Albany, NY – Imagine spending three full weeks studying chamber music or getting your hands dirty in the Connecticut wilds. That's what 86 teenagers from all walks of life are doing this summer at the Hotchkiss School, as part of their Summer Portals program. Julia Taylor and Jen Nathan took a drive out to Lakeville, Connecticut to meet two remarkable students and their teachers.
Albany, NY – Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries have established her as one of the world's best known and loved historical novelists. Not to be lazy, Perry has published not one, but two new books in her World War I series. In one month, both We Shall Not Sleep, and At Some Disputed Barricade have been published. Joe Donahue speaks with Perry about how she ended up writing two books in such a short period of time.
We Shall Not Sleep, by Anne Perry. Published by Ballantine.
Albany, NY – When it comes to contemporary crime writers, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael Connelly is "quite simply one of the best." Connelly is the author of the Harry Bosch crime series and his thirteenth novel in that series is called The Overlook. And this book started out as a 16-part serial for The New York Times. It has been expanded and revised and Joe Donahue talked with Connelly about how he came to write The Overlook.
The Overlook, by Michael Connelly. Published by Little, Brown.
Amherst,MA – An interim chancellor will probably be appointed in a few weeks to run the flagship Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts..The current chancellor, John Lombardi, is expected to be hired this week to become the president of Louisiana State University. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Burlington, VT – Food pantries across the region are seeing more demand for their services. But at the same time it costs them more to get food to people, they are also getting less from the federal government. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Hudson Valley, NY – The state Department of Environmental Conservation, long criticized for being lax on enforcement, is cracking down on owners of dams it says are unsafe. Many of them are in the Hudson Valley.
Albany, NY – This week on the Capitol Connection, Alan Chartock welcomes Michael Balboni, Deputy Secretary for Public Safety in New York State. Balboni talks about the latest security issues in the state and about his position as the top law enforcement and emergency preparedness official in the state. Topics include recent terror Investigations, protecting civil liberties and much more.
Dutchess County, NY – County Executive William Steinhaus has drawn criticism for not implementing legislated green initiatives and blocking mandated well testing. But he says he's committed to going green - he justs resists legislating it.
Albany, NY – Learn about how fireworks effect the weather, why barcode laser scanners do not damage our eyes, whether animals who do not sweat can feel wind chill or not, and more! A varied education, as always, on the Science Forum.