Albany, NY – This week on The Book Show, Gretchen talks with Rebecca Stott about her novel "Ghostwalk." The historical page-turner combines science, the supernatural and real history. It's the little known story of Isaac Newton as an alchemist and a modern woman who tries to unravel the mysteries of the past. It's set in both modern and 17th-century Cambridge, England.
Hudson Valley, NY – The state has given its blessing to Newburgh's new "extended school year". Poughkeespie doesn't know what the state will think of its new five year graduation program, but it's going ahead with it anyway.
Albany, NY – There are about 58.7 million "active cyclists" in America, and one third of those are in New York State. As Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports, cyclists must adhere to the same laws as cars when riding in the streets, as well as take the necessary precautions before riding
Ward just got back from speaking at the UN. We'll talk with him about what he had to say to the world about the environment. Fireflies are firing and flying early. We will talk about a tragedy involving an 11-year old boy who was killed by a bear while camping. Plus, we will discuss man's relationship with the black bear.
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.