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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about upcoming elections for state representatives in New York, whether the Governor could get the Senate to go Democrat, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and control over city schools, and efforts to pass the Child Victims Act.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 5, 2017
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WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy today with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60's.

Rain likely tonight and possibly a thunderstorm. Areas of fog. Lows in the lower to mid 50's.

Rain tomorrow. A thunderstorm possible.  Highs near 60.

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Strange Universe: 06/04/17

Jun 4, 2017

This week Bob Berman discusses stargazing.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and the aftermath of the U.S. pullout of the Paris Climate accord.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge to be lit green in support of the Paris Accord.
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Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won't let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite President Donald Trump decision to withdraw from an international pact.

June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Jun 2, 2017

WAMC's David Guistina talks with the Executive Director and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York Beth Smith Boivin about Alzheimer's Awareness month.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 2, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy today with a passing shower possible. Highs in the upper 60's.

Partly cloudy tonight. Lows in the mid to upper 40's.

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy tomorrow.  Highs around 70.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif.
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NBA:

It started out as a battle of heavyweights introduced by boxing hype man Michael Buffer. But in the end, Golden State knocked out the Cavaliers 113 to 91 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors, led by Kevin Durant, surged ahead with two 3rd quarter runs and never looked back. Durant led scoring with 38 points. LeBron James racked up 28. The win was the 13th in the playoff season for the Warriors, which ties the record set by the Los Angeles Lakes in 1988 and 1989.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box and the racist vandalism of Lebron James' home in Los Angeles.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of the Freeman's Journal, AllOtsego.com, and Hometown Oneonta about the influx of tourism Cooperstown and Milford sees due to the opening of baseball camps in the region and how it effects the housing market.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 1, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy today with a quick passing shower possible. Highs in the lower 70's.

Mostly clear tonight. Lows in the mid to upper 40's.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and cool tomorrow with passing showers.  Highs in the upper 60's.

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NHL:

Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final is Saturday night in Nashville in what amounts to a last stand for the Predators. They were routed 4-1 on Wednesday night by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Standout goalie Pekka Rinne looked very average against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Pittsburgh scored three goals 3:18 apart in the third period and Rinne was yanked. The Penguins lead the best-of-seven series 2-0.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's return to the podium, and recent investigations driving candidates away from normally highly coveted West Wing jobs.

The war in Syria is a conflict of the social media age. Everyone — the rebels, the government, ordinary citizens, everyone — has a cellphone.

And that means almost no bad deed goes unrecorded by someone.

 

New York state is setting aside $35 million to expand after-school programs.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funds on Tuesday.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick about Doctor Tom Catena, a doctor in Sudan who was named laureate of the 2017 Aurora Prize For Awakening Humanity on Sunday for his humanitarian work in war-torn East Africa. 

NHL:

The Bruins have signed forward Anders Bjork to an entry-level contract. The team says the three-year deal for the 20-year-old Notre Dame standout is set to begin next season. Bjork led the Fighting Irish in points as a junior last season with 21 goals and 31 assists — both career highs.

The New York Islanders have added Scott Gomez to their coaching staff. Islanders coach Doug Weight says Gomez will begin his coaching career this season. Gomez retired after the 2015-16 season, ending a 16-year NHL career that saw him win the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1999-00 as the league's top rookie, and two Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 31, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms today. Highs in the lower 70's.

Mostly cloudy with a passing shower or thunderstorm tonight. Lows in the mid 50's.

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy tomorrow.  Highs near 70.

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New York state is expanding its partnership with Paul Smith College's in the fight against the spread of aquatic invasive species in the Adirondack Mountains. 

The so-called Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program will place 53 boat stewards and decontamination operators at 28 sites throughout the Adirondacks.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include information on how Sanofi Pasteur was chosen as the company to license the Zika vaccine.

The U.S. Army is planning to grant an exclusive license to the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. to manufacture and sell a Zika vaccine the Army developed last year.

And that has Rebekah Gee, Louisiana's secretary of health, worried about paying for it.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, upcoming races in the House, and the White House is acting to roll back policy on birth control.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about a bill to legalize aid in dying and the possibility of a state constitutional convention.

NHL:

Advantage Penguins. Pittsburgh rookie Jake Guentzel beat Nashville's Pekka Rinne with 3:17 left in regulation to put the Penguins ahead to stay in a 5-3 victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Guentzel snapped an eight-game goalless drought to help the defending champions escape after blowing a three-goal lead. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

May 30, 2017
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
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Tuesday

Mostly with an increasing chance for showers and t'storms as the day goes on, highs in the low to mid 60s.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the low to mid 50s.

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy with showers likely and maybe a thunderstorm in the afternoon, highs in the low to mid 70s.

A small Connecticut racetrack and the drivers who compete there have become collateral damage in a sex trafficking case.

The New London-Waterford Speedbowl, which has been in operation since 1951, in in danger of not opening this season. NASCAR pulled its sanctions last month after 63-year-old owner Bruce Bemer was arrested in an investigation into the sex trafficking of boys with mental illnesses.

Lawmakers in lots of states get paid extra if they hold leadership posts or oversee important committees.

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