Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Health Systems, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, says it is beefing up its staff's education to improve their skills, and patient care. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of how this is being accomplished;
Albany, NY – New York Governor delivered his second "State of the State" address today. Political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discussed the plans put forth by the Governor and gets reaction from our listeners. Also included in this Vox Pop archive edition, the New York GOP's response to Governor Spitzer's speech, delivered by Staten Island New York State Senator Andrew Alanza. David Galletly hosts.
Northampton, MA – Politicians and political operatives in Massachusetts say the outcome of Tuesday's primaries in neighboring New Hampshire have energized both party's presidential contests...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Legislature began its session Tuesday and legislators are expected to pass laws on energy, health care and a variety of other issues. It's also an election year, and observers expect that to influence the proceedings. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – The Spitzer administration has announced millions of dollars in grants to research institutions across the state for stem cell research. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Ice Storm of 1998. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks back at one of the worst natural disasters that has ever impacted the region.