Capital Region News

Capital District News
12:46 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Dr. Ralph Nurnberger to speak on Middle East future

Dr. Nurnberger

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Ralph Nurnberger, who will speak tonight at 7:30 at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady, New York on “The Middle East Today,” an event sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University, Dr. Nurnberger is an expert on American foreign policy and the Middle East. He has served as a staffer for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was the first Executive Director of Builders for Peace.

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Capital District News
2:26 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Albany Mayor Jennings Sets Up "Command Center" To Deal with Sandy

 WAMC's Jake Sorgen spoke with Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings about his "Command Center" and preparations he's made to deal with the damaging winds and widespread power outages expected tonight. 

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Capital District News
1:50 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Rensselaer County Executive Jimino Discusses Sandy's Impact

Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino

County Executive Kathleen Jimino of Rensselaer spoke with WAMC's Jake Sorgen about her preparations and expectations for the durations of the storm. 

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Capital District News
12:40 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Experts gather in Albany for global data conference

Today is the final day of the University at Albany-hosted International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, which has brought experts and academics from around the world together. WAMC’s Alan Chartock recently spoke with several conference presenters, including Theresa Pardo, Director of the University at Albany Center for Technology in Government, and Dr. Nigel Shadbolt, professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Southampton. Pardo began by describing the aims of the conference.

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Sports
4:55 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Olympic Gold Medalist Jeff Blatnick Dead at 55

Olympic Gold Medalist Jeff Blatnick has died following complications from heart surgery - WAMC's Dave Lucas has more...

Blatnick passed away due to cardio-pulmonary arrest at Ellis Hospital on Wednesday.

A 1975 graduate of Niskayuna High, Blatnick survived a bout with Hodgkin's Disease , but went on win the gold in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The cancer came back and forced his retirement, but his involvement in wrestling continued as a coach and commentator.

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Capital District News
6:59 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette

Judy Patrick

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Judy Patrick, editor of the Daily Gazette.

Capital District News
7:05 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette

Judy Patrick

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Judy Patrick, managing editor of the Daily Gazette.

Technology
1:12 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Global Foundries: All Is Well In Malta

Chip-fab manufacturing plant employees.

News in recent days that AMD - Advanced Micro Devices - is about to layoff 20 percent of its global workforce triggered speculation - along with rumors - about the impact this would have on the chipfab plant in Malta.  Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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Capital District News
7:13 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times Union

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times Union.

Capital District News
7:11 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Fracking Supporters Set to Demonstrate in Albany

Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to decide whether or not to lift the moratorium on hydrofracking in NY soon.
Dave Lucas

Supporters of using hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas are set to demonstrate in Albany.

Hundreds of people are expected to rally at the Corning Preserve on the Hudson River and then march to a park near the Capitol for speeches by elected officials and labor leaders at midday Monday.

The technology known as "fracking" to free gas from deep in the Marcellus Shale is backed by industry and others who say it will be an economic boon for upstate New York.

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