Hudson Valley, New York – Experts say it's unlikely that the regulation overhaul announced by treasury secretary Henry Paulson today will be enacted during this Congress. It's expected to be a long debate over a plan aimed as easing fears about the likelihood and the severity of a recession. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett spoke to historians and economists looking for some insight into the issues.
Pittsfield, MA – Bucking the trend of the past three recessions, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says, so far, the state is weathering the economic storm better than most others. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany , NY – Joe speaks with Gloria Steinem about the significance of the New York State Pay Coalition's upcoming Gloria Steinem for Fair Pay Day that will occur this Wednesday April, 2 in Albany. Steinem is an American feminist icon, journalist, founder of Ms. Magazine and women's rights activist. Joe and Steinem discuss the need for equal pay among men and women and the inequalities that still exist between the two sexes.
Albany, NY – Joe speaks with the stats king, Bill James, about how he came to write his new book, "Bill James Gold Mine 2008". James uses scientific data to analyze and predict which baseball team will win and lose.
Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Steve Garvey about his new book, "My Bat Boy Days: Lessons I Learned from the Boys of Summer", which is a collection of how baseball has affected his life. Garvey was a bat boy when he was younger and is now the lead first baseman of the L.A. Dodgers.
Albany, NY – Katie speaks with Sam Sheridan about his book, "A Fighter's Heart- One Man's Journey Through the World of Fighting". They discuss the life of a boxer and the personal growth that emerges from facing the challenges of a fighter.
Albany, NY – Alan speaks with Massachusetts congressman Richard Neal about to what extent does Ireland's economic revitalization aid in the peace accord. Alan will conclude his conversation with Neal tomorrow.
Springfield, MA – An ad-hoc committee of the Springfield City Council is set to clear one member of the city's financial management team of any wrongdoing in connection with a faulty investment that nearly cost the Massachusetts city 13 million dollars. WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Steven Greenberg, spokesman for the Siena Research poll. Greenberg talks about the results of a new poll which asked New York voters about Governor David Paterson, Eliot Spitzer, Michael Bloomberg and other politicians in the state. They'll also talk about the polling process and how politicians use the information gathered from polls.