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Steely Dan - that band's debut album in 1972 fused together jazz, rock guitar, drums, keys. And they just created this sound.

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STEELY DAN: (Singing) In the morning, you go gunning for the man who stole your water. And you fire...

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses issues stemming from Hurricane Harvey flooding, the possibility of paths for Hurricane Irma, President Trump's priorities in the budget negotiation process, and the latest news of Trump's connections to Moscow and Russian officials.

NFL:

In pre-season NFL football action, Josh McCown and New York's first-team offense got the start in the preseason finale as the Jets beat the Philadelphia Eagles 16-10 last night. The 38-year-old McCown, who hadn't played since the opening series of preseason against Tennessee, took a shot to his chest after completing a 20-yard pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins with 7:13 left in the opening quarter. But he just had the wind knocked out of him.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 1, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Sunny, breezy and unseasonably cool today. Highs in the mid 60's.

Mostly clear and cool tonight.  Lows in the lower 40's.

Sunshine tomorrow, followed by increasing clouds. Highs in the lower 70's.

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Today marks one week since Harvey made landfall along the Gulf Coast. Today may also mark the first of many, many days of recovery in the region.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses yesterday's fund drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, differing opinions on Trump's ban on transgender military, and Congressional Republicans tax reform plans. 

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United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is coordinating a supply drive through Thursday, September 7 for items need by residents of Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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MLB:

The Astros plan to host the Mets in a three-game series that will begin on Saturday.

The Astros had to relocate their current series against the Rangers to St. Petersburg, Florida, following the catastrophic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The team will be back in Houston following its finale with Texas on Thursday.

A doubleheader with the Mets is planned for Saturday, followed by a single game on Sunday before the Astros hit the road for a 10-game trip.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 31, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers today.  Increasing sun and breezy later in the afternoon.  Highs in the lower to mid 70's.

Mostly clear and turning much cooler tonight.  Lows in the 40's.

Sunny, breezy and unseasonably cool tomorrow. Highs in the mid 60's.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses WAMC's upcoming fund drive today to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey, President Trump's visit to Houston, and developments in the fight to fix gerrymandered districts.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about Hurricane Harvey, and effects that local residents will see on gas prices due to oil refineries in Texas being offline.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 30, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Morning clouds, then increasing sunshine and pleasant today.  Highs in the mid 70's.

Mostly clear this evening, then increasing clouds late tonight.  Lows in the upper 50's.

A chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm tomorrow.  Increasing sun later in the afternoon.  Highs in the lower to mid 70's.

Nudist-Cyclists Rejoice

Aug 30, 2017

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Houston Evacuees Fill Convention Center

Aug 30, 2017

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Houston's Susceptibility To Flooding

Aug 30, 2017

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses our upcoming fund drive to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims, and the politics of a recovery bill package for U.S. Senators.

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MLB:

Hurricane Harvey has forced both the Houston Astros and Houston Texans to play home games miles away from the flood-stricken city. Players are now beginning to wonder when they will be able to come back.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about Hurricane Harvey relief, a local basketball team's return, and an Albany mayoral debate this evening hosted by the Times Union.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Aug 29, 2017

Today

Partly sunny, highs in the mid 60s to low 70s

Tonight

Spotty showers possible, mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s and low 50s

Tomorrow

Partly sunny, highs in the low to mid 70s

Houstonians Continue To File In To Shelters

Aug 28, 2017

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says 5,500 people are in shelters and some 2,000 have been rescued. Those numbers are expected to rise. Host Rachel Martin talks to Rachel Osier Lindley, an editor for the Texas Station Collaborative, about the conditions in the city.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, President Donald Trump's pardon of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's apparent separation from the President.

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MLB:

The New York Yankees have shaved another game off the Boston Red Sox's lead in the American League East.

The Yankees spotted the Mariners an early lead before scoring six times on five errors in the first inning of a 10-1 rout of Seattle. Jacoby Ellsbury, Greg Bird and Chase Headley drove in two runs apiece, while Starlin Castro went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the NY Daily News about an ongoing feud between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and the possibility of a New York constitutional convention.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 28, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny and pleasant today.  Highs in the mid 70's.

Mostly clear and cool tonight.  Lows in the lower 50's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow.  Highs in the lower to mid 70's.

WAMC's political observer Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC's Jim Levulis about President Trump's battle over a government shutdown with the Republican Party's congressional leaders and the White House under Chief of Staff General John Kelly.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 25, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny and pleasant today.  Highs in the lower to mid 70's.

Mostly clear and cool tonight.  Lows in the lower 50's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 70's.

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