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In the NBA playoffs, Cleveland beat Indiana 119-114 to put them within one game of a series sweep 3-0, Milwaukee bested Toronto 104-77 to take a 2-1 series lead, and it was Memphis over San Antonio 105-94, the Spurs lead the series 2-1. The Boston Celtics face Chicago at 7 p.m. tonight and trail in the series 2-0.

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was at Stewart Air National Guard base Thursday to sign a document of employer support. He also spoke about his recent trip to Japan and South Korea.

New Paltz Town Board To Vote On Immigration Law

Apr 20, 2017
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A town board in the Hudson Valley is set to vote Thursday night on a proposed immigration law following a public hearing.

Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA
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Sarah Lee Guthrie is leading bus full of fellow folk artists from Great Barrington to Washington, D.C. to bring music to the People’s Climate March on April 29th. She hopes to inspire the marchers like her grandfather, Woody Guthrie, and father, Arlo Guthrie, did during other social movements.

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New York’s U.S. Senators have announced $25 million in federal funding to combat opioid addiction in the state.

On this week’s 51%, we hear about what people in New York think about women. And we hear about the first Asian-American women’s act to star in Broadway musical reviews, known as the Chinese Andrew Sisters. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

(Air 4/20/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman  is warning seniors to be wary of new phone schemes demanding money through gift cards or pre-paid debit cards.

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The area is mourning Capital Region Chamber of Commerce President, Chuck Steiner.

A group of activists are planning to ride bikes from western Massachusetts to Washington, DC to be part of a large climate action protest.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 20, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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A study group created by the Pittsfield City Council in an effort to privatize the city’s municipal airport has found the facility actually generates a significant amount of money.

(4/20/17) An encore airing of WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg, Activist, Lecturer, Author, and Former U.S. Military Analyst who is best known for releasing the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

HeLa cells
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We welcome back an esteemed panel of experts to respond to your scientific inquiries. Jim Pickett, Ed Stander and Ela Joseph make up our panel. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts. 

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Apr 20, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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As top Albany Democrats get ready for campaign season, some familiar faces are jumping into citywide races as well.

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Emma Willard, a private girls’ high school in Troy, is making public a detailed report on past incidents of sexual misconduct on campus. The release of the report comes as school administrators are working to address the issue after news of a scandal involving a former student and employee broke last year.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (left), Secretary of Human Services Al Gobeille (center) and legal counsel Jaye Pershing Johnson (right)
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A paperwork glitch is threatening the appointment of a regulator by Vermont’s previous governor to the state’s health care regulating board.


  Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann will perform at The Egg in Albany, NY on Tuesday, April 25th in support of her new album, Mental Illness available now on SuperEgo Records.

 

She joins us to discuss the album.

 

Jonathan Coulton will open the show. His new album, Solid State, will be available on 4/28 -- also on Mann's label.

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys has been traveling the world giving audiences a chance to bid farewell to his most celebrated achievement: the 1966 album Pet Sounds. Ranked by Rolling Stone as the second-greatest album of all time, Wilson’s masterpiece helped lift a surf rock vocal group to auteur status in the rock world. Brian Wilson’s tour with fellow founding Beach Boy member Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin, and his terrific band will be at the Palace in Albany on April 26 at 8 p.m. and at the Hanover in Worcester on April 30.

Orli Auslander grew up in London and worked as a milliner and radio DJ in New York City before devoting herself full-time to creating art. Her work has been shown in the US, England and Spain, and was recently featured on the Showtime series Happyish.

Her new book, I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything., is a series of 100 illustrations with accompanying text. She captures a mood and emotional ambivalence that will be all too familiar for readers: trying to be the best wife, mother, and friend she can be, while simultaneously feeling badly about virtually everything she does. 

Orli Auslander will have a book party at The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY this Friday at 6 p.m. 

How much weight should we give to a special election in Georgia?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Shawn Stone, Digital Editor of The Alt joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen: The Fate of the Furious

Upcoming:

  • Yallah! Underground - Skidmore College Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs, Thursday, 4/20, 6 PM
  • The Nile Project - Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, Friday, 4/21, 7 PM
  • Sofia Talvik - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Friday 4/21, 8 PM
  • John Pizzarelli Quartet - Massry Center for the Arts, Albany, Friday, 4/21, 7:30 PM
  • Robert Randolph and The Family Band - Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, Saturday, 4/22, 8 PM
  • Melissa Etheridge - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, Sunday 4/23, 7:30 PM
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson - Proctors, Schenectady, Monday, 4/24, 7:30 PM
  • Timothy B. Schmit - Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, Tuesday, 4/25, 7:30 PM
  • Aimee Mann - The Egg, Albany, Tuesday, 4/25, 7:30 PM
  • Brian Wilson: Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary - Palace Theatre, Albany, Wednesday, 4/26

New movies: Free Fire, The Promise, Disney’s Born in China

Podcast: Creating Stop Motion Animation

Apr 20, 2017

 


 

Is there room for stop-motion animation in a world of computer-generated art? How is stop-motion animation staying relevant these days? We talk to the founder of Emmy-winning stop-motion studio Bix Pix Entertainment on the latest episode of RetConned.

4/20/17 Panel

Apr 20, 2017

      The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, Director of the Journalism Department at the University at Albany, Rosemary Armao.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ousting of Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, ties between Russia and Trump's administration, and bid donors to President Donald Trump during the inauguration. 

A second foreclosure auction has been scheduled for the complex housing the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Pittsfield. Its first buyers backed out of the deal last month. 

John Faso
John Faso

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal and AllOtsego.com about possible candidates to run against Republican Congressman John Faso of New York's 19th district.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 20, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and milder today.  Highs in the mid 60's.

Rain tonight.  Possibly a thunderstorm.  Lows near 50.

Morning rain tomorrow, then mostly cloudy with scattered showers.  Highs near 60.

The Wawayanda Six Trial Is Set To Begin

Apr 20, 2017
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A civil disobedience trial that includes actor James Cromwell is scheduled to begin Thursday. He and five others are accused of blocking access to a gas power plant under construction in Orange County.

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