Albany, NY – Sleep is the topic this week on How to Save Your Life. Dr. Stieg talks with Dr. Charles Pollack, Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a Professor of neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College. The discussion covers a range of issues involving sleep, including the different stages of sleep, napping, sleeping pills, sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, jet lag, and how to improve your chances of getting a good night's sleep.
Albany, NY – The State of New York is looking to address distraction problems with pedestrians similar to those experienced by cellphone-wielding drivers. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas Reports.
Boston – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has become the first of the leading Republican candidates to make official his bid for the White House in 2008. WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Williamstown, MA – A Cambridge-based research institute has issued green report cards for the 100 college and universities in the United States and Canada with the largest endowments. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on how some area institutions faired;
Flordia, MA – Legislation that will allow two Western Massachusetts towns to negotiate 25 year leases with a wind power company has been approved by the governor. But as Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo reports construction on the proposed 20 turbine project is still halted;
Albany, NY – This week on The Book Show, biographer extraordinaire Claire Tomalin talks about her new book, "Thomas Hardy," a life of the author of "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" and "Return of the Native. Tomalin tells us what she learned about Thomas Hardy's life, his childhood, his relationship with his parents, his marriage and most importantly his writing.
Pittsfield, MA – Daniel O'Connell, Massachusetts' Secretary of Housing and Economic development, began a listening tour in the Berkshires on Friday. While in the city, O'Connell discussed statewide initiatives but also pointed out he learned about a number of elements unique to the areas economy, adding that that could lead to alternations to some state funded programs. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Tupper Lake, NY – Adirondack Park Agency Commissioners agreed with the recommendation of their staff and have voted unanimously to send the largest project it's ever considered to a more comprehensive review. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Child Obesity has become a national problem. Schools across New York and New England are implementing programs to meet the challenge of giving children fitness lessons that will hopefully allow them to enjoy longer, healthier lives. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.