Albany, NY – U-S Senator Charles Schumer of New York is pushing for the Government Accounting Office to examine the potential impact of his proposal to break up recent big oil company mergers. At the same time, New York State lawmakers are trying to ease the burden of high gasoline prices. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
Hartford, CT – TODAY IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER ALAN SPEAKS WITH THE MAYOR HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, EDDIE PEREZ. IN THIS FIRST SEGMENT ALAN ASKS PEREZ HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT BUSH'S IMMIGRATION PROPOSAL.
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Northampton, ma – The average cost of gas nationally is inching closer to $3 dollars a gallon. But are those high prices really having an effect on the average consumer? WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff takes a look.
Albany, NY – New York State Assembly Republicans are again pushing for stricter sex offender laws. They released a task force report Tuesday recommending measures to do so--just a few months after state lawmakers rushed to strengthen the laws before their sunset. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
Albany, NY – Neil Novik's Odyssey Bookshop picks for 5/9/06:
* Crime Beat by Michael Connelly * In Plain Sight by C.J. Box * The Hard Way by Lee Child * End of Story by Peter Abrahams * The Bookwoman's Last Fling by John Dunning * Mission Flats by William Landay (Crime Club selection)
Albany, NY – (Air Date: 5/05/06, 5/06/06)On this week's Legislative Gazette: Legislative leaders still want to negotiate, but the governor says the budget is done, State Senate Democrats propose a reorganization of state programs to boost upstate economies, and the Mayor of Plattsburgh may have a new state job.
Albany, NY – On this week's Media Project WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union editor Rex Smith and WTEN TV anchor Elisa Streeter talk about Stephen Colbert's roast of the president at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, social relationships between journalists and their subjects and whether FOX News may have won George W. Bush the election in 2000.