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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to face a second round of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee today starting at 9:30 a.m. He's expected to be questioned about his views on previous Supreme Court cases, as well as a range of policy issues. Kavanaugh is also likely to be questioned about his work on Ken Starr's independent counsel investigation of former President Bill Clinton, and his time working in the White House under former President George W. Bush.

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Mario Martinez and Katy Sorto were the first in their families to go to college. They started at community college in 2008 hoping to earn degrees, but the odds were against them. Both are from low-income families, they ended up in remedial classes, and they knew almost no one who had been to college. This APM Reports documentary tells their remarkable stories 10 years later and provides a rare window on the personal experience of trying to move up through education.

Join us Sunday, September 9 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

Starting Tuesday morning, Senate confirmation hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The 53-year-old Federal Judge is President Trump’s pick to fill the spot left vacant by Justice Anthony Kennedy who retired in July. Democrats and Republicans are sharply divided over his nomination and the hearings will be a major political focal point in the months leading up to the midterm elections.

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As part of a series on education from APM Reports, we're airing documentaries for the first four weeks in September on Public Radio Presents. For the first in the series, we ask if colleges help Americans move up into a higher socioeconomic class.

By connecting people across the world for free, platforms like Twitter and Facebook set the stage for a promising digital revolution, providing tools that helped foster global friendships, break down long-standing barriers that kept people and ideas from being heard, and served as the ultimate democratizing force for information.

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President Trump is holding a news conference at the White House with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Conte has been in the office for a few months. His approach to government in Italy has been compared to that of Donald Trump in the United States. Italy has recently hardened its approach to immigration, for instance, and challenged European Union partners. Trump, for his part, has expressed support for Conte, at one point tweeting that "the people of Italy got it right!"

Watch live: The news conference will begin at approximately 2 p.m.

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After weeks of headlines dominated by White House actions on the international stage, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will face questions from lawmakers Wednesday afternoon about how the Trump administration is managing foreign policy.

Live streaming video is expected to start at 3 p.m. this afternoon (below).

APM Reports returns with a three-part series in July and August. Join us starting Sunday, July 29 for "Order 9066: Japanese American Incarceration in WWII."

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, just months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced from their homes on the West Coast and sent to one of ten "relocation" camps, where they were imprisoned behind barbed wire for the length of the war. Two-thirds of them were American citizens.

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When we set out to put together this episode of "Take Care," WRVO's health and wellness show, we were told over and over again that there wasn't a lot known about the topic we wanted to explore -- the brain. The brain is infinitely complex. What we do know about the brain we've learned from neuroscientists, biologists and psychologists -- and they're continuing to make ground-breaking discoveries daily about how the organ works and what that means for our health and wellness. Needless to say, we took a stab at it anyway!

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for a summit today in in Helsinki, Finland. This is the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders, and comes just days after an American grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges related to Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Is Bitcoin here to stay, or is it a bubble waiting to pop? Less than a decade old, Bitcoin is worth billions. The cryptocurrency promises to revolutionize global finance by placing control of currency in the hands of users, not nations, and make financial exchanges more transparent, efficient, and democratic. And it seems to be taking hold: Earlier this year both the Cboe and CME debuted Bitcoin futures. But is Bitcoin really a safe bet?

WRVO Public Media seeks a new morning news host to join our award-winning news team. The Morning Edition Host/News Reporter will serve as the local host for WRVO’s most important daypart, will write, prepare and deliver news and continuity during local portions of Morning Edition, and will contribute news reports and features as required.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Laszlo Kolozsvary talks with his daughter-in-law Kat Kolozsvary and granddaughter Maggie about growing up in Hungary, fleeing with his family during the Budapest uprising of 1956, and becoming an American citizen.

Anthems can fuel patriotism, unite fans at baseball games, rally the troops or animate political movements.

For the next year, we'll unpack the elements of an anthem and ask what a song says about our diverse American communities as well as our collective soul.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Anne Kingsley Thorpe talks with her daughter, Elizabeth Weinstein, about joining the Navy after college, and meeting Elizabeth's father, who came from a different faith and background.

Have you ever been to the Third Coast Institute of Sound? Probably not. It's a dreamed-up fictional museum where all of the exhibits and artifacts are dedicated to things that make sound and noise.

On this special, the history of the cat piano goes back centuries and raises unanswered (and perhaps unanswerable) questions about the relationship between music and noise, human and animal.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Maryann Piazza talks with her mother Grace about Grace's career as a seamstress, and when she met Maryann's father for the first time.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Geraldine Roselli talks with her daughter, Gillian Skidmore, about Gillian's connection with animals, and turning her passion into a potential career.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Dr. Kenneth Spitzer talks with his daughter, Leslie Cole, about a lifetime that's taken him from the midwest to central New York to Asia and Africa, and about the importance of education.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Ann Marie and Rob Bick talk about how cancer has affected their lives and their relationship, and how they've decided to make the best of a difficult circumstance.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Kathryn Stam talks with her father David, who reflects on his priorities since being diagnosed with ALS, and on his passion for researching and writing about polar exploration.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Steve Lutwin talks with his son Adam about the importance of family, and a chance meeting with Yankee great Mickey Mantle at a New York restaurant.

Celebrate the July 4th holiday and pick up a few new legal explanations from Rudy Guiliana when the "Capitol Steps" poke fun at today's news with a brand new, one-hour special.

Call your friends! Call your lawyer! Call your lawyer's lawyer! The special promises to be huge, fantastic, tremendous... the highest ratings ever, believe me. If there's anything both sides can agree on, it's that we all could use a good laugh. Tune out and tune in as the "Capitol Steps" rhyme the news of the day.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, friends and coworkers Miguel Balbuena and Andrew Lunetta talk about their involvement with Tiny Homes for Good, an organization which address chronic homelessness in central New York, and how it has affected the residents who've moved in.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Linda LeMura talks with her mother Mary about Mary's childhood in Italy, when she came to the United States, and how the each value a good education.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, friends Monique Martin and Susan Keeter talk about their close relationship, and discuss their mutual admiration for Granny Nunn.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Carol Gleason talks with her father Charles Reilly about the time his mother sent him to a boarding school at the age of 8, and how his experiences affected the person he would become.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Kathryn Schylinski talks with her daughter, Elizabeth McCaffrey, about how she felt during Liz' pregnancy, parenting, and how motherhood has changed both of them.

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On the next "Take Care," we're exploring the health of our children. Looking at the issue from mental and physical perspectives, we hear from a variety of experts on the topic. It should be no surprise that today's youngest generation is growing up differently than the generations before them.

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In this edition of StorySharingCNY, Michael and Sarah Gold remember when they first met, while he was in the Peace Corps and teaching near Sarah's village in west Africa.