Albany, NY – (Airs: 9/22/06 and 9/23/06) A weekly program about New York state government and politics. On this week's program: government reform groups have 50 ways they believe the state's next governor can use to change the culture in Albany, there's a legislative inquiry into the guest list for an annual event in Lake Placid, and environmental groups say a Casino planned for the Catskill Mountains is moving too fast.
Burlington, VT – The Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area is ranked first in the country in an assessment of business vitality. The index was calculated by Economy-dot-com, a division of Moody's Investor Service. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – In the race for the 20th Congressional District in upstate New York, Republican John Sweeney and his Democratic challenger Kirsten Gillibrand weighed in on the issue of privatizing social security today. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief talked to both candidates:
Albany, NY – (Airs: 9/24/06 and 9/25/06) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss the debate over an AP photographer's arrest, a polling company employee pleads guilty to fraud, we respond to a letter about whether tough questioning by Nancy Grace led a guest on her show to commit suicide, and much more.
Albany, NY – Mental Health issues are the order of the day in this edition of WAMC's popular Vox Pop program. Host Alan Chartock welcomes Dr. Robert Alessi and Dr. Robert Greenbaum, both from Four Winds Hospital in Saratoga.
Kingston, NY – An older ship will sail the Hudson in the next couple of weeks: a replica of the Amistad, a famous slave-carrying vessel that normally docks in New Haven. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor has this report.
Boston, MA – There are many plans and promises in the race for Governor in Massachusetts. But one group says the state may not be able to afford any of it. More now from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Kingston, NY – Nearly two weeks after the New York State primary election, incumbent Republican Pat Manning has conceded the Republican nomination in the State Assembly District 103 to Tivoli Mayor Marc Molinaro. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor reports.