Albany, NY – Marissa Meltzer examines how the 90's led a revolution in music by women.

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Cohoes, NY – Representatives of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority joined local politicians at Cohoes Middle School to announce the awarding of over 6 Million dollars in stimulus funding to 28 energy conservation projects across the Capital District and Hudson Valley. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Albany, NY – Last week Ward was outspoken on the state's proposal to close several state and historic parks. This week, we talk about your letters on the subject. All Joe could smell this morning was skunk, he will ask Ward about it and we'll also answer on listener letter about a skunk who has taken up residence in a vacant home.

Hudson Valley, NY –

Today is transit awareness day in Albany meaning that lobbyists for the state's mass transit systems and workers are lobbying legislators to support them in the face of continued pressures to cut spending.
Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports that transit awareness day falls in the same week as the MTA's public hearings on major service cuts.

Pittsfield, MA – The Hillcrest Dental Center in Pittsfield is Berkshire County's lead agency for providing oral health to residents on state funded health care. The center has just completed an expansion project that will open up 2000 more slots, but proposed cuts from the state could slash services for the clinic's neediest customers. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

Albany, NY – Alan Chartock welcomes Dr. Ron Stram for a talk about integrative medicine.


Howard Zinn was an American historian, author, activist, playwright, and professor of political science at Boston University from 1964 to 1988. He wrote more than 20 books, which included his best-selling and influential, A People's History of the United States. He passed away just a few weeks ago at age 87.

Albany, NY – Alan and Peter discuss small business, banks and the health of the economy.

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Jane S. Burke about the upcoming Women in Science conference.

Massachusetts – This week, educators and community leaders through out the United States are commemorating the birthday of Doctor Seuss by participating in "Read Across America", an event that encourages adults to read to children. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on some local efforts to increase literacy

NEA's Read Across America