Albany, NY – It's another illuminating edition of the Vox Pop Science Forum. Host Brian Shields welcomes Dr.'s Helen Ghiradella, Helmut Hirsch, Ivar Giaever, and Ed Stander to WAMC's Studio A. Topics discussed include: The Speed of Light, the space shuttle, detergent residue, and the perplexing question, "why do fish like worms?"
Berkshire County, MA – Three Berkshire County organizations are collaborating to quantify the needs of artists, which a recent economic report identified as the foundation of one of the county's key industry sectors. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Vernon, Vt – About 230 union workers at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, Vermont could go on strike if a new contract with the plant's owners can't be reached by midnight Sunday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – New York State's dairy assistance program, included in the 2007-08 state budget, made $30 million available to dairy farmers who produced milk during 2006. That's when milk prices to the farmers were at all-time lows. Final payments from that assistance program have now been sent to over five thousand dairy farmers statewide. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina interviews Juliet Nicolson, author of "The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm." Topping the best-seller charts in Britain, "The Perfect Summer" chronicles a glorious English summer a century ago when the world was on the cusp of irrevocable change. The book draws on material from intimate and rarely seen sources and is narrated through the eyes of a series of exceptional individuals.
Albany, NY – Democrats this week have begun speaking up for Governor Eliot Spitzer, in the face of continued news stories and developments about the scandal that's become known as troopergate . Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitte reports.
Albany, NY – Sue Sternberg and Ron Scharf help WAMC listeners deal with a toy poodle who is a fussy eater, an alternative Three's Company where a cat lives with two dogs, and struggling to keep a dog's attention long enough to establish desirable behaviors. Joe Donahue hosts as the Pets and Vets crew also discusses a dog who no longer likes going for walks and a pinchy biter.