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WAMC

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's assertion that undocumented immigrants should be sent back without due process or an appearance in front of a judge. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on possible 2020 presidential candidates. 

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Buearu Chief for The New York Daily News, about Tuesday's primaries around New York state.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny and breezy with lower humidity today. Highs in the mid 70s.

The list of things you're supposed to avoid when you're pregnant (like I am) is comically long. Hot baths. Alcohol. Soft cheeses. Tuna and lunch meat. Sprouts.

So it felt a little odd to be offering up my arm for a vaccine a few weeks ago, at the start of my third trimester. Really? No ibuprofen or Pepto, but yes vaccines?

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MLB

The Boston Red Sox have regained a virtual piece of first place in the AL East following Chris Sale's brilliant performance in a 5-0 shutout of the Mariners.

Sale struck out 13 while limiting Seattle to four hits and a walk over seven innings. He fanned 10 of the first 16 batters he faced and ended his start by whiffing Mike Zunino on a 100-mph fastball.

Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer as the Red Sox took the rubber match of the three-game set to catch the Yankees in the division race. Boston has the night off and will take on the Angels Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.

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WNYT

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

Sunshine, followed by increasing late day high clouds.  Highs in the upper 70s to around 80.

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NBA

Former Shenendehowa and Maryland basketball star Kevin Huerter was taken 19th overall in Thursday's NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks.

Deandre Ayton is the latest key component to the Phoenix Suns' rebuilding process. The Suns picked the University of Arizona center first overall in Thursday’s NBA draft. Ayton averaged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds in his lone season in Tucson, tying for the national lead with 24 double-doubles in 35 games.

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WAMC

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the executive order President Trump signed Wednesday regarding immigration. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the end of the New York state legislative session.

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Ommegang Brewery
Brewery Ommegang

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about Brewery Ommegang's expansion in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 21, 2018
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the upper 70s to around 80.

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MLB

The New York Yankees have stretched their lead in the American League East by turning a 5-0 deficit into their 16th victory in 20 games.

Giancarlo Stanton capped the rally by belting a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Yankees a 7-5 win over the Mariners. Aaron Judge sparked the comeback with a two-run single in the fifth. Gary Sanchez tied it with a two-run blast in the eighth before Stanton hit his 18th home run of the season.

WAMC

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Trump administration's immigration policies.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the Greater Johnstown School District's revised 2018-2019 budget, which passed Tuesday.  The pair also discuss a General Electric molecular biologist, John Nelson, who narrowly missed receiving the 10 millionth issued U.S. patent.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Clouds with the chance of showers south of I-84 today.  Mostly cloudy and dry along I-90 and more sunshine to the north.  Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

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MLB

The Tampa Bay Rays have put an end to the Houston Astros team record-tying 12-game winning streak.

Wilson Ramos singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning to give the Rays a 2-1 win at Houston. Matt Duffy opened the eighth with a double and scored the lead run to help Blake Snell earn his career-high fifth consecutive win. Snell scattered three hits over seven innings to move to 9-4.

WAMC

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the current immigration debate. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's visit to China today.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the ongoing curruption trial of former SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Alain Kaloyeros.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Increasing sunshine and breezy with lower humidity today.  Highs in the upper 70s and  lower 80s.

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MLB

The Houston Astros performed a high-wire act yet managed to run their winning streak to a team record-tying dozen games. The defending World Series champs spotted Tampa Bay a 4-0 lead before pulling out a 5-4 victory on Alex Bregman's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth.

Just outside tiny Sheffield, Iowa, a modern steel and glass office building has sprung up next to a cornfield. Behind it, there's a plant that employs almost 700 workers making Sukup brand steel grain bins. The factory provides an economic anchor for Sheffield, population 1,125.

Charles Sukup, the company's president, says that even though workers can be hard to come by, there are no plans to relocate.

"Our philosophy is you bloom where you're planted," Sukup says with a smile.

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WAMC

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the ongoing immigration debate.  Dr. Chartock also discusses this week's corruption cases.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about this week's impending corruption trials.  The pair also discuss the legislative session, which is winding down.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 18, 2018
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds, hot and humid today with scattered showers and storms, especially north of I-90.  South of I-90, isolated thunderstorms late in the afternoon.  Highs in the lower to mid 90s.

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PGA

Brooks Koepka will spend another year as the reigning U.S. Open champion.

Koepka is the first player to successfully defend his U.S. Open title since Curtis Strange in 1989, finishing one stroke ahead of a hard-charging Tommy Fleetwood. The 28-year-old Koepka closed with a 2-under 68 for a 1-over total at unforgiving Shinnecock Hills. He won last year's event at Erin Hills with a 16 under total.

Judge Orders Paul Manafort To Jail

Jun 15, 2018

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WAMC

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the New York attorney general's lawsuit against the Trump Foundation. Dr. Chartock also discusses the recent Siena poll showing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as the frontrunner in the gubernatorial race. 

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