Albany, NY – (AIRS: 4/08/07 and 4/09/07) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss your letters, a student who stole and burned newspapers so others wouldn't see his name in the blotter, and much more.
Buchanan, NY – Officials at the Indian Point Nuclear Power reactor north of New York City are investigating a transformer fire last Friday, and determining whether they can restart at low power. Regardless of their actions, the plant will be under greater scrutiny because this latest shutdown has lowered the plant's safety rating. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Springfield, MA – The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is ending its contract with a company to provide para transit service to the elderly and disabled. The change follows months of complaints from frequent riders and the death last month of an elderly man who was dropped off at the wrong address.. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Alan Chartock talks with Steven Acquario, Executive Director of the New York State Association of Counties. Acquario tells us what the new state budget will mean for county governments in New York. He also talks about the challenges county governments face in administering Medicaid and much more.
Plattsburgh, NY – The U-N Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is today issuing its second report this year on global warming. This report details the probable impacts of global climate change. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has regional reaction.