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WAMC New England News
5:47 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Patrick has plan to save student loans

Springfield, MA – Gov. Deval Patrick is asking the state pension fund and major universities to help bolster the student loan market. Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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WAMC News
5:07 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Recovery from Flash Floods Continue in Addison County Area

Middlebury, VT – Vermont roadways are reopening following preliminary repairs after flash flooding Wednesday. But it could be several days before all roads that were damaged in southern Addison County are reopened and officials can estimate the cost of the repairs. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
3:52 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Preparing for a Very Cold Winter

New Paltz, NY – Stories about the economy, the presidential campaign and the war in Iraq may get the headlines, but legislators in NY say the biggest issue facing the state right now is how to meet the coming heating crisis. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports on a press conference where a number of programs to soften the blow were discussed.

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Vox Pop
3:38 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Thomas Golisano 8/7/08

Albany, NY – Alan Chartock welcomes billionaire businessman Thomas Golisano. Mr. Golisano discusses his plan to change the face of politics in New York State.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
2:52 am
Thu August 7, 2008

51% Show # 995

Albany, NY – BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett(:45) (Music Out)

According to an international group called Water Aid...one sixth of the world's population doesn't have access to safe, clean drinking water. And investors are snapping up water rights, preparing for what's expected to be the next hot commodity. Susan Lien Longville is director of the Water Resources Institute at California State University San Bernardino.

6:12 Longville -Barnett

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WAMC New York News
2:48 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Watching NY Sweatshops: Current Laws Soon Expire

Albany, NY – In June, Massachusetts-based "Sweat-Free Communities" released a report that found several U.S. states, cities and counties inadvertently using millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase goods from companies engaged in serious human rights violations. That report has become a catalyst for change, and a beacon of hope. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
1:57 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Panel Discussion: NYS Property Tax Cap, Pros and Cons 8/7/08

Albany, NY – The New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief was created in early 2008 to examine the root causes of high property taxes in New York State. In June, the commission released a preliminary report of its findings, which recommended making major policy changes, including establishing a property tax cap. Now Governor David Paterson has introduced legislation to cap property taxes, and lawmakers are set to take up the issue when they return to Albany.

WAMC's Alan Chartock hosted a panel discussion on this issue with:

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Congressional Corner
1:48 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Congressional Corner with Maurice Hinchey (2 of 3 - aired 8/7/08)

Albany, NY – In today's Congressional Corner Alan speaks with Congressman Maurice Hinchey about the presidential campaign...

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WAMC News
1:29 am
Thu August 7, 2008

COL Roy Tario on Midday Magazine

Kabul, Afghanistan – COL Roy Tario speak with WAMC's Brian Shields about training and mentoring Afghan National Police in the Kabul area.

Colonel Tario commands the Regional Police Advisory Command - Kabul. He has team of Army mentors, mostly from New York who are serving as teachers, advisers and mentors to police chiefs, patrolmen and support staff of the Afghan National Police.

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The Roundtable
12:36 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Listener Essay by Jeanne Hunter (aired 8/7/08)

Albany, NY – In today's listener essay Jeanne Hunter talks about a beautiful and exciting canoe trip in the Catskills.

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