Albany, NY – Coming up In Our Backyard: Ward will tell us about the current and changing state of the bald eagle. We will talk about geese and the state of E. coli. Bird species are in decline--Ward will discuss which ones and why. There is a huge problem with Japanese beetles this year as the traps are full and plants are ruined. Plus, we'll answer your letters on topics such as why the turtle crossed the road...no, it wasn't just to get to the other side.
Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner has announced a plan to allow automobile insurers to set their own rates. One insurance industry group is applauding. But consumer groups are reacting cautiously. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Peter Grannis has announced that $1 million will be dedicated to Adirondack park communities to promote "Smart Growth" planning. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Rutland, VT – Governor Douglas was at the Rutland Regional Medical Center this morning to see how a pilot information technology project is working. The medication history service being tested by two hospitals in Vermont is being touted as a way to significantly improve health care quality. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more
Albany, NY – Another major player joins the bid to run New York's thoroughbred tracks as a struggling Central New York harness track begins to show signs of financial recovery. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – From perfume to fashion; clean burning candles to the grease that drove the industrial revolution, much of American culture has been shaped by a single industry: whaling. It is something we don't hear much about these days, but the history of the whaling industry is a fascinating, and often disturbing topic. Eric Jay Dolin is a Fisheries Policy Analyst at the National Marine Fisheries Service and the author of the new book Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America.
Albany, NY – A Western Massachusetts man has devoted much of his life to collecting WWII memorabilia about the Navy's patrol torpedo boats. PT boats are 80 foot wooden boats that went up against much larger Japanese warships in the Pacific. The private collection is now on display in Springfield, MA and WAMC Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill tells us more.