Brattleboro, Vermont – The town of Brattleboro, Vermont has adopted a new policy on the use of tasers following a critical report from an independent consultant who said two officers' use of the stun guns on two protesters was unnecessary and excessive . WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...
Pittsfield, MA – The Pittsfield Veteran's affairs office is organizing community celebrations welcoming service men and women back to the Berkshires. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the office hopes similar efforts will be established elsewhere in the state;
Albany, NY – The $154.5 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund closed 19 new investment transactions totaling more than 610 million dollars and 110 million Euros combined, in cash and commitments during January, according to a monthly transaction report State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released today. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – The ethical and moral debates surrounding prostitution are complex. Even films give us mixed messages about the business - providing glamorous roles for actors like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman to the less-sympathetic character played by a puffy, almost unrecognizable Charlize Theron in Monster.
Boston, MA – Voters in Massachusetts may be allowed to register to vote on Election Day in November. Lawmakers hope to debate a bill allowing same-day voter registration in the coming weeks. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Albany, NY – Julia speaks with Jon Bowermaster about climate change. Bowermaster, an editor, writer and filmaker for National Geographic, set out on an adventure to see the problems of global warming in Antarctica.
Albany, NY – Julia and David speak with the director of the Poughkeepsie Day School James Earl Jones Theatre, Margot Whitcomb, about the play, "The Yellow Boat". Writer David Sore wrote this play to commemorate the death of his son Benjamin, who died of AIDS.
Albany, NY – Joe speaks with former San Fransisco mayor, Willie Brown, about his new book, "Basic Brown: My Life and Our Times". This book explores a personal view inside public policy making from this powerful politician.