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  1. NYS DOH Extends PFOS Blood Testing Program In Newburgh

    10.07 / 14:50 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    The New York state Department of Health announced Friday that is extending the PFOS blood testing program for Newburgh by eight weeks. PFOS drinking water contamination came to light in May 2016 and blood testing began in…
  2. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.07 / 14:50 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
  3. Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns

    10.07 / 14:50 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Chris Hernstrom was brewing in the craft beer mecca of Bend, Ore., when an ad caught his eye: Want to live somewhere gorgeous and make beer for a small community? "It just seemed like an interesting challenge to come out to basically the exact opposite of Bend, some place where the brewing industry is still in its fledgling stages," Hernstrom says. That place, Hernstrom's new home, is the cattle ranching hub of Valentine, Neb., population 2,700, tucked into the Niobrara River valley in the…
  4. 80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of 'Parsley Massacre'

    10.07 / 14:50 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Even before Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo carved it in blood, the 224-mile border dividing the island of Hispaniola between Haiti and the Dominican Republic was complicated. Tensions between the two countries stemmed back to a 19th century war. But in many ways, the border, which existed mostly on paper, was a notably seamless site: Children crossed back and forth freely to go to school on one side and home on the other. Sprawling cattle ranches spanned the divide, and Dominicans and…
  5. A Wayward Weed Killer Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

    10.07 / 10:55 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    There's one small field on Michael Sullivan's farm, near the town of Burdette, Ark., that he wishes he could hide from public view. The field is a disaster. There are soybeans in there, but you could easily overlook them. The field's been overrun by monsters: Ferocious-looking plants called pigweeds, as tall as people and bursting with seeds that will come back to haunt any crops that Sullivan tries to grow here for years to come. "I'm embarrassed to say that we farm that field," Sullivan…
  6. We Remember The Wrong Names After Tragedies. Who's To Blame?

    10.07 / 10:55 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Most of us would have to look up the name of J.D. Tippit. He was the Dallas police officer shot and killed in 1963, when he tried to apprehend the man who assassinated President Kennedy. Or Tim McCarthy, the Secret Service agent who took a bullet fired at President Reagan in 1981. But Norman Mailer, one of America's great authors, wrote a massive biography of the man who shot J.D. Tippit and John F. Kennedy. Every aspect of the life of the man who shot Tim McCarthy has been followed for…
  7. One Person's Junk Is This Home Improvement Show's Treasure

    10.07 / 00:33 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    “You Can’t Turn That Into A House” on FYI takes home improvement to a new level: transforming old grain silos, chicken coops, a dumpster and more into tiny houses. Here & Now‘s Robin Young learns more about the show from hosts Taimoor Nana (@taimoor_nana), Rehan Nana and Kyle Davis.Interview Highlights On the concept behind the show Taimoor Nana: “This story started off about 10 years ago, and the three of us were sitting around and we had an old grain bin, and a 100-year-old wooden barn th…
  8. Any Questions #319 - "Comedy"

    10.07 / 00:33 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch spots for a show about…
  9. Gov. Baker Again Showcases Springfield School Turnaround Program

    10.06 / 21:05 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    The Republican governor of Massachusetts brought the Democratic governor of Delaware to Springfield Friday to see a school turnaround…
  10. Mayor Unveils 2018 Troy Budget Proposal

    10.06 / 21:05 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, a first-term Democrat, has revealed his 2018 budget plan, which comes in under the state tax…
  11. Budgets Proposed In Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park

    10.06 / 20:17 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Spending increases are planned in two Saratoga County communities in 2018, but officials say there will be a minimal impact on…
  12. Michael Meeropol: NFL Players Act “Uppity” And Owners Do Not Fire Them

    10.06 / 20:17 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    On September 24 something beautiful to behold happened. A group of black athletes and some white allies refused to be bullied by our so-called President. Even more stepped forward on October 1. Of course I am referring to the group of football players who took knees in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. Ever since September 24, Donald Trump has railed against the players and particularly Kaepernick because he was allegedly disrespecting the flag, the military, first responders and the…
  13. Once Its AIM Was True, But Soon AOL's Instant Messenger Will Be No More

    10.06 / 20:17 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    In a few months, AOL Instant Messenger will go the way of such tech touchstones as AltaVista and Netscape. It was 20 years ago that "AIM" went online. It quickly exploded in popularity, peaked and then slowly succumbed to competitors. For many of us, AIM conjures up memories of dial-up modems, the sound of a "handshake" and the phrase "You've Got Mail." "AIM tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift, but the way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly…
  14. Bill Proposed To Renew No-Cost Birth Control In Massachusetts

    10.06 / 12:12 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    A bill being discussed on Beacon Hill would ensure continued no-cost contraceptives in Massachusetts – regardless of federal changes to the health care l…
  15. Which Items In Our Kitchens Contain BPA?

    10.06 / 12:12 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    It's not exactly a secret that many plastic products have an additive called "bisphenol A," or "BPA," for short. NPR has covered the chemical substance many times, including here , here , and here . Among other things, BPA helps make clear, hard plastic — the kind we associate with food storage containers and water bottles — and also lines the inside of many metal cans to prevent an aluminum taste from leaching into food or drink. The catch: Some studies suggest BPA could also disrupt our r…
  16. A Courageous Smile Inspires Solidarity And A New Billy Bragg Song

    10.06 / 12:12 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    Billy Bragg has been writing and singing songs for justice — and against injustice — for more than 30 years; thankfully he is never going to stop. Bragg's continued passion is clear in "Saffiyah Smiles," his new song of solidarity inspired by recent racial tensions in America and an incident that happened closer to Bragg's home in Birmingham, England, at an anti-immigrant demonstration this past spring. In an email, Bragg says that "following the shocking scenes of white supremacists mar…
  17. #SportsReport: Yankees And Red Sox Drop Game One Of ALDS

    10.06 / 12:12 wamc.org Wamc.org - New York (NY)
    MLB-ALDS: There were more than a few raised eyebrows when Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona elected to start Trevor Bauer over Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber in Game 1 of their AL Division Series against the New York Yankees. Francona's strategy worked on Thursday as Bauer led the Indians to a 4-0 shutout of the Yanks. Bauer was outstanding over 6 2/3 innings, holding New York to a pair of hits and one walk while striking out eight. He had a no-hitter until Aaron Hicks lined a…