Smith will be at The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, tonight to host a special event — NPR Presents Family Matters: Your Financial Lifetime. The community conversation is part of a nationwide tour that features an interactive presentation and expert panel. Speaking with WAMC’s Ian Pickus, Greene says these live events have helped him connect with a wide audience.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Grants Awarded To States Across The Region For Early Education Initiatives

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The U.S. Department of Education has announced $226 million in funding to 34 states to increase access to high-quality preschool programs. States in our region will benefit from those federal dollars.

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Weather
12:25 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, December 10, 2014. 

Hudson Valley News
5:52 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Constitution Pipeline Contacts NY Landowners

Credit Constitution Pipeline

A legal back-and-forth has begun over letters sent to landowners along a proposed natural gas pipeline route in New York. The letters say litigation could begin later this week if landowners do not allow the pipeline company access to rights of way. An attorney representing pipeline opponents has responded.

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