Albany, NY – (AIRS: 5/13/07 and 5/14/07) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss a letter about the AP and Ann Coulter, the press holds a story at the request of law enforcement, Bill O'Reilly's name calling gets added up, and much more.
Albany, NY – Former Speaker of the House, and the man behind the Contract for America, Newt Gingrich discusses his plans for running for president, as well as his latest Novel, Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th.
Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th, by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. Published by Thomas Dunne Books.
Great Barrington, MA – Students from throughout the county submitted films for consideration in the first annual Berkshire Student Film Festival, which is run in conjunction with the Berkshire International Film Festival opening its second season, tonight in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo spoke with some of the young film makers and has this report;
Pittsfield, MA – Thirty-four grants, totaling more than $7 million dollars, were awarded for Brownfields clean-up in Massachusetts. The Berkshires received a total of $1.6 million, the most awarded to any community in the state. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on how the funds will be used;
Pittsfield, MA – It is estimated eight to ten percent of Berkshire County's population is made up of immigrants. And there is a new network designed to bring members of the immigrant population and social service organizations together to discuss the challenges they face and to develop solutions.
Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Amherst, MA – A campus safety summit meeting took place today at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The meeting was called to brainstorm ways to prepare for emergencies such as the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – New York State's per capita tax burden is the highest in the nation, according to a new analysis by the research arm of the Business Council of New York State.
New Yorkers paid $5,770 in state and local taxes per capita, compared with the national average of $3,699, according to the Public Policy Institute of New York, citing U.S. Census Bureau data. New Jersey was fourth, trailing Connecticut and Wyoming, at $4,882.