Albany, NY – Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin's speech last night at the Republican National Convention drew stark contrasts between elected office and community organizing.
Making the claim that community organizing is not as important a skill as governing from office is a "dangerous" claim in this election, according to Dr. Angela Ledford, associate professor of political science at the College of St. Rose in Albany. Ledford was speaking on the VoxPop show on WAMC radio.
Albany, NY – Law enforcement leaders from FIGHT CRIME: INVEST IN KIDS NEW YORK met on the steps of the State Department of Education in Albany to push for increased high school graduation rates to help cut crime.
Kabul, Afghanistan – One week from today will mark the 7th Anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. Lt. COL Paul Fanning, a Public Affairs officer with the National Guard, is serving in Afghanistan now, and like most people, he will never forget the events of 9/11.
Hudson Valley, NY – It used to be, one side of the Hudson River wasn't too fond of the other. But these days the Hudson Valley's working to regionalize, with counties cooperating, communities sharing services and businesses look at ways they can work together. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports on one of those efforts.
Albany, NY – Whatever your opinion of the war in Iraq, there is no denying it's taken a high toll...over four thousand Americans have died since it began. It is costing taxpayers billions of dollars as the American economy spirals downward. Some say it has contributed to a growing dislike of our country overseas. So what have we learned? Miriam Pemberton is an author and is part of the venerable Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think tank in Washington.
Buchanon, NY – Opponents of the Indian Point nuclear power plant aren't calling it a major shift in the wind but they are finding it interesting that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is revising its timetable for the plant's license renewal. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Wawayanda, NY – The head of the family-owned Brookfield company said they plan to spend between $15 million and $18 million to build their state-of-the-art recycling center in Wawayanda, NY. Tom Malone said they are in early design stages, are working through the environmental issues and town approvals process. WAMC's Hank Gross has