MA – Sen. Edward Kennedy will not be on Capitol Hill this week when Congress returns from its summer break. But the Massachusetts senator, who has brain cancer, does plan to return in January. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Poughkeepsie, NY – Poughkeepsie's Hallie Flannagan was the country's leading champion of the arts during the Great Depression. She was charged with heading the WPA's Arts Project a daring project that launched the career of Orson Welles, John Houseman and many others. It also highlighted some of society's biggest secrets. Biographer Susan Quinn spoke with Susan Barnett about her book, Furious Improvisation, How the WPA and a Cast of Thousands Made High Art out of Desperate Times.
Albany, NY – Governor David Paterson was the featured speaker at The New York Association on Independent Living 2008 Conference entitled "Taking Action for Independence: Confrontation and Controversy" running Monday thru Wednesday at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas attended and files this report.
Chicopee, MA – At a time when enrollments are declining in catholic schools in Western Massachusetts , and across the country, the Springfield Diocese has opened a brand new high school in Chicopee..WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Kingston, NY – A soup kitchen that's been worried it might have to close its doors is celebrating donations that give it a breather and sharing what it has with other kitchens. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Albany, NY – (AIRS 9/07/08 & 9/08/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss a letter about how the press vets rumors, coverage of Hurricane Gustav, your letters and much more.