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  1. 85th Anniversary For Jacob's Pillow Was A Banner Year

    09.22 / 03:06 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Now wrapping up its 85 th season, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts had a banner y…
  2. Resettlement Program Applies To Bring 100 More Refugees

    09.22 / 01:17 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Vermont's Refugee Resettlement Program has sent an application to the federal government to resettle 100 more Syrian and Iraqi refugees in…
  3. Westchester County Exec Issues Executive Order On Immigration

    09.22 / 00:18 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    The Westchester County executive Wednesday issued an executive order on immigration, calling it a compromise after vetoing immigrant protection legislation passed by the Board of Legislators. A supporter of the bill says the order may not protect immigrants as…
  4. Facebook To Turn Over 3,000 Ads To Congress In Russian Election Interference Probe

    09.22 / 00:18 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads purchased by a Russian agency to Congress. The political ads ran during the 2016 presidential election campaign. The move comes amid growing pressure on the social network from members of Congress to release the ads. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg live-streamed a statement in which he said that his company was "actively working" with the U.S. government in the ongoing Russia investigations. Zuckerberg also announced a series of rule changes on…
  5. State Officials To Host Law Enforcement Hearings

    09.22 / 00:18 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Vermont officials are scheduling a tour of the state to conduct hearings on public safety and law…
  6. Environmental Group Issues Energy Efficiency Plan

    09.21 / 23:20 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    A leading environmental advocacy organization has released a report outlining measures the country could take to increase renewable energy generation and cut greenhouse gases 80 percent by…
  7. Statewide Review Of "Enough Is Enough" Reveals Most NY Schools Compliant

    09.21 / 22:15 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    In May, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo requested a review of colleges’ compliance with the 2015 “Enough is Enough” sexual assault law. The results are in…
  8. How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

    09.21 / 22:15 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    When President Trump announced a ban on travel for citizens from several predominantly Muslim countries in January, a coalition of officials from various blue states quickly rallied to fight it. "We just started talking to each other Friday afternoon," recalls New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "By Sunday morning, we had 17 states signed on to say, 'This is unconstitutional. We're going into court to stop it.' And we went into courts all over the country and eventually got it…
  9. Another Good Reason Not To Pee In The Pool

    09.21 / 22:15 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Waterparks can be fun, but they also can pose unexpected health risks – in this case, eye and respiratory problems. And that shower you never take before you get in the pool plays a role. In July 2015, patrons at an indoor waterpark resort in Ohio started to complain about eye and respiratory problems. Local health officials surveyed patrons and waterpark employees, who reported issues like eye burning, nose irritation, difficulty breathing and vomiting. The Centers for Disease Control and …
  10. After Massive Data Breach, Equifax Directed Customers To Fake Site

    09.21 / 22:15 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    After a cyberattack that potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million people, the credit reporting agency Equifax set up a website to help people determine whether they had been affected, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. However, on multiple occasions over the span of weeks, the company's official Twitter account responded to customer inquiries by apparently directing them to a fake phishing site called www.securityequifax2017.com. Luckily, the fake site — blocked or flagged by m…
  11. Bernie Sanders Lays Out His Foreign Policy Vision

    09.21 / 21:22 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Foreign policy has never been a core issue for Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Vermont independent tapped into several core progressive issues during his 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination — health care, income inequality and Wall Street reform, to name a few – but never spent much time dwelling on global affairs, other than fielding questions during debates. Hillary Clinton, running on her credentials as a former secretary of state, used it against him, saying in the lea…
  12. Sidewalk Opens Across From Saratoga Springs Elementary School

    09.21 / 21:22 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    A sidewalk was being completed outside a Saratoga Springs elementary school this afternoon. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the project — part of a national program — will complement a planned bicycle path…
  13. Suspect In Fatal Father's Day Shooting In Albany Arrested

    09.21 / 21:22 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Federal authorities in western New York say they've captured a man wanted for a fatal Father's Day shooting in…
  14. Judith Enck: Toxic Legacy

    09.21 / 20:25 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    On a recent beautiful Saturday afternoon, I joined a group of professors from Bennington College who were going door to door in Hoosick Falls. We were asking residents to fill out a new health…
  15. Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States that Expanded Medicaid

    09.21 / 19:25 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Senate Republicans' latest plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system ends with a massive shift of federal money from states that expanded Medicaid — and are largely dominated by Democrats — to those that refused to expand. Several analyses of the bill show the pattern. A report by the health care consulting firm Avalere Health shows California and New York losing a combined $123 billion in federal health care funding by 2026, while Texas would see its flow of money from Washington rise b…
  16. NYS Awards Kingston $10 Million For Revitalization Plans

    09.21 / 18:31 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Kingston Wednesday, announcing that the city is a winner of the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The award of $10 million in funding and investments will go toward invigorating the city’s Stockade D…
  17. Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms

    09.21 / 18:31 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Bedecked in fondant and flowers, modern wedding cakes are the centerpiece of the marriage feast – an edible form of art. But are they also an expression of free speech? That's the question the Supreme Court will consider this fall, when it hears the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple because he said it would violate his religious beliefs. "You'd think cake would be apolitical, and yet here we are," muses baker Catherine George of Catherine G…
  18. In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote

    09.21 / 17:31 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Barcelona, protesting the Spanish government and expressing support for a planned Oct. 1 vote on Catalan independence. Spain considers the referendum to be illegal. On Wednesday, Spanish police with court-ordered search warrants seized millions of ballots and detained more than a dozen Catalonian politicians. A top treasury official is being held on sedition charges, the BBC reports. Demonstrations against the police action have been…
  19. How To Soften The Blow From Recent Hurricanes And Earthquakes

    09.21 / 17:31 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Back-to-back natural disasters in Mexico and across the Caribbean have left millions of people reeling. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday crumpled buildings and killed more than 200 people. And it hit while Mexico was still recovering from another deadly and powerful earthquake in the southern part of the country. On Wednesday Hurricane Maria dealt Puerto Rico a direct punch, knocking out power across the entire island. Its rains have led to widespread…
  20. Schumer Touts Catskill's Lumberyard Performing Arts Center

    09.21 / 17:31 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stopped by Catskill Wednesday afternoon to tour the Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts Center. Schumer predicts the Center will be a major hub for world-class…