Pittsfield, MA – Three years after Massachusetts ban smoking in bars and restaurants, health officials in the city of Pittsfield have prohibited smoking in its private clubs. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, has the details;
Albany, NY – New York Times best selling author Michael Korda has a new book out called Ike: An American Hero. The book outlines why we should celebrate Dwight D. Eisenhower's life, his time as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II, and his presidency. During this interview on The Roundtable, Korda explains why he chose to write the book.
Kingston, NY – A major hotel, golf and resort development for the Catskills along Route 28 was announced by the governor today. It's been six years in the making, but it could break ground by next fall.
Albany, NY – 10 years after the death of Princess Diana, the world is just as intrigued by her as ever. Renowned magazine editor Tina Brown has written one of the most praised books about her life, "The Diana Chronicles." It looks at Diana's life and legend through the prisms of both private life and celebrity, showing us how an inexperienced girl set her own determined course through a lonely life that seemed to be charted in other directions, taking the monarchy into the 20th Century.
Plattsburgh, NY – Officials in Plattsburgh have announced the first low-fare air carrier that will begin passenger service in mid-November at the new Plattsburgh International Airport. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Temperature highs and lows, storm front ebbs and flows, the extremes of weather and extremely nice weather . . . Meteorologist Mike Landin emerges from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at SUNY Albany to answer WAMC listener questions about weather.
North Adams, MA – Officials at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts are eagerly awaiting Governor Deval Patrick's release of specifics for his capital improvement plan, set to be released this fall. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on why
Albany, NY – This week on How to Save Your Life, Dr. Stieg discusses how to improve heath care for uninsured children. His guest is Emily Bryant of Medical Care for Children Partnership. They'll discuss ways to provide comprehensive health care services for children and families in a high-quality and cost-effective manner.
Montpelier, VT – The Labor Day Holiday marks the end of summer vacations. Tourism officials say all indications are pointing to a strong summer season throughout the region. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.