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In Our Backyard
5:46 am
Tue September 9, 2008

In Our Backyard #169

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.

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WAMC News
5:03 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Discussion Assesses How Endowments Could Help Lower College Costs

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.

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WAMC New York News
4:22 am
Tue September 9, 2008

New York Pharmacists Can Now Give Flu Shots

Albany, NY – Pharmacists in New York have been lobbying for almost a decade to get the right to vaccinate.

This month Governor David Paterson signed a new law allowing them to administer flu and pneumonia shots.

Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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Vox Pop
3:47 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Clean Energy 9/9/08

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.

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WAMC News
3:41 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Work Starts On History Museum Wing

Springfield, MA – Construction is underway on the second phase of a new history museum in downtown Springfield Massachusetts....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New York News
2:27 am
Tue September 9, 2008

SPCA Hires New Boss, Seeks to Mend Fences

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.

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Student Town Meetings
1:36 am
Tue September 9, 2008

New Paltz Central High School: March 12, 2008

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.

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In Our Backyard
1:05 am
Tue September 9, 2008

In Our Backyard #170

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?

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WAMC News
12:39 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Towing Company Vows To Rebut Critical Report

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...

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WAMC New York News
12:14 am
Tue September 9, 2008

44th, 46th Senate District Primaries

Albany, NY – Two of the Capital region's hottest primary races are taking place in the 44th and 46th Senate Districts

Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has a preview.

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