Hudson Valley, NY – Gas prices are higher than they were last year, but they've dropped considerably in just the past few weeks. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports that's creating headaches for fuel oil customers and companies trying to plan for the winter.
Springfield, MA – The administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has awarded grants totaling more than one and one quarter million dollars to implement a new workforce development plan for the greater Springfield area. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – PRESIDENTIAL SERIES: VASSAR PRESIDENT, CATHARINE BOND HILL, Pt. 2 of 2
USING THE ENDOWMENT TO REDUCE STUDENT DEBT BURDEN -
A report by ACE, the American Council on Education, indicates an upcoming wave of turnover in college presidents. ACE surveyed nearly 3,400 college presidents and found nearly half were at least 60 years or older. This compares to their same survey 20 years ago that found only 14% over 60 years of age.
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Medicaid Inspector General, James Sheehan. They'll talk about efforts to recover the tens of millions of dollars lost each year to Medicaid fraud. They'll also talk about Governor David Paterson's proposal to reduce Medicaid funding and what effect the cuts might have. Sheehan shares some of the worst cases of fraud he's seen and explains why the state spends so much money on Medicaid.
Montpelier, VT – The Conservation Law Foundation has submitted a petition to the federal Environmental Protection Agency asking that the federal agency step in and replace the state of Vermont's water quality programs related to Lake Champlain; or mandate compliance with the Clean Water Act. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.