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In Our Backyard
12:44 am
Fri May 2, 2008

In Our Backyard #154

Albany, NY – We'll hear the latest about Pale Male and Lola and how they are faring in Manhattan. And that will lead Ward and I into a conversation about Urban wildlife like did you know the screech owls are rampant in Central Park. Ward will answer your letters on everything from green slime in springs, a hawk attack in Albany, Bird feeder sightings in Millerton and we will once again talk about New York's proposed Bottle Bill.

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The Roundtable
12:40 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Elizabeth Jacks - Thomas Cole (aired 5/2/08)

Albany, NY – Director Elizabeth Jacks joins the Roundtable to speak about the new Thomas Cole exhibit at the National Historic site Cedar Grove in the Hudson Valley. Painter Thomas Cole came to the Hudson Valley where he made his home at the estate that is now called Cedar Grove.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
12:25 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Stretching out

Albany, NY – Long relegated to the realm of hippies and alternative medicine, yoga has reached a new level of mainstream popularity-- in many different forms. Doctors send pregnant women to yoga classes for a low-impact workout that can relieve aches from kicking infants. Steamy studios host Bikhram yoga classes, where participants are encouraged to sweat toxins out of their bodies. Many people diagnosed for depression and anxiety claim the calming focus of a yoga practice works better than Zoloft.

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The Roundtable
12:20 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Congressional Corner with Senator Bernie Sanders 2 of 3 (aired 5/2/08)

Albany, NY – Alan speaks with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders about whether the record high profits from oil companies can mitigate the gas prices in today's Congressional Corner.

The Roundtable
12:12 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Kate Mosse - The Sepulcher (aired 5/2/08)

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with author Kate Mosse about her new book, "The Sepulcher". This book is part thriller and part mystery and is set in France.

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WAMC News
12:11 am
Fri May 2, 2008

MoCA extends summer hours

North Adams, MA – The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, in North Adams, is presenting a new look at landscapes. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on that and the rest of the museum's summer season plans;

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The Roundtable
12:08 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Listener Essay by Lewis Eisenberg (aired 5/2/08)

Albany, NY – Lewis Eisenberg's listener essay explains why steroid use may not be so bad in sports.

WAMC News
12:03 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Vermont Food Stamp Applications Nears Record

Montpelier, VT – Almost 56,000 people in the Green Mountain State received food stamps in March. The number of Vermonters signing up for food stamp benefits is nearing the state's all time record and is at a 14-year high. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:16 pm
Thu May 1, 2008

The Role of Gender in Language Used by Children and Parents Working on Mathematical Tasks

Hawaii – Researchers at the University of Hawaii are examining the role that language plays in young girls' confidence in their mathematic abilities. They are studying the language parents and children use while working together on mathematical tasks. The researchers are most interested in determining whether the language is different if the child is working with the father or mother.

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WAMC News
11:53 am
Thu May 1, 2008

DEP wants more info on airport project

Pittsfield, MA – The Department of Environmental Protection has completed its technical review of the proposed expansion of the Pittsfield Municipal Airport. As, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, airport officials may need to reconfigure that plan to gain state approval.

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