Northampton, MA – A Smith College english professor who has waged a campaign for several years to bring peace to the Sudan and stop what experts say is genocide in the Darfur region is promoting socially responsible investing as a way to achieve the goal..WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – Hospital and Nursing Home Industry officials are breathing easier, knowing the quality of health care in New York will not be compromised... the new state budget restores some, but not all of Governor Eliot Spitzer's cuts in health spending. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas Reports.
North Adams, MA – Northern Berkshire Healthcare is moving into the second phase of a unique pilot program -- the implementation of a community-wide medical record. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this update;
Kingston, NY – After passing a budget a few hours after the April First deadline, New York state legislators and Governor Eliot Spitzer are touting the re-worked STAR rebate program as a quick fix to property tax woes. WAMC's Julia Taylor has the details.
Albany, NY – Billy Easton of the Alliance for Quality Education joins Alan this week on the Capitol Connection. Easton talks about the impact of the governor's proposed education budget, accountability in the education system, charter schools and much more.
Springfield, MA – The state board that oversees city government in Springfield Massachusetts held a meeting today that for the first time included a public comment period on the agenda...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts State Representative Patricia Haddad, who chairs the Joint Committee on Education, met with 14 Berkshire County school district superintendents Friday. Haddad, a democrat of Somerset, was there to listen to the challenges facing rural school districts. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report;