WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about strategic alliances in the healthcare industry and a dispute between members of a Chinese Buddhist organization and their neighbors at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs.
Germany stunned host Brazil with five goals in the first 30 minutes and went on to a shocking 7-1 win to earn a spot in the title game. The result set World Cup records for most goals by one team and largest margin of victory in the semifinals. It was Brazil's worst loss in World Cup play and their first home loss in a competitive match since 1975.
A former teacher at a vocational school in Springfield, Massachusetts has been convicted on larceny charges for stealing cash from a student fundraising activity.
A district court judge sentenced former Putnam Vocational High School teacher Ann Berry to three years probation with 240 hours of community service. An internal audit in 2011 revealed a number of scams by several school employees. City Councilor Tim Rooke was on the audit committee at the time.
One in three American young people will be arrested before the age of 23, and many will spend time in institutions that used to be called "reform schools" or "rehabilitation camps"...but can really only be described as prisons.
Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to the author of an extensive study of the juvenile justice system and learn just what is happening to children behind bars.
We'll also spend an academic minute looking at the health care people get while in jail.
Mike Lake, one of three Democratic candidates running for Massachusetts lieutenant governor, was in Pittsfield Tuesday. The seat has been vacant since May 2013 when Democrat Tim Murray left to head the Worcester Chamber of Commerce.