Jamestown, Chautauqua County – New York Gov. David Paterson is committing up to $6 million in state money to help build a new, cleaner coal power plant in Jamestown, Chautauqua County. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports he plant would serve as a demonstration facility for a technology that captures carbon dioxide and stores it away underground.
Burlington, VT – Four law enforcement departments in Vermont's most populous county will begin a program this summer to record the race of individuals at traffic stops and other detentions. It's part of a community program to promote police transparency and accountability. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Springfield, MA – The cost of a bus trip to work or for shopping in Hampshire and Hampden counties in Massachusetts is going up. The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Advisory Board has approved a round of fare increases that will take effect July First. WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....
Albany, NY – The New York Attorney Generals' "Guns, Gangs and Drugs" initiative has dealt upstate drug traffic a major blow, thanks to a Multi-Agency Crackdown ... Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
New Paltz, NY – Two studies out today show the middle class can't afford to live in the Hudson Valley anymore and an annual forum today unveiled a new plan for area counties to cooperate on finding a solution. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports
Albany, NY – Host Dr. Philip Stieg is joined by Dr. Herbert Pardes, President and CEO of New York Presbyterian Health Care System. As a hospital administrator, Dr. Pardes talks about what can be done to lower healthcare costs and expand access to the uninsured. They'll also talk about how to create a culture of prevention to address the growing obesity epidemic and much more.