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A recent study of business school across the country shows a consistent disparity in the gender of students enrolling in these programs. To put that in plain English: it appears there are more men than women who want to be accountants. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to a leading woman in the field and see if she sees the same thing happening in real life.

We’ll also hear about a class in college survival 101, find a community college that’s giving dropouts a second chance and spend an academic minute getting into shape by taking a nap.

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Google executive and former Vermont lawmaker Matt Dunne is running for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2016.

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The director of the Peace Corps joined Senator Patrick Leahy at the University of Vermont to announce a record number of colleges  joined the Peace Corps Prep program in the past year.

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The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has agreed with Vermont that a hearing is needed over the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's use of money from its decommissioning fund for management of radioactive waste at the plant site.

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Berkshire Health Systems today announced a new care program for people in Northern Berkshire County who saw the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital in March 2014.

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A 21-year-old Pittsfield man has been convicted of raping a University of Massachusetts freshman in her Amherst dorm room nearly three years ago.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a central New York resident is the first person in the state and second in the country this year to be diagnosed with a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus.

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New York State Police are assigning 12 senior investigators to help campus and local police statewide deal with college date rapes under the state's new consent law.  The new victims' unit will also employ nurse examiners as consultants to ensure evidence is properly documented and cases promptly investigated.

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In knee-deep water at the Norowal Marina in Bolton Landing, Dave Wick, Executive Director of the Lake George Park Commission, is sifting sediment with a circular screen.

NPR Presents "Family Matters" Event

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NPR PRESENTS ‘FAMILY MATTERS’
IN COLLABORATION WITH WAMC & WMHT

A CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT PERSONAL FINANCE

HOSTED BY NPR’S DAVID GREENE AND YUKI NOGUCHI

FREE EVENT AT THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

OCTOBER 15 AT 7:00 PM

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