Schenectady, NY – State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith joined Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton at a press conference with good economic news for the electric city and the Capital Region. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Hudson River, New York – As the federal environmental protection agency prepares for its multi-year dredging of PCBs n the Hudson, new studies show that in the thirty years the project was debated, those chemicals have affected the health, and brains, of people who live along the river. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett has the second of a two part look at dredging and the PCB fallout.
Waterford, NY – A massive dredging operation federal officials call unique is finally about to begin thirty years after it was proposed. And communities downstream say they'll sue to make sure they're not drinking any more PCBs. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett has the first of a two part report.
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Chair of the Assembly's Energy Committee. They'll talk about what the Legislature is doing to provide relief from rising fuel prices and anticipated high home heating costs. They'll also talk about the announcement from Senator Joe Bruno that he won't seek re-election, property tax reform, the 2008 elections and much more.
Great Barrington, MA – Efforts to assure seniors don't fall victim to scams or other criminal activity have been beefed up in the Berkshires. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;