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As demonstrations by those on the left continue across the country in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, marches are scheduled in the Capital Region.

  Jeffrey Toobin is a New Yorker Staff writer and is the senior legal analyst for CNN.

His new book is American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst which revisits the famous kidnapping and the ongoing question of Hearst's motivations and loyalty in the 19 months that followed her abduction.

  The new film Dear President Obama, The Clean Energy Revolution Is Now will be seen Thursday night at 7PM at The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio in Albany.

Narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, the film is a direct appeal to President Obama as he shapes his environmental legacy, but it is also a very loud shout-out to every elected official in the country to carefully consider the growing evidence that proves that leaving fossil fuels in the ground is the only reasonable energy path forward.

The film is written and directed by Jon Bowermaster.

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Citizens joined activists and community leaders in Albany chanting enough is enough.

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Following a rally 1,500 strong in Albany's Lincoln Park Saturday, hundreds of climate activists descended on the Port of Albany to protest the crude oil trains frequently seen along the city's waterfront.

Skidmore Students Rally For Mental Health

May 4, 2016

Skidmore College students are demanding more resources for mental health on the Saratoga Springs campus.

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Six people were arrested by New York State Police for disorderly conduct Friday morning when they blocked the construction entrance site to the Competitive Power Ventures in Orange County.

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Opponents and supporters of plans to accept Syrian refugees into the United States held dueling but peaceful rallies in Hartford.

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Authorities say eight people, including a state politician, have been arrested at a Manhattan demonstration against the proposed U.S. deal with Iran.

  Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of five previous books, including The Big Rich and Public Enemies. His new book is Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence.

There was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups like The Weathermen, The Symbionese Liberation Army, The FALN, and The Black Liberation Army were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated those groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground, dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government.

The FBI’s response to the leftist revolutionary counterculture has not been treated kindly by history, Burrough’s book tempers those judgments with an understanding of just how deranged those times were.

MSMC Students, Staff Protest Professors' Termination

Apr 2, 2015
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More than 150 students and staff at Newburgh’s Mount Saint Mary College gathered Wednesday to protest the termination of two professors. They say freedom of expression is at stake as Catholic policies encroach. The Board of Trustees chair disagrees.

  The Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury outcomes launched protests from coast to coast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that federal reforms are a possibility.

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A peace and justice action network in Westchester is holding a 24-hour protest against U.S. military strikes in Syria. The peaceful demonstration begins Friday evening.

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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner headlined a fundraiser for New York Congressman Chris Gibson Tuesday evening. The Sullivan County event drew about 75 protestors, who gathered to tell the two Republicans that their votes are hurting working families. 

We welcome David Talbot and speak with him about his book, Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love, which tells the story of San Francisco between 1967 and 1982.

Occupy groups and others plan to protest during the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Premiers.

Demonstrations are planned Sunday and Monday.

Organizers say they want the governors and premiers to focus on the human rights of the people in the region and a process that engages them in holding their governments accountable for protecting their rights.

The 36th annual conference will be co-hosted by Gov. Peter Shumlin and Quebec Premier Jean Charest.