Albany, NY – Ballroom dance classes are no longer a childhood staple, but that doesn't mean that those little white gloves have been laid to rest. Today, essayist Barbara Redfield tells us about her most recent dance school reunion, and some early morning guests who gave an unexpected kick-off to the weekend's festivities.
Kingston, NY – The Supreme Court is known for making landmark decisions. Sometimes, those decisions come when it decides whether to take a case or not. The Court declined to take a case affecting the Hudson Valley yesterday, which means a big fine for New York City - but environmentalists say the city is still polluting a creek in Ulster County. WAMC's Julia Taylor explains.
Washington, DC – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is in Washington DC attending the annual meeting of the National Governors' Association. He was on C-Span's Washington Journal Tuesday morning discussing health care reform initiatives. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – Climate change has long been a topic of academic talks and international conferences. But it's starting to hit home in the Hudson Valley, as farmers prepare for the effects of global warming on their crops. Cornell Cooperative Extension is encouraging fruit growers to think about climate change through classes at their annual fruit growers school in Kingston. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Elizabethtown, NY – Several environmental groups have sent a letter to New York Governor Eliot Spitzer countering one sent last week by state Senator Betty Little. The groups are asking the governor not to suspend any regulations while considering cell tower solutions for the Adirondack Northway. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.