The Media Project #1247

12 minutes ago

(Airs 4/26 & 4/27) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about the Pulitzers, the F word, your letters, and much more.

..::Photo via AP | Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (April 2009)::..

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says every eligible voter in the United States should be able to register to vote online.

NY Congressman To Introduce Anti-Swatting Act

4 hours ago
Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Eliot Engel

A New York Congressman whose district includes portions of Westchester County will introduce a bill Monday to combat “swatting.”

At Marathon Finish Line, Two Types Of Relief

5 hours ago

People were pushed up against the metal fences on either side of the street holding up signs, ringing cowbells, and waving clappers in the air. Spirits were high, despite the overcast clouds and constant rain. Marathon runner, German Caraang, shares his experience of his first Boston marathon.

Remington Arms has recalled most workers laid off last August and November at its upstate New York plant.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

Senate lawmakers in Vermont have passed a house bill that would create criminal penalties for "revenge porn" — the sharing of explicit images of a person without consent.

Strange Universe: 4/26/15

8 hours ago

This week, Bob Berman discusses Earth's sister planet, Venus.

Sen. Charles Schumer says the manufacturers of e-cigarettes should be prohibited from marketing to children and creating flavors that he says are designed to appeal to kids.

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will hold a public hearing Monday on putting the Holyoke schools into receivership.

State education commissioner Mitchell Chester is recommending a state takeover of the Holyoke Public Schools following years of  poor test scores, high dropout and low graduation rates.

Holyoke Superintendent of Schools Sergio Paez, who has been in the job less than two years, said there are recent signs of improvement.

WAMC Photo by Pat Bradley

Former New York Governor Republican George Pataki was in Essex, New York earlier this week to speak at an education conference. He also took some time to talk with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about several issues including his reflections on a possible run for president.