Albany, NY – The University at Albany is still dealing with the aftermath of the arrest of three students charged with rape. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein spoke this morning with the university's acting head, provost Susan Herbst:
Albany, NY – (Airs: 10/20/06 and 10/21/06): A weekly wrap up of New York state government and politics. On this week's program: the race for state attorney general is tightening, we'll have the latest from a new poll as well as coverage of this week's attorney general debate in Rochester, and the state assembly minority leader and a state assembly candidate from the Hudson Valley push for tougher restrictions on sex offenders.
Underhill Center, VT – Some Vermont researchers say their data indicates the federal Environmental Protection Agency is wrong about mercury deposits in Vermont. The EPA contends that the mercury is mainly coming from other sources. But local scientists say storm patterns that move into Vermont carry mercury pollution from U.S. industrial regions, including the Midwest, the Ohio Valley and Pennsylvania. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 10/22/06 and 10/23/06) WAMC's ALan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and WTEN Anchor Elisa Streeter discuss a Connecticut TV station that put an embargo on a political debate, a top NPR executive who has been reassigned, and why Katie Couric is till in third place.
North Greenbush, NY – Four prominent Capital Region leaders have signed on to help shape New York State's first technology-centered public high school. Tech Valley High is slated to open its doors next September at the Troy headquarters of Map Info. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more:
Pittsfield, MA – A long list of Berkshire County VIPs as well as rank-and-file Democrats turned out over the weekend for a Deval Patrick campaign event dubbed his homecoming rally. About 300 people raised $80,000 to support the Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Kingston, NY – The head of the National Endowment for the Arts toured the Hudson Valley today with Congressman Maurice Hinchey. They spoke to arts organizations and reporters this morning in Poughkeepsie. WAMC's Julia Taylor was there.
Northampton, ma – Outdoor wood boilers are an increasingly popular way to heat homes as the price of other fuels continues to rise. But as more people install the boilers, more towns and cities in western Massachusetts are restricting their use. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.