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.
New Paltz, NY – The Ulster County Fair is 121 years old and it may be a little behind the curve when it comes to internet marketing, but it's got the goods when you're looking for a fun time close to home. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett takes you for an evening at the fair.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 8/01/08 and 8/02/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor calls for drastic cuts to the state budget and wants a special session August 19th to deal with a deteriorating economy, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that news, and we'll hear what some legislators think about where state budget cuts should be made.
Albany, NY – (AIRS 8/03/08 & 8/04/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss Obama and minority jounalists, a federal media shield law, and much more.