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For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 660 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services.

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.

Since its debut in 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors — including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani fighting with CNN's Chris Cuomo, polling numbers for Clinton/Trump, and refugees.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Colin Powell voting for Clinton, ACA premium rate increases, and Trump's rhetoric reflecting his supporter's feelings.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about how 2017's health insurance premium rates under the federal affordable care act compare to New York state's lower rates.

MLB:

Corey Kluber worked six-plus innings and batterymate Roberto Perez belted a pair of homers as the Cleveland Indians pounded the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in Game 1 of the World Series. Kluber held the Cubs to four hits and became the first pitcher in postseason history to strike out eight over the first three innings. Perez smacked a solo homer to make it 3-0 in the fourth inning and capped the scoring with a three-run blast in the eighth.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses early voting, legalizing marijuana, and Elizabeth Warren's tough words for Donald Trump.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 25, 2016
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy, breezy, and seasonably cold today. Highs in the upper 40's.

Clearing, cold tonight.  Lows near 30.

Mostly sunny tomorrow. Highs in the mid 40's.

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Good morning. I'm David S. Greene. Perhaps you saw that "Saturday Night Live" skit with Tom Hanks in a crazy pumpkin suit. He was David S. Pumpkins, the not-so-scary but frequent feature of a haunted house.

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NHL:

In the NHL, Montreal beat Philadelphia 3-1 and it was Calgary tied Chicago in a shootout 2-2.

You might assume that with the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S., Cubans would see positive change at home, and less reason to attempt the perilous water crossing to Florida. You'd assume wrong.

U.S. law enforcement authorities are confronting a surge of Cuban migrants trying to make the journey by boat across the Florida Straits; it's the highest numbers they've seen in two decades.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about Governor Andrew Cuomo campaigning for state Democrats, corruption charges for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and an issue that's a supposed priority for Cuomo in 2017.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 24, 2016
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds, windy and cool today. Highs in the lower 50's.

Partly cloudy tonight.  Lows in the mid 30's.

Mostly cloudy, breezy, and seasonably cold tomorrow. Highs in the upper 40's.

Cybersecurity has plagued this presidential election like no other in U.S. history. Earlier this week, the Obama administration indicated its plans to retaliate against Russia, in some way, for cyberattacks. Hacking came up, again, in the final presidential debate. Yet neither candidate is offering a roadmap for what to do on aggression, or how to handle foreign hackers.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 21, 2016
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy, milder and a bit humid with showers likely today and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs in the lower 70's.

Cloudy with rain tonight. Also areas of fog.  Lows near 50.

Cloudy, windy, and colder tomorrow with showers.  Wet snow possible in the High Peaks. Highs in the lower 50's.

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Donald Trump at Wednesday's presidential debate refused to say whether he would honor the results of the Nov. 8 election. But is that just a tease meant to build suspense?

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine tells Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep he doubts that.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 20, 2016
Paul Caiano
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy with showers likely today. Highs in the lower 60's.

Cloudy with scattered showers tonight. Also areas of fog and drizzle.  Lows in the mid 50's.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely tomorrow. Highs in the upper 60's.

MLB:

In baseball, Toronto was eliminated from World Series contention as Cleveland blanked the Blue Jays 3-0. The Indians are the American League champions for the first time since 1997 following Game 5 of the ALCS. Cleveland will face the winner of the Chicago/Los Angeles series in the World Series. Meanwhile Chicago blasted Los Angeles 10-2 to even the series at 2 games apiece.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 19, 2016
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Some early morning clouds, then mostly sunny and warm today. Highs in the lower to mid 70's.

Clear this evening, then increasing clouds late tonight.  Lows near 50.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely tomorrow. Highs in the lower 60's.

Many travelers have resigned themselves to paying $25 or more to check a bag when flying. But that fee becomes especially onerous when the bag doesn't show up on the carousel at baggage claim.

The White House is proposing a new rule that would require airlines to refund the checked baggage fee if luggage is "substantially delayed," though it does not define "substantially."

MLB:

In the American League Championship Series, Cleveland doubled up Toronto 4-2 to bring the Indians within one game of moving to the World Series. Cleveland now has a three-games-to-none lead.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters that he wasn’t aware of the connections between many of the nine people charged in a federal corruption case last month, saying he didn’t know the details of their business relationships. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 17, 2016
Paul Caiano
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy and very mild with a passing shower today.  Highs in the lower 70's.

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers tonight. Areas of fog.  Lows in the upper 50's.

A mix of sun and clouds, breezy and unseasonably warm tomorrow. Highs in the mid to lower 80's.

Strange Universe: 10/16/2016

Oct 16, 2016

This week, Bob discusses how there is no "supermoon."

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses  the WAMC Locked Box, Bob Dylan's Nobel prize, and Donald Trump's support.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Oct 14, 2016

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's morning forecast: 

MLB:

In baseball, Justin Turner's two-run triple capped a four-run seventh inning sending the Dodgers to a 4-3 win over Washington in the fifth and deciding game of the NLDS. The Dodgers will face the Cubs in the NLCS starting Saturday.

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