Albany, NY – This week on the Capitol Connection, Alan Chartock is joined by Jay Gallagher, Albany Bureau Chief for Gannett News Service. Alan and Jay discuss the winners and losers of the '07 legislative session as well as what's next for the governor and lawmakers. Topics include campaign finance reform, pay raises for judges and legislators, control of the state senate and much more.
Great Barrington, MA – The Massachusetts Nature Conservancy is attempting to pinpoint invasive species nestled among 36,000 acres of forest in the Berkshire Taconic. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Springfield, MA – Videos have been produced and delivered to 20th Century Fox studios by all the Springfields from across the country which are competing to host the world premiere of the Simpson's Movie. The city of Springfield Massachusetts held a press preview of its video entry today, and WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill was there.....
Hudson Valley, NY – The Hudson Valley is embracing solar energy but that's a mixed blessing for Central Hudson and Gas. Meanwhile, geothermal and small wind power are moving in and say the entire industry may be the answer to the area's economic troubles.
Hancock, MA – As Massachusetts prepares to become one of two states with wind turbine testing facilities a Berkshire County ski resort is one step closer to realizing the use of the alternative energy technology at its facility. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of that and three other wind projects being discussed;
Albany, NY – Matthew Pearl is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club and the editor of the Modern Library editions of Dante's Inferno and Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales. And with that interest in Poe, Pearl mixes history with fiction to detail the strange circumstances surrounding the death of Edgar Allan Poe in his novel: The Poe Shadow.
The Poe Shadow, by Matthew Pearl. Published by Random House.
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County - with its myriad of arts and cultural institutions - is tapping what it has dubbed the creative economy to fuel its economic revitalization. And a group of people interested in that economic model for their city recently toured Pittsfield and North Adams. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;