Albany, NY – There is a creature which they say looks like a cross between a raccoon and a monkey. Local news reports say it has a long tail and a taste for chicken. What is it doing in Washington County, NY? We'll ask Ward. Also, we'll talk a little bit about private zoos. There are new trapping rules on the books in New York to keep your dog safer. We'll answer your letters on everything from exponentially multiplying mice to a shortage of the ever harmonious katydid.
Pittsfield, MA – A survey of youth behavior in Berkshire County found risk factors that contribute to underage substance use are greater here and the protective factors are weaker than national norms. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of a new effort designed to counteract those problems;
Albany, NY – (Airs: 9/21/07 and 9/22/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Albany County District Attorney Soares releases the findings of his investigation into the so-called troopergate scandal, Our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the DA's findings, and a coalition of Citizen advocacy groups want to stop a proposal to allow touch screen voting machines in 2008.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 9/23/07 & 9/24/07) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN News Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss Dan Rather's 70 million dollar law suit against CBS, how the media squeezed juice out of O.J., the practice of media mobbing, and much more.
North Adams, MA – Looking to address the issue of climate change from a policy standpoint, a Massachusetts State Senate committee held a public hearing in the Berkshires Monday. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, filed this report;
Pittsfield, MA – The preliminary election, narrowing the mayoral field from three to two, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is tomorrow. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this wrap-up on the candidates;
Albany, NY – The state Republican Party re-organized today. They met in Albany under the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno to plan on how to stem the Democratic Party's advantage in New York state. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Springfield, MA – The mayor of Springfield Massachusetts has issued an executive order mandating diversity training for all municipal employees and setting up a conflict resolution process within city hall. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..