Albany, NY – In 1986, Joan Rivers became the first woman to challenge Johnny Carson in the world of late-night talk shows. She lasted about a year. Still, women comics today credit Rivers for inspiring them to go into comedy...without leaving their femininity at the door. In fact, like Rivers, many of the women who broke down barriers in the comedy world happened to be Jewish. Was that a coincidence?
Albany, NY – Consumer Confidence is down across New York State --- and hasn't hit bottom yet. That'a according to a new survey released by the Siena Research Institute. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Williamstown, MA – Williams College has announced a partnership with a Berkshire County high school designed to strengthen its educational offerings. District Superintendent Bill Travis told WAMC's Carrie Saldo, the partnership is among the most innovative educational ideas he's encountered in his 30 year history;
Plattsburgh, NY – The company erecting a permanent cell tower system along the Adirondack Northway has submitted several completed site applications for permit approval to the Adirondack Park Agency. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Stone Ridge, NY – Ulster County's decision to adopt a county executive form of government was the topic of a breakfast discussion...and in the audience were announced and rumored candidates for the job.