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This Week In Politics

Aug 15, 2016
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the hot and humid weekend, the Olympics, and Zika.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 12, 2016

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

A mix of hazy sun and clouds and hot with tropical humidity today.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs in the lower 90's with the heat index near 100.

Mostly cloudy and very muggy tonight with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm.  Also areas of fog.  Lows in the lower to mid 70's.

Mostly cloudy, hot and humid tomorrow.  Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Highs near 90 with the heat index in the upper 90's to near 100.

Olympics:

American Simone Biles has become the fourth straight American and fifth overall to capture the Olympic women's gymnastics all-around title. The 19-year-old Biles compiled 62.198 total points at Rio and was well clear of silver medalist and "Final Five" teammate Aly Raisman, along with bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina of Russia.

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Why Canadian Swimmer Flips His Dad The Bird

Aug 11, 2016
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Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 11, 2016

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

Hazy sun and hot with tropical humidity tomorrow.  An isolated shower or thunderstorm possible.  Highs in the lower 90's with the heat index near 100.

Partly cloudy and very muggy tonight with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm.  Lows in the lower to mid 70's.

Mostly cloudy with tropical humidity tomorrow.  Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Highs near 90 with the heat index in the upper 90's to near 100.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the media coverage of Donald Trump, Clinton's life, and more.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Cuomo's comments on DiNapoli, Trump's comments on the second amendment/Clinton, and more.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 10, 2016

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

Mostly cloudy with tropical humidity moving in today.  Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Highs in the lower to mid 80's.

Partly cloudy and very muggy tonight with a chance of a passing shower or thunderstorm.  Lows in the lower 70's.

Hazy sun and hot with tropical humidity tomorrow.  An isolated shower or thunderstorm possible.  Highs in the lower 90's with the heat index near 100.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about the recent legislation passed in Schenectady County that bans the sale of tobacco to those under the age of 21 and the latest on Rachael Mattice.

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Schenectady County has joined the five other counties in New York State that have banned the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had harsh words for the state’s Comptroller, a fellow Democrat, over questions about the value of the state’s economic development programs.

Olympics:

American swimmers continue to mine for gold in the swimming pool at the Rio Olympics.

Michael Phelps has made up for one of the few losses in his Olympic career. Phelps avenged his defeat at the 2012 London Games by winning the 200-meter butterfly last night, holding off Japan's Masato Sakai by a mere four-hundredths of a second. Then Phelps won his 21st career gold medal as part of the winning four-by-200 relay team. Phelps now has 25 medals in all, and three more races in Rio to add to his almost unimaginable total.

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Vermont's gubernatorial general election in November will feature Democrat Sue Minter going up against Republican Phil Scott. Unofficial results show Minter won the five-way Democratic primary Tuesday with 50 percent of the vote over the next closest candidate, Matt Dunne, who got 37 percent of the vote. The current Lieutenant Governor, Scott won the GOP race with 60 percent of the vote over Bruce Lisman, who had 39 percent of the vote.

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This year marks the first time in recent memory there will be no statewide primary in Connecticut.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's economic game plan and the candidate's appeal to voters.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 9, 2016

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

Sunny today.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's.

Increasing clouds and humidity tonight with a chance of showers by sunrise.  Lows in the mid to upper 60's.

Mostly cloudy with tropical humidity tomorrow.  Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Highs in the lower 80's.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about driving selfies and a data breach.

Olympics:

Tonight is the finals for women’s team all-around gymnastics, women’s 200m freestyle, the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, men’s 200m butterfly, men’s weightlifting, men’s and women’s judo, women’s diving, women’s pistol shooting, men’s canoe single, individual and team equestrian eventing, men’s fencing, and the women’s 200m individual medley.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has been an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, offering some credibility to the foreign policy newcomer.

But on a key priority of the GOP presidential nominee — banning travel to the United States from areas affected by terrorism — Flynn acknowledged some of Trump's ideas are "not workable."

In a Morning Edition interview, NPR's Steve Inskeep asked Flynn, "In the end do we have here a laudable effort to protect the United States from all harm that is just not workable at all?"

A commission is considering granting as much as a 47% pay raise for New York state lawmakers, and the proposal is generating some backlash, including, from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the parallels between politics and the Rio Olympics, and a closely contested primary race in the Berkshires.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 8, 2016

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

Sunny today.  Highs in the mid 80's.

Clear tonight.  Lows in the upper 50's.

Mostly sunny tomorrow.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's.

Japan's emperor is hinting he wants to leave the Chrysanthemum Throne. 82-year-old Emperor Akihito gave a rare televised address Monday — only his second in history — in which he reflected on his advancing age, the tough daily schedule of his ceremonial post and the toll it was taking on his health.

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