Albany, NY – He began his life as a Kurd in Iraq: He's now an inmate in Federal Prison. Yasin Aref could not attend his book signing, but his editors and defenders saw to it Aref was there in spirit...
Plattsburgh, NY – Officials throughout New York's North Country reacted much the same way as people across the state and nation to news about Governor Spitzer's indiscretions. North Country Bureau Chief found the shock over Governor Spitzer's actions rippling north.
Kingston, NY – Local officials in Ulster County are promising to keep close tabs on an accused animal hoarder after all charges were dropped on a legal technicality. The case points out holes in the New York's animal abuse laws. .And some say a proposed amendment to those laws will actually make it harder to force people who collect - and neglect - animals to get help. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 3/07/08 and 3/08/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Promising to restore money the governor cut from the budget, lawmakers focus on how to pay for the restorations which could include new taxes, a coalition of activist groups react to claims of an insurance crisis in the state, and The National Family farm Coalition calls on Congress to revamp the Farm Bill which could do more for dairy farmers in NY and around the country.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 3/09/08 & 3/10/08) WAMC's Alan Chartock, WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss an FCC official who wants a probe of the 60 minutes blackout, the press and continued coverage of the presidential campaign, Prince Harry and the Drudge Report, your letters and more.