Albany, NY – Chris Murphy defeated Nancy Johnson in the 5th district of Connecticut by 30,000 votes. Alan asks him about the issues that drove the election, how freshman orientation is going, and what bills he expects the Democrats to pass in the first 100 days.
Great Barrington, MA – In Massachusetts, Great Barrington officials will conduct a market study of a brownfields site. The town has received a modest grant to begin studying the property which it hopes to remediate and develop. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, some see the site as the future location of more than 200 jobs;
Plattsburgh, NY – A team of municipal officials from the Adirondacks will meet with officials from Governor-elect Spitzer's transition team later this week in Albany. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – New York Governor George Pataki has called the legislature into a special session to approve civil confinement for some sex offenders, but the legislature could look at other issues as well. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.
Albany, NY – In less than two decades, large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America. In her revealing new book, Big Box Swindle, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems from the shrinking middle class to rising pollution and diminished civic engagement.
Susan Arbetter began her conversation with Stacy Mitchell by asking her why people who say they hate Wal-Mart still shop there.
Albany, NY – President Bush has authorized Federal disaster aid for eight Upstate New York counties affected by flooding in November. Local officials welcome the public assistance aid all of the counties suffered major damages from June's flooding as well. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has details:
Ray Brook, NY – The Adirondack Council has released its third report on the Adirondack Park Agency's enforcement record, and it doesn't paint a pretty picture. The environmental organization says the park's zoning agency is backlogged and sweeping unresolved cases under the rug. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.