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Richie Phillips

WGNA Morning Show Co-host for 23 years.  Former high school Social Studies teacher who traded blackboard for a keyboard.  Has been resident rhymer ever since.  Co-recipient of 2000 CMA Award for Best Morning Show and NYS Broadcasters Awards for same.    Two time winner of New York State Broadcasters Award for "Reading, Writing, and Rhyming" school program.
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Top 5 Things I Learned At Schenectady Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

I  honestly thought this blog was going to go a completely different direction. I thought this was going to be the biggest hassle ever - trying to to throw out my old paint cans, cleaning chemicals and the like.  But it went pretty smoothly, and I learned a few things. 

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Technology Removes Us From Each Other -Photos To Prove It

Are we so "REMOVED" from each other that we don't even look up from our phones, iPads and computers to interact anymore?  That is photographer Eric Pickersgill's very powerful message in this photoessay.  Once you see this it will really hit home. 

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The “Responsible and Respectful” Song – A. W. Becker Elementary School [VIDEO]

I respect Mr. Ben Rau, the awesome music teacher at A. W. Becker Elementary School.  He's very responsible, and so are his students.  That's the school motto, by the way -"Be Responsible, Be Respectful".  I guess they were missing a jingle to go with it.  Mr. Rau and this huge group of 75 kids were right there with the solution.

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The Tears Foundation With Brenna Uline – Capital Region Sunday [VIDEO]

This was a very special, emotional edition of Capital Region Sunday.   Click here to listen to Brenna Uline, cofounder of one of the most heartwarming organizations in the Capital Region -the Tears Foundation.   There's also a great way to help this group continue their important work. 

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