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Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 17 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 17 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member station reporters across the country and a strong corps of independent producers and reporters in the public radio system.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Samantha Wood, Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle, about the continuing controversy surrounding The Berkshire Museum's attempt to sell art from its collection.  They also discuss North Adams' new grant to revitalize Eagle Street.

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

Mostly cloudy with a few rain and snow showers today.  Highs in the lower 40s.

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NCAA MEN’S TOURNAMENT

Four teams have moved into the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament by winning Thursday.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the $1.3 trillion spending plan that Congressional leaders have agreed upon.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the growing controversy with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.  

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of AllOtsego.com, Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman's Journal, about the Common Council in Oneonta, which is working to curb drinking at off-campus fraternities.  The two also discuss the election of Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch.

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

Mostly cloudy and breezy today north and west of I-88 and north of I-90 in New York.  Elsewhere, cloudy and breezy with light snow tapering off  to snow showers today, especially in New England where another inch of snow is expected.  Highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The Big East has recommended replacing the NBA's so-called one-and-done rule with a "none-or-two" requirement in college basketball. The conference also seeks NCAA regulation of agents and the creation of an elite player unit to focus on "players with realistic aspirations of playing in the NBA."

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos's appearance before Congress Tuesday. He also shares his thoughts on the Austin bombing suspect's suicide, and Cynthia Nixon's speech Tuesday to announce her bid for New York governor.

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

Dry, partly sunny and breezy north of I-90 in New York today.  Cloudy and breezy elsewhere with snow, heavy at times in the Southern Catskills, Mid and Lower Hudson Valley, and Central and Southern New England. Highs in the mid 30s.

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NIT-PENN ST-MARQUETTE

Lamar Stevens tied his career high with 30 points, Tony Carr added 25 and Penn State beat Marquette 85-80 on Tuesday night to advance to the NIT semifinals.

The Nittany Lions will face Mississippi State at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 27. They advanced to the NIT semis for the first time since winning the 2009 tournament.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's visit to New Hampshire yesterday and Cynthia Nixon's announcement that she will run for New York governor.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about a retired New York State Police Investigator's comments on the viral video of Coeymans Police killing a rabid raccoon.  They also discuss the death of Niko DiNovo, 16, who has been in the Westchester Medical Center Burn Unit with severe burns after a fiery car crash 15 months ago.

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

Mostly sunny today. Increasing high clouds later.  Highs in the mid 30s.

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NCAA WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT

Top-seeded UConn defeated No. 9 Quinnipiac 71-46; UConn will face off against No. 5 Duke Saturday. 

11th- seeded Buffalo topped No. 3 Florida State 86-65. Buffalo will go against No. 2 South Carolina Saturday. 

Both games will be played at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Mar 19, 2018

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's comments on Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about former Eric County Executive Joel Giambra blaming the Conservative Party in New York for not receiving its backing for governor.  The two also discuss new Siena Research Institute polls.

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

Mostly sunny  today.  Highs in the lower to mid 30s.

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NCAA MEN’S TOURNAMENT

The Syracuse Orange were the last team selected to the NCAA Tournament and had to take on Arizona State in a First Four game just to make the field of 64. The 11th-seeded Orange now finds itself in the Sweet 16 following a 55-53 victory over No. 3 Michigan State at Detroit.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation orders a Trump affiliated business to surrender files on Russia, international cyber attacks, the battle over SALT tax deductions between Republican Representative John Faso and Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and more.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 16, 2018
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:         

A mix of sun and clouds and windy today with a few flurries or snow showers.  Highs in the lower 30s.

Partly cloudy and breezy tonight.  Lows in the teens.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow morning, then sunny and breezy.  Highs in the lower 30s.

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Buffalo and Loyola of Chicago authored the biggest stunners during the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The 13th-seeded Bulls hammered No. 4 Arizona as Wes Clark delivered 25 points and Jeremy Harris added 23 to lead Buffalo's 89-68 rout of the Pac-12 Tournament champs at Boise. CJ Massinburg had 19 points and Buffalo shredded Arizona's defense at a 55-percent clip for the program's first NCAA Tournament win. Arizona went 2 for 18 from 3-point range, while the Bulls knocked down 15 of 30. The Bulls now prepare to take on Kentucky in Saturday's South Regional action at Boise.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the outcome of the hotly contested Pennsylvania Congressional race, the nerve agent used against a former Russian spy, Larry Kudlow to replace Gary Cohn as Trump's top economic advisor, and walkouts across the nation in regards to gun violence. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 15, 2018
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:        

Mostly cloudy and windy today with scattered snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy and breezy tonight.  Lows in the lower 20s.

Mostly cloudy and windy tomorrow with a few flurries or snow showers.  Highs in the lower 30s.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Mar 14, 2018

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's statement following the guilty verdicts in the case against his former aide Joseph Percoco.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the "We Rise: A Right To Safety" movement across the country today.

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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

No.11 Syracuse will go against 11th-seeded Arizona State Wednesday in the First Four.

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Judy Patrick, Editor of The Daily Gazette, talks with WAMC's David Guistina about the planned student walkouts in the area.  The "We Rise:  A Right To Safety" movement will take place at schools across the nation today to show solidarity with the victims of the Parkland, Fla. shooting.

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