Albany, NY – The New York State legislature recently passed a bill that authorizes municipalities to establish sustainable energy programs that will finance the installation of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements across the state. These programs will make use of a new form of energy finance, known as "Property Assessed Clean Energy" or "PACE."

Egremont, Ma – A revolutionary war-era building in Egremont, Massachusetts has been destroyed by a fire that started early Friday morning. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was on the scene after emergency workers got the blaze under control

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Albany, NY – Our favorite star gazer is back. Astronomer Bob Berman joins Brian Shields and WAMC listeners for another stellar hour of talk radio. – In 1981, just 8 percent of all person bankruptcies in the US were blamed on health care expenses. Now, according to a study published this year in The American Journal of Medicine, 62 percent of all personal bankruptcies are a result of someone getting sick in America. On this week's Health Show, we'll hear about a group that's trying to do its part to help.

North Adams, Ma – Thursday's marathon negotiation between workers and management at North Adams Regional Hospital has led to a tentative contract, which in turn means the strike is canceled indefinitely. Both sides were compelled by community support and local lawmakers to reach a resolution. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the update

Albany, NY – C H Evans brewer, George DePiro, and Olde Saratoga Brewing Co. brewer, Paul Mackerlane join Joe to talk about and taste some seasonal beers.

Albany, NY – Alan speaks with Congressman Joe Courtney about Afghanistan.

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with the man tapped to continue Douglas Adams's books - Eoin Colfer - and they speak about And Another Thing....

Albany, NY – Joe welcomes WAMC's pal, Seth Rogovoy, to Studio A to discuss his book Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet.

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his latest book, Cheating Death.