Albany, NY – (Airs: 9/29/06 and 9/30/06) A weekly program about New York state government and politics. On this week's program: the two candidates for governor say the support term limits, we'll have that story and highlight some of what the candidates had to say in this week's gubernatorial debate, and farmers across the state are having a hard time fining immigrant workers to harvest their crops.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 10/01/06 and 10/02/06) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss the Wallace/Clinton interview, the President's response to the NIE report that Iraq has made terrorism worse, and much more.
Kingston, NY – A national anti-Bush activist group will have a strong presence in the Northeast region October 5. Non-profit World Can't Wait is staging a "Mass Day of Resistance" on Thursday. WAMC's Julia Taylor has more.
Saratoga Springs, NY – The Saratoga Gaming and Raceway broke ground Monday on a $15 million expansion. The upstate New York horseracing and wagering destination will add 400 more video gaming machines, a new buffet restaurant and a two-story nightclub-all to debut May 1st. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Albany, NY – The City of Saratoga Springs is contemplating a change to the way its government runs. On election day, voters could asked to approve a measure to create a full-time mayor and a legislative city council, changing the way the city has been governed for the last eighty-seven years. As election day nears, more citizens are weighing in. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Albany, NY – Alan talks to John Hall, co-founder of the band Orleans and writer of the hit songs Still the One and Dance With Me. Hall is running for Congress in New York's 19th congressional district against Republican incumbent Sue Kelly. The race is receiving national attention as one of the races being focused on by Democrats eager to take control of the lower house. Hall, a longtime activist and a former county legislator, talks about his feelings on his opponent's 12-year record and his call for a moonshot program for energy independence.
Montpelier, VT – Governor James Douglas and Vermont's Congressional delegation have reached a compromise on a revised plan to designate more acres of the Green Mountain National Forest as wilderness. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – The Kingston, New York city planners are in talks with the developer of The Landing, a large waterfront residential community that's in the works...and the city is asking the developer to make some changes. WAMC's Julia Taylor has more.