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New England News
12:38 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

City's Neighborhoods Reflected In Series Of Portraits

"The People In Your Neighborhood" exhibit, a series of portraits of one person from each of Springfield's 17 neighborhoods. The exhibit at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, MA is open to the public through Jan. 11,2015
Credit Maggie Concannon

A unique community art project opens to the public today at the Springfield Museums in Springfield, Massachusetts. Local artist Sarah Concannon has done a series of portraits of one person from each of Springfield’s 17 neighborhoods.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Concannon at the exhibit.

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New England News
12:35 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Berkshire Health Systems Investing $6 Million In Northern Berkshire

Berkshire Health Systems operates an emergency satellite facility at the former North Adams Regional Hospital.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Berkshire Health Systems will invest $6 million to expand services and improve the former North Adams Regional Hospital. The hospital abruptly closed in March. Parent company Northern Berkshire Healthcare filed bankruptcy days later.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Open Forum: Entrepreneurship

Credit David Guo, flickr

Do you want to start your own business? Have you ever tried? We’re talking about entrepreneurship today with special guest Craig Bero, a successful, seasoned entrepreneur and owner of the Pleasant & Main Café and General Store in Housatonic, Massachusetts.

Capital Region News
12:28 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Albany Group Plans To Occupy The Future

Occupy organizer Daniel Plaat, at the Social Justice Center in Albany, October 19, 2014.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Key personnel  with Occupy Albany gathered late Sunday afternoon to reflect on the past, present and future of the movement.

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Weather
12:26 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Midday Forecast

Jason Caterina
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, October 21, 2014. 

New York News
12:06 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

No Consensus On Redistricting Ballot Amendment

NYPIRG's Blair Horner says the redistricting amendment doesn't go far enough.
Credit C.W. McKeen / The Post - Standard, 2006

Next month, voters will decide whether they want to change the way redistricting is done in New York, by voting on a ballot amendment that would change the state’s constitution. But there are difference of opinion over whether the amendment actually gets rid of gerrymandering, or not.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue October 21, 2014

'The Village Effect: How Face-To-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, And Smarter'

    

    From birth to death, human beings are hardwired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal us, help children learn, extend our lives, and make us happy. Looser in-person bonds matter, too, combining with our close relationships to form a personal “village” around us, one that exerts unique effects. Not just any social networks will do: we need the real, in-the-flesh encounters that tie human families, groups of friends, and communities together.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Steven Pinker's Writing Guide

  Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care?

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Day

    Education policy is a perpetual point of debate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Chris Day, a candidate for New York’s 17th Congressional district seat, discusses the Common Core with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

New York News
10:41 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Massachusetts AG Coakley Readies For Tonight's Debate

Martha Coakley
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley debates her Republican opponent for governor, businessman Charlie Baker, tonight. WAMC will carry the debate from WGBH in Boston live at 7pm. Both candidates are looking for a political comeback: Baker lost to Governor Deval Patrick in 2010, and Coakley lost a special election for U.S. Senate to Scott Brown in her last statewide race. Ahead of tonight’s debate, Coakley spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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