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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about thousands of teamsters avoiding a pension cut, the jury selection process in the trial of UAlbany students accused of making up allegations of being the targets of a racist attack on a CDTA bus, and the tragic story of a boat and the death of an eight-year-old girl.

NHL:

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Ottawa beat Boston in overtime 4-3 to take a 2-1 series lead, Toronto topped Washington in overtime 4-3 to lead the series to 2-1, Nashville edged Chicago in overtime 3-2 to bring it to game 4 with a 3-0 series lead, and it was Anaheim over Calgary in overtime 5-4 to lead the series three games-to-none. Montreal is in New York tonight to take on the Rangers at 7:30 p.m. The Habs lead the series 2-1.

Kevin Butt's job is to find cleaner ways to power Toyota. One of the hardest places to do that is at the automaker's sprawling plant in central Kentucky, a state where nearly 90 percent of electricity still comes from coal.

Butt points out a new engine assembly line, where a conveyor belt moves in a slow circle. He says it was specially designed with a more efficient motor. There are also enormous fans overhead and LED lights, all changes that save millions.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses protests over President Donald Trump's tax-returns, North Korea's missile test over the weekend, and Trump's White House.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's possible run for governor and criticism for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's free college tuition scholarship program.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 17, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds and windy today. Much cooler with highs in the lower 60's.

Mostly clear tonight.  Lows in the mid 30's.

Sunny tomorrow.  Highs near 60.

NBA:

The NBA's No. 1 seeds opened their playoff schedules with a win by the Golden State Warriors and a loss by the Boston Celtics. The Warriors pulled out a 121-109 win over Portland as Kevin Durant provided 32 points and 10 rebounds. Jimmy Butler scored 23 of his team-high 30 points in the second half and finished with nine rebounds as the Bulls downed the Celtics, 106-102 in Boston.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the signs of possible life on moons in our solar system, the MOAB dropped in Afghanistan, and Trump's changing feelings regarding NATO and others.

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NHL:

The NHL's No. 1 seeds opened their respective playoff schedules on Thursday. Washington Capitals fans went home happier than Chicago Blackhawks supporters.

Tom Wilson scored his first NHL playoff goal 5:15 into overtime as the Caps downed the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2. The Toronto native capped a rally in which the Capitals held onto home-ice advantage after falling behind 2-0.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 14, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Sunny today. Highs in the lower 60's.

Mostly clear tonight.  Lows in the mid 30's.

Sunshine followed by increasing clouds tomorrow.  Scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm in the afternoon and at night. Highs in the mid 60's.

A couple decided to kill their disabled adoptive son and cover up the crime with a house fire after watching the Oscar-winning movie "Manchester by the Sea," in which a couple's children perish in a house fire that's deemed accidental, according to a prosecutor handling the case.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a NY Appeals Court Judge that was found dead in the Hudson River, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meeting with President Vladimir Putin, and North Korea's growing nuclear arms race.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 13, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy today.  Highs in the upper 50's.

Mostly clear tonight.  Lows in the mid 30's.

Sunny tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 60's.

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WAMC's Davd Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com about Jane Forbes Clark being named the most influential woman in baseball by USA Today.

NHL:

In the NHL playoffs, the Rangers shut out Montreal 2-0 to start the series with a 1-0 lead, Boston edged Ottawa 2-1, Pittsburgh topped Columbus 3-1, St. Louis skated by Minnesota in overtime 2-1, and it was San Jose over Edmonton in overtime 3-2.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the small earthquake in Dutchess County, the Republican win for an empty house seat in Kansas, and Press Secretary Sean Spicer's remarks regarding the Holocaust and chemical weapons.

Alison Lu was in shock on election night. The Harvard Business School student had voted for Hillary Clinton, and she couldn't fathom how Donald Trump had managed to win the presidency.

She opened her Facebook page searching for answers, but she didn't find any Trump-supporting friends. "None of them [Trump voters] showed themselves on my Facebook feed," she says.

Chief Justice John Roberts spoke at RPI on Tuesday afternoon.
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about Supreme Court Justice John Roberts' visit and John Faso's views on healthcare.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 12, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Scattered showers this morning, then increasing sun, breezy and cooler in the afternoon.  Highs in the lower 60's.

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

A mix of sun and clouds and breezy tomorrow.  Highs in the upper 50's.

MLB:

In Major League Baseball, Boston beat Baltimore 8-1 and the Mets blasted Philadelphia 14-4. The Yankees were off and continue their series with Tampa Bay today.

Forbes ranks the New York Yankees as baseball's most valuable team for the 20th straight year and lists the Tampa Bay Rays with the lowest valuation. Forbes estimates the Yankees are worth $3.7 billion, up 9 percent from last year. The Dodgers are next at $2.75 billion, a 10 percent increase. Boston was third at $2.7 billion.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the spring weather, Syria, and the Pulitzer Prize winners.

SUNY administration in Albany
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about issues regarding free college tuition at SUNY/CUNY schools, a teenager who fell down an open manhole into an upstate sewer system, and the impact of winter road salt on area lakes and water resources.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 11, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds, breezy and unseasonably warm today with a late day scattered shower or thunderstorm possible.  Highs in the lower 80's.

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm tonight.  Lows in the mid 50's.

Scattered showers in the morning tomorrow, then increasing sun, breezy and cooler in the afternoon.  Highs in the lower 60's.

An influential federal task force is relaxing its controversial opposition to routine screening for prostate cancer.

In the proposed revised guidelines released Tuesday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says men ages 55 to 69 should decide individually with their doctors whether and when to undergo prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing.

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MLB:

In Major League Baseball, Michael Pineda retired his first 20 batters before Evan Longoria lined a double down the left-field line, and he wound up pitching two-hit ball over 7 2/3 innings Monday in the New York Yankees' home opener, an 8-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Detroit edged Boston 2-1, the Mets topped Philadelphia 4-3.

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is said to be doing well after being struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball in the first inning and forced out of the game. It was a frightening moment in San Francisco's 4-1 victory Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks in its home opener.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the good weather, the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, Tillerson vs. Russia, and free tuition for middle class families who attend SUNY and CUNY schools in New York. 

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the New York State budget and Governor Andrew Cuomo's ambitions.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 10, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds, breezy and warm today.  Highs in the mid to upper 70's.

Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.  Lows in the mid 50's.

A mix of sun and clouds, breezy and unseasonably warm tomorrow with late afternoon scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Highs near 80.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the U.S. launching an  airstrike in Syria, Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon.

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