Plattsburgh, NY – There are concerns that the current baby boomer generation is not, and has not been, saving for it's imminent retirement. Many boomers aren't even thinking about their lifestyle will be in their later years.
But folks who deal with the aging ARE concerned about the boomer population reaching retirement. Retirement communities are trying to figure out how they will deal with an expected influx and whether boomers will be capable of paying for services.
Berkshire County, MA – Municipalities and non-profit organizations are often on a tight budget, which can limit research and development of new ideas. But as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, reports, some communities are tapping into some free brain power;
Denver, CO – Fewer young adults are training for technical careers. Women, especially, are opting out. Dr. Lecia Barker wants to change that. Dr. Barker heads the University of Colorado at Boulder's Evaluation and Research Group at ATLAS, the Alliance for Teaching, Learning and Society Institute.
Kingston, NY – The Senate didn't pass all the changes to the Medicare reimbursement rate that Hudson Valley hospitals were hoping for...and two in particular are left wondering how they're supposed to compete.
Great Barrington, MA – With less than two weeks before the first boomers' retirement check is cut, in the coming years the Social Security system will expend more in benefits than it receives in tax revenue. In part 4 of WAMC's Boomers & Beyond series, Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this look at Social Security and, what it means for everyone involved.
Albany, NY – The recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali garnered some attention in the US for former Vice-President and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore's speech to the delegates. But what was discussed? And what is the attitude of the rest of the world towards efforts in the US to deal with climate change? In today's Community Corner, North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with New York State's single delegate to the Bali conference.
Albany, NY – A coalition of citizen action groups want their concerns aired in a "Help America Vote Act" lawsuit pitting New York State against the federal government. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.