News

Pages

WAMC New York News
2:36 am
Tue February 20, 2007

Governor Spitzer Allocates Funds to Legal Aid for Poor

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.

Read more
The Roundtable
12:23 am
Tue February 20, 2007

Joe Donahue's interview with Kurt Vonnegut 2/20/07

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.

Read more
WAMC New York News
12:02 am
Tue February 20, 2007

Spitzer signs casino deal

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.

Read more
The Best of Our Knowledge
11:43 am
Mon February 19, 2007

The Best of Our Knowledge # 857

WAMC New England News
11:33 am
Mon February 19, 2007

Warming to the fact of climate change?

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.

Read more
WAMC New York News
11:28 am
Mon February 19, 2007

African Writer Winters at Union College

Binyavanga Wainaina
(photo: Union College)

Albany, NY – An internationally acclaimed Kenyan author is wintering in what some would say is an unlikely place: Schenectady, New York. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports. (Part 1 of 2)

Read more
9:36 am
Mon February 19, 2007

Word For The Wise #3182

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3182--02/20/07: You and me, we're gonna go 'round and 'round...

Legislative Gazette
8:27 am
Mon February 19, 2007

The Legislative Gazette #707

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.

Read more
In Our Backyard
7:53 am
Mon February 19, 2007

In Our Backyard #93

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

In Our Backyard
6:28 am
Mon February 19, 2007

In Our Backyard #92 (Repeat Show)

Albany, NY – This episode is a repeat show.

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!

Pages