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.
Albany, NY – Dani Shapiro's novel "Black & White" is about a woman who has spent her adult life hiding from her famous photographer mother, who is now dying. Can she forgive her mother for the suggestive photographs she took throughout the girl's childhood, that made her famous?
Albany, NY – Representative Mike McNulty of New York's 21st district will retire from office after 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"I've been in public life for a long time now. It's my 39th year in office, my 20th year in Congress. I have a perspective that's been built over a period of decades," McNulty said to WAMC's Alan Chartock on "The Capitol Connection".
"I'm going to be home a lot more, I'm going to be playing a lot more with my grandchildren," McNulty said.
Albany, NY – In today's listener essay, Mary tells us about a recent dinner party she attended with her husband, a dinner party that revealed the dark undercurrents that lurk beneath even the most placid unions
Springfield, MA – City Councilors in Springfield Massachusetts ,as they review the budget for fiscal 2009 submitted by Mayor Domenic Sarno, are questioning whether the numbers match the mayor's rhetoric. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Paul Tuthill reports...
Hudson Valley, NY – The third day of blistering heat is shutting down schools, selling out fans and air conditioners and leading to calls for more efforts to create cool cities. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.