Plattsburgh, NY – Less than 19 months after Independence Air took to the skies, the low-cost carrier has announced that will shut down at 7 o'clock Thursday evening. The low-fare air carrier services several airports throughout our region. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – In this week's show, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina interviews Bob Spitz about his book "The Beatles: The Biography." The massive and exciting tome adds new wrinkles to the story of the world's most influential rock band.
Albany, NY – Starting this year, mechanics in New York are required to use new safety inspection stickers with more precise expiration dates-narrowed from the month to the ten days in which the last inspection occurred. The state department of motor vehicles made the change to spread out a flood of last-minute inspections at the end of the month--but some mechanics say that doesn't solve the problem of motorists with expired stickers.
Plattsburgh, NY – Public television stations will air a new series in January. The War That Made America is a 4-hour docu-drama that looks at one of the first conflicts on this continent, but one that is poorly understood. It's also a conflict that is the cornerstone of much of this region's history. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the upcoming series and what a couple of the region's historic sites think of the focus on the French and Indian War.
Albany, NY – The number of shooting incidents in urban centers of the Northeast--particularly Springfield, Massachusetts and Albany, New York--has increased significantly in the past five years. Curbing gun violence and reversing that trend is one of the main priorities for new Albany Police Chief James Tuffey at the beginning of 2006.
WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
Albany, NY – An in-depth report on the prescription plans offered through Medicare Part D which go into effect on January 1st, our political observer shares his predictions for the new year, and state volunteer fire officials want to attract younger firefighters.
Albany, NY – WAMC's David Guistina fills in for Alan Chartock in this week's conversation with Congressional Quarterly's David Hawkings. They focus on the Democrats' plans for the first 100 hours of Congress and look towards the Presidential election of 2008.
Albany, NY – This week, Alan talks to Republican state Sen. Michael Balboni about the senator's campaign for state attorney general and New York's readiness (or lack thereof)in the event of large scale emergencies.