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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.

Janes Forbes Clark in Hometown Oneonta
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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. 

The Capitol
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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.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 7, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy, breezy and cool with occasional showers today.  Highs in the upper 40's.

Cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers overnight.  Lows in the lower 30's.

Cloudy early tomorrow, then sunshine mixing in.  Windy and cool.  Highs near 50.

Dave Smith has been named head coach for the Rensselaer Division 1 men's hockey team.
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The Masters:

Charley Hoffman owns a four-stroke lead over William McGirt through one round of the Masters. Hoffman had seven birdies in an 11-hole stretch en route to a 7-under-65 that gives him the largest first-round lead at the Masters since 1955. Lee Westwood is five shots back and one ahead of a group that included Phil Mickelson, Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's meeting with Chinese Leader Xi Jinping, a chemical attack in Syria, and the removal of Steve Bannon from the National Security Council. 

Death penalty laws are on the books in 31 states, but only five carried out executions last year. Now Arkansas is rushing to execute death row inmates at an unprecedented pace this month, before the state's supply of lethal drugs expires.

Zephyr Teachout
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, AllOtesgo.com, and the Freeman's Journal about Zephyr Teachout's decision to not run again and Peggy Fleming.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 6, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Rain, heavy at times today and possibly a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Breezy.  Highs in the upper 40's.

Evening showers and possibly a thunderstorm, then cloudy with showers overnight.  Lows in the lower 40's.

Cloudy with showers tomorrow.  Highs near 50.

NBA:

In the NBA, Cleveland topped Boston 114-91, Golden State won against Phoenix 120-111, the Clippers bested Dallas 112-101, the Lakers bet San Antonio 102-95, Miami defeated Charlotte 112-99, Toronto won against Detroit 105-102, Oklahoma City edged Memphis 103-100, and it was Houston over Denver 110-104.

All presidents since Gerald Ford have volunteered to show the public their tax returns. All of them except Donald Trump.

He has said emphatically that he really wants to do it, including at a Republican primary debate in February 2016.

"Let me just tell you something. I want to release my tax returns. But I can't release it while I'm under an audit. We're under a routine audit. I've had it for years I get audited. And obviously if I'm being audited I'm not going to release a return. As soon as the audit is done — I love it."

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York State budget, the court case against Joe Percoco and others, and the North Korean missile launch.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 5, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Morning clouds, then partly sunny today.  Highs in the upper 50's.

Thickening clouds tonight with rain moving in after midnight.  Lows in the lower 40's.

Rain, heavy at times tomorrow and possibly a thunderstorm in the afternoon.  Highs in the lower 50's.

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