Pittsfield, MA – Several people focused on affordable housing issues in the Berkshires say there needs to be more state support for incorporating energy efficiencies into homes. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany, NY – New York Governor Paterson returns to the WAMC airwaves for another appearance on our live Vox Pop program. This hour long show features the Governor taking questions and comments from WAMC listeners. This marks his first appearance on WAMC since undergoing eye surgery earlier in the week. Alan Chartock hosts.
Albany, NY – On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that since all paper money feels pretty much the same, the government is denying blind people meaningful access to the currency.
Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports that the decision could force the Treasury Department to make bills of different sizes or textures, print them with raised markings, or employ other distinguishing features.
Albany, NY – Antoine van Agtmael is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Emerging Markets Management LLC and a director of Strategic Investment Partners. He is widely considered a pioneer in emerging markets investing, having coined the term "emerging markets." Mr. van Agtmael has served as Division Chief in the World Bank's Treasury operations and as Deputy Director of the Capital Markets Department at the International Finance Corporation. At the IFC, he created the world's first emerging markets equity index.
Albany, NY – Entergy Nuclear wants to spin off five of its nuclear power plants in the Northeast into a new corporate entity. Three of those plants are in New York State. The Public Service Commission on Wednesday examined the proposed reorganization to determine what action the state should take. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Sullivan County, NY – A goldmine of natural gas that lies under several eastern states is suddenly within reach thanks to new technology. And Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports that's creating a modern day gold rush and a classic confrontation between profit and environmental impact that's just starting to be discussed