Albany, NY – Okay, first the bad news, the North Pole ice cap is melting faster than ever, Ward will comment. Not only that, the West Nile Virus has turned fatal in New York State. Pluss we'll itch and scratch our way though a discussion about how buggy this late summer has been, and explore everything from black toads to trees changing color to CWD and EHD on this week's IOBY with Ward Stone.
Washington, DC – Iowa Senator Charles Grassley and Vermont Congressman Peter Welch on Monday held a roundtable discussion assessing college costs. As part of their overview of tax exempt organizations, the two members of Congress want to learn how college endowment funds affect college costs. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Today's topic: Creating a Clean Energy Economy. Alan Chartock welcomes Ed Murphy of the Workforce Development Institute, Jeff Jones of Apollo Alliance and Norreida Reyes of the Sierra Club.
Kingston, NY – Last summer, the Ulster County SPCA clinic shut down when most of its staff, including its veterinarians, quit. Now the shelter has a new executive director and a nearly full house of animals looking for a new home. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Albany, NY – Members of the senior class from New Paltz High School in Ulster County discuss issues surrounding child abuse with Jennifer Matrazzo, Communications Director, Prevent Child Abuse New York; Assistant District Attorney Christina Calabrese, Albany County Office of the District Attorney; and Dr. Toni Naccarato, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany.
Albany, NY – We don't do this often but on this week's show we have a special guest - Tom Lake, an Estuary Naturalist from the DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program who will talk to us about the river and the upcoming Quadricentenial Celebrations. Plus Ward will answer your letters on salt licks, how you make the bats come back and what's the deal with burn barrels?
Springfield, MA – A report from the city auditor of Springfield Massachusetts is highly critical of the police department's towing contractor. The mayor says he'll give the contractor a chance to respond to the findings, but one city councilor says the towing company should be fired. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...