Albany, NY – Governor Spitzer is banking on the future of UPSTATE New York, which he believes is in its orchards, vineyards, pastures and fields. On Wednesday, Spitzer addressed Farmers in Central New York who have pledged to support his One Billion Dollar Upstate Revitalization Fund. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Hudson Valley, NY – When New York's community colleges first opened, they were seen as local alternatives which allowed students to earn college credit while living at home. But they say that role is changing and the road isn't smooth. Susan Barnett reports.
Pittsfield, MA – In Pittsfield, Massachusetts General Electric has received state approval to test for PCBs in an abandoned fire suppression system. The news has yielded a two-fold reaction from some local environmentalists. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Great Barrington, MA – Concerned that the demand for local food is exceeding the supply, a Berkshire County organization is hopeful it is planting seeds that will sprout new farms. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
West Hurley, NY – State police in Ulster County are investigating what appears to be a murder suicide...but there's a strange and somewhat disturbing 21st century twist to the case. Susan Barnett reports.
Albany, NY – Joe speaks with book cover designer, Chip Kidd, about his new book, "The Learners". Kidd has been credited for changing the way modern books are packaged. He claims that his new book is an creative as his book jacket covers.
Albany, NY – Joe continues his discussion with Michael Pollan about his book, "In Defense of Food". Pollan speaks about how the healthy dietary knowledge that was once passed down from generation to generation has now become confused with food marketers, nutritional scientists and journalists.
Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Terrie Williams about her book, "Black Pain". Williams started a black public relations firm and has suffered from years of depression. Her book empowering explores her emotional pain that relates to the unique black experience.