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Kittie Weston-Knauer, on the cusp of 70 years old, is the oldest female BMX bicycle racer in the U.S.

When she started competing in the late 1980s, she was often the only woman on the track. It was her son, Max Knauer, a champion BMX rider, who introduced her to the sport when he was 10.

Max, now 40, explains that he planted the racing seed after a frustrating day of his mom playing coach.

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May 10, 2018

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the three American prisoners freed by North Korea.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the ongoing probe into former New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is accused of abusing women.

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Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's former prime minister who came out of retirement in his 90s to challenge his own party's embattled incumbent, has won a surprise victory in elections — ending more than six decades of rule by the country's dominant party.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com, about photographer Andy Baugnet who is creating a new collection based on the photos of Florence Peaslee Ward.  The collection will feature all the houses in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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

Some morning sunshine today, then increasing clouds with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.  Highs in the lower 70s.

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Jayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-112 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

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WAMC's Dr. Chartock discusses President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on possible New York state attorney general appointees, which the legislature has the power to decide.

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Former University at Albany guard Joe Cremo will be a Villanova Wildcat next season.  The Scotia native announced his decision to transfer to the defending NCAA champion Tuesday morning on Twitter. He has one year of eligibility left and can play immediately as a graduate transfer.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor for The Daily Gazette, about the sentencing of the former Schenectady city housing inspector in relation to the 2015 fire that killed four people.  The pair also discuss Friday's storm damage at The Saratoga Battlefield.

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

Mostly sunny today.  Highs in the upper 70s. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman following allegations published by The New Yorker that he was physically violent with four women. Dr. Chartock also discusses Manny Alicandro, the Republican who announced his bid for attorney general earlier Monday.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the resignation of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  The Attorney General announced his resignation following allegations published by The New Yorker that he was physically violent toward four women. The pair also discuss possible appointees to the position, which the legislature will decide.

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

A mix of sun and clouds today.  Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

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T.J. McConnell turned a surprise start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers stave off elimination in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4. The Sixers still face daunting odds headed into Game 5 Wednesday and trailing 3-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals. McConnell had a career-high 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists in only his second start of the season

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump's new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Dr. Chartock also discusses John McCain's spirit as the Arizona U.S. Senator battles brain cancer.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the 2018 gubernatorial race and more.

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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the morning forecast for May 7, 2018:

Locally dense fog this morning, then increasing sun today.  Highs in the mid 60s.

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The University at Albany has drawn the second-seed in NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament.  The bid comes after a 14-4 victory over Vermont that gave the Great Danes their fifth conference title in six years.

UAlbany will host unseeded Richmond in the first round May 12th.

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When it comes to the Olympic-style bidding for Amazon's second headquarters, the nation's capital and its neighbors could have joined together in a united front.

Instead, the District of Columbia and the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia decided to compete against each other.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Afropop Worldwide's 30th Anniversary Gala held Thursday in New York City and more.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Samantha Wood, Managing Editor of News for The Berkshire Eagle, about Stan Rosenberg's resignation from the Massachusetts Senate and the race for Berkshire County District Attorney. 

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are both two wins away from meeting in the NBA's Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year.

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

Mostly cloudy, breezy, warm and a bit humid today with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs near 80.

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