Albany, NY – This week, Alan Chartock talks with New York Lieutenant Governor David Paterson. Paterson talks about what he hopes to accomplish as Lieutenant Governor and how the office will change in the administration of Governor Eliot Spitzer. They also talk about the deal with the legislature to reform the ethics commissions in New York state, redistricting, his relationship with the governor and whether he would one day be interested in seeking a higher office.
Albany, NY – Governor Eliot Spitzer, in a major address on health policy, promised to give New York a patient centered health care system. The governor said his new budget will take on special interests within the health care industry to restructure and to curb costs. WAMC's Capital Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.
Albany, NY – Braving Bitter Wind Chills, Hospital workers from across upstate New York came to the State Capitol today, the last day of a 19-day march from Buffalo to Albany. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Pittsfield, MA – Is it possible to forget that you were a smoker? A finding released by the journal Science today reports that's just what happened to a patient dubbed Nathan by his doctor. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has reaction on what this could mean for those trying to kick the habit;
Albany, NY – New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has nominated Assemblyman Alexander Pete Grannis to head the state Department of Environmental Conservation. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has reaction from across the region.
North Adams, MA – With a health care officials anticipating a shortage of nurses in Massachusetts within the next ten to fifteen years, health care organizations in the Berkshires are working to pre-empt that potential problem. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on the newest program available in the county;
Montpelier, VT – A committee of the Vermont Senate has begun looking into how they can rewrite the state's campaign finance law. The statute must be re-worked because the U-S Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.