Springfield, MA – The Springfield City Council has reactivated a long dormant committee. Officials hope it will serve as a watch dog to prevent the city from slipping back into bad financial habits that led to its fiscal collapse in 2004. WAMC S Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – A Site has been chosen in Albany for an Alternative Energy Plant that would convert Corn into Ethanol, The announcement comes at a time when biofuels are beginning to fall out of public favor... Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Ward Stone is in a happy mood today - well, Ward is always happy but, he is especially happy today because it is Trout Fishing season. We'll talk about this special time of year and the best place to fish in the region. We have been getting a lot of letters about bats and Ward will respond. Plus, an update on the confused cardinal and a warning on dog poop and our water supply. It is all coming up on this week's In Our Backyard with Ward Stone.
Albany, NY – Today we discuss "The Tenure Process and Education Spending in the New York State Budget." Alan Chartock welcomes NYSUT President Richard Iannuzzi and NYSCOSS Executive Director Thomas Rogers.
Kingston, NY – Both Democratic presidential campaigns have said no thanks to a suggestion from former NY governor Mario Cuomo that they come to a meeting of the minds. But experts say nothing's impossible in this race. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Lenox, MA – Public opinion expressed Monday night in Lenox, Massachusetts was united. Residents hope The Mount can be saved from foreclosure. But, as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo reports, residents disagreed over how the venues' Board of Trustees might do that best;
Kingston, NY – Technology can be a godsend for the elderly. It can also be intimidating or expensive. And in some cases, it's downright scary. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett takes a look at the many faces of progress.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 3/28/08 and 3/29/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Paterson and legislative leaders reach a general agreement on a state budget, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his analysis on the tentative deal, and a new state audit shows some of New York's dams have been in bad shape for more than thirty years.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 3/30/08 & 3/31/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, WAMC's David Galletly and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein's talk at WAMC about media consolidation, Hillary and sniper fire, Fox scoled on air by one of their own, your letters and more.