Cambridge, NY – A family-owned machining company in Upstate New York and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are getting a $750,000 boost from Washington to perfect cutting edge solar energy technology. Initial estimates show their new solar panel engineering could save as much as 75 percent on energy costs in urban areas. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more:
Kingston, NY – Farmers across New York state are having trouble finding immigrant workers to harvest their crops - it's a particular crunch in the Hudson Valley right now, as apple orchards look for seasonal workers. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor reports.
Albany, NY – New York's Michael McNulty joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the war in Iraq, potential changes to the election laws, and what it's like to serve on the powerful ways and means committee.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 9/22/06 and 9/23/06) A weekly program about New York state government and politics. On this week's program: government reform groups have 50 ways they believe the state's next governor can use to change the culture in Albany, there's a legislative inquiry into the guest list for an annual event in Lake Placid, and environmental groups say a Casino planned for the Catskill Mountains is moving too fast.
Burlington, VT – The Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area is ranked first in the country in an assessment of business vitality. The index was calculated by Economy-dot-com, a division of Moody's Investor Service. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.