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WAMC New York News
3:19 am
Mon June 18, 2007

School Officials React to New York STOP

Albany, NY – Several proposals are already up for debate on the issue, and lawmakers are calling it "vital" to a floundering Upstate economy.

The tax reform plan, New York - STOP, was announced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and passed by the Senate in the same day last week.

Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with leaders in education and school officials to get their reaction on the tax reform plan

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The Roundtable
3:19 am
Mon June 18, 2007

Jennifer Nathan speaks with Miranda July 6-18

Albany, NY – Miranda July, acclaimed writer and director of the Indie Film "Me You and Everyone We Know" talks about her new collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, in which she continues to explore lonely yet optimistic characters.

No One Belongs Here More Than You, by Miranda July.
Published by Scribner.

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The Roundtable
2:46 am
Mon June 18, 2007

Julia Taylor speaks with Will Hermes 6-18

Albany, NY – Will Hermes, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, NPR's All Things Considered and All Songs Considered, and SPIN, among others, is a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz. He happens to live right in the Hudson Valley and fills us in on the perfect summer music picks.

The Roundtable
2:41 am
Mon June 18, 2007

Joe Donahue speaks with Don Cheadle and John Prendergast 6-18

Albany, NY – In an attempt to bring further International attention to the genocide in Darfur, Don Cheadle, along with John Prendergast, penned the book Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond about the crisis, and a fact-finding trip that he went on with several US Congressmen. Both authors speak about their experiences and activism.

Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast.
Published by Hyperion.

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WAMC New England News
2:31 am
Mon June 18, 2007

Housatonic River plan released

Pittsfield, MA – The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is putting the finishing touches on a revitalization plan for the West branch of the Housatonic River. The plan was developed with the help of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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WAMC New York News
1:59 am
Mon June 18, 2007

Historic Preservation, Innovative Technology & Affordable Housing in Kingston

Kingston, NY – The massive Kirkland Hotel in uptown Kingston is being restored for multiple uses and affordable housing. But developers have also invested in an energy system that they say ensures the historic structure will never again be a dinosaur.

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WAMC New England News
1:13 am
Mon June 18, 2007

Friendly Ice Cream To Be Sold

Wilbraham, MA – Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, based in Wilbraham Massachusetts is being sold to a private equity firm. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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Capitol Connection
2:54 am
Sat June 16, 2007

Capitol Connection #724

Albany, NY – This week on the Capitol Connection, Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Senate Minority Leader, Malcolm Smith. Are democrats on the verge of winning a majority in the state senate? If so, what changes can we expect? Senator Smith address these questions and a number of other topics including legislative pay raises, charter schools, judicial diversity and much more.

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WAMC New York News
11:55 am
Fri June 15, 2007

Clinic Seeks Funding To Stay Open

Albany, NY – The Schenectady Free Health Clinic on Franklin Street is searching for funding to stay open. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports:

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:42 am
Fri June 15, 2007

Relating to our dads

Albany, NY – First on the show, we'll talk to an expert about navigating that sometimes-treacherous father-daughter relationship. Dr. Margaret Meeker 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.

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