Albany, NY – Award-winning novelist Monica Ali is the guest on this week's show, talking about her latest novel "Alentejo Blue." The book tells a number of intertwining stories about the residents of a small Portuguese village, some natives, some expatriates. Ali discusses the book's non-linear structure and her individual take on the importance of research to a writer.
Boston, MA – The investigation continues into the structural failure that sent a concrete slab falling onto a car and killing a woman in a section of Boston's long-troubled , nearly 15 billion dollar Big Dig tunnel and highway project. Now, there are criminal probes and a calls for accountability. An update from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Albany, NY – The Canada geese settled in an Upstate New York village are safe this season. Plans to euthanize them have been scrapped at the recommendation of the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has the story:
Ray Brook, NY – Adirondack Park Agency commissioners will this week review a request from a North River homeowner to power her Adirondack farmhouse with a windmill that will stand more than one hundred feet tall. While the issue of wind farms and towers have brought heated debate, this project appears to be acceptable to most. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – Tomorrow night, area leaders and residents will gather in a Kingston church to watch a widely-circulated movie questioning the practices of the world's largest retailer. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor explains.
Albany, NY – It is not yet clear whether the College Board, the nonprofit organization that administers the SAT college entrance exam will comply with a subpoena from a New York State lawmaker calling for it to release a report on scoring errors that marred last year's test results. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Pittsfield, MA – A number of copper piping thefts in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is the latest in a series of thefts regionally and nationally. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on why it copper is such a hot commodity;
Stockbridge, MA – One of the largest new-age spas in the Northeast has decreased its proposed expansion plans in order to ease the concerns some discontented residents expressed about its proposed seven-story 84 room expansion. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;