Albany, NY – Shirley Chisholm was the first African American women elected to Congress. We look back on her life and legacy.
Barbara Winslow is an historian and associate professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches in the School of Education and the Women's Studies Program. This fall she spoke at the Researching New York conference about Shirley Chisholm, who graduated from Brooklyn College.
Plattsburgh, NY – Plattsburgh State hosted Quebec's Minister of International Relations earlier this week for the college's annual Distinguished Quebec Address. The college also announced a new course of study through its Center for the Study of Canada. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Saratoga Springs Mayor Valerie Keehn's State of the City address advocated for fiscal responsibility and for civility on the City Council. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – This week on The Book Show, Gretchen talks with scholar and poet William W. Cook. It's a discussion about the book Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance and features selections from the accompanying CD. Cook talks about the Harlem Renaissance, what it was, where it came from and why it was important
Albany, NY – Eleanore Velez is a Frances Perkins Scholar at Mount Holyoke College where she is pursuing a double major in Latin American and American Studies. A wife and mother of two young children, Eleanore is a legal Mexican immigrant who has resided in the Berkshires since 1999. She will be the featured speaker at the upcoming South County Unitarian Speaker Series at Simon's Rock College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Albany, NY – Patricia Gioia is the author of The Berkeley Marian Murders: One Family's Story, published by Infinity Press. Susan Arbetter started by asking her why she felt she needed to tell her daughter's story now.
Washington, DC – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is taking steps to make his offices in Washington and in Vermont carbon free. In doing so, he will also fund renewable energy projects in his home state. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – First, New York state passed a law aimed at preventing the New York Regional Interconnect powerline project. Now, the feds are looking to do the same. Hudson Valley Congressman Maurice Hinchey announced three bills yesterday that would prevent the New York Interconnect and other projects like it. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.