Great Barrington, MA – Veterans represent about 11 percent of the country's adult population and 26 percent of the homeless population nationwide. That's nearly half-a-million veterans, according to a report released Thursday by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on what's happening regionally to address this problem;
Holyoke, MA – A district attorney in Western Massachusetts is working with veterans services organizations and a V-A hospital on an initiative to try to keep soldiers returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars out of trouble with the law....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – Alan Chartock welcomes Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco, one of the leading critics of Governor Spitzer's driver's license plan for illegal immigrants. Tedisco explains why he's so opposed to the plan and what he's doing to stop it from going forward. Also, with his recent high profile status is Tedisco eyeing a run for higher office? Alan asks this and many other tough questions on this week's show.
Albany, NY – When I announced to folks that I wanted to do a 51% show devoted to my favorite dessert, everyone said, oh, that sounds fun. One beat later, they asked... but what does it actually have to do with women's issues?
Albany, NY – This week on How To Save Your Life, Professor Mary Jeanne Kreek joins Dr. Stieg for a discussion about addiction. How painful is an addictive behavior? Are you at risk? Can you avoid it? These questions are answered, plus many more on this week's show. Dr. Kreek focuses on determining how genetics as well as other neurobiological alterations factor into addictive diseases such as opiate addiction, cocaine dependency, nicotine addiction and alcoholism.