Burlington, VT – For the first time in a mayoral election in the United States, voters in Burlington, Vermont will use what's called instant runoff voting when they go to the polls Tuesday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – New York lawmakers from both houses are ironing out the details of civil commitment for the state's most violent convicted sex offenders. The push to keep sexual predators off the streets and protect communities has inspired quick action from the legislature--but has garnered the disapproval of mental health advocates and sex offender treatment providers.
WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
Albany, NY – Alan Chartock welcomes Dr. Lorraine Lemons to the WAMC microphones for an informative and fun hour of call in radio. Dr. Lemons, of Capital Care Pediatrics in Albany, takes listener questions on host of pediatric health issues.
Kingston, NY – An Ulster County lawmaker is facing opposition to his proposal for taxpayer-funded wireless Internet service throughout the City of Kingston. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.
Albany, NY – ALBANY, NY (AIRS: 3/05/06 and 3/06/06)WAMC's Alan Chartock and David Galletly along with Times Union Editor Rex Smith discuss CBS'lawsuite against Howard Stern, a NY Times reporters' husband has to give up his beat because his wife is writing a book about Condoleeza Rice, your letters and much more...
Albany, NY – ALBANY, NY (2006-03-06) Senate and Assembly leaders want to spend at least 1 billion dollars more that the Governor, the state assembly tackles the issue of identity theft, and we'll examine the economic impact that Canada has on Northern NY's Clinton County.
Albany, NY – On this week's Capitol Connection, Alan Chartock welcomes labor organizer and social activist Jonathan Tasini, who's running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton on a platform of withdrawing American troops from Iraq as soon as possible. Tasini also has plans for a massive national project for investing in alternative energy, as well as a national free wireless program. Alan asks Tasini what he thinks of his chances against the popular senator and about the Democratic Party's shift to the center.
AMHERST, ma – Many communities in the Northeast region have been coping with budget red ink. Usually it's up to town officials to come up with solutions. But one college town in Massachusetts wants residents to figure out how to solve its current budget woes.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.