Kingston, NY – The troubled Ulster County SPCA has lost its executive director, clinic coordinator, a board member and three veterinarians amid charges of micro-management, harrassment and incompetence.
Albany, NY – The debate over immigration, and illegal immigration in particular, continues to be a hot button issue, with plenty of misconceptions on both sides of the divide. Aviva Chomsky is the author of They Take Our Jobs: and 20 Other Myths About Immigration. Chomsky is a professor of history and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. The daughter of activist Noam Chomsky, Aviva Chomsky has been teaching and writing about immigration for the past twenty years.
Albany, NY – Best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as the man crazed Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the hit TV comedy series Golden Girls, actress Rue McClanahan is a colorful personality, filled with saucy wit and a joy for life. Her new book My First Five Husbands...and the Ones That Got Away is the story of one woman's quest to find herself.
My First Five Husbands...and the Ones That Got Away, by Rue McClanahan. Published by Broadway.
Albany, NY – Jen Nathan hosts as Larry Sombke and Fred Breglia take listener questions about all things garden. The importance of buying from reputable nurseries, how to safely eliminate garden pests, blueberry bushes, rose bushes, flower boxes, and more!
Pittsfield, MA – The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism is investigating development of a so-called green campaign. And as WAMC's Berkhsire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the idea has the support of Governor Deval Patrick and several organizations in the Berkshires;
Our thanks to Pittsfield Community Television for its assitance with audio for that report.
Montpelier, VT – A special session of the Vermont Legislature was held Wednesday to consider overrides of two vetoes made by Governor Jim Douglas. Both vetoes were sustained. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County is home to communities with some of the highest rates of pregnant women who smoke. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on a new program, designed by health care and environmental experts, that works to address that;
Albany, NY – National Grid is facing a State Public Service Commission Probe after it cut power to a Capital Region city during the hottest day of the year. As temperatures across the Capital Region rose thru the 90's on Tuesday, households and businesses in the city of Troy went without electricity as National Grid's computer system took the municipality offline in what officials later said was a "planned outage." Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Graduation Day for 4th graders at Albany's Brighter Choice Charter School, was highlighted by a visit from US Deputy Secretary of Education Raymond Simon stepped in at the last minute to sub for Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, who had to meet with President Bush. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – New Yorkers have followed the drama surrounding New York's thoroughbred racing industry and who will run the state's three tracks as though it were a soap opera. Just when you think you know all you need to know, there's an unexpected twist in the plot.
Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports that, for the moment, it's business-as-usual for the New York Racing Association, as NYRA ramps up in anticipation of the 2007 season at Saratoga.