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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress and threats against Jewish organizations across the country. 

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about Saratoga Springs's Charter Review Commission opting to put the issue of "a new form of government" to voters during the November ballot.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

5 hours ago
Meteorologist Jason Caterina


Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, some storms may produce gusty winds, highs in the low to mid 60s. with a high near 64. Windy today with winds increasing to 15-20mph this afternoon.


In the NBA, Washington topped Golden State 112-108, Detroit beat Portland in overtime 120-113, Memphis bested Phoenix 130-112, Oklahoma City defeated Utah 109-106, Charlotte won against the Lakers 109-104, and it was Denver over Chicago 125-107.

When President Trump delivers his speech at the Capitol on Tuesday, he'll be looking out at a GOP-controlled Congress. It's now new DNC Chairman Tom Perez's job to coordinate the opposition to change that dynamic.

The former labor secretary was elected on Saturday in Atlanta.

Perez tells NPR's Steve Inskeep Democrats have a lot of work to do.

New York state is advising school employees to call the superintendent and school attorney if faced with an immigration agent's request for access to students or their records.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia issued guidance Monday to the state's 700 school districts after getting questions about schools' obligation to federal immigration officers.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump and the Russians, Trump's speech to Congress, and the impacts of the speech.

Saint-Gobain's plant in Hoosick Falls, NY
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about the tabling of a settlement bewteen Hoosick Falls and Honeywell and Saint Gobain and the collective bargaining rights of more than 60,000 New York farm workers. 

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Feb 28, 2017
Meteorologist Jason Caterina


A slight chance of rain and snow before 9am, then a chance of rain after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

We watched more than 6,000 videos. Ten judges weighed in. Now, the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest has a winner.


The Pittsburgh Steelers have put the exclusive franchise tag on All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell to gain some time in working out a lifetime deal for 25-year-old star. The Steelers have until July 15 to reach an agreement with Bell on a new contract. If not, he will make the average salary of the top five running backs in the league in 2017.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's war on "fake news" and the new head of the DNC, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about a new ad campaign from the Alliance for Quality Education that compares NY Governor Andrew Cuomo to President Donald Trump, another new ad from the "Central Park Five" on police reform in NYC, staffers who were subpoenaed by the state who are still awaiting reimbursement, and election board in NYC flagging possible crimes regarding Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign practices.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Feb 27, 2017
Meteorologist Jason Caterina


Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west 12 to 17 mph in the morning.


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

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In the NBA, Boston beat Detroit 104-98, Milwaukee won against Phoenix 100-96, San Antonio beat the Lakers 119-98, Memphis bested Denver 105-98, Utah topped Washington 102-92, Toronto won against Portland 112-106, Oklahoma City defeated New Orleans 118-110, and it was the Clippers over Charlotte in overtime 124-121.

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President Trump addressed the conservative conference known as CPAC this morning.




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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses witches calling for a spell to drive Trump from office, Democrats concern with Trump, and Kim Jong Nam's death.

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In the NBA, Cleveland topped New York 119-104, Portland beat Orlando 112-103, Detroit won against Charlotte in overtime 114-108, Sacramento bested Denver 116-100, and it was Houston over New Orleans 129-99.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Feb 24, 2017
Meteorologist Jason Caterina


A chance of showers and t'storms, Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the low to mid 60s. Winds could gusts to near 25mph


A slight chance of showers overnight. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with lows in the upper 40s and low to mid 50s


Rain likely and maybe a thunderstorm, highs in the 50s to low 60s

Michael Ryan, 45, is a juvenile judge in Cleveland, Ohio. And like many of the kids who end up in his courtroom, he didn't have an easy childhood.

He adored his mother, he tells his son — also named Michael, 19, at StoryCorps in Cleveland, but she was addicted to heroin.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's "deportation force" vs. American values, Trump's comments on anti-semitism, and congressional town halls across the country.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Feb 23, 2017
Meteorologist Jason Caterina


Patchy fog this morning, otherwise partly sunny and windy with south winds 5 to 15 mph and highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.


Mostly cloudy, chance showers, lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.


A chance of showers early then mainly cloudy and mild with highs in the 50s to near 60°

This story is part of Kitchen Table Conversations, a series from NPR's National Desk that examines how Americans from all walks of life are moving forward from the presidential election.

Keitra Bates is standing in front of an empty storefront on Atlanta's Westside. The walls are yellow-painted stucco over cinder blocks, with iron bars on the windows and doors, and a small side yard littered with abandoned tires. A corner store, the Fair Street Superette, is next door.

The proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico would run right through Native lands, and tribal leaders in the region say it would desecrate sacred sites.

"Over my dead body will we build a wall," says Verlon Jose, vice chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation. "It's like me going into your home and saying 'You know what? I believe in order to protect your house we need some adjusting.' And you're going to say, 'Wait a minute, who are you to come into my house and tell me how to protect my home?' " he says.

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A prominent Muslim leader in Nigeria is making a point about a common practice in Islam. He says if people are worried about poverty or terrorism, they should consider how those problems can be made worse by polygamy. Here's NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's plan for deportation and town meetings around the region.

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In the NHL, Montreal beat the Rangers in a shootout 3-2, the Islanders topped Detroit 3-1, Calgary defeated Nashville in overtime 6-5, Los Angeles won against Colorado 2-1, Toronto beat Winnipeg in overtime 5-4, Pittsburgh bested Carolina 3-1, Tampa Bay bested Edmonton 4-1, and it was Chicago over Minnesota 5-3.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 22, 2017
Paul Caiano

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds today.  Highs near 50.

Mostly cloudy tonight.  Lows near 40.

Mostly cloudy, becoming breezy and mild tomorrow. Highs in the mid to upper 50's.

Paul Tonko
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WAMC's David Guistinta talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about Congressman Paul Tonko's town hall meeting with residents last night and negative impacts of the fast food minimum wage on the caregiving profession.