Albany, NY – This week on the book show, author Hermione Lee talks about her biography Edith Wharton. Lee talks about how Edith Wharton defied societal expectations for a woman of her upper class New York heritage by becoming an intellectual, a divorcee, and one of America's finest writers.
Today, we are going to try to stick with a theme and make this a show about our feathered friends - the birds. Do birds of a feather really flock together? Ward will explore what impact our weather is having on migration and we'll investigate the ever tumultuous relationship between hawks and crows. We have some great bird success stories dealing with Bluebirds and Wood Ducks. Also, Ward discusses the plight of the bat.
Southwick, MA – The National Weather Service is hoping to encourage more communities to develop comprehensive plans to handle local severe weather. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Great Barrington, MA – As many across the country prepare to host impeachment rallies this Saturday, five Berkshire County communities will debate resolutions that would begin impeachment proceedings against the president and vice president at their May town meetings. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this update;
Last year the Safe Harbor Act passed the Assembly but did not come to a vote in the Senate. Supporters are hopeful the bill will pass BOTH houses this time around, before the legislative session concludes in June.
Montpelier, VT – The head of the Vermont Senate has introduced a proposal to establish a new tax on Vermont Yankee's spent nuclear waste to help pay for a global climate change initiative. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Ralph Nader, the man who some democrats say robbed former presidential candidate Al Gore of the 2000 presidential election, says he's not sure whether he'll run in 2008. Berkshire Bureau chief, Carrie Saldo, recently covered a lecture Nader gave in Pittsfield and has this report;
Our thanks for Berkshire Community College for an audio feed of the event.