THE SOUNDS OF PROGRESS: THE CHANGING ROLE OF GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
GENDER DIFFERENCES IN SCIENCE AND MATH: DIVERSITY AND THE ROLE OF SOCIAL CONTEXT -
It seems not so long ago that advanced math and science courses in high school were predominately the domain of boys. But as times changed, and more girls started taking these tougher courses, their friendship groups' became an important part of the equation, so to speak.
Goshen, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed a bill that promises to bring high speed broadband internet access to every corner of the state....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Kingston, NY – One New York Congressman who's a long time critic of the Bush administration says the latest focus on offshore oil drilling is just another PR move to keep the country distracted from the real answers. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Peg Breen, President of New York Landmarks Conservancy and Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League of New York State. Both groups are calling on Governor David Paterson to sign recently passed legislation which would expand tax credits for the restoration of historic building. They'll talk about how restoration of historic structures can provide a boost to local economies and support city centers. They'll also discuss the arguments against tax credits, who would be eligible and much more.
Albany, NY – State University of New York campuses across the state will be accepting 150 undergraduate students from the province in western China that was devastated by a massive earthquake in May. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.