Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Dan Cantor, Executive Director of the Working Families Party. They'll talk about the role of minor political parties in New York and how they can influence elections. Cantor talks about some of the issues the party is working on including a property tax cap, universal health care, reform of Rockefeller drug laws and much more.
Albany, NY – The New York State Comptroller is trying to find trying to find owners of abandoned checking and savings accounts, uncashed payroll checks, telephone & utility deposits, unclaimed safe deposit box contents, and stocks and mutual funds. Some of this money could belong to YOU! Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Dr. Koop talks about the major health problems facing the country including obesity and smoking. He also talks about his "Shape Up America!" initiative which works to educate the public on the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.
Albany, NY – New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has announced three settlements with law firms and lawyers in Central New York, Westchester County and on Long Island, ending improper employment arrangements with school districts and a Central New York BOCES: the settlements rescind all public benefits wrongly received and require the law firms and lawyers to pay the state a total of 235-thusand dollars. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports...
Springfield, MA – Officials in Springfield Massachusetts have picked a Boston developer for a project they say is a key component to the city's economic turnaround. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Newburgh, NY – City of Newburgh officials and residents are trying to actively change a toxic dynamic on the streets. Two young men died on those streets in the past month and relations between police and the city's minority population continues to be strained. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports on several ideas that are underway to improve safety, communication and the outlook for the city's youth.
Kingston, NY – As international newspapers report a growing demand for answers from the US government about illegal detentions, the American religious community is stepping up efforts to get people to speak out against torture. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports