Albany, NY – He has run for the office of US President twice, as the candidate for the Green Party in 2000 and as an Independent in 2004. For forty years his documented criticism of government and industry has had a widespread effect on public awareness and bureaucratic power and has inspired a whole population of consumer advocates and citizen activists. He speaks about his new book "The Seventeen Traditions," and the local premiere of the documentary "An Unreasonable Man."
The Seventeen Traditions, by Ralph Nader. Published by HC.
Albany, NY – Michelle Keener, author of "Shared Courage: A Marine Wife's Story of Strength & Service," speaks about being a military wife, and how her security crumbled when she and her husband made the fateful decision between being stationed in Hawaii or 29 Palms, California.
Shared Courage: A Marine Wife's Story of Strength & Service, by Michelle Keener. Published by Zenith Press.
Albany, NY – Carl Bernstein shared a Pulitzer Prize with Bob Woodward for his coverage of Watergate for the Washington Post. And, of course, along with Woodward he is the author of All The President's Men and The Final Days. His latest book project is also about a powerful politician. The new book is "A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hilary Rodham Clinton." In the first of a three part interview, he talks about how he came to write about Senator Clinton.
Albany, NY – Albany Common Council member Corey Ellis and the Coalition to Save Albany say it's time to change the way Albany Public Library trustees are elected. 40 per cent of the city's population is minority: the recently elected board of trustees is all-white. Capital District Bureau Chief reports.
We discuss a pesticide myth with Ward. A rare black squirrel was sighted in our region-- just how rare are they? Plus, we talk about the role of wildlife rehabilitators: how they are trained, what they do, and how they make an impact on the environment. We also have a ton of terrific mail. Ward Stone is on duty to make our backyards a better place.
Joe is an early riser. Not because he wants to be, but because there is a woodpecker who can't stop going after a nearby stop sign at his house. So, why is the woodpecker going after a sign? Does that make him a metal pecker? Ward will explain. Plus, we have more bird questions - one coming from a listener involving an enterprising duck. How do you get that mouse out of the house without traps or poison? As always, Ward has the answers.
Springfield, MA – The Massachusetts State Legislature's Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse was urged at a public hearing in Springfield this week to provide more services for the state's juvenile justice system. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..