Saratoga Springs, NY – It was a debate - with a difference. The 12 candidates for contested offices in the Spa City faced the public Thursday evening at the Lake Avenue School. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas attended the debate and has this overview.
Springfield, MA – While the radiation exposure claims of former workers remain in limbo in Washington DC the fate of their old factory in Springfield Massachusetts has been sealed. The Chapman Valve plant is being torn down. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....
Plattsburgh, NY – A National Day of Action is planned on Saturday to call on the Bush Administration to end the Iraq war, bring the troops home and use war funding instead for domestic needs. Thousands of anti-war protesters are expected to gather in cities across the country and activists are gearing up for gatherings in two cities in our region. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – It's well-documented that Latinas are on the rise in the United States. Census data shows that for every eight people in our country, at least one is Latin American. Latin American cultures aren't known for empowering women. Hispanic men are known for their macho and dominating behavior. The theme of woman as traitor runs through much of Latin-American literature.
Montpelier, VT – A U.S. Senate panel is finishing up work on the 2007 Farm Bill, and Vermont's senior senator says it contains significant provisions to help his state. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – New York and Vermont have joined other New England states in calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to do more to control mercury pollution that's blowing into the region from the Midwest. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Ana Nogales specializes in treating Latinas living in the United States. Nogales appears on Spanish-language television shows on channels like Univision, and has even had her own Spanish-language radio call-in show. I met with Nogales at the Omega Institute in New York's Hudson Valley. She began by telling me how she ended up in psychology.
Albany, NY – Do birds have the sense of smell? What makes the colors in fireworks? Why can't we just shoot nuclear waste into the sun? What is the science behind the bullet ricochet? All these fascinating questions are tackled on this edition of the Science Forum. Brian Shields hosts.