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New England News
12:50 pm
Sun May 18, 2014

Heroin Has Claimed Hundreds Of Lives In Recent Months

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Since the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the heroin epidemic that has seized the country has received a much-needed increase in publicity.  However, the problem is still far from being controlled.

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WAMC News
10:00 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Nutrition, Not Just Exercise, Key To Getting In Summer Shape

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With the warmer weather here, more people are heading outdoors and striving to be in better shape and lose weight -- but it’s not all about being active. As WAMC’s Michael Masciadrelli reports, it’s all about paying more attention to proper nutrition.

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Sports
11:20 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Minor Leagues Have Captivated Fans For Decades

Minor league sports focus on developing talent for the big leagues.  Yet they’ve been a staple of American culture for more than a century.  Reporter Pat O’Rourke explains what attracts fans to the minors.

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Sports
3:40 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

NHL Lockout Helped Regional AHL teams

Earlier this season, the National Hockey League suffered its third work stoppage in 20 years due to a labor dispute between the owners and the NHL Players Union. Many contend that the lockout damaged the game.  But as Patrick O’Rourke reports, the American Hockey League was happy to see the major players skating in the minor leagues.

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New England News
3:34 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

When it comes to choosing a major, college students feel the pressure

Deciding on a career path is difficult, especially for college students who haven’t yet declared a major. Western New England University’s Leighann Camarero reports on some tips that can help students allay their worries.

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New England News
12:21 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Amid apparent waning faith, some colleges encourage students' religion

Our Lady's Chapel at Elms College
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A new Gallup poll shows that show overall, the United States is a religiously diverse nation – yet New York’s Capital Region, Burlington, Vt., and Springfield, Mass. are among the bottom 10 religious metro areas.  WAMC’s Michael Masciadrelli explains how some college campuses help are helping college students keep their faith close to them while living on campus.

On a college campus, it may seem difficult for those students to actively practice a religion. However, many colleges provide students opportunities to grow spiritually and develop their faith away from home.

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Make a Wish Foundation gives hope terminally ill children

Every thirty-eight minutes a wish is granted, a child’s dream comes true, and an unforgettable memory is made. The Make a Wish Foundation has been granting wishes for more than thirty-three years.

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Study: Youth gambling isn't just entertainment

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Gambling takes place every day and is a rapidly growing form of entertainment. With the Superbowl in the rearview mirror and March Madness full speed ahead, many people have been placing bets as they root for their favorite teams to make it to the Big Dance. It’s more than just a game; it’s a big business for gamblers.

A study done by the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems, says that between 60%-80% of high school students have gambled for money during the past year.

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