An annual conference that kicks off tonight is inviting men to join the stage and audience for the first time. It's the Women & Power Conference, from the Omega Women’s Leadership Center at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Carla Goldstein , co-founder of the Center, and Michael Kimmel, a leading researcher on men and masculinity.
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that would allow the president to consider awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to Sgt. Henry Johnson, a World War I hero from upstate New York.
Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the bill's co-sponsor, says Friday that his measure passed unanimously Thursday. It now goes to the House for a vote. If approved, the legislation goes to the president for consideration.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month recommended awarding Johnson the nation's highest military decoration for bravery in combat.
Family Court Judge Margaret “Peggy” Walsh has lost her bid to run for New York state Supreme Court in the 3rd Judicial District to the Democratic party-backed candidate, county legislator Justin Corcoran.