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WAMC New England News
5:35 am
Wed February 21, 2007

Safety gear for sledding gets cool reception from some

Great Barrington, MA – For the second year in a row, law makers on Beacon Hill could be asked to decide whether children should required to wear helmets while skiing and sledding. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, filed this report;

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WAMC New York News
4:55 am
Wed February 21, 2007

Congressional Members Support Employee Free Choice

Albany, NY – US Representatives Kirsten Gillibrand and Mike McNulty have promised they'll support a bill before Congress which sponsors say will make it easier for workers to unionize. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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WAMC New England News
4:18 am
Wed February 21, 2007

Women's shelter adds preschool program

Springfield, MA – A pre school program started Thursday, February 21, inside a domestic violence shelter in Springfield Massachusetts. It's the first of its kind in the state as we hear from WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.....

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Performance Place
3:23 am
Wed February 21, 2007

Sarah Pedinotti 2/21/07

Albany NY – Sarah Pedinotti's wagon is hitched to a star. Check her out on Performance Place so you can say, hey, I heard her before she was famous!

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The Roundtable
3:00 am
Wed February 21, 2007

Rembrandt Meets Paris at the Hyde

Albany, NY – What do Rembrandt and Paris have in common? This Dutch master's etchings and a series of Parisian prints currently share the same room at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York. Joe and David speak with director Randall Suffolk and curator Erin Coe about this unlikely pair.

www.hydecollection.org

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The Roundtable
2:50 am
Wed February 21, 2007

Congressional Corner with CT's Chris Murphy 2/21, 2/22, 2/23

Albany, NY – Connecticut's Chris Murphy joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss his committee assignments, the role of lobbyists, and the war in Iraq.

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The Roundtable
2:41 am
Wed February 21, 2007

Mr. President Exhibit at the UAlabany Museum

Albany, NY – Watching television or looking through the paper, you may think that the only way to celebrate President's Week is to look for a new car or attend a matress sale.

We have another suggestion for you. How about attending the Mr. President exhibit at the University at Albany Art Museum. Joe Donahue and David Guistina speak with museum director Janet Riker and co-curator Corinna Ripps Schaming.

www.albany.edu/museum

WAMC New England News
2:31 am
Wed February 21, 2007

HUD funds homeless initiatives

Pittsfield, MA – Springfield, has announced it has a 10-year plan to eliminate homeless in the city by placing those people considered chronic homeless in private homes with access to folo-up care and other support services. And the Berkshires are looking at developing a similar plan to decrease homelessness.

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WAMC New York News
12:14 am
Wed February 21, 2007

HUD Help for NY Homeless

Albany, NY – The federal government has awarded 1-point-4 Billion dollars in grants to support local homeless programs Nationwide, $141 Million earmarked for the Empire State. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has a roundup of New York's Grants.

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WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Tue February 20, 2007

Snow Collapses Barns

Montpelier, VT – In the wake of last week's heavy snowfall, numerous barn roofs in Vermont have collapsed. Volunteers have been working thru the weekend to try to clear the snow-pack from the most at-risk barns to try to save livestock and their shelter. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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