Corrections

Although we strive for accuracy, mistakes do happen.  If you would like to alert us to the need for a correction, here's where to write:   corrections@wamc.org

Correction: Aug. 3, 2017

A report by JD Allen on Aug. 1 about a $244,000 grant BART Charter School received failed to identify the Massachusetts Dissemination Program as the source. It was one of seven recipients statewide. BART has been a partner of Harvard for a decade.

Correction: Aug. 2, 2017

A report by Lucas Willard incorrectly identified Acting EPA Region 2 Deputy Administrator Walter Mugdan as acting director.

Correction: July 28, 2017

A report by JD Allen that aired on Thursday, July 27, 2017 about Berkshire Medical Center nurses' plan to strike was incorrect. In fact, Berkshire Medical Center nurses authorized their union to give the hospital a 10-day strike notice amid a contract impasse. The two groups will continue negotiations on Aug. 1 and 7. A strike is not currently scheduled.

Correction: July 11, 2017

A report by JD Allen on July 10 incorrectly listed the costs of Pittsfield's metered parking program as revenue.

Correction: July 8, 2017

A report by Lucas Willard identified Troy Councilman Bob Doherty as recusing himself on a vote. The council member to recuse himself was John Donohue.

Correction: July 6, 2017

A report by JD Allen on April 27th misidentified sculptor Andrew DeVries as Anthony DeVries.

Correction: May 11, 2017

A report by Allison Dunne incorrectly referred to mental health advocate Stacey Orzell as Stacey Roselle.

Correction: April 12, 2017

Correction: In a story by JD Allen about a proposed Eversoure rate hike story, WAMC originally reported that the Massachusetts attorney general was to testify in Springfield Wednesday night. In fact, her office will offer testimony at the DPU hearing, not the attorney general herself.

Correction: Jan. 18, 2017

A report by Dave Lucas misidentified Schenectady city councilman Vince Riggi as a Republican. He is an Independent.

Correction: Nov. 4, 2016

A report by Pat Bradley misindentified Vermont U.S. Senate candidate Scott Milne as a Democrat. He is a Republican.

Correction: June 25, 2016

A report by Lucas Willard identified Sen. Kathy Marchione as introducing a NYRA bill to the state legislature. Marchione was a co-sponsor, but did not introduce the bill.

Correction: March 15, 2016

A report by Lucas Willard about the Nathan Littauer Hospital-union contract mischaracterized negotiations between the hospital and the union. The NYS Nurses Association was the union that had gone on strike in January, not 1199SEIU.

Correction: March 10, 2016

A report by Lucas Willard referred to a state Senate candidate as Chad Putnam; his name is Chad Putman.

Correction: February 29, 2016

A report by capitol correspondent Karen DeWitt quoted Michael Burgess as being part of the statewide group Senior Action Council.  The organization wants to emphasize that Burgess was speaking on his own, and does not represent Senior Action Council, which has been neutral on this legislation.

Correction: November 2, 2015

A report by Jim Levulis said Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi unseated Mayor James Ruberto in 2011. In fact, Ruberto did not run. Bianchi beat Peter Marchetti. 

Correction: October 19, 2015

In a report by Jim Levulis, the nature of a speed limit change at Hampshire College was inaccurately described. The limit was raised to 17 mph, not lowered.

Correction: September 10, 2015

In a report by Lucas Willard, WAMC incorrectly identified Stuart Baker as Ticonderoga town planner. In fact, he serves on the planning board. Additionally, the initial version of the story misidentified a source as Mike Moser. The actual speaker was Rich Strum.

Correction: August 19, 2015

In a report by Dave Lucas, WAMC incorrectly said Fox News' Megyn Kelly was on hiatus; she is on vacation.

Correction: May 21, 2015

In a report by Lucas Willard, Saratoga Springs company InFormz was misidentified as "Formz".

Correction: May 8, 2015.

In a report by Lucas Willard about technology to locate missing children and adults with cognitive disabilities, a quote by Bert Brodsky of the Alzheimer's Foundation For America was wrongly attributed to Charles Fuschillo.

Correction: March 17, 2015.

An essay that aired March 15 by David Nightingale misidentified Robert Sherwood as Robert Benchley.

Correction: Feb. 12, 2015.

In a report by Lucas Willard about the New York State Liquor Authority extending the closing hours of a Saratoga Springs sports bar, a transcription error on the web version said the SLA said the establishment has had "violations going back at least a decade". No violations were found.

Correction: Jan. 30, 2015

In a commentary by Paul Elisha aired Jan. 30, he mispronounced the name of House Speaker John Boehner. It is pronounced "bay-nur," not "boner."

Correction: Oct. 22, 2014

In a report by Lucas Willard about the acquisition of IBM's chip business by Global Foundries, the IBM plant in East Fishkill was mistakenly identified as being in Westchester County. It's actually in Dutchess County.

Correction: Sept. 24, 2014

In a report by Patrick Garrett on Sen. Schumer's legislation to cut down on carcinogenic fire retardants, the research of UAlbany professor Dr. Susan Shaw was described inaccurately as having concerned children; in fact, it instead showed that the blood of California firefighters contains high levels of toxic flame retardants and their cancer-causing by-products that are released when furniture, plastics and other household materials burn during fires.

Correction: July 31, 2014

In a report by Lucas Willard on an archeology dig in Lake George a source was misidentified as "Pete Bump" instead of "Frank Bump."

Correction: July 28, 2014

During a live report on WAMC's Midday Magazine, WAMC's Pat Bradley referred to mosquitoes instead of ticks when discussing the transmission of Lyme disease.

Correction: February 10, 2014
During Vox Pop's Medical Monday show with WAMC's Alan Chartock, guest Dr. Andalib Nawab mistakenly referred to the mitral valve as being on the right side of the heart. The mitral valve is located on the left side of the heart, posterior to the aortic valve in the left atrium. Listen to the show.

Correction: January 2, 2014
In a recent interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock, guest John Stanmeyer refers to a certain type of Indonesian bench that he bought for $125 in Asia, saying those same benches would probably sell at Asia Barongin Great Barrington, Massachusetts for $2000 or $3000. Asia Barong confirms that the items, in fact, sell in the range of $295 to $365.  Listen to the interview.