Amherst, MA – The top economic development official in the Patrick administration is exploring ways the University of Massachusetts can help boost the economy of the city of Springfield and the rest of the region... WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....
Albany, NY – Congressman Mike McNulty has confirmed he will not seek re-election to an 11th term. He made his announcement Monday in Downtown Albany. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there and filed this report.
Albany, NY – A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a state law blocking private power transmission companies like New York Regional Interconnect from taking land by eminent domain. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – AHost Alan Chartock welcomes Dr. Charles Kenny for a discussion about orthopaedic medicine. After more than 25 years of private practice of orthopaedic surgery in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Charles Kenny, M.D. now focuses on the non-surgical aspects of orthopaedics.
Albany, NY – It's a very special edition of Capitol Connection, as host Alan Chartock welcomes New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. In this informal, "soup-to-nuts" discussion, Governor Spitzer reflects on what has been a very eventful first term in office. Alan and the Governor run the gamut... from the controversy over Spitzer's plan to offer drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants, to NYRA....even to the resignation of Yankee Manager Joe Torre. It's a fascinating half-hour with the most powerful man in New York. Don't miss it!
Saratoga Springs, NY – It was a debate - with a difference. The 12 candidates for contested offices in the Spa City faced the public Thursday evening at the Lake Avenue School. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas attended the debate and has this overview.
Springfield, MA – While the radiation exposure claims of former workers remain in limbo in Washington DC the fate of their old factory in Springfield Massachusetts has been sealed. The Chapman Valve plant is being torn down. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....
Plattsburgh, NY – A National Day of Action is planned on Saturday to call on the Bush Administration to end the Iraq war, bring the troops home and use war funding instead for domestic needs. Thousands of anti-war protesters are expected to gather in cities across the country and activists are gearing up for gatherings in two cities in our region. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – It's well-documented that Latinas are on the rise in the United States. Census data shows that for every eight people in our country, at least one is Latin American. Latin American cultures aren't known for empowering women. Hispanic men are known for their macho and dominating behavior. The theme of woman as traitor runs through much of Latin-American literature.