Springfield, MA – The Springfield Parking Authority is rolling out a series of changes intended to improve the parking experience in downtown Springfield Massachusetts...WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Host David Guistina sits in for Alan Chartock this week for a look back at Alan's past interviews with new New York Governor David Paterson. As the former Senate Minority Leader, Paterson offers insight on the inner workers of the Legislature and the relationship between republicans and democrats in the state senate. Paterson also gives his perspective on a number of issues including lobbying, redistricting, ethics and much more.
Albany, NY – Joe speaks with reputable author John Lanchester about his new non-fiction novel, "Family Romance: A Love Story". This personal memoir explores his family's secret that his mother was once a nun and lied about her age in order to marry her husband. This discovery would have profound consequences for Lanchester and his family.
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Joe Mahoney, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News. They'll talk about the resignation of Eliot Spitzer and the swearing in of Governor David Paterson this week. They'll talk about how things may change under the Paterson administration and the winners and losers from the Spitzer prostitution scandal.
North Adams, MA – The rising cost of malpractice insurance for obstetricians has put pressure on the profession nationwide. As WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, a change has been made to obstetrics and gynecological services in northern Berkshire County to prevent the loss of those medical services in the community;
Albany, NY – Joe talks with film makers Maureen and Jim Tusty about their movie, "The Singing Revolution". The film is about the peaceful revolution of Estonia against the Soviet invaders in 1945. "The Singing Revolution" will be playing at the Spectrum 8 Theater in Albany. For more information, visit www.thesingingrevolution.com
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Senate on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would require the owners of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to ensure there's enough money to shut down and clean up the plant whenever that occurs. Lawmakers are concerned that decommissioning funds are at risk as Entergy Nuclear considers selling the plant to a spin-off company. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Springfield, MA – A search committee is recommending the job of police commissioner in Springfield Massachusetts go to a veteran officer who has held the job on an interim basis since January. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has details.....