Albany, NY – U.S. Marine Corps reservist and Vassar alumnus Major Benjamin Busch has photographed his two tours of duty in the Iraq War, spanning the 2003 invasion, an early civil organization project, and a more recent reconstruction deployment. Twenty-one of his photographs, documenting the effects of the war on both Iraqi civilians and American soldiers, are on display at the James W. Palmer Gallery at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie.
Albany, NY – Alan Chartock talks to Lee Miringoff, director of Marist's Institute for Public Opinion, home of the nationally-utilized Marist poll. With the New York State primaries coming up next week, Alan and Lee discuss who the likely voters will be, what their demographics are and why Senator Hillary Clinton is faring better than her colleague in Connecticut, Joe Lieberman.
Plattsburgh, NY – The Republican candidates competing in Plattsburgh New York' s mayoral primary next Tuesday met in a spirited debate last night. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Amherst, MA – It was a political all-star cast at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst today as the school broke ground on a new integrated science building. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Kingston, NY – New York Assemblyman Pat Manning is planning to have surgery to donate his bone marrow to an anonymous cancer patient later this month. It's something he's added to an already jam-packed schedule. The surgery will come one week after his hotly-contested primary battle with Marc Molinaro next Tuesday. WAMC's Julia Taylor has the story.
Troy, NY – Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute now have almost $514 million dollars worth of computer software and technology at their fingertips. A coalition of companies, including General Motors, endowed the university with the programs and equipment in hopes of cultivating the next generation of engineers. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports: