Weston, MA – The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Board is looking at toll increases for the MassPike that could potentially see commuters pay a premium during the traditional rush hours. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Amherst, MA – A pediatric nurse practitioner from Amherst Massachusetts has joined a national campaign to combat a form of drug abuse she says many parents are clueless about. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – There's nothing better than sitting back in those plush seats, all comfortable and cool, while you watch the big summer blockbuster-- or a quirky indie film. Steve and Dede Lieber, the creative muscle behind Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, New York, tell us about what movies we should keep our eye on this summer.
Albany, NY – The idea behind David's "What's For Dinner" segment is to help us build up a repertoire of recipes that we can create, in an hour or less. All the recipes can be found online at wamc.org/roundtable.
Albany, NY – Most people's favorite songs are the ones they loved in high school, even if it has been a few decades. The same often holds true for friendships, especially for essayist Rebecca Rego Barry.
Albany, NY – From the Horseshoe Sandwich of Springfield, Illinois to the mystery sandwich of Pittsburgh or the Pella Bologna sandwich of Iowa--the Sterns have located some of the best culinary delights that you can eat on the road. And they have collected them in the book Roadfood Sandwiches. Joe Donahue speaks with Michael Stern about how they came to seek out the perfect sandwich.
Roadfood Sandwiches, by Jane and Michael Stern. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Albany, NY – Bruce Dern is an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actor known for such films as Hang 'em High, The Cowboys and They Shoot Horses Don't They? As Well as Silent Running, The Great Gatsby, Black Sunday and Coming Home. He currently has a role on the HBO series Big Love. His latest project is the book Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have. In the 2nd of his two part interview, Joe Donahue interviews Bruce Dern about his thoughts on choosing roles.
Albany, NY – It's been a key labor issue for years. In what's being regarded as a "breakthrough" move, Governor Eliot Spitzer and the Legislature have agreed to make changes to New York's antiquated Wicks Law. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Becket, MA – The 75th season of America's longest-running dance festival is in motion in the Berkshires. And WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on the diamond anniversary season of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, which officially opens at its home in Becket today;