Albany, NY – Exiled Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa Thiong'o talks to Gretchen about his new novel "Wizard of the Crow," which was 10 years in the making. It tells the story of two revolutionaries in a fictional African country who rail against their dictatorial govenrment. Gretchen and Ngugi discuss the power of words to topple governments and Thiong'o's experience returning to his country two years ago.
Kingston, NY – So far, the 103rd New York Assembly District Republican Primary race in the lower Hudson Valley shows Marc Molinaro beating incumbent Pat Manning by four percentage points - but absentee ballots still haven't been tallied, and Manning hasn't conceded. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor went to Manning's election party last night in Hopewell Junction.
Plattsburgh, NY – Turnout was low in Tuesday's Primary races in Vermont and northern New York with only a few races attracting the attention of voters. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – The few primary races New York's Capital Region will see tomorrow haven't drawn much attention. But each is noteworthy in its own right. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein takes a look at three key primary races:
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Ward remembers Australian naturalist and TV personality Steve Erwin-- best known for his program The Crocodile Hunter. We'll update you on the issue surrounding the birds of Little Galoo island in Lake Ontario. Plus, animal sounds for your listening pleasure. Air Date 9/11/2006
Pittsfield, MA – It was a day of celebration in Pittsfield, Massachusetts as residents turned out to honor one of their own...astronaut Stephanie Wilson. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo covered the celebration and spoke with Wilson: