Ellenville, NY – As Democrats come within inches of sharing control of the New York State Senate with Republicans, reporters are scrutinizing the players and speculating about legislators who might consider changing party. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett today spoke with one lawmaker rumored to be on the fence. But Senator John Bonacic says it's not about party affiliation - it's about issues.
Western, MA – Verizon says it intends to expand its high speed internet access in Western Massachusetts to a number of communities without it by this time next year. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Ulster County, NY – The people who investigate reports of child abuse and neglect in Ulster County have been overworked and stressed out. A series of state grants has allowed teh county to not only hire more staff, but to buy new technology that keeps children, and the people paid to look out for them, safer. Susan Barnett reports.
Berkshire County, MA – The state's top health official would like to see a program being developed in the Berkshires, designed to decrease youth smoking, replicated in other communities. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo
Berkshire County, MA – While recycling related to laminated glass is set to begin in Springfield this May, commercial recycling of another product has increased in the Berkshires. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock welcomes New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, Alexander "Pete" Grannis. They'll talk about the revamped proposal to finally address all the brownfields in the state, the DEC's new Office of Climate Change, the new Office of Invasive Species, the reconfigured criminal investigative unit, Adirondack Smart Growth grants, and the goal of doing more to connect New Yorkers to the outdoors.
Albany, NY – A few weeks ago on 51%, we devoted an episode to female classical-music composers. One of the women I interviewed for that show is Joan Tower - and since the episode aired, she became the first female composer to win a Grammy for classical music. That got us thinking about the history of women in music. And, as we're nearing Women's History Month, what better time to address the subject.
Columbus, OH – Recent research offers a strong indication of the types of interventions that benefit girls' choices of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics...STEM careers. Although exposure to science throughout the K thru 12 curriculum is crucial, the middle school years appear to be the most pivotal time for girls.