Kingston, NY – The village of Millbrook, New York, is known as the Hamptons of the Hudson Valley. But what happens when a large development of market-rate housing is proposed for an area known for rolling hills and hunters on horseback? WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Kingston, NY – As part of the 2005 Energy Bill, the U.S. Government has decided to extend Daylight Saving Time by four weeks - adding three weeks to the beginning, and one to the end. Daylight Saving Time has a history of controversy in the United States, and our reporters are examining different aspects of its effect on people's lives. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor took a look at the history of Daylight Saving time, and how it's angered farmers over the years.
Boston, MA – The Massachusetts state board responsible for implementing the landmark health care reform law is looking at new recommendations for health insurance plans. These proposals come with substantially lower premiums than what insurers said initially could be offered. Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill...
Albany, NY – Operas tend to be about things like love, or hate. Or in the case of Tommy, troubled pin-ball wizards. But the Squonk Opera is fashioning an opera about our very own city of Albany. Susan speaks with the minds behind Squonk, Steve O'Hearn and Jackie Dempsey, along with the University at Albany's Kim Engel, and asks them how the great city of Albany will be captured in song.
Albany, NY – March 5th, 2007 marks the 150th anniversary of the Dred Scott decision: the Supreme Court decision in which Chief Justice Tawney declared that frree blacks could never be citizens of the United States and that they had "no rights." Our poll question today is How far have we come in the struggle for equality in America?
Albany Law School's Paul Finkelman joins Susan in the studio to discuss the legacy of this decision and to answer listener questions.