If you were with us last week, you heard a fascinating conversation about the universe and the great cosmic voids of outer space and time.
I figured this week we’d stay out there, only instead of voids we’d have talking robots and laser battles. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge we’ll talk to Kevin J. Anderson, one of the most prolific and bestselling science fiction authors working today.
Then we’ll come back to Earth and hear how student in Oregon are using language to learn just about everything else.
And we’ll spend an academic minute with…uh….writers block.
A group of bipartisan members of Congress are once again filing a bill that would require background checks for all commercial gun purchases. Supporters include New York Republican Congressman Peter King and Democratic Congresswomen Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut and Kathleen Rice of New York.
It was the charter schools’ turn to rally at the State Capitol Wednesday in support of Governor Cuomo’s proposal to allow 100 more charter schools in New York.
Thousands of charter school students on 450 buses, along with their parents and teachers, came to the Capitol for a rally that was billed by organizers as a school field trip. They heard nearly two hours of speeches, watched dance performances, and saw celebrities like Grammy winning singer Ashanti.
Among the speakers, Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno presents the Key to The City to Filomena Bruschi, her husband John, and Theresa D'Angelantonio. The sisters are closing the family-run Albano's Market after 73 years in Springfield's South End neighborhood. A developer has bought the store. The MGM casino is being built nearby.
A neighborhood market that would be in the shadow of the MGM Springfield casino is closing after 73 years.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno who has been coming to Albano’s Market since he was a boy brought the Key to The City and a proclamation Wednesday to honor its owners as pillars of the South End Italian-American community. Filomena Bruschi and her sister Theresa D’Angelantonio took over the small business from their parents in 1942 and are now retiring after accepting an offer to sell to a developer.