Albany, NY – Dr. Margaret Meeker talks about navigating the sometimes treacherous father-daughter relationship. She recently put out a book called Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, that is just coming out on paperback. She's a general practitioner, but Meeker has developed a niche treating and counseling teenaged girls. During her 20 years of practice, she found a common thread among many of her meetings with young women.
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, by Dr. Margaret Meeker. Published by Regneny.
Pittsfield, MA – Many of the residents in Berkshire County are in poorer health when compared to residents in the rest of Massachusetts. Alcohol abuse, obesity, and tobacco use are among the health problems more prevalent in the Berkshires. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Lanesborough, MA – The Center for Ecological Technology is partnering with three Berkshire County schools on a new environmental education pilot program. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports; Berkshire Bank, which is sponsoring the program, may expand it to the Pioneer Valley as well;
Williamstown, MA – The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition recently held its annual meeting in Williamstown to mark another year of working to make stronger, safer communities within Northern Berkshire County. Lt. Governor Timothy Murray gave the keynote address and Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report.
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Medical Center's cancer program is among six percent in the country recognized as having outstanding achievement, in providing quality care to all its patients. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more;
Albany, NY – Get out your watering can and don't forget the mulch, it's another edition of Gardening Vox Pop. WAMC's natural gardener Larry Sombke and the Landis Arboretum's Fred Breglia tell host Jennifer Nathan about a fungus that can actually help your trees grow and explain why we should all keep our eyes on the root flare.
Albany, NY – A formerly abandoned garage and gas station was recently razed and turned into a park, which, for motorists traveling I-90, is the first thing they see as they enter the streets of the City of Albany. The centerpiece of that park is a statue of Albany war hero, Henry Johnson. The bust was dedicated this morning by Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Last month, hundreds of nurses from around the state lobbied legislators for new labor standards that they said would lead to better patient care. The nurses, representing five different unions, called for an end to mandatory overtime as well as a measure that would require lower patient-to-nurse ratios. That piece of legislation is halfway home: Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas Reports: