Albany, NY – Democrat Ed Kosiur and Republican George Amedore are making last-minute pushes for votes as the special election for the 105th Assembly seat vacated by Democrat Paul Tonko draws near... Tonko left in June to head up NYSERDA - the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. In their campaigns, Kosiur and Amedore have tackled jobs, taxes and the economy. In the second of two interviews, Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Ed Kosiur.
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Department of Public Service plans to work directly with average Vermonters to find out how they think the state should handle future energy policy. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Stings, sea food, and organic smokes are only a few of the topics covered in the Allergies edition of Vox Pop. Dr. Clifford Tepper answers WAMC listener questions about allergy tests, various allergy medications (both OTC and RX, hives, peanut allergy and more. Brian Shields hosts.
Ward has brought in Sean Mahar Director of Government Relations and Communications for Audubon New York as a special guest for this show. He will give us an update on the Bicknell's Thrush. Ward will answer your letters including one on the risk assessment of ticks. Plus, a discussion on the Bellayre project in Ulster County.
Plattsburgh, NY – The impact of the row between New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and Republican State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, and the use of the State Police, is being felt in all corners of New York State. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley finds that some northern New York representatives are concerned that the continuing conflict will begin to erode the legislature's ability to effectively govern.
Springfield, MA – Officials in Springfield Massachusetts say last minute changes will be made to the traffic plan for the 13 million dollar State Street Corridor project. The changes are the result of an outcry from people in an inner city neighborhood. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....
Albany, NY – It's the maiden voyage of the Roundtable Reads book club discussion. Margie Skinner (of The Bookhouse) and Selma Kaplan join Joe and Julia to discuss A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.