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10:47 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Springfield To Search For School Superintendent

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Finance Control Board has opted not to extend the contract of School Superintendent Joseph Burke and has voted instead to launch a search for a superintendent... WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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8:56 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Word For The Wise #3400

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3400--12/21/07: The unknown James Parkinson

WAMC News
4:06 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Movie House Plight Brings Pledges

Northampton, MA – The only active movie theater in Northampton Massachusetts is going to go dark this Sunday, but a small group of local film enthusiasts is determined to re-open the box office in the new year. The story from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill....

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WAMC News
3:35 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Circling up support for carousel

Pittsfield, MA – A plot of land for the proposed carousel has been purchased and now Berkshire Carousel officials are calling on the public to get involved. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more;

Additional information about Berkshire Carousel is available by calling Maria Caccaivello at 413.499.0457 or by emailing her vcacca@berkshire.rr.com.

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Vox Pop
3:34 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Genealogy 12/21/07

Albany, NY – Jeanne Nudd is back to talk genealogy with WAMC listeners. Bob Barrett - who comes from a long line of Barretts - hosts the show.

1:34 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Part 5: The Buzz on Retirement Communities

Plattsburgh, NY – There are concerns that the current baby boomer generation is not, and has not been, saving for it's imminent retirement. Many boomers aren't even thinking about their lifestyle will be in their later years.

But folks who deal with the aging ARE concerned about the boomer population reaching retirement. Retirement communities are trying to figure out how they will deal with an expected influx and whether boomers will be capable of paying for services.

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WAMC News
12:04 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Williams students offer up brain power

Berkshire County, MA – Municipalities and non-profit organizations are often on a tight budget, which can limit research and development of new ideas. But as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, reports, some communities are tapping into some free brain power;

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Women in Science on the Air
4:08 pm
Thu December 20, 2007

Sounds of Progress, Part I: The Great Research Challenge - Engaging Girls in Computing

Denver, CO – Fewer young adults are training for technical careers. Women, especially, are opting out. Dr. Lecia Barker wants to change that. Dr. Barker heads the University of Colorado at Boulder's Evaluation and Research Group at ATLAS, the Alliance for Teaching, Learning and Society Institute.

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WAMC New York News
11:32 am
Thu December 20, 2007

Airline Traffic Cuts in NYC- Good News for Stewart?

Newburgh, NY – The Port Authority doesn't favor the federal decision to limit flights at Kennedy Airport, but admits the silver lining may mean quicker growth at Stewart.

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WAMC New York News
11:31 am
Thu December 20, 2007

Kingston Hospitals Shut Out of Medicare Revisions

Kingston, NY – The Senate didn't pass all the changes to the Medicare reimbursement rate that Hudson Valley hospitals were hoping for...and two in particular are left wondering how they're supposed to compete.

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