Carrie Saldo – Documentary film maker Ken Burns' next project, The War, is set to air on PBS in the fall. Burns was in the Berkshires recently to show a sneak-peek of the film. But while at Simon's Rock College, he also sat down with students to discuss his work. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, was there and filed this report;
Albany, NY – (Airs: 4/06/07 and 4/07/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's program: New York state has a new 121 billion dollar budget, state Republicans say they're satisfied with the budget but not the budget process, and we'll report on how healthcare fared in this year's budget process.
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...