Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: An update on the threat of the avian flu. The H5N1 bird flu virus is infecting pigs on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Flu experts worry about H5N1 findings in pigs because the animals can carry both human viruses as well as the bird flu. This may give the virus an opportunity to mutate into strains that may cause a human flu pandemic. Air Date : 10/23/200
Albany, NY – The Democratic candidate for Governor, Eliot Spitzer, says he is withdrawing his support of the party's candidate for Comptroller, incumbent Alan Hevesi. Meanwhile, Governor George Pataki will decide on Friday whether to call the State Senate into session to begin removal proceedings against Hevesi, who is embroiled in a scandal over using an employee as a chauffer for his wife. Capitol correspondant Karen DeWitt has more.
Kingston, NY – Some Hudson Valley hospitals may lose millions of dollars of Medicare funding in 2007. Dutchess County's hospital execs are lobbying Congress to keep funding levels steady. WAMC's Julia Taylor has this report.