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Brandon Mendelson. Photo: Matthew Farenell
Brandon Mendelson. Photo: Matthew Farenell

The 8 O'Clock Hour, 12/05/12

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A breakaway Democratic faction is joining with Republicans to form a new governing coalition in the Senate. Brian Mann caught up with North Country state Senator Betty Little yesterday, just a few minutes after the power-sharing coalition deal was unveiled.

About one-thousand high school students and teachers from around New York are traveling to Albany today, to lobby lawmakers to increase spending on schools. NCPR's Nora Flaherty spoke with author Brandon Mendelson on his new book, Social Media is Bulls**t.

And Andy Flynn visits the Adirondack Museum for a closer look at an early 19th century map of the region.

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