Albany, NY – The budget Governor Eliot Spitzer released Wednesday previews an ambitious health care agenda, which has the health care industry taking notice. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Ward has a new boss! New York's Wildlife Pathologist will weigh in on new DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis. We'll update you on Avian Influenza--there have been some flare-ups of the virus in Hungary and in Asia recently. A "living fossil" was caught on film off the coast of Japan. Then we respond to listener letters!
Amherst, MA – Officials at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have developed an offense in light of an on-campus riot at the school following a football game last December. WAMC's Carrie Saldo, has the details on that and an update on the pending criminal and disciplinary sanctions for some riotous students;
Albany, NY – Cancer Patients across New York state stand to gain from a ruling where a health insurer was ordered to pay after rejecting the bill for a college student's treatment. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Great Barrington, MA – With rates for potential health insurance plans coming in higher than anticipated, and the possibility of some insured residents needing to buy additional coverage to meet Massachusetts' health insurance mandate, is this the beginning of the end of a program that has been trumpeted by some as a national model? Or, are these necessary growing pains for the law, elements of which are still being implemented? Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Bennington, VT – Vermont state Senators have proposed legislation that would place a specific deadline for moving state workers out of a building that's believed to be making people sick. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – This week, Gretchen talks with National Geographic photographer Michael Nichols about the book "The Last Place on Earth." The book includes photographs taken by Nichols which document the wildlife living in one of the last uncharted African forests. Nichols describes how he used infrared camera traps, tree stands, and ingenuity to capture photographs of wild creatures, never before seen. The project led to the creation of 13 national parks, established to protect the wildlife documented by Nichols and environmentalist Michael Fay.
Albany, NY – In the United States, a car is stolen every 26 seconds. Police in one Capital District city are cracking down on motorists who leave running vehicles unattended. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.