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.
Stockbridge, MA – Some inorganic matter has cropped up at Berkshire Botanical Garden. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more on Cultivate, a new art exhibition on display in Stockbridge, which is a companion piece to work at Mass MoCA.
Washington, DC – A group of Democratic Congressmen, including representatives from New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts, announced new legislation on Thursday that they say could double domestic oil production and help reduce gas prices. The Democratic proposal would impose a fee on oil companies that do not begin to actively utilize leases and permits they already hold on 68 million acres, but remain dormant. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Springfield, MA – The Massachusetts State Treasurer says despite the economic slowdown the state should wrap up its fiscal year at the end of this month with a cash surplus. Treasurer Timothy Cahill discussed the state of the Massachusetts economy during a visit to Springfield Thursday. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports......
Albany, NY – (AIRS 6/15/08 & 6/16/08) WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss your letters, whether high end gossip should be reported, why the networks have been snubbed in sposoring presidential town hall forums, and much more.