Albany, NY – This week on The Book Show, Gretchen talks with author Patricia Volk about her new novel "To My Dearest Friends." It's a book about two very different women who are brought together by the last will and testament of a mutual friend. Set in New York City, the book deals with the complexity of friendship and the use and abuse of secrets.
Albany, NY – Michael Beschloss is considered by many to be the nation's leading Presidential historian. He is the NBC News Presidential Historian and is also a regular on the News Hour on PBS. We speak with him about his latest book, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989.
Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989, by Michael Beschloss. Published by Simon & Schuster.
Albany, NY – Most schools across the Mohawk and Hudson valleys saw a light turnout of voters for the school budget elections. While most passed, some Budgets were voted down. According to NYSUT, New York voters signaled strong support for their local public schools, acknowledging continued academic progress and generally lower property tax increases by approving 95.4 percent of school budgets in a preliminary count. If it holds, the pass rate would set the all-time record.
Albany, NY – A lunchtime appearance by a popular Senator at the Tech Valley Summit in the aftermath of Sematech's announced move to Albany has some speculating the Capital Region may be in for additional "good news" as we hear in this report from Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: We didn't get to it last week but Ward promises he will tell his bat poop story. More news on the Ivory Billed Woodpecker sighting in Arkansas. Plus, Ward will tell us about his concerns over Teflon. We will answer your letters-- there are some interesting ones on Peepers, where to sight them, what to do about that pesky bear in your yard, a bee update, and just how much damage can a porcupine quill do to you. As always, Ward has the answers.