Albany, NY – The rain in Iowa is dominating headlines and Ward has some thoughts on how it will impact us. Plus we will meet Nutmeg and Merlin - they live in Heather's Backyard and they look like woodchucks to us - Heather thinks they are Ewoks. We will ask Ward. Also, more letters on beaver - Jason from Spencertown says they are not welcome anymore in his yard and is there a food battle going on between Woodpeckers and Hummingbirds. I know who I would put my money on.
Hyde Park, NY – Major federal money was announced today, plus Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has apparently promised to show up for the Quadricentennial party next year. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Williamstown, MA – A church in the Berkshires will begin an environmental call to action this weekend, which will resound across the state. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo reports, officials there are among those who hope the message will eventually reverberate around the world;
Williamstown, MA – The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute has completed the first phase of its campus expansion plan. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, attended the opening of the new Stone Hill Center this weekend and filed this report;
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Steve Greenberg, spokesman for the Siena New York poll. Greenberg talks about the latest poll results showing voters are siding with Governor David Paterson on the property tax issue and more New Yorker's are throwing their support behind Barack Obama. They'll also discuss Governor Paterson's approval rating, what voters think about Senator Hillary Clinton as a candidate for Vice President and much more.
Springfield, MA – Concerns have been raised about the bill Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has filed to give the city of Springfield more time to repay to the state a 52 million dollar no interest loan. At issue are conditions the governor insists upon that would result in changes to Springfield's city government. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..