Pittsfield, MA – A theater company in the Berkshires hopes to have its new home paid for within the next two years. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, now with the details of the final leg of Barrington Stage Company's capital campaign;
Pittsfield, MA – What one official called the linchpin to jump starting an economic development hub in Pittsfield, Massachusetts could be nearing approval. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany, NY – One of the debates in Albany right now is how to handle a looming energy crisis...especially downstate. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports that with a whole new cast of players, there's a renewed push to put new power plant construction on the fast track.
Albany, NY – It is letter day on In Our Backyard this week. Usually we end the show with letters. This week, we'll start off with them - because we have a bag-load. Ward is ready to address letters about crazy cardinals, bats, wolves, shad and dragonflies. We'll talk about what is on your mind and on Ward's mind - including his thoughts on Bellayre and it wouldn't be a show if we didn't talk about skunk cabbage.
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.