Albany, NY – Governor Spitzer has proposed spending 36 million dollars on legal services for the poor in his 120 billion dollar budget. That's up 9 million dollars from the current year's budget. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Kurt Vonnegut died at the age of 84 on April 11th, 2007. A few weeks prior to his death, Joe Donahue spoke with him about his new book of essays A Man Without a Country, published by Random House.
Kingston, NY – New York Governor Eliot Spitzer inked a deal yesterday for a casino in the Catskills. It's a project popular among politicians and business interests; but the casino is less popular among some neighbors and environmentalists. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Great Barrington, MA – Each year in the United States the average person generates 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. That means residents in Berkshire County alone are responsible for about two billion pounds of the gases that contribute to global warming. But, as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, a plan aimed at reducing those emissions is being considered.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 2/16/07 and 2/17/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's program: Governor Spitzer continues his statewide budget tour, a new poll says most New Yorker's like steamrollers, and there are proposals to further limit cell phone usage.
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: We'll talk about our upcoming get together with Susan and Ward on June 15, 2007 at the Linda. Ward talks about two court cases he is involved in. Also, the Avian Flu seems to be back with a vengeance in Europe and Asia
Coming up on In Our Backyard: Ward has a new boss! New York's Wildlife Pathologist will weigh in on new DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis. We'll update you on Avian Influenza--there have been some flare-ups of the virus in Hungary and in Asia recently. A "living fossil" was caught on film off the coast of Japan. Then we respond to listener letters!