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Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Jan 12, 2017
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, January 12, 2017.

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On Wednesday, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy marked the unofficial anniversary of the county’s advocacy for residents concerned about the hazards of expanded oil train traffic and processing in Albany’s South End.  The air quality and noise issues created by both the trains and high-volume diesel truck traffic continue to plague neighborhood residents.

We hear now, the story of two men.

Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American

Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad.

Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.

Author Steve Sheinkin’s new book is: Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team - the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.

There will be a launch party for the book on Sunday at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs at 5PM. 

Today nearly half of all Americans live from paycheck to paycheck, and income volatility has doubled over the past thirty years. Banks, with their high monthly fees and overdraft charges, are gouging their low- and middle-income customers, while serving only the wealthiest Americans.

Lisa Servon's The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives is an indictment of America’s banks, together with eye-opening dispatches from inside a range of banking alternatives that have sprung up to fill the void. 

The nation will have a new president in just a few days.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion 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: Hidden Figures, Jackie

Upcoming:

·         Rock Docs Film Series: This Is Spinal Tap - Madison Theater, Albany, Thu 1/12, 7 PM

·         Sean Rowe - The Hangar On the Hudson, Troy, Fri 1/13, 8 PM

·         The Lustre Kings Elvis Birthday Show - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Fri 1/13, 8 PM

·         Dial “M” for Murder - Curtain Call Theatre, Latham, opens Fri 1/13, 8 PM (through 2/11)

·         Bindlestiff Family Circus Cabin Fever Cabaret - Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, Fri 1/13, 9 PM

·         Hypno Hype with Assad Mecci - Proctors, Schenectady, Sat 1/14, 3:30 and 7:30 PM

·         Evan LeRoy Johnson & Mikael Eliasen: Schubert’s Die Schoen Mullerin - Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, Sun 1/15, 3 PM

·         Metropolis with live organ score by Avery Tunningley - Proctors, Schenectady, Mon 1/16, 7 PM

New movies: Elle, Patriots Day, Silence, Live by Night

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The Saratoga Springs City School District is looking for more information about a mysterious social media account that allegedly propagated hate speech.

1/12/17 Panel

Jan 12, 2017

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saved his ethics proposals for his last stop of his State of the State tour, in Albany, where he released a ten point plan to address rampant corruption that has reached his own administration.

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NFL:

The Chargers reportedly are ready to bolt San Diego. ESPN.com said Wednesday that the Chargers plan to announce as early as today that they are moving to Los Angeles. According to the report, the Chargers have notified team owners and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell of their intent to relocate for the 2017 season. However, the website added that nothing was final.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, ALLOtsego.com, and the Freeman's Journal about a local taxi cab company who is trying to get ahead of the competition by contracting with students at Cornell who developed an Uber-like app, but for hailing taxis. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 12, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy, breezy and very mild today with showers likely. Also areas of fog.  Highs in the lower 50's.

Evening showers, then mostly cloudy, breezy and dry overnight.  Lows in the mid 30's.

Mostly sunny, windy and colder tomorrow.  Highs in the mid to upper 30's.

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A medical marijuana company in New York will launch a home delivery program early this year.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's press conference yesterday and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's state of the state addresses.

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We are just a few days away from a new administration in Washington, and as we anticipate what that will mean for education in the US in the coming months and years there is another question some educators are facing: how will we teach the history of this election?

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk again with Dr. Adam Carrington, an assistant professor of politics, and not only put the election in historic perspective, but see how history will talk about our choices.

Supporters of a proposal to require background checks on all gun purchases in Vermont say they hope 2017 will be the year that the Legislature passes the legislation.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott says he has sold his share of a construction company and that he financed the $2.5 million deal.

Little Brown Bat with White Nose Syndrome in Greeley Mine, VT
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The little brown bat, a species that has been decimated by a deadly fungus, could be showing the first tentative steps to recovery.

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A new report shows a significant increase in the number of Vermont children in protective state custody, such as foster care, in large part due to the opiate epidemic.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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A state police helicopter carrying New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made an emergency landing at Stewart Airport in Newburgh Wednesday afternoon.

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A controversial Capital Region gun show will return to the Saratoga Springs City Center this spring.

Saint-Gobain's plant in Hoosick Falls, NY
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Later this week, officials in the Rensselaer County community of Hoosick Falls will consider a settlement offer by two companies deemed responsible for contaminating water sources with the chemical PFOA.

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The New York State Barge Canal has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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New Yorkers could get free birth control even if President-elect Donald Trump repeals "Obamacare," under legislation proposed by the state attorney general.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 11, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for January 11, 2017.

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As part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposals for the new legislative session, the Democrat aims to reform the state’s election system.  Cuomo is pushing early voting, same-day and automatic voting registration, catching New York up to surrounding states.

Former New York Congressman Bill Owens was a member of the Appropriations Committee and subcommittees on Defense and Homeland Security during his six years in the House. He now works as an attorney and consultant on U.S.-Canada relations.  The Democrat tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that Canadians are closely watching the transition of government in Washington.

Plumbing can be a daunting challenge for home owners and fixer uppers. Never fear! Ian Cowen of On The Level Plumbing joins us today to answer your questions. 

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about what millennial women think about feminism. Then we tune into a tribute to Maya Angelou and bring you a story about fertility treatments and the VA. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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