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‘Time for Reckoning’ on WMHT examines post-protest response

Airing Monday, special features activists’ demands, officials’ answers

Oct. 25, 2020Updated: Oct. 25, 2020 2:57 p.m.


Activist Jamaica Miles — shown at a July protest in Schenectady — is one of the panelists featured in “The Time for Reckoning” airing at 9 p.m. Monday on WMHT. (Lori Van Buren/Times Union)Lori …

Troy organizations provide free buses for early voters

TROY, N.Y. — A coalition of community organizations in Troy are providing free buses to early voting sites.

“We want to level the playing field by providing an opportunity for people to make it out to vote,” Deacon Jerry Ford of the United Ordained Church in Troy, who is helping to organize the …

Lawn (Re)Disturbance Laboratory Sound Walk

What kind of biodiversity can lawn ecosystems support? This fall, Lawn Lab offers a meditative audio tour for slowing down and tuning in to the urban rewilding taking place at the lawn next door to Media Sanctuary’s Collard City Growers.

The twenty minute audio tour guides you through simple activities for engaging with …

Abelove Trial: Defense Closing Arguments

On April 17th, 2016, Troy Police Sergeant Randall French shot unarmed Edson Thevenin to death after pulling him over on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Less than one week later, then Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove hastily convened a Grand Jury to review the case against Mr. French, while at the …



The pandemic is causing us to significantly reframe our programming. We are evaluating ways we can continue our work with the passion and commitment of the past 15 years.

We could really use advice! Your input is critical to our survival and how we move forward.

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