WAMC News Podcast – Episode 369
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1w ago
For as long as anyone can remember, New Hampshire has held the nation’s first primary of the presidential election cycle. But that century-old tradition is in jeopardy now that the Democratic National Committee is looking to shake up the primary calendar.. A Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire finds two-thirds of respondents support the state’s first-in-the-nation status. And support for it is growing. We break it down with Dr. Andrew Smith, Director of the UNH Survey Center and professor of political science ..read more
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WAMC News Podcast – Episode 368
WAMC News Podcast
by WAMC
1w ago
Although he stepped aside after two terms earlier this month, former Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker isn’t going away. The Republican who played basketball at Harvard is about to take on another high-profile position as the new president of the NCAA. Baker starts the job in March, and it comes at a time of acute changes and challenges in college sports. For analysis of the move, we speak with Malcolm Moran, who directs the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI in Indianapolis, home to NCAA headquarters ..read more
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WAMC News Podcast – Episode 367
WAMC News Podcast
by WAMC
2w ago
Listeners to WAMC count on hearing the regional weather forecast each day at 6:52 a.m. and during Midday Magazine — they really count on it — but meteorologist Paul Caiano got some big news at his home station the other day.  As he nears 30 years at NewsChannel 13, WNYT, Caiano was named Chief Meteorologist, a bit of ceremony that allowed the broadcaster to air some early 90s B-roll ..read more
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WAMC News Podcast – Episode 366
WAMC News Podcast
by WAMC
2w ago
The U.S. House and Senate have been a study in contrasts in the early days of the new Congressional term, with majority House Republicans struggling just to get organized, while it has been business as usual for majority Senate Democrats. To discuss the highlights of 2022 and her hopes for the new term, we speak with Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York ..read more
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WAMC News Podcast – Episode 365
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3w ago
After becoming the first woman sworn in for a full term as New York Governor, Democrat Kathy Hochul will deliver her State of the State address on Tuesday. It comes as she prepares to unveil her budget plan, and as she stands by her embattled pick for the state’s next chief judge. To preview the governor’s address and the legislative session, we speak with capitol reporter Jon Campbell of WNYC ..read more
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WAMC News Podcast – Episode 364
WAMC News Podcast
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3w ago
2023 means a major shakeup in Massachusetts state government and politics. Two-term Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey is preparing to replace outgoing two-term Republican Governor Charlie Baker. Healey has been naming cabinet officials and working with incoming Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll to staff up the administration. Massachusetts also has a new attorney general and state auditor on the way, and Democrats held overwhelming majorities on Beacon Hill after November’s midterms. For a preview we speak with Matt Murphy of State House News ..read more
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WAMC News Podcast – Episode 362
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1M ago
After two special sessions in 2022, New York state lawmakers are coming back to Albany for the new term starting January 4. Democrats will retain their majorities in the state Senate and Assembly, and Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul is back for a full term after a narrow win in November’s election. In addition to the state budget process, lawmakers are also likely to consider criminal justice measures and more. For a preview, we speak with state Assemblyman John McDonald of the 108th district ..read more
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WAMC News Podcast – Episode 361
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Longtime Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison is wrapping up his tenure in that role, but he’s staying in public office in the new year. After two terms as mayor, the Republican won November’s election to represent the new 39th district in the New York state Senate. Public safety was a key campaign issue for veteran of the Poughkeepsie police ..read more
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WAMC News Podcast – Episode 360
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The 2022 economic headlines were dominated by inflation at 40-year highs, the Federal Reserve dramatically raising interest rates, the impacts of the war in Ukraine and the bankruptcy of a cryptocurrency exchange. Heading into 2023, we speak with Hugh Johnson, chairman and chief economist at Hugh Johnson Advisors, about what 2023 might hold ..read more
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WAMC News Podcast – Episode 359
WAMC News Podcast
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1M ago
In January, Republican Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison will leave his post to assume his new role as State Senator from New York’s 39th District.  City administrator Marc Nelson will be sworn in as acting mayor. Nelson joined the Rolison administration in 2016. He was appointed Finance Commissioner at a time when the city was facing tough fiscal hurdles. He was named city administrator in 2017.   ..read more
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