Springfield, MA – Members of the nationally ranked U-Mass Amherst men's basketball team will be spending time this summer working with young people in the city of Springfield. They're going to put on a series of basketball clinics, which city officials hope will help to keep the city's youths out of trouble this summer....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
ONLINE HIGHER EDUCATION, Pt. 2 of 2, MILITARY AND MILITARY SPOUSES EDUCATION
While politicians in Washington continue to haggle over details of new educational assistance for members of the military, other areas of the government and private industry are moving ahead with efforts to do something immediately.
Albany, NY – We had a heat wave - a tropical heat wave - what impact has that had on our backyards over the past week - Ward will comment. Plus we will hear from a Hudson Valley Couple concerned about sub-letting part of their home to a bat colony and there is Joanne who needs Ward's advice on how to avoid becoming a "Woodchuck Rambo."
Springfield, MA – The one billion dollar life sciences bond bill Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is signing today is a cornerstone of his administrations economic development strategy. The objective is to foster research and development in biotech and related sciences that will ultimately lead to the creation of well paying jobs. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – Siena Research Institute released a new poll today which shows support for Governor David Paterson's programs, but not neccessarily for HIM... Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
North Adams, MA – The dean of the Berkshire County legislative delegation says the Patrick-Murray administration has wrongfully awarded millions of dollars in grant money over the past two years. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details.
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Legislative Director with the New York Public Interest Research Group. They'll talk about the lack of progress made in the 2008 legislative session and who deserves the blame. They'll also talk about areas of state government most in need of change including campaign finance reform, ethics reform and much more.