Albany, NY – New York State's Apple Forecast is looking good... Apple farmers in New York expect an 'outstanding' crop this fall, thanks to ideal pollination conditions in the spring and good growing weather all summer.
Albany, NY – Michael Belfiore is a freelance writer that has written extensively on science and technology. His works have appeared in Popular Science and wired.com. In 2007 he published a book call Rocketeers, which chronicles the development of space vehicles by private individuals and companies. Michael Belfiore talks about his book in this interview on The Roundtable.
Albany, NY – Joe Mahoney, Albany Bureau Chief of The New York Daily News, joins Alan Chartock and they allow listener calls to guide a discussion on the topic of politics. Alan, Joe, and WAMC callers discuss whether or not the nation is ready to break gender and/or race barriers in the next presidential election; mass media's self censorship; erosion of civil liberties; warrant less wiretapping legislation; and Bush's -some think- impending impeachment.
Springfield, MA – The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and three area food pantries are joining forces to try to help the more than 350 displaced Wendy's restaurant employees in the region. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports.
Food Bank Contact Information:
Western Mass Food Bank, 413.247.9738 www.foodbank.wma.org
Northampton Survival Center, 413.586.6564 Open Pantry, 413.737.5353 Berkshire County Community Action, 413.445.4503
What happens when a potentially huge pet snake escapes? Ward will give us the disturbing answer. We will talk about a deadly fish virus that is spreading in New York State. Speaking of fish, Joe will tell his scary fish story as Ward attempts to make him feel better. Also, it wouldn't be a show without your letters - this week, we tackle the issue of Rabies prevention in the form of meatballs.
Burlington, VT – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch on Monday toured a Health Center and touted the benefits of the Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act, which faces a veto threat from President Bush. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Fort Edward has become the "Poster Child" for municipalities affected by PCB contamination. Now there's another chemical pollutant attracting attention there. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Nancy Dunlop is a professor of humanities at State University of New York at Albany. In this essay she explores being a young child growing up in the turbulent 1960s, and listening to the Beatles.