Albany, NY – For many people, Father's Day isn't all about tie racks and golf balls. It's also a time to look back on growing up with Dad. Essayist Valerie DeLaCruz remembers her dad's aloofness and celebrates their new found relationship.
Boston, MA – Surrounded by a cheering crowd in the Massachusetts Statehouse minutes after the legislature killed a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared "In Massachusetts , the freedom to marry is secure". Opponents of gay marriage vow not to give up, but their chances of success appear dim. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief, Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Six-time National Sportswriter of the Year and author Frank Deford discusses his new book, The Entitled. He is a correspondent on RealSports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO, a Contributing Editor at Sports Illustrated, and a commentator at NPR's Morning Edition.
The Entitled, by Frank Deford. Published by Sourcebooks Landmark.
Springfield, MA – Massachusetts is just a little more than two weeks away from the date...July First..when every adult in the state will be required under a landmark law to have health insurance. A big campaign is on to make people aware of this and to get the uninsured enrolled in a healthcare plan. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Dr. Margaret Meeker talks about navigating the sometimes treacherous father-daughter relationship. She recently put out a book called Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, that is just coming out on paperback. She's a general practitioner, but Meeker has developed a niche treating and counseling teenaged girls. During her 20 years of practice, she found a common thread among many of her meetings with young women.
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, by Dr. Margaret Meeker. Published by Regneny.
Pittsfield, MA – Many of the residents in Berkshire County are in poorer health when compared to residents in the rest of Massachusetts. Alcohol abuse, obesity, and tobacco use are among the health problems more prevalent in the Berkshires. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Lanesborough, MA – The Center for Ecological Technology is partnering with three Berkshire County schools on a new environmental education pilot program. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports; Berkshire Bank, which is sponsoring the program, may expand it to the Pioneer Valley as well;
Williamstown, MA – The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition recently held its annual meeting in Williamstown to mark another year of working to make stronger, safer communities within Northern Berkshire County. Lt. Governor Timothy Murray gave the keynote address and Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report.