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4:41 am
Fri May 16, 2008

Patrick targets Pittsfield for economic growth district

Governor Deval Patrick at Pittsfield City Hall. Behind him, from left to right, Mayor James Ruberto, State Rep. Christopher Speranzo, State Sen. Benjamin Downing, State Rep. William \"Smitty\" Pignatelli, and State Rep. Dennis Guyer.
Photo Credit: Carrie Saldo

Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield is the latest community in Massachusetts to gain support from the Patrick administration and have an economic growth district identified within it. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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51 % The Women's Perspective
4:24 am
Fri May 16, 2008

International power

Albany, NY – There are many drivers of change for women. This week, we'll have three case studies for change across the globe. Let's start with the government-based change in Afghanistan.

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Election 2008
3:50 am
Fri May 16, 2008

"It's Over When She Says It's Over"

Hudson Valley, NY – Political pundits are predicting Barack Obama will soon wrap up the Democratic nomination. As this campaign has continued, superdelegates have watched closely and some have begun to move to Obama's side. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett spoke with two New York superdelegates, both of whome say they're sticking with Hillary Clinton until she says it's over.

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Vox Pop
3:18 am
Fri May 16, 2008

Home Improvement 5/16/08

Albany, NY – Ned Depew puts down the hammer and picks up a microphone for another installment of our popular Home Improvement Vox Pop. Bob Barrett hots.

WAMC New York News
3:00 am
Fri May 16, 2008

Plan To Transform Watervliet Arsenal

Army Secretary Pete Geren

Albany, NY – The Secretary of The Army is in the Capital Region today, invited to tour the Watervliet Arsenal by Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Mike McNulty. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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WAMC New York News
2:54 am
Fri May 16, 2008

Run For Women "Going Green"

Albany, NY – Large public gatherings mean large amounts of trash, especially plastic water, soda and juice bottles. The organizers of an annual Albany race are taking steps to reduce that event's "garbage footprint" -- Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas explains.

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WAMC News
1:10 am
Fri May 16, 2008

Theatre company works with its 'albatross'

Lenox, MA – What had been an albatross to a theatre company in the Berkshires is now expected to uplift all aspects of the organization. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on Shakespeare and Company's new Production And Performing Arts Center;

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The Book Show
11:50 am
Thu May 15, 2008

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart:: A Fiftieth-Year Retrospective

Albany, NY – "Revisiting Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: A Fiftieth-Year Retrospective," a panel discussion moderated by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina (Dartmouth College) with panelists Chinua Achebe (Bard College), Jesse Weaver Shipley (Bard College), Binyavanga Wainaina (Union College), Simon Gikandi (Princeton University), and Christine Griffin (Red Hook High School).
Recorded at Bard College 4/11/08

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WAMC New York News
11:41 am
Thu May 15, 2008

Farm Bill Signals New Opportunity for Dems

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Washington, DC – A combination of political factors may be leading to a shift in the winds in Washington. A Democrat-crafted Farm Bill that faces a presidential veto is expected to become law anyway. And legislators say it may be time to resurrect other bills the Republican administration has killed. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.

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WAMC News
11:26 am
Thu May 15, 2008

Treasurer Seeks Businesses for Economically Targeted Investment Program

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont State Treasurer is seeking proposals from businesses that would allow the state to invest a portion of its multibillion dollar pension fund in projects that support economic and community development in the state. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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