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4:16 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

Funding Increase Sought For Western Mass. Homeless Shelter

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Friday was the deadline for Massachusetts State Representatives to file amendments to the $38 billion state budget crafted by House leaders.

The House leadership cautioned against amendments to increase spending given a large budget deficit the state faces.  But, State Rep. Thomas Petrolati of Ludlow said he’ll ask his colleagues to increase state funding for homeless shelters in western Massachusetts.

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WAMC News
3:43 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

Sanders: Decision Nears On Run For President

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he will decide "soon" whether he will challenge Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

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New England News
2:00 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

Great Barrington, North Adams Receive Funding For Downtown Initiatives

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Massachusetts is funding downtown initiatives in communities at both ends of Berkshire County.

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New England News
1:45 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

Vermont Town To Spend $5.5 Million On New Water System

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Officials in a Vermont town have hired a construction company to start working on a $5.5 million municipal water system.

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New England News
12:52 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

New Study Ranks States, Cities For AmeriCorps Participation

More than 900,000 people have volunteered for Americorps since the program’s inception 20 years ago. Americorps, for the first time, reported this week on which states and cities produce the most participants. Northeast states ranked high on the list.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Americorps director Bill Basl

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

David Nightingale: Steinmetz (4/9/1865 - 10/26/1923 )


When 24 yr old Steinmetz arrived in New York harbor in 1889 he was nearly turned back. His frail and stunted body, his inability to speak English, plus no money, caused the immigration officials to reject him, for fear he might become a "public charge". Fortunately, the friend he had travelled with, who could speak English, assured the officials that he would personally look after him, and cover any debts, adding that Steinmetz had graduated in mathematics at the top of his class, in the Prussian city of Breslau (now part of Poland).

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New York News
10:20 am
Sun April 19, 2015

Business Leaders, Lawmakers To Join Cuomo On Cuba Trip

Top lawmakers and several business leaders from around New York state will join Gov. Andrew Cuomo's trade mission to Cuba.

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Strange Universe With Bob Berman
9:45 am
Sun April 19, 2015

Strange Universe: 4/19/15

This week, Bob Berman discusses what the universe is made of.

North Country News
9:02 am
Sun April 19, 2015

Sanders Seeks 12 Percent Funding Increase For Seniors

Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a 12 percent funding increase for programs that provide meals, transportation and other services to senior citizens.

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WAMC News
8:41 am
Sun April 19, 2015

NY State Police Launch Safety Campaign Aimed At Teen Drivers

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New York State Police are launching a traffic safety campaign aimed at minimizing crashes involving teen drivers.

"The Empty Chair" driving safety campaign starts Monday and runs through Friday. The empty chair symbolizes the missing high school senior on graduation day.

The campaign will target specific laws regarding speeding in school zones, seat belt use and child restraints, cellphone use, and underage drinking and impaired driving.

Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and unmarked cars.

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