Albany, NY – The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus has unveiled a reform agenda targeting what the group calls "massive inequities" in State Government. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield, Massachusetts has developed a survey officials there plan to use to help shape its continued arts and cultural development. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Albany, NY – This week on The Book Show, Gretchen talks with Laila Halaby about her new book, "Once in a Promised Land." Her novel tells the story of a Jordanian couple living in Arizona who face their own disintegrating marriage, personal tragedy, and public recrimination in the wake of 9/11. Halaby talks about her novel and her own life in a changing America.
Kingston, NY – Kingston is the fifth-best city in the country for artists to live, ranking right alongside New York City and San Francisco. That's according to Business Week magazine's Web site. WAMC's Julia Taylor has more.
Montpelier, VT – A new report from the Women's Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures has found that Vermont has the largest percentage of women in its Legislature than any other state in the nation. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Albany County and New York state investigators held a news conference Monday evening, revealing details surrounding the Signature Pharmacy Steroid sting. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Ward had a sit-down with Pete Grannis, the man Governor Spitzer has tapped to head up the Department of Environmental Conservation. Grannis' appointment is under attack by hunters and other groups. Also, a fisher was shot by police after biting an area woman. According to Ward, the fisher has rabies--therefore, woman will have to undergo treatment.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: You may just be getting shoveled out after the recent snow--but what about the wildlife? Ward has some amazing stories regarding this. A landfill expansion plan is under fire by environmentalists. Plus, a rare deer sighting.
Boston, MA – With foreclosures rising there is a proposal before the Massachusetts Legislature to help struggling homeowners and further regulate mortgage brokers...Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.....
Boston,MA – The child welfare agency in Massachusetts will have more medical expertise to draw upon in the aftermath of two high profile child abuse cases. The story from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill..