WNEU http://wamc.org en Heroin Has Claimed Hundreds Of Lives In Recent Months http://wamc.org/post/heroin-has-claimed-hundreds-lives-recent-months <p>Since the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the heroin epidemic that has seized the country has received a much-needed increase in publicity.&nbsp; However, the problem is still far from being controlled. Sun, 18 May 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Peter Spotts 90413 at http://wamc.org Heroin Has Claimed Hundreds Of Lives In Recent Months Nutrition, Not Just Exercise, Key To Getting In Summer Shape http://wamc.org/post/nutrition-not-just-exercise-key-getting-summer-shape <p>With the warmer weather here, more people are heading outdoors and striving to be in better shape and lose weight -- but it’s not all about being active. As WAMC’s Michael Masciadrelli reports, it’s all about paying more attention to proper nutrition.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Michael Masciadrelli 63988 at http://wamc.org Nutrition, Not Just Exercise, Key To Getting In Summer Shape Minor Leagues Have Captivated Fans For Decades http://wamc.org/post/minor-leagues-have-captivated-fans-decades <p>Minor league sports focus on developing talent for the big leagues.&nbsp; Yet they’ve been a staple of American culture for more than a century.&nbsp; Reporter Pat O’Rourke explains what attracts fans to the minors.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 15:20:44 +0000 Pat O'Rourke 63695 at http://wamc.org Minor Leagues Have Captivated Fans For Decades NHL Lockout Helped Regional AHL teams http://wamc.org/post/nhl-lockout-helped-regional-ahl-teams <p>Earlier this season, the National Hockey League suffered its third work stoppage in 20 years due to a labor dispute between the owners and the NHL Players Union.&nbsp;Many contend that the lockout damaged the game.&nbsp; But as Patrick O’Rourke reports, the American Hockey League was happy to see the major players skating in the minor leagues.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:40:00 +0000 Patrick O'Rourke 63010 at http://wamc.org NHL Lockout Helped Regional AHL teams When it comes to choosing a major, college students feel the pressure http://wamc.org/post/when-it-comes-choosing-major-college-students-feel-pressure <p></p><p>Deciding on a career path is difficult, especially for college students who haven’t yet declared a major. Western New England University’s Leighann Camarero reports on some tips that can help students allay their worries.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:34:49 +0000 Leighann Camarero 61467 at http://wamc.org Amid apparent waning faith, some colleges encourage students' religion http://wamc.org/post/amid-apparent-waning-faith-some-colleges-encourage-students-religion <p></p><p>A new Gallup poll shows that show overall, the United States is a religiously diverse nation – yet New York’s Capital Region, Burlington, Vt., and Springfield, Mass. are among the bottom 10 religious metro areas.&nbsp; WAMC’s Michael Masciadrelli explains how some college campuses help are helping college students keep their faith close to them while living on campus.</p><p>On a college campus, it may seem difficult for those students to actively practice a religion. However, many colleges provide students opportunities to grow spiritually and develop their faith away from home.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:21:19 +0000 Michael Masciadrelli 61444 at http://wamc.org Amid apparent waning faith, some colleges encourage students' religion Make a Wish Foundation gives hope terminally ill children http://wamc.org/post/make-wish-foundation-gives-hope-terminally-ill-children <p>Every thirty-eight minutes a wish is granted, a child’s dream comes true, and an unforgettable memory is made. The Make a Wish Foundation has been granting wishes for more than thirty-three years. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Teri Lazzara 60466 at http://wamc.org Study: Youth gambling isn't just entertainment http://wamc.org/post/study-youth-gambling-isnt-just-entertainment <p>Gambling takes place every day and is a rapidly growing form of entertainment. With the Superbowl in the rearview mirror and March Madness full speed ahead, many people have been placing bets as they root for their favorite teams to make it to the Big Dance. It’s more than just a game; it’s a big business for gamblers.<br><br>A study done by the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems, says that between 60%-80% of high school students have gambled for money during the past year.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Sean McGuire 60363 at http://wamc.org Study: Youth gambling isn't just entertainment