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WAMC News
11:25 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Vermont Senate Wants Increase in Decommissioning Funds

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.

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WAMC News
11:14 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Search Panel Picks Fitchet For Commissioner

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.....

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The Roundtable
10:56 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez (aired 3/21/08)

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.

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The Roundtable
9:43 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Dr. Allan J. Hamilton (aired 3/20/08)

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.

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The Roundtable
9:17 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney (aired 3/20/08) 2 of 3

Albany, NY – Alan speaks with Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney about his opposition to the War in Iraq despite Bush's opinion that the war has been worth the money and the casualties.

The Roundtable
9:07 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Kristal Brent Zook (aired 3/20/08)

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.

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WAMC New England News
7:24 am
Fri March 21, 2008

The Massachusetts unemployment rate remains below The national jobless figure

MA – The Massachusetts unemployment rate remains below The national jobless figure, after holding steady at 4.5 percent in February.WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
7:21 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Massachusetts has settled a ten year old class action lawsuit

MA – Massachusetts has settled a ten year old class action lawsuit filed by disabled residents who want to move out of nursing homes and into the community. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
7:17 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Massachusettts shows an increase high school drop out rate

MA – State officials in Massachusetts report an increase in the high school drop out rate. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
7:14 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Lieberman is questioning the IRS's investigation of the United Church of Christ

CT – Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is questioning the Internal Revenue Service's investigation of the United Church of Christ. More from WAMC's Carrie Saldo...

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