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.....
Albany, NY – Joe and David speak with candidate Ralph Nader and his running mate Matt Gonzalez. They discuss this year's presidential race as well as the problems with the two party dominance in U.S. politics. For more information, visit www.votenader.org.
Albany , NY – Joe speaks with author and neurologist Dr. Allan J. Hamilton about his book, "Scalpel and Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing Power of Hope". As a Harvard medical student, he was taught that medicine was the solution to cure maladies, but in his practice he has encountered situations where medicine is not the cure. He describes his experiences with the Roundtable.
Albany , NY – Joe speaks with Hofstra University professor of journalism Kristal Brent Zook about the importance of African American media in the U.S. in her new book, "I See Black People : The Rise and Fall of African Amercian Owned Television and Radio Minority Owned Television and Radio". The growth of African American owned radio stations is currently 260, but most of this growth has stagnated since the 1980's. African American ownership comprises of only 3% of today's media.