We talk a lot about space on this program. We hear from scientists and astro-physicists and researchers…but not from the people who actually go up and do the work. Well, until now.
Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear a conversation with Captain William Shepherd, the first commander of the international space station about working in space…and the politics of working side by side with Russians.
We'll also hear about school gardens, long distance unicycle ride and spend an academic minute playing with your food.
With an April 23 deadline for casino license applications in New York State, the gaming company behind a proposal for an Albany suburb has come forward with plans to apply for another license for a casino in Orange County.
Green group "Elected Officials to Protect New York" today released copies of local resolutions from municipalities around the state, urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to continue the de facto moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
The resolutions, released over the last several months, for the most part recommend increasing investment in renewable energy, noting the success of the New York Sun initiative and growth in electric vehicle charging stations.
A new poll from the online newspaper Vermont Digger and the Castleton Polling Institute shows a dramatic drop in Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s approval rating. Despite the 16 percent drop, pundits still expect the incumbent Democrat to be reelected this fall.
Volunteers plant an Amelanchier or "Serviceberry" tree along Wilmont Street in the lower Forest Park Neighborhood of Springfield, MA. The Earth Day event was sponsored by ReGreen Springfield and Western Mass. Electric Co.
Volunteers planted trees at an Earth Day observance in Springfield, Massachusetts today. The city is slowly recovering from the loss of thousands of trees during the June tornado and October snowstorm in 2011.
Thirty trees of various shade and ornamental species are being planted along a residential street in the densely populated lower Forest Park neighborhood to replace trees that had to be removed because of disease and decay. The tree planting is being done by the volunteer-run nonprofit ReGreen Springfield with a donation from Western Massachusetts Electric Company.