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.
Northampton, MA – An environmental advocacy group has released a report that blames global warming for increasing the frequency of severe storms nationwide . The report says New England has experienced the most dramatic increase in extreme weather . WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....
Williamstown, MA – Following a year of research, the sub-committee charged with long-range financial planning at a fiscally challenged Berkshire County school district released its findings Tuesday night. The report found concerns of a top-heavy operation were unfounded; still the district is on the path to a $1.2 million deficit. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Albany, NY – Today we take for granted our daily shower but what was it like in the centuries of western history? After the sumptuousness of the Roman baths, did Europeans really dread sitting in hot water? How did Christianity affect views on cleanliness? And, how did the inventions of soap and the discovery of germs affect views on personal hygiene? The answers to these and other dirty questions are in Katherine Ashenburg's new book, "The Dirt on Clean."
Albany, NY – Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by Dr. John Boockvar for a discussion on the ethical and biological issues surrounding the use of stem cells. Dr. Boockvar explains the science behind stem cells and how they could be used to cure some of the most deadly diseases. Also, Dr. Stieg and Dr. Boockvar will talk about what governments and scientists are doing to address moral and ethical concerns surrounding the use of stem cells.