Albany, NY – Michael Evely is Albany's Commissioner of Development and Planning, and works with the Central Avenue Business Improvement District. The organization is currently working to create an arts and entertainment district on Central Avenue. In this interview on The Roundtable, Michael Evely talks about those efforts.
Boston, MA – The owner of a Brewster New York company said he was shocked that his firm was indicted on a criminal charge for last summer's fatal ceiling collapse in a Big Dig tunnel in Boston. It is the first criminal charge to be brought by the Massachusetts Attorney General as a result of the death of a Boston woman who was riding in a car that was crushed by a falling concrete ceiling panel. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Springfield, MA – The usual summertime slowdown in blood donations is being compounded by the emergency closing of the American Red Cross Donation Center in Springfield Massachusetts. The building sustained 100 thousand dollars in damage when it was struck by a car early Monday morning after police said the driver fell asleep..
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Schenectady County's controversial new sex offender laws are being scrutinized by the New York Civil Liberties Union, which is threatening legal action, calling for them to be revised or repealed. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports
Albany, NY – Mackenzie Miller is one of the best known names in horse training. During his nearly fifty year career he worked with seventy-two stakes winners, and four champions. Author Jonelle Fisher recently wrote a biography of the fables trainer entitled: MacKenzie Miller - The Gentleman Trainer from Morgan Street by Jonelle Fisher. Listen to both the author and Mac Miller in this interview from The Roundtable.
Albany, NY – Jane's Ice Cream has been a staple of New York from Albany to Manhattan since 1987. Amy Keller, Jane Keller and Bob Guidabaldie sit on the board of directors for the ice cream shop. They speak with Joe Donahue and Julia Taylor during this interview on The Roundtable.
Hudson Valley, NY – Memorials were held around the world to commemorate the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. An Albany historian says the peace movement has created the nuclear arms freeze...and a noted author says a shift in perception could accomplish much more.