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Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation Thursday. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on Democratic Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of the 14th House district, who is now endorsing candidates across the nation.

Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's Morning Forecast 7/6/18

Jul 6, 2018

Here is meteorologist Jordan Sherman's forecast:

Today: Organized showers and storms will exit the region from northwest to southeast by no later than late morning into early afternoon. Highs will be seasonably warm in the low 80s.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Fourth of July protest at the Statue of Liberty. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the Trump administration's push for race-blind admission policies at colleges and univeristies.

At Florida's Capitol in Tallahassee, four times a year, dozens of anxious people gather to hear a decision that will affect the rest of their lives. Felons whose sentences and probation are complete stand before the governor and other Cabinet members to ask for clemency and the restoration of their right to vote.

After waiting for years, Joanne Calvarese made her case to the clemency board in June.

"I feel that I have paid my consequences," Calvarese said. "I know I don't deserve your mercy, but I beg you for it."

Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's Morning Forecast 7/5/18

Jul 5, 2018

Here is Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's forecast:

Today: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the low to mid 90s. An excessive heat advisory is in effect from noon until 9 PM. Afternoon thunderstorms are possible mainly north of the Capital District.

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Jul 4, 2018

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Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's Morning Forecast 7/4/18

Jul 4, 2018

Meteorologist Jordan Sherman delivers the morning forecast for Wednesday, July 4, 2018. 

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The Boston Red Sox still own a one-game lead in the American League East following their lopsided win at Washington.

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Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Monday's interviews by President Trump of possible Supreme Court justice nominees. Dr. Chartock also discusses German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to reverse her stance on migrants. 

The only hospital serving the community of rural Callaway County, Mo. — Fulton Medical Center — was set to shut down last September. When staff arrived one afternoon for a potluck goodbye party, they were met with an unexpected guest, Jorge Perez, a management consultant from Florida. He announced he'd just bought the hospital, and planned to keep it open.

When Perez spoke about the takeover four days later to a packed city council chambers in Fulton, Mo., he got a standing ovation.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the heat's impact on the region's power grid.  The pair also discuss the collapse of the recyclables market.

Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's Morning Forecast 7/3/18

Jul 3, 2018

Here is Meteorologist Jordan Sherman’s forecast:

Today: Partly Cloudy and hot! Temps are in the mid 90s. A few isolated storms are possible in the afternoon

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MLB

Rick Porcello doesn't get many chances to go to the plate, but the Boston pitcher made the most of one of his few opportunities last night to help the Red Sox take the opener of their series in Washington.

Porcello had been 5-for-32 in his career before lining a three-run double off Max Scherzer in the second inning of the Bosox's 4-3 victory over the Nationals. The double came in handy once he surrendered solo homers by Anthony Rendon and Daniel Murphy.

Mookie Betts hit a solo shot to give the Red Sox a 4-2 lead in the seventh and help Porcello improve to 10-3. Porcello gave up two runs and seven hits over six innings.

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Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump's pending nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Chartock also discusses Sunday's presidential election in Mexico.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the ramifications of recent primaries in New York.  The pair also discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo's endorsement of Letitia James for attorney general.

Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's Morning Forecast 7/2/18

Jul 2, 2018

Here's Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's forecast:

Today: Sunny skies with continued oppressive heat. Highs will soar into the upper 90s.

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NBA

The Cleveland Cavaliers are losing LeBron James once again.

The 33-year-old forward has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 after four seasons in Miami.

The 14-time All-Star is ranked seventh on the NBA's all-time list with 31,038 points. James is also fourth in scoring average at 27.2 points.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Thursday's shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the upcoming U.S.-Russia summit in Finland on July 16.

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SOCCER

Colombia is moving on in the World Cup and Senegal is out, the first team to get eliminated on a new tiebreaker that punishes squads each time their players pick up yellow or red cards. Yerry Mina scored on a header in the 74th minute to give Colombia a 1-0 win over the Senegalese and vault the South Americans from going home to winning the group.

Japan beat out Senegal for the second spot despite its 1-0 loss to Poland because it accumulated four yellow cards to Senegal's six. It's the first time since 1982 that no African team has qualified for the knockout stage.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the 2018 New York gubernatorial race. 

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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 an immgration rally, Families Belong Together, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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

Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms  today. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

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The Philadelphia Phillies are one game closer to first place in the National League East after salvaging the finale of their three-game series with the New York Yankees.

Rhys Hoskins slammed a three-run homer and Zach Eflin combined with Sean Dominguez on a four-hitter as the Phils blanked the Yanks, 3-0. Hoskins' blast came in the second inning off Luis Cessa, who was making his first start of the season following four relief outings. Hoskins and Cesar Hernandez each had two of the Phillies' eight hits.

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