Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Associated Press has issued the results of its poll of news organizations in the state listing their top stories in the state for 2006. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – On this week's Capitol Connection David Guistina fills in for Alan Chartock. David talks to Assemblyman Joseph Lentol of Brooklyn's 50th Assembly district about last week's special legislative session dealing with civil confinement. Assemblyman Lentol heads the Codes Committee which evaluates all criminal justice legislation in the state and shares his thoughts on what went wrong last week and what the Assembly will be focusing on in 2007 with the new administration.
Boston, MA – First it was New York city, and now Massachusetts may be the next battle ground for legislation that would ban trans fats in restaurants. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has that story.
Vernon, VT – A preliminary report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled it would be environmentally safe for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to extend its licence for twenty years. Opponents of continued operation of the nuclear plant disagree. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Ward tackles a moose, witnesses a skunk, holds forth on turtles, unpacks toxics and reports on recycling. Plus, he answers your letters. The guy is unstoppable. Its all coming up on In Our Backyard, with the "Ever-Ready Bunny" we know as Ward Stone. Air Date: 12/18/2006