Albany, NY – Tommy Chong is best-known as half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong. But in his new book, The E-Chong, he writes about his experience spending nine months in prison in 2003 for shipping bongs to a head shop in Pennsylvania that was a front for the DEA.
The E-Chong, by Tommy Chong. Published by Simon and Schuster.
Albany, NY – Roger Rees is probably best known for his roles as Robin Colcord in Cheers and as Lord John Marbury in The West Wing. But, since 2004, Rees has been the Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival. This season he is also directing and starring in productions at the festival. He speaks with Joe Donahue about how things are going now that they are knee-deep into the season.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 6/22/07 and 6/23/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's program: we'll have the latest on the end of session, our political observer Alan Chartock will shares his thoughts on NYC Mayor Bloomberg leaving the Republican party, and the most expensive land deal ever is completed in the Adirondacks.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 6/24/07 and 6/25/07) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss the nearly identical New York Daily News and New York Post front pages, a food critic is unmasked, your letters and more.
Holyoke, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says the answer to rising electricity demand is more conservation and not new power plants. His administration is working out details of an energy plan that will require changes in laws and utility regulations. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Be well, stay well. Preventive medicine is the topic on this week's Medical Monday. Dr. Paul Lemanski is the guest. Dr. Lemanski is the founder and director of the Center for Preventive Medicine and Cardiovascular Health. The center offers cutting edge cardiovascular prevention with special emphasis on diet, lifestyle and exercise to complement regular care.
Albany, NY – The owners of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant are looking to extend their operating license another 20 years. Some members of Congress and of the community are calling for the plant's closure. Do you think the Nuclear Regulatory Commission should grant the plant a longer life?