Adams, MA – Bill Wilson, the president and CEO of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau, is retiring at the end of the month after 23 years with the organization. Wilson, who is also a Pastor, intends to focus full-time on his ministry. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story;
Pittsfield, MA – One of the anchors' of the African American Heritage Trail, which spans portions of Connecticut and Massachusetts, is in line to receive assistance from the Bay State. Details from Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Northampton, MA – Protesters stood on a bridge in Northampton Massachusetts during rush hour today to denounce the Bush administration's treatment of detainees in the war on terror. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – A consolidated lawsuit seeks billions of dollars from General Electric, claiming the company exposed workers and some Schenectady-area residents to cancer-causing PCBs. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Towns, cities, and villages across the country are getting on the "green" bandwagon-- searching for ways to make their communities more environmentally friendly. We hear the story of Dan Hauspurg, a developer in Marbletown, New York who wants to create a village green in the middle of his orchard.
Albany, NY – Sexy and Cancer aren't words you usually hear together. But for 31 year old actress and photographer Kris Carr, it was the only way to approach her diagnosis with a rare stage 4 vascular cancer in 2004. Just weeks after her diagnosis, Woodstock resident Kris Carr picked up a video camera, put together a small crew, and traveled the country in search of alternative treatments. Along the way she found other young women determined to not only survive, but triumph over this disease.
Albany, NY – Tommy Chong is best-known as half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong. But in his new book, The E-Chong, he writes about his experience spending nine months in prison in 2003 for shipping bongs to a head shop in Pennsylvania that was a front for the DEA.
The E-Chong, by Tommy Chong. Published by Simon and Schuster.
Albany, NY – Roger Rees is probably best known for his roles as Robin Colcord in Cheers and as Lord John Marbury in The West Wing. But, since 2004, Rees has been the Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival. This season he is also directing and starring in productions at the festival. He speaks with Joe Donahue about how things are going now that they are knee-deep into the season.