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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to spend $2 billion statewide for clean water projects.

NCAAF:

As far as Clemson is concerned, the sequel was much better than the original. The underdog Tigers upset defending national champion Alabama 35-31 as Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson beat the Crimson Tide with his arm, his legs and his heart to win a rematch of last year's title game. Alabama beat Clemson 45-40 last season in the championship.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the cold weather, incoming Senate Republicans, and Cuomo's six state of the state addresses.

The state capitol in Albany.
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the start of the regional state of the state addresses, access to the Senate chamber, and an audit by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's that unveiled "questionable expenses" in state spending.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 9, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds today.  Highs near 20.

Clearing this evening, then clouds move back in later tonight.  Lows in the teens.

Cloudy tomorrow with light snow developing from west to east during the afternoon.  Highs in the lower 30's.

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NFL:

In the NFL wild card playoffs, Green Bay crushed the Giants 38-13 and Pittsburgh beat Miami 30-12. On Saturday, Houston advanced by topping Oakland 27-14 and Seattle moved ahead after defeating Detroit 26-6. The New England Patriots will take on Houston on Saturday at 8:15 p.m.

Strange Universe: 01/08/16

Jan 8, 2017

This week Bob talks about the gibbous moon.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Trump's rhetoric, cabinet picks, and campaign promises.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 6, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Light snow ending early this morning, then a mix of sun and clouds today.  Highs in the mid to upper 20's.

Partly cloudy tonight.  Lows near 10.

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds tomorrow with light snow likely for the lower Hudson Valley into New England.  Highs in the lower to mid 20's.

NBA:

In the NBA, Indiana beat Brooklyn 121-109, Toronto won against Utah 101-93, Detroit defeated Charlotte 115-114, Houston bested Oklahoma City 118-116, Atlanta topped New Orleans 99-94, Phoenix beat Dallas 102-95, San Antonio won against Denver 127-99, and it was Portland over the Lakers 118-109.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses wikileaks and Russia and Schumer plans to try to block Trump's Supreme Court nomination.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 5, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy, windy and colder with a snow shower possible today.  Highs near 30.

Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers tonight.  Lows in the mid to upper teens.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow.  Highs in the mid to upper 20's.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal and ALLOtsego.com about the latest news from the region including the first murder in Otsego County in 20 months.

NBA:

In the NBA, Milwaukee squeaked by the Knicks 105-104, Atlanta beat Orlando 111-92, Charlotte won against Oklahoma City 123-112, Chicago defeated Cleveland 106-94, Golden State topped Portland 125-117, Miami beat Sacramento 107-102, and it was the Clippers over Memphis 115-106.

 

The wealthy businessman who co-chaired Donald Trump's campaign in New York says there are no lingering problems with the president-elect's transition team over his widely condemned comments insulting President Barack Obama and his wife.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with Bernie Sanders.
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan for free tuition to state colleges for families who make less than $125,000 annually and the new minimum wage has some finding the array of regulations confusing.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 4, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and becoming windy today. Turning colder with scattered afternoon snow showers.  Early day highs near 40, then temperatures drop through the 30's in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, windy and cold with scattered snow showers tonight.  Lows near 20.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and colder with a snow shower possible tomorrow.  Highs near 30.

NBA:

In the NBA, Boston beat Utah 115-104, San Antonio won against Toronto 110-82, Dallas topped Washington 113-105, Phoenix bested Miami 99-90, Sacramento beat Denver 120-113, the Lakers defeated Memphis 116-102, Indiana won against Detroit 121-116, and it was Philadelphia over Minnesota 93-91.

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SUNY administration in Albany
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to announce a plan Tuesday morning to offer free tuition at state colleges. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the new year, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the House GOP vote to weaken the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics.

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Good morning, I'm David Greene. I'm going to spare the Cleveland Browns today because this happened.

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JENNIE FAGEN: (Singing) Bills are 16 going on 17 years out of the playoffs.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about a solar farm developer looking to build the largest in the Capital Region, Scenic Hudson extends its reach in preserving farmland, and telemedicine's promise to let patients talk to medical experts by smart phone or computer. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 3, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy with a few morning showers and some icy spots, then a steadier rain later in the day today. Highs near 40.

Cloudy with rain tonight.  Areas of fog.  Lows in the lower to mid 30's.

Mostly cloudy and becoming windy tomorrow. Turning colder with scattered afternoon snow showers.  Early day highs near 40, then temperatures drop through the 30's in the afternoon.

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As more marijuana shops take root in states that have legalized the drug, they're struggling with a lack of access to the kind of routine banking services other businesses take for granted.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the new year, the Istanbul terrorist attack, and Cuomo vetoing last minute bills.

New York lawmakers will return to Albany this week to begin their work for 2017.

The six-month legislative session gets underway Wednesday.

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