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Brian was born and raised in the Capital Region and currently lives in Albany. He’s the co-host of the GNA Morning Rush with Brian and Chrissy. When he’s not watching sports, eating fro-yo, playing poker, or trying to get in a quick nap, he’s hanging out with Brody; his ridiculously talented and handsome son. “Radio is my passion and I’m living out my dream! Every day we get the chance to change someone’s mood, perhaps their perspective, and hopefully make themaugh! What’s better than that?” E-Mail: brian@wgna.com
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Rare Orange Lobster Found In Latham

When a shipment of 250 pounds of lobster came into the Market Bistro in Latham over the weekend, store employees knew there was something unusual about one of the lobsters in the crate.  What they didn't realize was just how unusual the orange crustacean actually was!

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CNN To Griffin: You’re Fired

Kathy Griffin sounded desperate and angst ridden as she begged for forgiveness after an "artistic" photograph was published of her holding the the severed, bloody head of Donald Trump. For most it was too gruesome to be taken lightly and (as we predicted on the morning show today) less than 24 hours after the picture buzzed on the internet, Griffin was fired by employer CNN.

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Grande; Others Join Forces For ‘Super Benefit’

Ariana Grande is a woman of her word.  She promised her fans in Manchester that she'd be back to Manchester after the horrific terror attacks that claimed the life of 22 of her fans, and injured many more.  Not only is she coming back, she's bringing some of music's biggest stars with her.

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Photo by Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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Addressing “Happy Memorial Day” Posts

A bunch of angry calls came into the show to the show this morning and I breathed a sigh of relief. Why you ask? I had a chance to address something on the air that had been bothering me the entire weekend.  How could some people be using their social media platforms to wish everyone "A Happy Memorial Day"? 

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Will The New ‘Man Vs Food’ Eat Up The 518?

The Travel Channel is back this August with new episodes of one of my favorite shows "Man Vs Food".  New host, same concept; Eat until you can't eat any more. Pizza, hot wings, sushi, burgers, hot dogs, ice cream!  My heartburn just flared up thinking about it. Do you know of any places in the 518 that offers food eating challenges?

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Cohoes Firefighter Russell Coonradt Is May’s Hometown Hero

May’s Hometown Hero story is a true must listen and it comes just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.  In the month that we honor and pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we are so proud to award WGNA’s May Hometown Hero to Russell Coonradt from Cohoes.

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Image Credit: North Greenbush Police
Image Credit: North Greenbush Police
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Troy Mom Leaves 3 Year Old In Car For 90 Mins

A 20-year-old local woman left her child unattended in a car for 90 minutes before neighbors called 911.  Krystyl Knockwood, of Troy, left her 3-year-old in a car while she visited a friend.  This is a tough one to process on so many levels.  How does this thappen?

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2 Local Destinations Are America’s Top 50 For Summer

Break out the beach towels and bathing suits, you're just a short drive away from one of the best Summer Hot Spots! Popular travel review website TripAdvisor ranked the top 50 Summer hot spots in America.  Two Capital Region destinations made the list.  Did your favorite 518 hot spot make the list?

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Can You Spot A Fake Homeless Person? (VIDEO)

Living off of Lark Street in Albany, I've encountered my share of homeless people and beggars.  My heart bleeds for the less fortunate, and I always try to give them a few dollars when I have it.  After watching this viral video of the "fake homeless woman" in Virginia, it got me thinking about experiences I've had with beggars who I just didn't trust.  Can you spot a fake? The following are true encounters:

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Do You Worry About Attacks Happening in the Capital Region?

Last night in Manchester, England Ariana Grande's UK fans hoped for the same type of experience Capital Region fans had back in July of 2015 when the pop superstar last played here.  Dozen  didn't make it home alive.  Does what happened last night in Manchester, England change your perception about the safety of you or your kids at concerts?

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