WAMC Northeast Report http://wamc.org en Herbert Wolff Reviews "June Moon" http://wamc.org/post/herbert-wolff-reviews-june-moon <p>The play, <em>June Moon</em>…now on the main stage at Williamstown Theatre Festival…is the result of collaboration by George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner.&nbsp; Kaufman was one of the most prolific playwrights in American theater history.&nbsp; For a period of more than 35 years, from 1921 to 1958, at least one Kaufman production – he as the author or the stage director – was being performed on Broadway.&nbsp; Even today, his play, <em>The Man Who Came to Dinner</em>, is a staple of virtually every American community theater.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:52:00 +0000 Herbert Wolff 94553 at http://wamc.org Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast http://wamc.org/post/meteorologist-garett-argianas-evening-forecast-256 <p>Meteorologist Garett Argianas&nbsp;delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, July 10, 2014.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:46:00 +0000 Garett Argianas 94552 at http://wamc.org Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast Springfield Unity Festival To Celebrate Diversity Through Song http://wamc.org/post/springfield-unity-festival-celebrate-diversity-through-song <p>Plans were announced today for a unity festival this fall in Springfield, Massachusetts. Organizers hope to bring together people from throughout western Massachusetts to highlight the region’s cultural, religious, racial, and age diversity.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> The theme of the festival, scheduled for mid-October, is the promotion of social integration through song.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:26:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 94464 at http://wamc.org Springfield Unity Festival To Celebrate Diversity Through Song LG Candidate Hochul Keeps A Low Profile http://wamc.org/post/lg-candidate-hochul-keeps-low-profile <p>Governor Cuomo’s running mate, Lieutenant Governor Nominee Kathy Hochul, is keeping an unusually low profile during the first months of the election campaign. The lack of public campaigning by Hochul is starting to raise some questions.</p><p>Kathy Hochul, a former one term Congresswoman and former Erie County Clerk, appeared with Governor Cuomo at the Democratic State Convention in May, one day after she was chosen to run as Lieutenant Governor.</p><p>Hochul promised the audience that she would &nbsp;“carry our message of hope and optimism across this great state”.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94465 at http://wamc.org LG Candidate Hochul Keeps A Low Profile Keith Strudler: A World Cup Blowout http://wamc.org/post/keith-strudler-world-cup-blowout <p>Having played my share of youth soccer, the vast majority for the JCC, I’m well familiar with blowout losses. We once lost a game 14-0. I’ve seen countless scores that looked like they were from football – the American kind. And now that I’m paying attention to underage soccer once again, this time for my kids, I’ve grown to accept that soccer can be a lot like an episode of Dallas. A lot of scoring, and hard to watch.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:52:00 +0000 Keith Strudler 94462 at http://wamc.org Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast http://wamc.org/post/meteorologist-garett-argianas-evening-forecast-255 <p>Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, July 9, 2014.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:45:00 +0000 Garett Argianas 94461 at http://wamc.org Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast New York Targets Public Knowledge and Prevention During Invasive Species Awareness Week http://wamc.org/post/new-york-targets-public-knowledge-and-prevention-during-invasive-species-awareness-week <p></p><p></p><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed this week Invasive Species Awareness Week. It’s the first statewide effort to educate and engage the public in on-going efforts to prevent and control the spread of non-native invasive species. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 94391 at http://wamc.org New York Targets Public Knowledge and Prevention During Invasive Species Awareness Week City Residents Urged To Be More Careful About Recycling http://wamc.org/post/city-residents-urged-be-more-careful-about-recycling <p>The&nbsp; city of Springfield, which pioneered single-stream recycling in Massachusetts, has launched an education and enforcement campaign in an effort to keep recycling rates up and trash disposal costs down.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 94373 at http://wamc.org City Residents Urged To Be More Careful About Recycling NY Power Line Project In Discussion http://wamc.org/post/ny-power-line-project-discussion <p>A Columbia County power line initiative may finally get off the ground with minimal disruption to the environment and quality-of-life.</p><p>As New York state’s most prominent environmental groups ramp up their calls for green power and as other activists continue to demand a shutdown of the downstate Indian Point Nuclear Energy plant, demand for electricity has been increasing. And it has become apparent that additional transmission lines could help supply underserved areas and possibly become a buffer of sorts should a facility go offline.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:18:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 94374 at http://wamc.org NY Power Line Project In Discussion GOP Candidate For Governor Will Also Run On Anti-Common Core Ballot Line http://wamc.org/post/gop-candidate-governor-will-also-run-anti-common-core-ballot-line <p>The Republican candidate for Governor is petitioning to run on a new ballot line that capitalizes on public opposition to the new Common Core learning standards. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94372 at http://wamc.org GOP Candidate For Governor Will Also Run On Anti-Common Core Ballot Line