Albany, NY – Joe Donahue speaks to Joe Conason about his new book It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush. Conason writes about Sinclair Lewis's predictions of a totalitarian state in America.
Hudson Valley, NY – A recent earthquake in California was seen as good news: it proved new building codes were doing the job. But a new study out concludes that New York isn't nearly as ready and it should be. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Albany, NY – Okay, we got it, we got it - there is a big difference between goldenrod and ragweed. Apparently in last week's show we unfairly maligned goldenrod and boy did we get letters. Ward will clear up the confusion. Plus, a battle between the bees and hummingbirds, an eagle sighting in Massachusetts and a sad eagle story from the great Sacandaga.
Northampton, MA – A former captain in the United State's Marines, who lives in Northampton Massachusetts, is campaigning to get more help for refugees from the Iraq war. Tyler Boudreau served 12 years in the Marine Corps before being honorably discharged in 2005. He recently traveled to Jordan where he investigated the humanitarian crisis first hand..
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Richard Iannuzzi, President of New York State United Teachers Union (NYSUT). Iannuzzi will be traveling to Denver for the Democratic National Convention and talks about what role he'll play there. They'll talk about the ongoing debate over a property tax cap and why the union opposes it. They'll also talk about control of the New York State Senate, the No Child Left Behind Act and much more.