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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about New York State's Gaming Commission's new doping rules on horse athletes and the price of a political plate for Albany's Republicans at the Fort Orange Club.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 7, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Early morning snow and/or sleet this morning. A transition to rain from south (by mid-morning) to north (by late afternoon). A coating of snow and sleet up to 3 inches in the Adirondacks and Green Mountains. Some icing possible before the change to rain during the middle of the day. Highs in the upper 30's.

Cloudy with rain tonight.  Temperatures rising into the 40's.

Partly sunny, breezy and mild with scattered rain showers tomorrow. Highs in the mid 40's.

NFL:

A parade -- the Patriots' fifth in the Tom Brady era -- is planned for Tuesday through downtown Boston to celebrate the Patriots' Super Bowl victory. The Patriots returned to New England on Monday night, bringing the Vince Lombardi Trophy home to show off for fans who filled the parking lots outside the team's stadium and lined up for hours.

"I think you work harder if you're haunted by some small darkness," says John Darnielle. And if the work he's produced is any indication, Darnielle is one haunted man.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about Cuomo warning Democrats that raising the millionaires tax could drive out the super wealthy, the possibility of bringing Uber and Lyft to upstate New York, Cuomo refusing to call Trump President Trump or Donald Trump, and the issue of a living wage for direct care workers.

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They don't mean to sound ungrateful, but ... New York public college students who stand to gain from the nation's most ambitious free-tuition proposal point to a sobering reality: Free tuition doesn't mean free college.

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Tom Brady's record fifth Super Bowl win was his finest.

New England's star quarterback earned game MVP honors after leading a comeback from a record 25-point deficit for a 34-28 win over Atlanta in the first Super Bowl that went to overtime.

James White scored the game winner from two yards out on the only possession of the extra period as New England scored the final 31 points of the game.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 6, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Some morning sun, then increasing clouds today with light snow showers possible by the end of the day in the Adirondacks, Champlain Valley and Central and Northern Vermont.  Highs near 30.

Cloudy with snow showers possible tonight.  Lows in the 20's.

Early morning snow and/or sleet tomorrow. A transition to rain from south (by mid-morning) to north (by late afternoon). Highs in the upper 30's.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the Johnson Amendment, the fight over Betsy DeVos, and Schumer refuting to meet with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 3, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Partly sunny and breezy today with a scattered snow shower.  Highs in the mid 20's.

Partly cloudy tonight.  Lows in the teens.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow. Highs in the upper 20's.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, Trump advising to McConnell "go nuclear," and Trump's call to the President of Australia.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, AllOtsego.com and the Freeman's Journal about an economic development project in Otesego County.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 2, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Partly sunny and breezy today with scattered snow showers possible.  Highs near 30.

Partly cloudy with a passing snow shower tonight.  Lows in the teens.

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy tomorrow. Highs in the mid 20's.

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NBA:

In the NBA, Boston won against Toronto 109-104, the Knicks topped Brooklyn 95-90, Detroit beat New Orleans 118-98, Miami bested Atlanta 116-93, Indiana defeated Orlando 98-88, Cleveland beat Minnesota 125-97, Dallas won against Philadelphia 113-95, Utah beat Milwaukee 104-88, the Clippers bested Phoenix 124-114, Memphis topped Denver 119-99, Chicago beat Oklahoma City 128-100, and it was Golden State over Charlotte 126-111.

In Washington, D.C., the cognoscenti confidently predict that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will be easily confirmed. But both supporters and opponents are chastened by the predictors' embarrassingly wrong prognostications over the past year. And that is presenting Senate Democrats in particular with a strategic dilemma.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and President Trump's Supreme Court Pick.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 1, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Light snow early this morning, tapering off as snow showers. Mostly cloudy and breezy this afternoon.  Highs in the mid to upper 30's.

Mostly cloudy with a passing snow shower tonight.  Lows in the lower 20's.

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy tomorrow. A passing snow shower possible.  Highs near 30.

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NHL:

In the NHL, the Islanders edged Washington 3-2, New Jersey beat Detroit 4-3, Boston won against Tampa Bay 4-3, Montreal beat Buffalo 5-2, Columbus topped the Rangers 6-4, Carolina bested Philadelphia 5-1, Pittsburgh doubled up Nashville 4-2, Florida edged Ottawa 6-5, Winnipeg beat St. Louis 5-3, Dallas doubled up Toronto 6-3, Minnesota beat Edmonton 5-2, Los Angeles beat Arizona 3-2, Anaheim won against Colorado 5-1, and it was San Jose over Chicago 3-1.

Many travelers were detained in airports after President Trump signed an executive order that temporarily prohibits people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. The order caused widespread chaos and confusion at airports as protesters crowded terminals and agencies struggled to interpret the new rules.

Caught in the middle were the airlines, which were not only dealing with passengers denied entry, but with their employees who might violate the travel ban, too.

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WNYT

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano with your WAMC Regional Forecast.

WAMC’s Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts with David Guistina on the new lock box challenge which now includes WAMC’s First Amendment Fund, President Trump firing his acting Attorney General and Obama Appointee Sally Yates, and President Trump naming his Supreme Court pick today.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain about the head of General Electric, one of the Capital Region’s largest employers, saying President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday banning travel from seven Muslim countries is a risk to the company and its employees, andNew York voters get to decide this November whether sitting legislators and other top officials can be stripped of their lucrative state pensions if they get convicted of corruption.

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Heat streaking...Sixers overcome 46-point barrage by Cousins

UNDATED (AP)— The Miami Heat have quietly put together the longest winning streak currently in the NBA -- eight games.

Goran Dragic (GOHR'-uhn DRAH'-gich) scored 20 points, Dion Waiters added 19 and the Miami posted a 104-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, the protests at airports around the nation, and Israel and Trump.

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